A slab of rainforest brown granite from Granite Grannies

New Stone Inventory January 2014

It’s a new year and we have brand new stones in stock! Here are a few of our favorites…   Rainforest Brown Granite   Austral Dream Quartzite   Nacarado Quartzite   Blue Flower Granite     Yellow River Granite     Rainforest Green Granite     Sea Pearl Quartzite

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Brick kitchen with River Valley granite countertops

Designing Stone into Your Home

While most would agree that choosing the right color stone is an important part of your project, at Granite Grannies we believe that designing this stone to fit into your home is essential.   In order to do this successfully, our stone designers not only shape the stone to fit into the environment, but they…

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A slab of Lemurian Blue granite from Granite Grannies

Stone Profile: Lemurian Blue

Lemurian Blue is a breathtaking stone named after the hypothetical “lost land” called “Lemuria.” This place is said to be located in the Indian and Pacific Ocean. What an appropriate name for a stone so rich in blue and green color.     Lemurian Blue Granite is quarried in Madagascar, more specifically, the Ihosy and…

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Living room with red stone fireplace, installed by Granite Grannies

Four Tips from the Stone Pros for Updating Your Fireplace Surround

It’s that time of year again! Summer is coming to an end, and with the kids heading back to school, why not get a head start on some home projects? Soon the leaves will be changing and nights will be spent in the living room curled up in front of a crackling fire, a good book…

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Bathroom with green tile and white stone bathtub from Granite Grannies

Big Help for Small Bathrooms

Maximizing bathroom space can be tricky, but by following these simple interior design tips, you can create the illusion of a larger space without eliminating the key components of a bathroom: a toilet, shower, and sink.   First, choose soft, neutral colors   Just like warm, rich colors make a room feel small and cozy,…

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Basement with bar topped with brown stone countertop

The Beauty of a Curved Counter

Oftentimes, kitchens can feel very angular with their sharp, harsh edges. By adding curved features to your kitchen, you can soften the look, therefore creating a room that is both aesthetically pleasing and space effective.   Rounded elements in a kitchen create a sense of movement, unity, and flow. Here, the stone designers at Granite…

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Bathroom sink with rainforest brown granite countertop

Bathroom Vanity Giveaway Details

To celebrate 1,000 followers on Facebook, we are giving away a free marble or granite bathroom vanity counter and undermount sink (a value of $700) to one of our lucky Facebook fans! We will choose a winner on Wednesday, July 24th. Visit our website gallery to see photos of bathrooms we have done in the past….

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Outdoor bar topped with stone countertop by Granite Grannies

Design Tips: How to Create the Perfect Outdoor Bar

Outdoor bars can be the center of outdoor living, and they can really make entertaining enjoyable! Whether you’re hosting an intimate diner party or a festive Labor Day barbecue, outdoor bars are a sure way to show guests a fun time. In order to create the perfect place for summertime and fall gatherings, consider these…

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Kitchen with white cabinets and dark grey countertops from Granite Grannies

Time-Tested Soapstone & White Carrara Marble in a Historic Home

Joe and Kate called us with a very specific design need. They were updating the kitchen in their beautiful, historic home in downtown Upper Marlboro, MD.  The kitchen was added to the rest of the house in the 1990’s. Kate described the existing kitchen as “so very heinous”-  that she didn’t even bother to take any “before”…

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A slab of Bianco Tifone granite from Granite Graniies

New Granite, Quartzite, & Marble Inventory May/ June 2013

New Inventory! As always, we comb the market to find beautiful, unique, and off-the-beaten path granite, marble, quartzite, soapstone and more. Here are some of our newest stones.   Bianco Tifone Granite Lava Gold Granite Lava Gold Granite close up   Lava Gold Granite close up Yellow River Granite New Colonial Cream Granite New Colonial…

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