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February 07, 2018
How to clean quartz countertops
You used to have a beautiful quartz countertop in your kitchen that lit up your morning every time you entered the room. However, lately, something has been amiss. The challenge is while quartz is naturally glossy and does not require polishing, the stone is not entirely maintenance free. Once you realize this, another question pops […]
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April 25, 2016
8 STYLISH USES FOR GRANITE REMNANTS
Granite Remnants are a great way to add a little class to your home without emptying out your pocketbook. Here are 8 stylish and easy to execute uses for granite remnants that you can add to your home this weekend. Decorative Tray Perfect for adding a touch of class to your living room. This decorative tray […]
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April 20, 2016
HOW GRANITE KITCHEN COUNTERTOPS ARE PRICED
Installing a granite kitchen countertop is a fail-proof way to increase the value of your home. However, purchasing a granite slab is not as easy and straightforward as the public assumes. Buying a granite slab is a lot like purchasing a car. First, you need to identify the make, model, and color you desire, then you […]
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April 14, 2016
9 BOLD COUNTERTOP COLORS FROM GRANITE SELECTION
While most kitchen designs revolve around neutral color schemes, choosing a bold countertop color is an easy way to add some focus and fun into your space. Here are 9 bold countertop colors that we offer at Granite Selection to help you get inspired for your kitchen renovation. Dynamic Blue – Granite This vivid blue will be […]
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April 06, 2016
6 OUTDOOR KITCHEN DESIGNS TYPES AND THE BEST COUNTERTOP MATERIALS TO USE
Building an outdoor kitchen may seem like a luxury only millionaires and celebrities can afford, when in fact, you too can cook, eat, and socialize in the great outdoors. Here are six affordable outdoor kitchen design types and which stone countertop material to use to ensure your kitchen remains beautiful and functional for years to […]
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March 30, 2016
GRANITE VS. CAMBRIA: BEAUTY AND DURABILITY
With the new stone, Cambria, on the scene, it’s important to compare and contrast it with stones the majority of people are already familiar with. Granite has been established as the “best of the best” when it comes to countertop materials but what if it were to be dethroned? Check out the pros and cons of each of […]
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March 24, 2016
CAMBRIA: THE ANSWER TO THE GRANITE VS. QUARTZ DILEMMA
Homeowners have been struggling for decades, trying to decide between the unique patterns of natural stone like granite and the durability and low maintenance of quartz. Well, we’ve got good news for anyone looking to renovate his or her kitchen and don’t know which way to turn: introducing Cambria Quartz. What is Cambria Quartz? Cambria is natural quartz that can be utilized […]
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March 16, 2016
8 WAYS TO USE BLACK COUNTERTOPS IN YOUR KITCHEN DESIGN
Most homeowners shy away from using black countertops for fear of their kitchen becoming too dark and uninviting. This is no longer the case. Here are 8 ways of using black countertops that will leave you with an envy-inspiring kitchen. Creams and Colors Using black countertops doesn’t mean you have to pair it with white everything to avoid the […]
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March 01, 2016
MSI QUARTZ VS. GRANITE
Deciding on the perfect stone countertop can be the hardest part of planning a kitchen renovation and the first major step is deciding upon your material. At Granite Selection, we offer a wide variety of quality stones, including various reputable quartz brands, granite, marble, and travertine. While every material we offer has major advantages, each offers a unique look and set of […]
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February 23, 2016
CAESARSTONE VS. SILESTONE
If you’re looking for an easy way to maintain, beautiful, durable countertop material, look no further than quartz. Caesarstone and Silestone are two of the most notable quartz brands on the market, creating equally stunning kitchen countertops. But, how do you decide which is best for you and your home? First, you have to understand the difference between the two. […]
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4 must-have cookbooks by chicago chefs
4 must-have cookbooks by chicago chefs

This eBook outlines the best cookbooks written by today’s most inventive Chicago-based chefs. These cookbooks are not just filled with recipes, cook times and measurements. Each book catalogues the chefs’ creative journey, what inspires them, and what they’re passionate about. Get inspired, roll up your sleeves and cook something you never thought you could.