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Q: Our new house has laminate countertops. We want to enlarge the island and replace its laminate top with granite, but we can’t afford to replace the rest of the surfaces right now. Would this look funny?

Tamara says....
Go for the granite! The beauty and lustre of natural stone will instantly add life to your kitchen. Try to keep the granite within the same colour family as the laminate (green laminate paired with pink granite won’t do much for the appetite), or go for a bold contrast (white laminate with black granite).

Tamara Chiarello's interior design company, In Vision, does both residential and commercial work. Send her your decorating questions here.