kitchen

Create an Earthy Kitchen with Natural Stone and Real Wood

by | Jun 5, 2019 | Inspire

Read on to experience a few projects that feature this classic combination and to learn how you can achieve this style in your own project.

Designing Stunning Outdoor Kitchens with Natural Stone

by | Apr 12, 2019 | Inspire

Homeowners get inspired by stunning outdoor kitchens they see on social media sites like Pinterest or in print magazines.

Are Kitchen Renovations Really Worth It?

by | Jan 18, 2019 | Educate

Preparing for a kitchen remodel may seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are some tips on how to navigate the planning of your kitchen remodel.

Designing Kitchens with Personalities: What’s Popular Right Now

by | Dec 17, 2018 | Inspire

Kitchens are one of the most popular rooms of the home to renovate and an opportunity to really let a family’s personality shine through their choices of cabinetry, floors, and paint, among other things.

Making a Splash in the Kitchen with Natural Stone Backsplashes

by | Nov 9, 2018 | Inspire

Using natural stone for a kitchen backsplash is not only functional, it adds an element of elegance and architectural detail. Read about backsplash trends for your kitchen design.

5 Reasons to Choose Real Marble for Your Countertops

by | May 29, 2018 | Educate, Inspire

You’re facing the same conundrum that so many marble-loving home owners have wrestled with: you love real marble, but is it really worth the care and maintenance? Read this before you choose artificial or fake marble for your home.

Backyard Goals: Creating an Outdoor Kitchen

by | Feb 27, 2018 | Inspire

Outdoor kitchens afford homeowners extended livable space. Experts agree that advanced planning helps families make the most of their investment. Get ideas for your backyard barbecue design.

Five Questions to Ask When Choosing Natural Stone Kitchen Countertops

by | Sep 12, 2017 | Educate

When you head to the showroom to choose your natural stone, use these five questions to ensure you choose your best option.

7 Ways to Use Natural Stone to Increase Your Home’s Value

by | Apr 25, 2017 | Educate

Read how upgrades featuring natural stone can increase real estate value.

Kitchen Countertop Comparison Chart

by | Mar 17, 2017 | Countertop Comparisons, Educate

Compare countertop materials. Consider price, durability, and maintenance.

Pros & Cons of Granite Countertops

by | Mar 17, 2017 | Countertop Comparisons, Educate

When choosing a countertop surface for your kitchen, there are a lot of factors to consider. If granite has made it to the top of your list, read through the article below to determine if its advantages and disadvantages make it a good choice for your family.

Granite vs. Marble

by | Mar 17, 2017 | Countertop Comparisons, Educate

Marble has been a popular trend in kitchen countertops for the past several years. If you compare performance characteristics in a kitchen environment, granite is the better choice.

Granite vs. Quartzite

by | Mar 17, 2017 | Countertop Comparisons, Educate

Granite and quartzite have very similar performance statistics. Quartzite is generally harder and denser and the pattern is more like marble which is appealing to many homeowners.

Granite vs. Slate

by | Mar 17, 2017 | Countertop Comparisons, Educate

Slate slabs are generally small compared to marble and granite so more seams will be necessary to complete a kitchen project. In fact, many slate quarries are limited to tile production because of the sizes of usable material that exist.

Granite vs. Hardwood & Butcher Block

by | Mar 17, 2017 | Countertop Comparisons, Educate

Nothing beats the warmth and traditional charm of butcher block countertops. Many homeowners are choosing to use a combination of wood and granite, or another hard surface, in their kitchens.

Granite vs. Quartz Surfacing

by | Mar 17, 2017 | Countertop Comparisons, Educate

Quartz countertops are a big trend in today’s market. Brands such as Caesarstone, Silestone and Zodiaq are readily available in a large variety of colors.

Granite vs. Solid Surface

by | Mar 17, 2017 | Countertop Comparisons, Educate

Common solid surface brands include Corian and Hi-Macs. They are made of acrylic and come in many colors.

Granite vs. Laminate

by | Mar 17, 2017 | Countertop Comparisons, Educate

Laminate countertops have been very popular for years because they are affordable and readily available. You may know them better by the common brand name, Formica.

Granite vs. Stainless Steel

by | Mar 17, 2017 | Countertop Comparisons, Educate

Though not common in residential kitchens, you’ve likely seen stainless steel countertops in commercial settings. They are easy to clean and heat resistant.

Granite vs. Recycled Glass

by | Mar 17, 2017 | Countertop Comparisons, Educate

“Recycled” is a popular term for homeowners concerned with sustainability. These countertop surfaces are made with glass chips from a variety of materials