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8 Kitchen Design Myths, Busted!

Don't fall for these common kitchen ideas

By Jan Soults Walker


Like urban legends, some design myths just won't die. Here's the truth behind some kitchen design rules that aren't so rigid after all.

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Myth 1: Never use marble or limestone countertops because they stain too easily.

Busted: "I love the soft colors and movement of limestone," says Sue Murphy, interior designer and owner of The Freckled Frog in Reno, Nevada. "In fact, I find that the movement conceals stains and it doesn't show water spots and dirt like polished granite does. The key to preserving a limestone or marble surface is using a really good professional sealer to prevent spills from seeping in. For serious stains, such as red wine, apply a poultice of Comet and water overnight to bleach it out."
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Next Slide >> Myth 2: The stove, sink, and refrigerator must form a "work triangle."

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