I know this question all too well. I have bought a number of houses; for my family and as a investor - doing Fix & Flips and Rentals. I have done many different renovation jobs, installing tile, floors, kitchens, baths, etc. We work hard to make what we have - last a long time - fix it right the first time so we don't pay twice for the same thing. My wife reminds me at the end of the day, is this the home where we want to live?
Of course, I get a lot of input from a number of my friends; they are engineers, (if you hang out with these engineering people - you know they are the smart people in the room). One of their favorite phrases is, let's not re-invent the wheel. So, my topic today: "Natural Stone counter-tops versus Man Made" is something I read from another web-site: HubPages @ http://krow401.hubpages.com/hub/NaturalStoneVSManMade I don't think I can do a better job of explaining the difference. Of course, I agreed with the article - choosing to install Granite counter-tops for my homes & rentals. I also know that everyone that came into our homes: buyers, real estate agents, renters, appraisers, and neighbors all said - they LOVE it! Read More