Which countertop material?
For months I was planning on soapstone counters for this kitchen. It could work well with the sage green of the hutch in the adjacent family/breakfast room as well as the cherry in the kitchen. When I read how unhappy some Webbers are with their SS, I decided to schlepp around some granite showrooms. I don't want shiny granite and soon discovered that honed surfaces are not common around here in W PA. But when I read how smudged honed Jet Mist can look, I took that off the list. My husband is in love with Rain Forest Green but we gave it the scratch test and now understand how marble is not the answer. I just read a thread here about some quartzite nightmares. I never knew this would be the hardest part of a two year whole house renovation. Help! I want something with satin-y warmth, some veining, low maintenance and that works well with sage green and cherry. Any ideas?