Teaser: Soapstone In a Historic Washington, D.C. Row Home

Our favorite project this year was putting soapstone, granite, and marble in a gorgeous row home in D.C. that was being totally renovated. It’s one of only a handful of center hallway row homes in the city. The home is filled with gorgeous woodwork, including walnut paneling in the hall and up the staircase. We…

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Help Us Win a $250,000 Small Business Grant

Hey Everyone, Granite Grannies has entered a contest to win one of twelve $250,000 grants for local small businesses from Chase and Living Social. In order to qualify, we have to get 250 votes on our application. There are only 9 days left to vote. Please us and support local businesses by visiting this site…

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How to Get Ready for Your Granite Installation

After you have chosen your granite and put down your deposit, our team will be out to your house twice before you make your final payment. The first visit is a short one to measure and template the existing countertops (or the cabinets if everything is new), and the second will be the actual installation,…

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New Granite Colors Feb 2012 (Video)

 As you may know, rather than keeping a couple popular colors in stock, Hannah (my daughter) and I comb the market constantly to find unique and off-the-beaten-path stones at great prices (as you can imagine, we’re great thrift store shoppers as well). This means that Granite Grannies has what we call a “rotating inventory.” Every…

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How to Clean, Maintain, & Repair Granite Countertops

Granite is an igneous rock. Igneous is the oldest rock type in the world. Granite is the most durable of the natural materials, although individual stones can vary. It is rare for granite to stain and very unlikely that it will etch or scratch. With normal kitchen use (and the proper cleaning and sealing products),…

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Small Business Saturday (Nov 26th)

First there was Black Friday, then Cyber Monday. Now, there’s Small Business Saturday. November 26th 2011 is the 2nd annual small business day.  It’s a great opportunity to support small businesses, boost your local economy, and get free money!   American Express has put some muscle to this home-town movement by offering a $25 statement…

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New Granite Colors from Avanti Marble & Granite

Great news! We went on a buying trip to a new supplier and came home with over two dozen new slabs of granite! (Here are some pics of Lori shopping for colors.) While we are always bringing in new colors, November’s featured stones from Avanti have made us happier than usual because of great prices on…

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Why Does a Granite Company Need a Blog?

We at Granite Granniesare so excited about our new site! We’re getting the Grannies into this century, slowly but surely. So many people connect via the internet now. Home owners share ideas for projects on forums, research the reputations contracting specialists through search engines and exclusive sites like Angie’s List, and they often contact these…

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