Kitchen Planning

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Countertop Guides & Articles

The Ultimate Countertop Guide

In this guide, you will learn everything you need to know about choosing the right material for your countertop ranging from appearance, durability, cost, and even health considerations.

Countertop Comparison Guide

Can’t decide which countertop surface is best for you? Well, that is not surprising considering the numerous countertop surfaces available. Great Lakes Granite & Marble takes pride in helping you find a stylish surface that is perfect for your space.

Countertop Estimating Guide

Complete a preliminary measurement of your solid surface and stone countertops and obtain an estimate of your project.

Countertop Edge Guide

In any kitchen design it is often the details that set it apart, and choosing your countertop edge is not a detail you want to overlook. The edge can complete the style of your dream kitchen. Let’s look at the various options and understand how to complement the style of your kitchen, as well as your budget.

An Experiment in Staining

In this article, we will explore the durability of countertop stone as it relates specifically to food stains. We will focus primarily on granite, with one marble surface included in our experiment for comparison.

Templating and Seams

Once you have selected your stone, and more specifically your particular slab(s) for a project, you will begin working with your stone supplier on templating your granite, quartz, or marble. This is definitely a process that you want to be involved in as determinations will be made such as where your faucet will be located, how much of an overhang you would like, and the desired corner radius’, among other things.

Countertop Fabrication Process

The polished beautiful granite countertop that you install in your kitchen or bathroom undergoes an extensive process of stone fabrication to achieve the finished product. It is remarkable just how much occurs during this process and how important it is to getting the most from your countertop for years to come.

A Guide to Kitchen Island Designs & Layouts

Whether it is a remodel to your existing kitchen, a renovation, or you are building your dream kitchen in your dream house one of the major design features to consider is the size, shape, and functionality of your kitchen island. The kitchen island can add an element of style, not to mention provide additional storage, seating, and workspace.




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