Make A Statement With A Volga Blue Granite Countertop!



Remodeling and decorating a home is an exciting experience for many consumers. From picking out color schemes, making selections, and new products, to anticipating a new space, the process can be exhilarating. When it comes to countertop selections, there are a number of material selections to choose from, and even more choices when it comes to color. In this blog, I wanted to share a few photos of a Master Bedroom/Bathroom project we fabricated and installed in Volga Blue granite.

Volga Blue granite is a gorgeous color that is quarried in Ukraine. It has a unique look with large areas of blue mica that give it an iridescent appearance and add a sparkle of light. This color is truly beautiful and makes a statement in any room.

Let’s take a look at some photo’s of the project…

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Contractor: A. Sadowski Designs, LLC; Volga Blue Granite Fireplace Surround

Notice the the mica sparkles in this fireplace. It is stunning.

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Contractor: A. Sadowski Designs, LLC; Volga Blue Granite Vanity

Notice how the granite stands out in this bathroom. I love the look!

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Contractor: A. Sadowski Designs, LLC; Volga Blue Granite Vanity

The cabinets compliment both the countertop and flooring.

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Contractor: A. Sadowski Designs, LLC; Volga Blue Granite Vanity

If you are interested in this color, make sure you stop by our showroom today. We would be happy to help with your selections.

Thanks for reading!

Barb

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Posted in Bathrooms, Granite on March 31st, 2014 by Barb | | 0 Comments



Incorporate A Granite Bar Top For Entertainment…



While kitchen countertops and bathroom vanity tops are the most popular granite tops we fabricate and install, bar tops also rank pretty high.…And why not? People love to entertain and gather with family and friends. Granite bar tops are not only durable and easy to maintain, but are also beautiful and can be quite stunning! In this blog, I wanted to showcase a few bar tops from a beautiful home we had the opportunity to provide tops for a few years back.

Let’s take a look…

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Labrador Green Granite

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Labrador Green Granite

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Black Galaxy Granite

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Black Galaxy Granite

If you are doing a remodeling project and are interested in adding a bar top, make sure you stop our showroom and take a look at our material and color selections. We have lots of options to choose from and our Customer Service team would love to help you.

Thanks for reading!

Barb

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Posted in Bar tops on March 28th, 2014 by Barb | | 0 Comments



Add An Elegant Appeal To Your Bath With A Royal Light Green Onyx Vanity…



In this blog post, I wanted to share a couple photos of a Royal Light Green Onyx bathroom installation we just did. I talked briefly about this color in my last post on “Rodding,” so I thought you might to see how it turned out. It is beautiful of course! There is something about onyx that makes it stand out. I personally love the translucent look, especially if it is back-lit. The light just illuminates through the stone, giving it an elegant, appealing look.

Let’s take a look at a couple  installation photos…

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Royal Light Green Onyx

Notice the pretty veining in this vanity top. The burgundy veins give a nice contrast to the lighter green and cream tones.

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Royal Light Green Onyx

This smaller vanity also incorporates some veining that give it and interesting look. Notice how some of the veins run up through the backsplash giving it some continuity.

If you are interested in onyx, or another beautiful stone for your bathroom vanity, make sure stop by and take a look at all of our material selections.

Thanks for reading!

Barb

 

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Posted in Installations, Onyx on March 27th, 2014 by Barb | | 0 Comments



Stone Countertops And Rodding…



In this blog, I wanted to talk about “Rodding,” a technique used by reputable granite fabricators to provide extra countertop reinforcement for more fragile stones, or  in areas, such as those in front of, or behind a sink, or a cooktop cutout. So what exactly is involved in the “Rodding” process, you may ask? Well—the process involves creating a groove in the bottom of the stone and then inserting a metal rod and then filling it in with a resin. “Rodding” is used to give the stone additional support to help prevent breakage during transporting and the installation process.

Let’s take a look at a few photos of the “Rodding” process…

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Royal Light Green Onyx Vanity Top

This picture shows filling the bottom of the stone with resin after the rod was inserted.

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Royal Light Green Onyx Vanity Top

This is a picture of the vanity top flipped back over. Hopefully I can get a photo of this vanity installed. It is such a beautiful stone!

Thanks for reading!

Barb

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Posted in In The Shop, Rodding on March 24th, 2014 by Barb | | 0 Comments



Recipe: Healthy Green Bean Casserole



In this blog, I wanted to share a recipe for some green bean casserole, I recently made. It is different from the traditional one, many people know and use around the holidays. This one uses fresh vegetables and Greek yogurt, so it is healthier for you and tastes delicious. It easy to make, so give it a try to incorporate more vegetables in your diet.

Healthy Green Bean Casserole

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  • 1/2 package fresh mushrooms (chopped)
  • 1/2 pound green beans, with ends trimmed and cut in pieces
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 to 1 cup sliced almonds

In a large skillet, over medium heat, heat the olive oil. Add the onions and cook until translucent. Add the chopped mushrooms and garlic. Add the beans. Season with salt and pepper, then cook until onions start to brown. In a large bowl, pour the bean mixture. Stir in the Greek yogurt and the Parmesan cheese.  Transfer the mixture to a greased baking dish (8 x 8, or 9 x 9) and top with the sliced almonds. Cook for 20 minutes, and then serve warm!

Enjoy!

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. Visit our Indulge 101 Favorite Recipe Facebook page for more information.

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Posted in Cooking in your kitchen on March 20th, 2014 by Barb | | 0 Comments



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