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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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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 permanent changes but is there anything I can do to class the place up? Deb, I know how it feels… Read more »

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Granite As A Backsplash

Today Mary writes: Dear Diva, I’m going to use Baltic Brown granite in a small kitchenette studio apartment. The backsplash will be 7 foot long by 2 foot . On the 2 foot wall will be a white refrigerator (All cabinets and appliances are white). I really like the new glass tiles and would like… 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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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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Stone Bathtub

If you have been trying to find the perfect bathtub for your new spa inspired bathroom remodel.  Check out the bathtubs available from Stone Forest.  They are hand carved and polished for a truly natural bathtub.  These tubs are hand carved out of large pieces of granite, marble or travertine.  Each is a one of… Read more »