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Ted Allen & Barry Rice's Top Kitchen Ideas

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Countertops & Backsplash

Barry Rice likes honed Pietra de Cardoza because "it's strong and stain-resistant, like granite, but it has a more natural look."

He also installed slightly yellowish "Avalon White" tiles from Subway Ceramics up to the ceiling, to help the modern kitchen feel more in sync with a 19th-century house. $13 per sq ft;

Photo © Lucy Schaeffer.

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