Countertops


Marble Countertops- Dare I?

Filed under Bathrooms, Countertops, Kitchens, Quick Reference Guides, Slabs

Marble Countertops- Dare I? It is NO secret that I LOVE marble countertops! I mean, really!  What’s not to love? The pros just make me happy! Nature’s colors Beautiful movement found in veining Having a work of art in your home Cool surface for baking (Not that I do much of that!) Stands up to heat Adds warmth and […]

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Countertop Pros and Cons: Concrete

Filed under Bathrooms, Countertops, Kitchens

Deciding if concrete countertops fit well with your kitchen or bath is not always easy, but weighing the pros against the cons can be a good place to start. So what are the pros and cons of using this material? See the blog for some eye candy and the pros and cons of using concrete as a countertop!

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Countertops-Stainless Steel Pros and Cons

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Countertops with Stainless Steel I love the look of a countertop covered in stainless steel. We have all seen stainless steel in commercial kitchens for years and many have brought them into the home! I have only done one kitchen project with stainless, but I would do it again. This gorgeous kitchen designed by O’Brien Harris uses the stainless perfectly. […]

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Countertops: How to Select a Slab

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So, you need to pick a countertop slab for your bathroom- or kitchen- or BBQ and the contractor says, “Just go select a slab at the slab yard.”  So, you say, “Ya, sure!” Five seconds later, you wonder what the heck you said sure to and then realized you didn’t even really know what a slab yard […]

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Countertops: Pros & Cons: Wood

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Who out there has tried a wood countertop?  They can look so inviting when they are Butcher Block or so sleek when they are lacquered and look like they were placed in a ship.  There are so many species of wood that have incredible patterns and striations! Of course, I HAD to try it when […]

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Countertops: Pros & Cons: Limestone and Travertine

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When I am designing homes with a Mediterranean influence, I love to incorporate limestone and travertine.  They are both very earthy stones that have great texture!  The colors range from pink to sand to yellow to gray.  I generally use the sand and gray tones because they go with the “earth” and “sand” colors we […]

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Countertops: Pros & Cons: Onyx and Quartzite

Filed under Bathrooms, Countertops, Kitchens

I just wanted you to know why I have such a passion for countertops!  Silly?  Maybe, but we use countertops EVERYDAY!  They are in our bathrooms, our kitchens, our laundry rooms, our bars- all over the place!  It may be a quick selection for some, but when you start the process, you must have a purpose in mind.  Sometimes, […]

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Countertops: Pros & Cons: Granite

Filed under Bathrooms, Countertops, Kitchens

As I mentioned in the Countertops: Pros and Cons Series- Marble, if you are remodeling your bathroom or kitchen, one of the hardest things to do is select countertops! They are expensive, they make a statement and everyone uses their kitchens and bathrooms all the time!  So you want to make the best Return on YOUR Investment! […]

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