We have lived with the original (1985) Formica counters since we moved in almost ten years ago, and in that period, the cost of granite has gone down quite a bit. We worked with a local granite company, Goldstone, and it took us a while to find slabs we liked. We had to take a little break for Christmas and our son's wedding, but one cold, rainy Saturday last month we drove to Austin and browsed through a giant warehouse of granite. We wanted something (A) rather dramatic and (B) that would go well with our existing cabinets. We took the small cabinet door over the fridge along.. Here's one of the two slabs we selected, called Vesuvio.
RED WHITE AND BLUE ALL OVER
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