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Enameled Lava Stone Countertop

Today Tamera writes: I’ve been reading up on some of your articles on engineered stone countertops for kitchen remodels. Seems that there are certainly some advantages over going with granite. But I want to know if there is a way to get an engineered stone countertop without having to automatically go with quartz? Using Quartz… Read more »

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White Quartz Countertops For Kitchens

Today Kim writes: I hate my countertops, diva. But I am not entirely sure what to do about it. I’ve thought about replacing it with granite, but I want something in white. Unfortunately I am not finding anything available in white granite here locally. Worse, I’ve heard that granite isn’t as popular as it once… Read more »

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Cambria Quartz Countertops

Today Sandra writes: Help! I am having a terrible time trying to coordinate my new kitchen’s pain colors with what I hope will be my new countertop for my kitchen. I am open to granite or some kind of stone countertop, I forget what this is called. Is there anything out there pre-designed to work closely with… Read more »

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Soapstone Countertops

Today Sue asks: Dear Diva, I’m thinking of getting new soapstone solid surface countertops. Is that a good choice? I love the look, but am not sure about how soapstone holds up over time.  Thanks, Sue from Sacramento Well Sue, soapstone is a great natural stone solid surface countertop.  Many people enjoy soapstone because as… Read more »

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Modern Italian Kitchen

This week, I thought I might share some great kitchen ideas from a company called Scavolini. An Italian company, they have kitchen offerings in the States which means if you see something you like, owning a high-end Italian kitchen could be within your reach. Today I am going to be highlighting the modern Italian kitchen from Scavolini called… Read more »

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Alternatives To Granite Countertops

Today Sally writes: Dear Diva, I really want a solid surface countertop but I hate granite. I want something more unique in my kitchen, something that I won’t find in my friends houses.  What are the alternatives to granite countertops? Please help! Granite has definitely become the standard that all kitchens strive for.  So I… Read more »

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How To Choose Granite Colors?

Today a reader asks: I am remodeling a small kitchen (12×10). I have installed: stainless steel appliances, Diamond Kitchen Cabinets in Cherry Harvest finish, and Alloc – Japanese Cherry hardwood flooring. I am having a difficult time selecting a granite countertop color? I cannot decide whether to go light or dark? Can tell me how to… Read more »

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Concrete Kitchen Countertops

Recently a reader emailed me and asked if concrete kitchen countertops were truly “do it yourself” friendly? The answer to this question is both yes and no.  As always, it depends on your skill level.  Do some research online and see if the process is within your skill set. Understanding this will prevent you from… Read more »