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How to Decide Between Honed vs Polished Granite

honed vs polished granite-nyUpgrading your home can be a fun and exciting process, especially when it comes time to selecting the granite countertops for your kitchen or bath. When you get it right, you can enjoy the lasting thrill of living spaces that are designed to perfectly suit your personal taste. However, choosing the right granite finish for your countertops can be a tough decision; granite countertops can last a lifetime if properly maintained so this is a decision you will have to live with for a long time. 


How to Design a Kitchen Island Featuring Natural Stone

How to Design a Kitchen IslandIf you’d like to increase the functionality or prep space (as well as endless entertaining opportunities) in your kitchen, adding a kitchen island is a great solution. A spacious kitchen island allows you to make the most of this bustling area of the household. And by adding natural stone countertops to the equation, you’ll not only elevate the beauty and elegance of your space, but you’ll also boost your home value.


7 L-Shaped Outdoor Kitchen Design Ideas

L-Shaped Outdoor Kitchen Design IdeasAn L-shaped kitchen is ideal for outdoor areas, including patio, deck, or pavilion spaces, as it provides convenient, functional flow for cooks without creating a barrier between cooking and lounge/entertaining space (as a U-shaped layout might). Here are just a few L-shaped outdoor kitchen designs that provide ideas for how to make the most of your exterior living space.