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  • INCREASE THE VALUE OF YOUR HOUSE BY UPDATING YOUR KITCHEN COUNTERTOP

    Looking to sell your home but want to make sure you are getting a great bang for your buck? Although you may love that yellow linoleum on your countertop where you once placed your kids while you were preparing dinner, a new family may not find it as charming as you do. And that’s okay […]

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  • AREAS WE SERVE AT GRANITE SELECTION

    We proudly serve all areas in and around Chicagoland and have completed many bathroom and kitchen renovations in the area. Check out a few of our main cities and villages!  Elk Grove Village Tucked away among the northwestern suburbs of Illinois, “The Exceptional Community” of Elk Grove Village is probably best known as the home to thriving industrial […]

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  • HOW TO KEEP KITCHEN RENOVATION COSTS LOW

    Renovating your kitchen can be inspiring, messy, creative, exhausting, fun, annoying and necessary all at the same time and when you add up all the costs, its can be very expensive. At Granite Selection, we want you to have the best final product possible, which is why we’ve outlined several ways to save money on your […]

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  • INTRODUCING OUR NEWEST EBOOK 4 MUST-HAVE COOKBOOKS BY CHICAGO CHEFS

    Here at Granite Selection, we have a passion for kitchen countertops, but that’s not all we’re passionate about. We also have a deep love affair with what goes on top of them. Employees Granite Selection are all foodies and amateur chefs, and we understand that, when it comes to food, it’s not just what the final product tastes […]

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  • 5 IDEAS FOR GRANITE KITCHEN ISLAND DESIGN

    Here are 5 ideas for granite kitchen island design from our experts at Granite Selection. Breakfast Bar The breakfast bar is a popular stone countertop choice for families and single homes alike. This cozy and impromptu seating arrangement brings everyone close to the energy of the kitchen. It also makes cleanup easy, as the hard granite is easy to brush and […]

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  • HOW TO INSTALL A GRANITE COUNTERTOP IN 8 STEPS

    To many people, home renovations can seem like magic. While the effect of a new granite countertop on your kitchen may fill your home with a magical feeling, the installation process is actually quite simple. We have broken down the granite countertop installation process into 8 simple steps: 1)   Select A Granite Vendor Before you can begin your kitchen renovation […]

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  • WHAT IS GRANITE COUNTERTOP LAMINATED EDGE ANYWAY?

    Granite is beautiful for countertops in the kitchen, bathroom, and anywhere else you have countertops in your home. It is durable, can handle high and low temperatures, wears well, and is aesthetically beautiful. It adds so much character to a home. TYPES OF EDGES When it comes to granite kitchen countertops, there are a variety of edges to choose from […]

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  • SELECTING KITCHEN APPLIANCES TO GO WITH YOUR GRANITE COUNTERTOPS

    Granite countertops are all the rage right now in remodeled and newly built homes. Homeowners love the thick granite and how sturdy it is on top of being absolutely beautiful. They help the colors and textures of a kitchen stand out and are a great focal point to the room. Since granite is not the cheapest […]

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  • HOW DURABLE ARE 3CM GRANITE COUNTERTOPS?

    Granite is one of the hardest (and most beautiful, in our humble opinion) natural stones for the countertops available for the countertops in your home. While we offer a variety of styles and colors, our countertops typically come in thicknesses of 2-centimeters and 3-centimeters. Durability A regular Chicago granite countertop, regardless of thickness, will outlast most other traditional countertop […]

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  • HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST GRANITE SEALER

    You have selected your beautiful slab of granite, designed a kitchen countertop, and finally installed a piece of rare earth in your kitchen. What now? We always talk about granite being so low-maintenance, so you might not be aware that your granite ought to be sealed. Not that this is true of every granite—but for more porous, […]

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