Stone Countertops

Does anyone know what the best sealant is for a sandstone countertop??

Posted by on January 9, 2014 at 7:42 am

I prefer something that keeps the stone looking natural if possible….

Considering "comparable" houses in the neighborhood, how many home upgrades is too many?

Posted by on January 6, 2014 at 9:24 am

The average home in my neighborhood costs between 0k – 0k. My home should be valued around 0k – 0k. We are talking about upgrading to a bigger house with a better floor-plan while the interest rates are still good. The only real upgrade we have are new vinyl “low-e” dual pane windows. Interior of […]

How large does the original block of granite need to be for eight foot countertop? Are they cut in one piece?

Posted by on January 5, 2014 at 8:34 am

I am curious if they are cut as a single piece from one block of granite stone or if they are some how bonded together to form the plethora of custom countertop lengths and shapes. Any bidders?

Does anyone know how to remove an undermount kitchen sink?

Posted by on December 31, 2013 at 9:33 am

I am trying to replace my existing sink which is constructed on top of a three quarter-inch plywood surface with granite countertops. Is it best to call out the countertop contractor and have him remove the granite countertops and then proceed with taking the sink out to replace it? Any suggestions or recommendations will be […]

Modern kitchen in a traditional house?

Posted by on December 31, 2013 at 9:32 am

What do you think about remodeling a kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and modern cabinets when the rest of our house is decorated in a more traditional way? Will it look out of place or is it ok to mix styles? (I don’t really want a modern feel to the family room or […]

I am upgrading my kitchen at a time. What order should I go?

Posted by on December 28, 2013 at 10:51 am

I don’t want to replace the cabinets. It has a stand-alone range and side by side fridge. I plan to have all new appliances, new sink, glass tile back-splash, new fixtures and granite countertops. There are already new tile floors. The appliances will probably come 1st but what order for sink, granite, fixtures?

Granite Countertop Stain Removal?

Posted by on December 27, 2013 at 10:50 am

Hello all, I have a new granite counter top and have noticed a stain / discoloration on it left over from a wqter or something. I have had other temporary water stains elsewhere on it in the past and it has dried but this one has been there for 3 days now. How do I […]

How to Apply The White Diamond Kit™ by Giani Granite™

Posted by on December 26, 2013 at 9:04 am

How to Apply The White Diamond Kit™ by Giani Granite™

Best way to cut granite countertop inside house?

Posted by on December 24, 2013 at 8:58 am

I have a base cabinet that will hold a 36″ cooktop, but the house has a 30″. I bought a really nice 36″ cheap and want to make the hole in my granite countertop bigger so I can fit the new cooktop. I realize I could 1. cut with a circular saw, or cutoff grinder […]

How should I finish a small kitchen with no window?

Posted by on December 24, 2013 at 7:16 am

I’m buying a condo with a problematic kitchen. It’s 11′ x 11′ and in the center of the house, with no windows. Very dark and depressing, even though it was recently primed and everything in it is solid white right now. It doesn’t help that the previous owner put in a dropped panel ceiling with […]