Adding a new kitchen island in your upcoming renovation, or in the process of revamping your existing one? It’s easy to look to form over function. Unfortunately, that lack in function could make you and your family crazy, especially after a time consuming, costly renovation. Before you update your kitchen or island, carefully consider which seating arrangements meet your daily dining needs.
Boring, utilitarian bathrooms are thankfully a thing of the past. After all, the bath is a place everyone goes to relax, refresh, or simply indulge in a little ‘alone time.’ After years of purely practical design, however, many homeowners find themselves stumped when facing a bathroom redesign. Luckily, we have some tips for getting past the standard hardware store bath accouterments. Continue reading
As the demand of sandstone slabs magnifies, curious consumers are taking notice. What’s the story on sandstone? And where might you find it popping-up in your neighborhood? Continue reading
Marble countertops showing a bit of wear-and-tear? Nix surface marks like stains, water spots, and glass rings with this handy marble stain removal guide. Continue reading
Long-lived and well-loved, limestone slabs are as prevalent in use today as they were in ancient times. From Egypt’s pyramids to ancient Rome, dating as far back as 14,000 BCE, this resilient and resourceful stone has serviced the needs of a multitude of cultures and industries. Continue reading
Quartz Surfacing: How to Repair Quartz Countertops
Quartz surfacing is designed for a beating – but it’s not indestructible. Extreme wear-and-tear and kitchen accidents can occasionally result in chipped stone. In the rare event this occurs, you should be able to fix it without replacing the entire quartz slab. How will you choose to repair your quartz countertops? Continue reading
How Hard Is Quartz Maintenance?
Finally moving beyond Formica with your upcoming kitchen or bath redesign? Making yourself familiar with the cleaning and maintenance needs of possible stone selections before committing to a countertop material can help prevent buyer’s remorse. Granite, marble, and quartz are each created differently, and as such, have different care requirements. Just how does quartz maintenance stack up against these other countertop options? Continue reading
Searching for the perfect kitchen countertop for your home? When it comes to choosing a countertop, quartz and Corian similarities may leave you scratching your head. Just how close in functionality and durability are these uniquely created surfaces? Their differences go more than skin deep… Continue reading
A far cry from their flecked ancestors, today’s quartz surfaces are a study in mimicry. Each year as new colors and designs are created, consumers are becoming increasingly enamored with this resilient stone. Just what exactly has homeowners and professional designers taking notice? Continue reading