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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┬ábe 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┬áTransformations won’t work on these surfaces. ­čÖé 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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Kitchen Cart With Granite Top

Deb writes: Diva, I am so tired of my kitchen I could scream. It’s large, yet somehow lacks countertop space. I wish I had granite instead of black laminate countertops. I’m renting so I can’t make any┬ápermanent┬áchanges but is there anything I can do to class the place up? Deb, I know how it feels… Read more »

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Kitchen Open Shelving Ideas

Today Lila writes: Diva, I am considering changing up my kitchen a little bit and need some major help! ┬áI want to put some open shelves in, but I’m not sure which cabinets to choose. I’m also not sure whether I should use my existing kitchen cabinets or if I should just replace them with… 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!┬á Dianne, as with almost every home makeover product there are several factors one… Read more »

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Mega Swatch Review

The most frequently asked question I receive is about how to choose the ‘right’ kitchen countertop color. Followed by how to choose cabinets and flooring to match it.┬áConsidering how expensive new countertops and kitchen remodels in general are, it’s no surprise that this is the question that plagues most home owners. And no matter how… Read more »

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Replace Or Reface Kitchen Cabinets?

Dear Diva, Is it cheaper to have my kitchen cabinets refaced or to just replace them? Thanks, Powell Powell, that’s a great question! Let me start by first saying that while kitchen cabinet refacing can be less expensive, it depends on what type of cabinets you were planning on replacing your old ones with. If… Read more »