A slab of nacarado stone from Granite Grannies

Unique Stones Tuesday: Nacarado Quarzite, Red Dragon Granite, & More

  There are so many amazing natural stones on the market today. Whether you are replacing your kitchen countertops, designing a custom fireplace surround, or just installing a small bath vanity, the choices are limitless. And that can actually make choosing more difficult. So, we’re starting a new web series to help you sort through…

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Help Us Give Back: Support “For Love of Children”

At Granite Grannies, we believe small businesses have unique opportunities to connect with their local community, getting to know their clients and their clients’ families, sourcing local materials, and most importantly….giving back to the communities that have made us successful over the last decade.   To that end, we are celebrating our tenth anniversary by…

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Kitchen with island and cosmic black granite countertops

Design Spotlight: Full Natural Stone Backsplash

  So, you’ve found your dream countertop…perhaps it’s a wild, exotic granite or perhaps you’re more the quiet, white marble type. Either way, now you have to figure out what to do with the walls. Of course, you have the usual choices of 5″ granite backsplash or coordinated tile, but we’d also like to introduce…

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A dining table with exotic tan granite from Granite Grannies

Invest in Beauty: A Philosophy of Home Improvement

Frank Lloyd Wright once wrote, “If you invest in beauty, it will remain with all you the days of your life.” We believe this is true of many kinds of beauty, from a beautiful personal character to a home that is designed to inspire and rejuvenate the spirit. The world outside our home is often…

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Inspired By Iceland: A Color Palette

Everyone loves beautiful, unique spaces, but it’s so easy to fall into a decorating rut. Sometimes, you know what you have isn’t quite right, but you can’t visualize that perfect stone or color. When I (Lori, owner of this fine establishment) get stuck in a decorating rut, I like to search for inspiration in less-traditional places….

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White kitchen with island topped with white stone countertop

Best in Black & White: Natural Stones for a Classic Look

  “Black & White” is one of the most enduring kitchen styles. It can evoke the nostalgia of a simpler time, inspire the sleek minimalism of a contemporary space, or bring the past and present together for the best of both worlds.     As design blogger Becky Harris put it: “Color fads come and go, but…

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White and brown kitchen with white marble countertops

Stone Profile: Quartzite

White Macaubas Quartzite by Granite Grannies   Quartzite has become an increasingly in-demand natural stone in the last two years. Besides it’s unique beauty, quartzite attracts homeowners with its unique potential for the look of marble with the durability and maintenance-free(dom) of granite.   Taj Mahal Quartzite by Granite Grannies   Quartzite (not to be…

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Design Tips: Bright, White Kitchens

A crisp, white kitchen. This timeless kitchen style brightens up dark winters and is a breath of fresh air on hot, summer days. But designing your dream bright, white kitchen is not as easy as it looks. In this post, we’ll give you a few tips on how to pull off a completely unique variation…

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Granite Grannies Receives “Best of Houzz” Award

Granite Grannies of Upper Marlboro, MD Receives Best Of Houzz 2014 Award Annual Survey and Analysis of 16 Million Monthly Users Reveals Top-Rated Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals   Upper Marlboro, MD February 4, 2014 – Granite Grannies of Upper Marlboro, MD has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” by Houzz, the leading platform for home…

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Repairing Natural Stone

Occasionally our clients ask what would happen if they scratch, ding, or stain their granite countertops.  First of all, while it is possible to scratch, ding, or stain some stones, most will not be damaged by normal usage.   If your stone does get damaged, however, the great thing about natural stone is that it…

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