Go For The Red, White & Blue…



While the colors, red, white and blue are often associated with the American flag and the Fourth of July, they are also popular for decorating.

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In fact, many people are drawn to the color red because of its boldness. With the color red,  you can easily add a splash of color to add a focal point, or provide a little contrast. Others like the color blue because it often represents peace, calmness and tranquility. The colors red, white and blue together, create a look that is all its own, which some people really like.

Let’s take a look at a few festive kitchens I came across on the website, Houzz

Farmhouse Kitchen by New York Interior Designers & Decorators Anthony Baratta LLC
Beach Style Kitchen by Woodinville Architects & Building Designers eric gedney | ARCHITECT
Traditional Kitchen by Minneapolis Design-Build Firms TreHus Architects+Interior Designers+Builders
Contemporary Kitchen by Pismo Beach Architects & Building Designers Leonard Grant Architecture
Traditional Kitchen by Bloomfield Design-Build Firms Showcase Kitchen & Bath
Thanks for reading!
Barb
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Posted in Decorating, Kitchen Ideas, Uncategorized on June 30th, 2015 by Barb | | 0 Comments



5 Outdoor Granite Kitchens Ideas For Your Back Yard…



I know I just wrote a post on an outdoor kitchen that we fabricated and installed, but tis the season for grilling, so I wanted to share a few more. I came across some pretty cool ones on Houzz, so I thought I would feature a few.

Let’s take a look…

Tropical Patio by Durham Photographers Steven Paul Whitsitt Photography
I really like this outdoor kitchen and the 2 tiered granite island. It works well for food prep and eating, or socializing. I also like the multi-colored slate tile. It works great indoors and out.
Transitional Spaces by Annapolis Landscape Contractors McHale Landscape Design, Inc.
I really like this granite outdoor kitchen and love the view too!
Mediterranean Patio by Anaheim Pools & Spas Mclaughlin Landscape Construction
Here’s a pretty outdoor eating space. I really like the granite table and grill top, not to mention the setting.
Mediterranean Patio by Melbourne Home Builders Christopher Burton Homes, Inc.
Here’s a nice, big semi-enclosed space to enjoy the great outdoors. There is plenty of room for food prep and just hanging out.
Contemporary Patio by Shallotte Fireplaces COASTROAD Hearth & Patio
Here’s a great idea for an outdoor grill. I really like the stone cabinet. The granite also works great for food prep.
If you are thinking of adding an outdoor kitchen, or grill area to your back yard, make sure you give us a call, or stop by our showroom. We have lots of lots of colors to choose from for your countertop options.
Thanks for reading!
Barb
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Posted in Uncategorized on June 25th, 2015 by Barb | | 0 Comments



Add A Touch Of Elegance To Your Bath With A White Carrara Marble Vanity…



In this blog, I wanted to share a few pictures of a white carrara marble vanity we recently fabricated and installed. White Carrara marble is a beautiful stone that has been popular through the ages for building, memorials and in the home. Many consumers are attracted to this stone  because of  its subtle tones and elegant pattern.  It truly has a timeless beauty.

Let’s take a look at the project…

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White Carrara Marble Vanity
Contractor: From the Ground Up Services, Inc.

Notice how the tones of the stone lend well with the cabinet, flooring, and tile.

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White Carrara Marble Vanity
Contractor: From the Ground Up Services, Inc.

I really like the ogee edge option on this vanity. It goes nicely with the drop-in sink and adds to the overall look of the vanity.

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White Carrara Marble Vanity
Contractor: From the Ground Up Services, Inc.

What a beautiful bathroom!

If you are interested in adding a white carrara marble countertop to your bathroom, or kitchen, make sure you visit our showroom today.

Thanks for reading!

Barb

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Posted in Bathrooms, Marble on June 24th, 2015 by Barb | | 0 Comments



Enhance Your Backyard With An Outdoor Kitchen…



Now that summer is finally here, people are ready to be outside to enjoy it… and why not? Summer is short. More and more people these days, are making their backyards more inviting for barbecues, gatherings with friends and  family and other outdoor festivities by adding an outdoor kitchen. If you are one of the lucky ones, who have the space for an outdoor kitchen, we can help! In fact, we’ve supplied a number of countertops for outdoor kitchens already.

In this blog, I wanted to share a few photos of an outdoor kitchen we recently fabricated and installed in a Sandulus Leather Quartzite. Like granite, many quartzites are very durable and can endure the outdoor weather conditions.

Let’s take a look at the project…

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Sandulus Leather Quartzite Outdoor Kitchen

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Sandulus Leather Quartzite Outdoor Kitchen

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Sandulus Leather Quartzite Outdoor Kitchen

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Sandulus Leather Quartzite Outdoor Kitchen

If you are looking at adding an outdoor kitchen to your backyard that includes countertops, make sure you stop by our showroom to check out our products. We are always happy to help and have lots of colors to choose from.

Thanks for reading!

Barb

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Posted in Granite, Outdoor Kitchens, Quartzite on June 17th, 2015 by Barb | | 0 Comments



Recipe: Warm Quinoa, Spinach, Tomato & Feta Salad



In this blog, I wanted to share a recipe I recently made. I had some left over cooked quinoa in the refrigerator, as well as a number of vegetables. I decided to throw them together and came up with a tasty, warm salad. Give it a try if you’d like. It is easy to make, good for you and delicious.

Warm Quinoa, Spinach, Tomato & Feta Salad

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(I made this recipe for just myself, but you can adjust it easily for more people.)

  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 or 2  large handfuls fresh spinach
  • 1 small red onion chopped
  • 6-8 cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 1 handful feta cheese crumbles (1/8 cup feta cheese, approximately)
  • 1/2 avocado cut in to pieces
  • cajun seasoning
  • tumeric
  • soy sauce

Coat the bottom of a large frying pan with olive oil. Add the spinach, onion, and garlic. Stir on medium heat, until the onion begins to brown and the spinach is slightly wilted. Sprinkle the top with the tumeric and cajun seasoning. Stir in the quinoa to warm with the vegetables. Add the tomatoes and stir, until they are just warm. Spoon the salad on a plate. Add the feta cheese and avocado pieces on the top of the salad. Sprinkle with a little soy sauce and serve warm.

Note: You may also add black beans, chick peas, or another vegetable to the mix if  you like.

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 June 15th, 2015 by Barb | | 0 Comments



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