Yup, I like the granite idea as well, if there's granite on the counter. Because of its size you can usually get it for a "scrap" price. Also nice to get some smaller pieces for shower niche shelves or corner shelves. Ties it all together very nicely.
Ed, Pro-Am with aspirations of Semi-Pro
"If you have time to do it twice, you have time to do it right once."
"Well cover me in Ditra, and call me an orange!"