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Countertop Review

This time last year I was packing up our house to prepare for our down-to-the-studs renovation in our kitchen, family room, and master bath as well as the addition of a screened porch. The family room wasn't originally part of the plan, but that's a post for another time. The kitchen was where I really had to plan and scheme, and, yes even fret, to stay in our footprint and budget and to get the function and look I wanted. I love a challenge like this, though, so despite some occasional frustration with my client (aka me! ), I enjoyed the process. A key "want" of mine was honed marble countertops. There are dozens--maybe hundreds--of blog posts, articles, and showroom sites that compare various types of countertop materials and their pros and cons. I read most of them and took notes from a lot of them in the months leading up to our start date. One of the most helpful things was visiting a sweet friend's kitchen, where I was able to ask questions about cleaning, a

When You Need It Bad


S-s-s-see you in a few days!



  1. Great old video. Gotta get my wood racquet out again for some tennis in Florida!

  2. OH - lucky lucky you!! At least I got a laugh at the plastic bag coat!! Have a wonderful time!!

  3. that is awesome - where on earth did you find that??!! too funny. going to FL for the long weekend? have a fabulous time. we hit the high 60s yesterday, got the bikes out of the garage, cracked open the bubbles, played on the playground. everyone was so happy and the kids smelled like sunshine. it was glorious. I know winter will still rear its ugly head, but even a couple days reprieve and I'm a new person!

  4. I remember that jingle! And that is what NY has been like this winter - I DO need it bad. Have a wonderful time!


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