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Wed Oct 30, 2013
Marcia Kelly answered:
I just wrote a blog article on this. Check it out:

Consider 6 counter-top materials popular on the West Coast.

Recycled Glass.

Colorful, recycled glass mixed with cement. Contractors can color or stain them for more variation. Recycled glass along with cement mixed with fly ash from coal-burning stoves saves these products from the landfills. This option makes your home attractive & cutting edge.

End-Grain Bamboo Kitchen Counters

Bamboo is an Eco friendly substitute for wood--it's fast growth makes it more renewable. (I know this for a fact, as I was forever cutting down the ever-growing bamboo branches at my home in California.)

Recycled Paper Kitchen Counters

Recycled paper in a resin base. Comes in thickness from .25 to 2 inches. Not only can it be integrally created in many hues, but it's a lot more stain resistant than marble or laminates.


Comes from coconut palms, & it's stronger than oak. Don't worry about destroying palm trees. This one comes from old, non-fruiting palms.


Created from recycled fly ash, stone & shells. It beats granite for durability.


Popular on the West Coast, this countertop displays a stupendous patina. it's created from reclaimed wood from wineries, such as oak wine vats.

Marcia Kelly, CRS
Keller Williams, Topeka, KS
(785) 249-3989
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Thu Aug 26, 2010
Nathan Paradis answered:
Granite Transformations does have a showroom in Lenexa. They work in Lawrence all the time and I'm sure they'd be happy to give you a free estimate.

Here is the URL to an "independent review" citing a cost of about $67/sq ft. If you got an in-home consultation for this product you may find it near or more than the cost of slab granite.

You might consider updating the hardware on your cabinetry. It's hard to say without seeing your kitchen...

Good luck with the sale of your home - hopefully you can do what it takes to make it a competitive offering!
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Thu Jun 10, 2010
Mexicovsafricao answered:
Hello everyone I am new here. Forum looks good.
I just wanted to make my first post and Say "Hi"
And I am pumped about the World Cup..First game is South Africa vs Mexico.. I got to say I am rooting for South Africa..
Who are you rooting for?
I hope to talk with some of you.

So Bye for now..................

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Tue Sep 25, 2007
A answered:
Greetings Jason!
There is a project going up right now that is taking advantage of park space and historic buildings of the time period your referencing. I'm really excited about the fact that the character of the buildings is being maintained - it appears they are tailoring the units to the existing buildings, not the other way around. Check out the link below!
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