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Help With Choosing Granite or Quartz Countertops

Today Mitch writes: I’m picking out new countertops, but I am not sure which one is the best choice.Granite or Quartz? Please help! Mitch, if I had a dollar for every time I got asked that question. . . I wouldn’t be a millionaire, but I would definitely be a couple hundred dollars richer! When it… Read more »

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Can You Paint Cultured Marble Or Tile Countertops?

Today Mary asks, Have any ideas about making over countertops that are cultured marble, and tile countertops? Rust-Oleum Countertop Transformations won’t work on these surfaces. 🙂 Mary, unfortunately neither one of those surfaces handle paint well in wet areas. This is one of the reasons why it’s not recommended to use a product like Rust-Oleum CountertropTransformations… Read more »

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Cleaning Granite Countertops Safely

Today Susan writes: Dear Diva, A friend of mine just told me I could use regular Pledge on my granite countertops. Is this true? I’ve used Pledge on my wooden surfaces but it just doesn’t seem like the thing to use on granite. Please help, I’m confused! Cleaning granite countertops safely is what I’m after… Read more »

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Selecting New Solid Surface Countertops

Today Dianne asks, Dear Diva: What factors should I consider when selecting new solid surface countertops? I’ve been looking online at all the different options available and now I’m so overwhelmed! I don’t even know where to go from here! Please help!  Dianne, as with almost every home makeover product there are several factors one… Read more »

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Rustoleum Cabinet Transformations Revisited

In a tight economy, it’s now more important than ever to find ways to make sure our home makeover projects are done as cost effectively as possible. And to make this happen, this means using products like Rustoleum Cabinet Transformation to get the most out of what we already have available. Rust-Oleum Cabinet Transformations is a product that’s… Read more »

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Most Popular Granite Colors

Today Sandra asks: Diva, what are the most popular granite colors these days? There are so many out there, I find the entire thing really overwhelming! Thanks There are plethora of popular granite colors available, that’s for sure. What’s popular in one area of the country may not be popular in another.  Add to that… Read more »

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Granite Over Existing Countertop

Today a reader asked: Diva, I’ve seen a lot of products that you can use to paint over existing formica countertops to make them look like granite, and I’ve also seen the granite overlays that cover up the countertop. Which one is better? I want to “re-do” my kitchen without spending a ton of money…. Read more »

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How To Choose Granite Colors With Existing Appliances

Choosing granite colors can be one of the hardest decisions in any kitchen remodel. This is especially true when you have existing elements that need to be considered in the choice. And how to choose granite colors with existing appliances is one question I get asked often. So here is a summary of what I… Read more »