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How Did Granite Become The Kitchen Counter Standard?

By Lloyd Alter, Treehugger Granite counters have been all the rage for a decade, but now it has come to this, an entire kitchen made of granite. I think it is incredibly ugly and probably ridic…

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Great Green Solutions to 5 Common Design Mistakes

At the height of our consumer binge (not so long ago), marble and granite seemed to be on every homeowner’s wish list. Ubiquitous in high-end housing, marble and granite require a lot of energy to…

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Granite Countertops Don’t Rock

Recently I had a Realtor into my house to talk about what kinds of changes we'd need to make if we wanted to sell it. Our house was built in the '50s and it has all original just about everything: Woo…

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