Many people are curious about the differences between natural stone and manufactured surfaces, and my approach is always the same: be wary of marketing claims, learn as much as you can, understand the properties, and be informed.
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.
Homeowners get inspired by stunning outdoor kitchens they see on social media sites like Pinterest or in print magazines.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When you head to the showroom to choose your natural stone, use these five questions to ensure you choose your best option.
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Compare countertop materials. Consider price, durability, and maintenance.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Common solid surface brands include Corian and Hi-Macs. They are made of acrylic and come in many colors.
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.
Though not common in residential kitchens, you’ve likely seen stainless steel countertops in commercial settings. They are easy to clean and heat resistant.