I've always loved white marble countertops and I last wrote about them five years ago (43 comments BTW). They are bright, elegant, add character and are wonderful to cook on, particularly if you're baking. They can also be one of the cheapest stone solutions if you choose Carrara marble, making them a great choice if you're on an IKEA kitchen installation budget. However, many people are afraid of them due to the perception that they are high maintenance. This reputation is only partially deserved, and I want to share with you all the knowledge we've gathered over the years, so that you will feel much more confident of going this direction if it appeals to you.