Design

Granite countertop craze has cost U.S. more than first Gulf War, but installer says it's not sustainable to buy it in South America, ship it here, polish it in China, then ship it back

By Stephane Fitch

Forbes magazine 2010-11-23

Luxury, recycled

High-end kitchen recycler persuades renovating homeowners to donate their high-end, barely used kitchens by talking up environmental benefits of recycling, making the process simple and fast, and making it a tax write-off. He sells the kitchens at a fraction of their original cost, but buyers learn they need a patient contractor for retrofitting.

By Christine Haughney

The New York Times 2008-04-10

See also 

Baker's place

Couple in suburban Dallas creates an Italian-style kitchen worthy of delectable baked goods that come from their new ovens, but it was picking the contractor, not the marble countertops that worried them the most.

By Erin Covert

The Dallas Morning News 2007-10-26

Kitchen think

When renovating or updating the kitchen, every inch counts, whether it's work space or walkways, but there are some rules to know about space per person and dimensions of the ideal work triangle (stove-refrigerator-sink).

Home & Garden Television; The Detroit News 2007-10-27

Kitchen thinking:

No-maintenance countertops and turbocharged dishwashers may be more snappy marketing patter than truth; kitchen appliances and countertops need to work, and green alternatives must be durable, says Consumer Reports;

Consumer Reports; Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Heart of home:

Kitchens evolve into places for entertaining, homework, computer work and other family activities; new construction includes fireplaces, TVs, professional appliances, high-end dishwashers, recessed lighting, crown moulding and higher, smooth ceilings.

By Anna Thibodeaux

The Huntsville Times; al.com 2007-08-05