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When I design kitchens and bathrooms I almost always choose marble countertops. I sometimes get questioned as to why I pick marble,"isn't it hard to care for and maintain?" Marble can have a scary reputation that I don't agree with. The truth is, I love using marble and have never regretted putting in a kitchen. I have marble countertops in my own kitchen at home and have recently used it in two client's kitchens who have six children a piece. They both love it.

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Painting Kitchen Cabinets: Our Favorite Colors for the Job

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Best Countertop for Stained Wood Cabinets

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16 Eco-Friendly Kitchen Countertops — Sunset Magazine

We like to keep good green materials resources tucked away for that eventual day when we own a home and are working on a design/renovation. So, here's a list of some of the best eco-friendly and sustainable kitchen countertops currently on the market.

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Quartz Countertop Review - Pros & Cons -

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What's the Best Kitchen Countertop: Corian, Quartz or Granite?

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20 Beautiful Kitchens With Butcher Block Countertops — Kitchen Gallery

I have a soft spot for butcher block countertops. I love their beauty, warmth, how well they go with a variety of kitchen styles, and of course, their affordability. (IKEA's ever-popular NUMERAR beech countertops start at $129 for six feet.) They do require proper care and maintenance to keep them looking their best, but if you're okay with that, then it's a wonderful look for the kitchen. Here are 20 examples to prove it:

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The New Kitchen: 5 Top Trends

The look of the kitchen is changing -- already granite countertops and dark wood cabinets are starting to look a little late 90s. If you're thinking of renovating or building a house (or just like looking!), here are five of the top trends for modern kitchens. And the best part? Some of these are things you can do right now, without spending much money at all.

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20 Beautiful Kitchens With Butcher Block Countertops — Kitchen Gallery

I have a soft spot for butcher block countertops. I love their beauty, warmth, how well they go with a variety of kitchen styles, and of course, their affordability. (IKEA's ever-popular NUMERAR beech countertops start at $129 for six feet.) They do require proper care and maintenance to keep them looking their best, but if you're okay with that, then it's a wonderful look for the kitchen. Here are 20 examples to prove it:

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