Granite Countertops—Spotlight On Azul Iran



In this blog, I wanted to spotlight the color, Azul Iran, which is quarried in Spain.

Azul Iran Granite

Azul Iran is a beautiful color with a crystalline look that some say reminds them of icicles.  Shades of blue, gray, black, cream and white are typically prevalent throughout the slabs. Azul Iran is one of those colors that contains large areas of quartz, that gives the stone a sense of depth. Mica can also be seem throughout, as well, which gives the stone some reflective qualities, which can be enhanced with halogen lighting,

Azul Iran would work great for a kitchen island, or countertops and would also make a beautiful bar top.

If you are interested in this color, or others, make sure you stop by our showroom.

Here’s a photo of our current stock:

Azul Iran Granite

Thanks for reading!

Barb

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Posted in Spotlight Colors on September 27th, 2012 by Barb | | 0 Comments



5 Bathroom Sink Ideas…



I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but there a lot of options for sinks out there. While a standard oval, porcelain sink is still popular for the bathroom, many consumers, these days, are opting for something a little different that stands out. With more and more bathrooms, reflecting some spa characteristics, having a variety of sink options available can give a bathroom more variety and add to the overall decor of the room.

Let’s take a look at some interesting sinks I found…

 

Eclectic Bathroom Sinks design by Other Metros Kitchen And Bath Fixtures Kohler
I love the decorative design of this sink. It definitely makes a statement.
Eclectic Bathroom design by San Francisco Interior Designer Artistic Designs for Living, Tineke Triggs
I love the rustic look of this sink and the idea of adding old to new.
Modern Bathroom design by Los Angeles Photographer Michael Kelley Photography
I like the design of this sink. Looks very modern.
Traditional Bathroom design by Phoenix Interior Designer Milk and Honey Design
Here’s an interesting combination. The mosaic sink picks up the cream/pearl colors in the blue granite.
Modern Bathroom design by Austin Architect Hugh Jefferson Randolph Architects
I love the look of this sink. It helps give the room a clean, calming feel.
Thanks for reading!
Barb
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Posted in Sinks on September 26th, 2012 by Barb | | 0 Comments



Recipe: Spinach & Garbanzo Bean Salad



Here’s a good recipe to try. I had some at a deli that was really tasty, which I tried to duplicate. Following is the recipe I came up with. It is easy to make, healthy and quite tasty.

2 tbsp. olive oil
1/2 bag spinach
1-2 cloves garlic
1 red pepper chopped
1 can garbanzo beans
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 small container sun dried tomatoes
1 tsp. pesto sauce
salt & pepper to taste
1/2 container of feta cheese
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup olive oil
4 tbsp. balsamic vinegar

UIn a skillet, add olive oil, spinach and garlic.  Saute on medium heat. Add the peppers and tomatoes & garbanzo beans. Stir & add seasonings. Remove from heat and pour mixture in a bowl to let cool. Add the feta and Parmesan cheese. Stir in the olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Cool and serve alone, or with crackers, or garlic bread.

Thanks for reading!

Barb

P.S. If you like recipe’s, make sure you check out and purchase our cookbook, Indulge 101 Recipe Favorites for others. Keep in mind that profits from the cookbook will be donated to www.healinghaiti.org

 

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Posted in Cooking in your kitchen on September 22nd, 2012 by Barb | | 0 Comments



Granite Countertops—What Is Bookmarking?



In this blog, I wanted to talk about the bookmarking process. From time to time, we have customers that are interested in larger islands that can’t be made from just one slab of granite. When this occurs, we typically seam together 2 slabs from the same lot, (as they should pretty much look identical) and bookmark them, to match the flow. The bookmarking process, is used to align the slabs and match their characteristics, so they can be cut and matched together for seaming.

Let’s take a look at a few photos…

Crazy Horse Granite

This photo shows the layout of a large island consisting of 2 pieces of granite, which will seam together at the middle of the sink.

Crazy Horse Granite

This photo shows a close up of how the seam will look once it is installed. Notice the flow match from piece to piece.

Crazy Horse Granite

This photo was taken at installation. What a beautiful island!

Crazy Horse Granite

Here’s another close up of the seam on the installed piece. A great looking seam!

If you are doing some remodeling and are interested in a larger island, please feel free to ask us any questions that you may have.

Thanks for reading!

Barb

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Posted in Granite, In The Shop on September 21st, 2012 by Barb | | 0 Comments



5 Luxurious Bathtub Ideas…



Funny how taking a bath can melt away the days stresses. Many consumers these days, are taking advantage of the idea and transforming their bath environments into their own personal day spas.  And…why not? Having a luxurious bathroom can definitely help you De-stress. In this blog, I wanted to share some unique bathtub ideas I found.

Let’s take a look…

Modern Bathroom design by Nashville Interior Designer Beckwith Interiors
This tub offers a unique look and is made from wood—definitely something that you don’t see everyday.  It also looks great with the rest of the room decor.
Traditional Bathroom design by Other Metros General Contractor Matt Ratz
I love the look of this copper tub and it works well with the tile, countertop and other decor in the room.
Contemporary Bathroom design by Orange County Interior Designer Peg Berens Interior Design LLC
This bathtub not only looks warm and inviting, but the stone surround gives a beautiful, clean, and attractive look to the room.
Traditional Bathroom design by New York Interior Designer d.schmunk interior design services
I really like this bathtub.  It has a very nice appeal for a stand alone tub and works well with the design of the rest of the room.
Modern Bathroom design by Los Angeles Architect Burdge & Associates Architects
All I say about this one is Wow! The oval, egg shape tub offers a clean, crisp look and you can’t beat the view. I don’t know about you, but I could totally relax here.
 
Thanks for reading!
Barb
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Posted in Bath on September 19th, 2012 by Barb | | 0 Comments



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