Pin It I haven't had a lot of time for projects lately but I'm starting to get spring fever and the itch to do a project, no matter how small, overcame me last week.
When we first renovated our kitchen we had so many projects going on that budget was a huge factor. I originally wanted soapstone but it wasn't in the budget. Then I discovered honed marble, less expensive, but not practical for a family who entertains as much as we do (read- red wine).
I looked at all of the granite options but I didn't love any of the color selection enough to marry and price tag meant that it would have to outlive me. That level of permanence around home design gives me hives.
The original counters in our house I believe, were stainless steel. I loved this option and the versatility of stainless, but doing the whole of a north facing kitchen in it, I knew, would make for a very cold room.