Solid surface countertops were invented in 1967, and they’ve been a common fixture in homes ever since that time. If you have solid surface countertops, you probably already know some of the ups and downs of this material type. Solid surface countertops can be made in many colors and patterns. They’re virtually seamless. But there are problems. […]
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A kitchen remodel is one of the most exciting type of home improvements. New countertops, new appliances, beautiful tile installations and freshly painted cabinets: these are the changes that many people make when they upgrade their kitchen. While these changes can be beautiful to behold, kitchen remodels are even better when you can add an element of surprise to your […]
2024 is just around the corner. What are your home remodeling goals for the coming year? If you’re remodeling your kitchen, you’ve got a lot to think about, including which materials and styles most appeal to you. Researching kitchen remodeling trends for 2024 can help you make decisions about the new look in your kitchen […]
2024 is coming fast, and it’s going to be a great year to remodel or upgrade your kitchen. Even if your household is on a budget, you can make impressive kitchen improvements in the coming year. Small changes can make a big difference if you’re thinking creatively and using money wisely. You can still buy quality products […]
Luxurious. Elegant. Sophisticated. Extravagant. These are the words that many use to describe marble. With its soft, lustrous surface and subtle veining, many homeowners seek out marble for their countertops and floors because they love its strength, its timelessness and its delicate beauty. Marble has pros and cons to consider when you’re trying to decide if it’s the right material […]
Choosing new countertops means making many decisions. First, you’ll select your countertop fabricator. Next, you’ll choose the countertop material itself. Think you’re done? Think again! The fabricator will need to know finish and edge type for your countertop, which means you’ll need to make some more decisions. Choosing the finish and edges may sound like a small thing, but these […]
Where Did My Countertop Come From? All About Natural Stone Countertops – And Quartz Too We’ve written articles that discuss the process of selecting and installing countertops, but the story of countertop creation starts in a quarry. Stone mining has been around for thousands of years. While hand tools were once used to collect stone, machines guided […]
Installing new countertops in your kitchen is a project that happens in stages. First, select a stone that you love. There are many types of stone and each type is maintained slightly differently. Once you’ve picked the perfect stone for your countertop, the next step is installation. Countertop installation is a complicated process that takes […]
Stone is easy to care for, especially when you have the right tools and know the right steps for your particular type of stone. It’s a common misconception that all types of stone are maintained in the same way. In reality, each type is different because the porousness and hardness varies from one type to […]
Picture your perfect outdoor kitchen. What do you see? A large table? Friends and family gathered around? A grill smoking in the background? The outdoor kitchen is a dream of many homeowners. The more features, the better. While most outdoor kitchens have a food prep and dining area, there are many extra fixtures and appliances […]