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8 Kitchen Design Myths, Busted!

Don't fall for these common kitchen ideas

By Jan Soults Walker

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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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by Antoinette Fraser

Next Slide >> Myth 2: The stove, sink, and refrigerator must form a "work triangle."

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