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First time home buyers, sprucing the place up with limited time and budget.

White Marble Countertops...Not practicle, but it sure is pretty!

Granite vs. Marble?  So, we did the research and as far as durability, granite certainly comes out on top!  But, I just loooove the look of an all white kitchen with white marble countertops.  I tried to be practical, I swear.  I even tried to find a granite that looks like marble… it just wasn’t the same.  We even sought the help of an expert, a knowledgable and patient stone sales woman.  After viewing slab after slab of beautiful rocks (and she had a lot of slabs) she finally said the magic words that made the decision, “You obviously love the marble, why not just get it”.  There you have it, marble it is!  Carrera honed marble to be exact.  It is stunning!  For those of you who are curious, there really aren’t any truly white granites, however, there were a few that almost made the cut.  Kashmir White and Wine River were definite contenders in the granite category.  For the marbles, it was between Carrera and Calacutta.  I found Carrera to have a lot of gray, where the Calacutta had some gold undertones which would have looked beautiful with our provencial stained hardwood floors.  We would have went with the Calacutta, until we found out the price.  Budget you ask?  Well both choices aren’t exactly budget friendly, but the Carrera vs. Kashmir turned out to be pretty close in price.  And to answer the question above…yes, we have lost our marbles.  Can anyone recommend some great cutting boards?  Can’t wait to post pictures of a finished kitchen.  Stay tuned…

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