Imagine a countertop surface comprised of a material that was durable and hard, yet that was easily sculpted into any imaginable shape. A solid surface countertop with a completely non-porous surface that was difficult to soil, that remained stunningly smooth over time, its ageless surface never developing a patina. This cutting-edge countertop material isn’t Jetson’s-era fiction. It’s engineered quartz.
Dreaming of a dedicated baking station? Today’s baking enthusiasts are taking a page from professional pastry chefs and staking a claim on kitchen space with the addition of functional and beautiful dedicated baking stations. How can you add their professional prowess to your kitchen space?
Kitchen shaped like a landing strip? Not every homeowner has the budget, ability, or the space to start knocking down walls like the lucky homeowners on HGTV reruns. Rest assured you’re not alone, and have more options than you may realize…
Pantone’s recently announced color of the year, ‘Ultra Violet,’ pleased as many as it revolted. Why such a dramatic transition from last year’s cheerful, yet more everyday, ‘Greenery?’ Let’s take a closer look – and what to do if you’re not on-board with what’s on-trend in your upcoming kitchen or bath redesign.
Fear ‘contemporary’ equates to ‘cold’ in kitchen design? Warm up to a new possibility! It is possible to achieve the clean look of a contemporary kitchen space while still maintaining a comfortable, inviting feel. Continue reading
Kitchen Island: Options for Storage & Display
Homeowners often spend a great deal of time selecting kitchen cabinetry, but when it comes to designing their kitchen island, resort to a simple box or basic cabinetry. Yet flexible storage and display options abound for the ever-popular island – options that could add even more to its favored status. Continue reading
Glamorous décor is all about adding drama – creating an elegant feel that instantly makes you think ‘expensive.’ Yet achieving that luxe look doesn’t have to break the bank. Whether you’re going for urban glamour, Old Hollywood, or a more modern, unique glam style, here are 8 easy ways to add a more glamorous feel to your kitchen space without a blockbuster budget… Continue reading
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.
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
When selecting the thickness of quartz countertops, is thicker better? Or does thin win? Industry standards seem to vary based on application – and fabricator preference. A major deciding factor for pricing, installation method, and resistance to breakage, it pays to get the skinny on quartz thickness…