Choosing Countertops

One of the most difficult decisions we are faced with when designing a kitchen is the choice of countertop materials. Luckily the reason for that difficulty is that homeowners have never had access to so many great countertop materials including a wide array of man-made materials, natural stones, woods and metals. With every material choice there are trade-offs both aesthetically and functionally. For our own kitchen, my wife and I chose a beautiful green limestone with embedded fossils. [...]