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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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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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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 »

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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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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 »

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Zodiaq Countertops

Nothing is more daunting than a kitchen makeover.  There are so many things to choose from and so many decisions to make.  That’s why when my husband and I made over our kitchen two years ago we chose the first countertop we both agreed on. Often when you are redoing a room in your home… Read more »

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PaperStone Countertops Pros And Cons

As the Home Makeover Diva, I’m expected to keep up to date with all the latest and greatest products for the home. But I have to admit I’ve been letting myself slack lately when it comes to eco friendly countertop solutions. It was only quite recently that I became aware of a product called PaperStone…. Read more »