I am remodeling the kitchen of the relatively cheap postwar house that I
live in. It is located in an area where houses are insanely overpriced
and therefore attracting people who want nice houses, and I am having a
hard time deciding between a solid surface material like Corian or one
of its clones or else something like granite for my countertops.
This place is never, EVER getting featured in Better Homes and Gardens,
but I *did*
just buy lovely hickory cabinets to go in the kitchen and
don't want junky formica. But my head is spinning trying to figure out
what to do here.
Of course, nobody wants to quote figures, but if the cost between the
two was not terribly substantial percentage-wise, I would go with
granite and take the tradeoff of durability over the downside of
possibly breaking dishes if they fell on the counter (we are all klutzes
I'd love to find more places than I have already read that list the
advantages and disadvantages of one over the other, so I can figure out
which tradeoffs are more important to me.
Does anybody have any suggestions, voices of experience, words of
wisdom, or web sites that would be helpful?
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