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White Marble Alternatives for Kitchen Counters

I did plenty of cooking and baking for Thanksgiving and the rest of the holiday week, but didn’t have time to take any photos. So I’m back, much sooner than I hoped or anticipated, with another kitchen renovation post. I’m hopeful that this post will help my fellow kitchen design addicts who check Gardenweb forums […]

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On the Prowl: Alternatives to White Marble Countertops

A friend of mine who is redoing her kitchen is obsessed with the look of white marble countertops. But, considering how high maintenance they are (staining, chipping, and resealing every 3-4 month…

My Experience of Living With Marble Countertops: One Year Later

My Experience of Living With Marble Countertops: One Year Later

When we renovated our kitchen a little over a year ago, we chose to put in honed marble countertops. One the one hand, I just couldn’t imagine anything else in the kitchen. On the other hand, we were nervous; was it the right decision? Would they be a practical choice for a high-traffic kitchen? What about staining and etching? Read on to find out what I think about my marble countertops, a year after moving in. The short answer? I love the countertops.

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White Marble Alternatives for Kitchen Counters

I did plenty of cooking and baking for Thanksgiving and the rest of the holiday week, but didn’t have time to take any photos. So I’m back, much sooner than I hoped or anticipated, with another kitchen renovation post. I’m hopeful that this post will help my fellow kitchen design addicts who check Gardenweb forums […]

for the love of a house: Marble...

Marble...

I receive a lot of emails asking about my marble... a lot. So, I thought it might be a good idea to talk about it in a post. Please note, that this is only my personal experience with marble. Per Wikipedia... "Marble is a non-foliated metamorphic rock composed of recrystallized carbonate minerals, most commonly calcite or dolomite. Geologists use the term "marble" to refer to metamorphosed limestone; however, stonemasons use the term more broadly to encompass unmetamorphosed limestone." What…

The Peak of Tres Chic: White Kitchens: Marble vs. Quartzite

White Kitchens: Marble vs. Quartzite

Hello, hello! I hope you all had a beautiful weekend. We enjoyed our little weekend getaway to Austin for the Lumineers concert, and mana...

Would I Be Crazy to Choose Marble Countertops for My Kitchen? Marble Countertop Pros and Cons

Would I Be Crazy to Choose Marble Countertops for My Kitchen? Marble Countertop Pros and Cons

Last week my husband and I bought our first house, and it’s a real fixer-upper! We are putting in a new kitchen (watch this space for lots on the IKEA cabinet planning process!), and I find myself wanting white marble countertops very badly. Am I crazy? Read on for some of the pros and cons of marble countertops, and to add your own advice: I’d love to hear your experience! I love the clean, bright look of marble, as well as its inherent elegance and timelessness.

Would I Be Crazy to Choose Marble Countertops for My Kitchen? Marble Countertop Pros and Cons

Would I Be Crazy to Choose Marble Countertops for My Kitchen? Marble Countertop Pros and Cons

Last week my husband and I bought our first house, and it’s a real fixer-upper! We are putting in a new kitchen (watch this space for lots on the IKEA cabinet planning process!), and I find myself wanting white marble countertops very badly. Am I crazy? Read on for some of the pros and cons of marble countertops, and to add your own advice: I’d love to hear your experience! I love the clean, bright look of marble, as well as its inherent elegance and timelessness.

Causes & Solutions for Yellowing Marble Countertops: QUESTION: How do I get yellowing out of an ivory marble countertop?  ANSWER: The solution for cleaning yellowed marble countertops depends on what is causing

Cleaning Yellow Marble Countertop

Solutions for cleaning marble with yellow stains, yellowing marble countertop, rust stains, stripping waxes and restoring the natural stone color and shine

for the love of a house: Soapstone...

Soapstone...

I get a lot of questions asking about my experience with the soapstone countertops in the kitchen. The soapstone questions run a close s...

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Design Dilemma: Marble Countertops, or Not?

Ahh.... beautiful white marble countertops. They're classic, elegant, and don't feel as ubiquitous as granite. (Which, frankly, we're all a little sick of

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Design Dilemma: Marble Countertops, or Not?

Ahh.... beautiful white marble countertops. They're classic, elegant, and don't feel as ubiquitous as granite. (Which, frankly, we're all a little sick of

Good Questions: Why Not Do White Marble Kitchen Countertops?

Good Questions: Why Not Do White Marble Kitchen Countertops?

Hello AT,My wife and I just bought an apartment in a prewar building and we’re remodeling the kitchen. I have found inspiration from my local cafe which has these marvelous wooden counters with white marble tops, much like you’d find in Rome. The look is warm and classic which would go well with an apartment that has lots of period molding and details.

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Marble Maintenance: How To Clean Marble Answers

Marble maintenance: Expert instructions on cleaning marble countertops, floor tile, showers, removing stains, marble etching repair, sealing granite & marble, travertine tile…