Improving kitchens one countertop at a time

By Hawaii Renovation Posted in: InteriorKitchen
December 7, 2014

For most people, remodeling a kitchen includes a complete change of cabinets and countertops. If your cabinets are still in good condition, but you still want to improve your kitchen, replacing your old countertop with one made of granite is a great choice and a good investment that will definitely change the atmosphere in your space.

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Granite has a high tolerance to hot and cold temperatures. You can safely place hot metal pans from your oven directly on the granite top without the need for a hot pad. Still, you should be wary of placing hot glass or ceramic dishes on it, as these items may crack if the countertop is too cold. This is called thermal shock. As for cold items, you do not need to worry about condensation that may make your granite countertop have a dark spot if it is not properly sealed. Any condensation that may form on the stone will fade away in an hour.

Granite countertops may be used as a cutting board too. Because the hardness of granite is greater than steel, you do not need to worry about kitchen knives scratching your granite surface — although cutting on your granite countertop may dull your knives over time.

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Another way to add to your kitchen or other rooms is to create a stand-alone island with cabinets as the base. It will be a great place to sit, eat, work, study or hang out.

Along with brand new cabinets and countertops, there are other ways to improve your kitchen to be more functional and last longer. Pull-out drawers are a great add-on for existing kitchen cabinets. With metal ball-bearing tracks and solid-wood dovetail drawers, you will never again need to worry about hard-to-reach items in the back.

Call Da Wing Trading LLC at 487-3288, or visit for more information.

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