The Most Common Kitchen Design Problems

Not enough storage One of the most common kitchen design problems resulting from poor planning is insufficient storage. Generous storage should be achievable even in small kitchens with careful and imaginative planning to fully maximize the space. Use upper cabinets that extend to the ceiling (with a stool nearby for reaching the highest items) and…

Painted vs. Stained Cabinets

  Painted Cabinets All paint colors bring a sleek, clean finish to the table. Paint is perfect for homeowners who aren’t a fan of the character marks common to stained wood cabinets and instead prefer a smooth, flawless finish. Paint sticks to the surface of wood, so it doesn’t get lost in the mix of…

Reasons to Round Over Your Square Sharp Edges

Radius corners refer to the degree of “roundness” the countertop corners will have.  Radius are used for exposed corners, taking away the “sharpness” of the corner. A 90 degree corner is used where countertop edges meet a wall, appliance or backsplash.  The standard 1-1/2″ overhang found on most kitchen and vanity countertops, allows a maximum 1″ corner radius. With…

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What is Quartz?

Engineered stone is the latest technology that is associated with countertops. Can be used for your kitchen, bathtub, shower surrounds, threshold, laundry, dry bar, wet bar, as well as other areas in the home or office. Quartz can also be used in commercial settings such as restaurant tables, bars and counters Quartz counters are man-made,…

White Granite Colors For Countertops

Are you looking for white granite countertop ideas? White granite is a popular option when looking for granite countertops for your home. While there are many granite colors to choose from, white granite tops our list as the most desirable granite color for your kitchen for several reasons. When deciding on a granite color you…

Kitchen Bar Stools

Finding the right stools for your kitchen is challenging because there are so many factors to consider, including height, style and comfort. Below is our quick guide to helping you find the best stools for your kitchen. There are four common heights for bar stools: table height, counter height, bar height, and extra-tall bar stools.…

How to save money buying remnants?

Granite remnants can save you money on your countertops and give you the opportunity to afford expensive stone that you normally wouldn’t buy. Granite remnants are leftover from larger pieces used in another project. Ideal for smaller areas such as a kitchen island or bathroom vanity, these often are cheaper because there isn’t enough of…

How to Save on Your Kitchen Remodel?

  Keep existing cabinets If your cabinets are good quality, resurfacing and painting make for the most cost-effective option. Color can transform and give life to the kitchen. Choose open shelving Open shelving is a cost-effective and functional option to display everyday dishes, creating interest in the space and can save a few thousand dollars.…

How to Choose a Kitchen Faucet?

  There are many different styles and functions when it comes to kitchen faucets. Spray features, faucet height, color and finish are just some of the things you want to consider when selecting a faucet for your kitchen. Below are some helpful tips on how to choose the right faucet for you. Spray Features  Look…

Kitchen Backsplash Choices

The backsplash could be considered the most important part of your kitchen’s design. No matter what material you choose, it’s a focal point creating interest and balance between the other materials and elements. When selecting a tile, look for one that works well with the main elements in your kitchen: cabinets, countertop, and floor. Bring your…

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Quartzite X Quartz

Looking for something a little different for your countertops? Natural Quartzite offers unsurpassed durability and an elegant look for your kitchen or bathroom. Natural quartzite has the look of marble but acts like granite in durability. Quartzite is often confused with quartz, but it is not the same. Quartzite is a natural stone that originated…

What is the best sink for my kitchen?

  There are many different materials used to make kitchen sinks these days. Here were are going to give you the more commonly used materials so you have an idea of what is out there! Stainless steel Compared to other materials, stainless steel tends to be inexpensive. The versatility of stainless means that stainless steel…

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Choosing kitchen countertop

  Tips that will help you in the process of choosing your kitchen counter top Visit the showroom Start visiting your fabricator’s showroom. You will be able to see samples of available stones as well as learn about pricing. Bring the plans, if you have, or rough measurements of your project. Choose your sink The…

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GRANITE VS. QUARTZ COUNTERTOPS

Solid Stone vs. Engineered Stone Granite counters are mined from pure stone. The stone is sawed into slabs or made into tiles and then polished for installation.  Quartz countertops are manufactured from crushed quartz that is mixed with pigment for coloration and resin as a binder. The quartz content is typically 92% to 94%.  If…

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Pros and Cons of Quartz Countertops

Also called engineered stone countertops, quartz countertops are here to stay. Quartz is relatively new, but found a loyal following because of its attractive appearance, durability and the fact it   doesn’t have some of the weaknesses of  natural stone. Reasons to Consider Quartz Countertops Quartz is a manufactured product and can be very attractive. The…

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Will my countertop have a seam?

  Seam placement is determined by the countertop layout and size and/or fabrication limitations of each surface. We try our best to prevent and minimize seam placements whenever possible, however, depending on the size of the slab that was chosen and the structure of your kitchen, a seam will be our only option of getting…

Granite Countertops

Granite is a popular choice for kitchen countertops. The Kitchen in your home is one of the most popular rooms in the house and for good reason. It’s the place where family members can spend time together after a long day for a hearty meal, and it’s also where many people choose to gather during…