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(Musings of a Stone Designer)

Tuesday, March 28 2017

Countertops are like politics. The public keeps hearing the same message repeated over and over until it becomes part of their consciousness. First, the popular sentiment is expressed by a self-appointed expert. Then it is discovered by another's "research." Next, it is posted again and again, as undisputed fact. Soon, it is the only viable opinion. Eventually, we don't even question its truth.

When it comes to choosing a material for your countertops, I offer five suggestions to help you cut through to the truth:

1) Don't believe all the hype generated by companies marketing their own products.

2) Don't submissively delegate decisions about your personal living space to your designer or your builder. (Their priorities may be different than yours, and quite possibly, they will be motivated by much different criteria than you are)

3) Don't base your selection on what everyone else is doing, unless you want your house to look like everyone elses...or you want visitors to know at a glance the year your kitchen was built or remodeled.

4) Do gather information and opinions from a variety of sources. Countertop fabricators will be more aware of problems with materials. Contractors or builders (with skin in the game) may be the most knowledgeable about what voids warranties. Designers will have a better sense of the trends. Homeowners can talk about their personal experience living with the product. Unfortunately, a large majority of writers will simply repeat what they read or heard, without actually having any first-hand knowledge.

5) Remember, nothing is perfect in every way and no product is right for every application. If your source sounds too "black-and-white," you should probably disregard their advice.

Follow these links for helpful information: 
5 Countertop Options to Know
5 Questions to ask when choosing kitchen countertops

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Pete & Marlene Wukusick in Batesville, IN on Houzz

Pete & Marlene Wukusick in Batesville, IN on Houzz

Pete & Marlene Wukusick in Batesville, IN on Houzz

Pete & Marlene Wukusick in Batesville, IN on Houzz
Pete & Marlene Wukusick in Batesville, IN on Houzz
Pete & Marlene Wukusick in Batesville, IN on Houzz

Pete & Marlene Wukusick, owners

Natural Stone & the Green Movement  Countertop selection is often the first place people look to when opting to go green. Natural stone (especially Soapstone) is a top choice for the environmentally-friendly. 

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