I have been working on several different kitchen remodels this summer. Deciding on the counter material is always the hardest. It is one of , if not the, biggest expense.
A recent shopping trip to a granite yard helped my client see all the different options. You think it might be the best to see the large slabs outside but be sure to take a chunk inside to see what interior lighting does to the colors. Hold the sample against the cabinet you want. Hold the sample next to appliances that are the colors of yours. All these small checks can make sure you like your new counter with all your other choices.
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