Give Your Kitchen A Facelift With These 5 Design Trends…



When it comes to updating your kitchen, everyone wants something unique and can call their own. While the possibilities are endless when it comes to design, I thought it would be interesting to look at some design trends we’ve seen.

Let’s take a look…

  1. Mixing and Matching Colors

    Beach Style Kitchen by Rehoboth Beach Home Builders Echelon Custom Homes

    This kitchen features a lighter, white granite and darker Perimeter tops. It also has dark and light cabinets, which gives it a nice appeal.

  2. Mixing and Matching Materials
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    Contractor: Tomco Company Inc.
    Fabricator/Installer: Paramount Granite Company

    Aspen White Granite Island; Dupont Zodiac Storm GrayThis kitchen features darker perimeter tops with a lighter colored granite. It also combines a couple of cabinet color options. Notice how they offset each other and also work together to create a unique look.
  3. Full Height Backsplash

    Traditional Kitchen by Falls Church Kitchen & Bath Designers Cameo Kitchens, Inc.This kitchen features a built-in desk with matching full height backsplash. Notice how the flowing pattern moves from the countertop up the wall, creating a beautiful look!
  4. White/Light Granite Countertops
    This kitchen features a white granite (Persa Avorio) with white cabinets on the perimeter tops. The white, neutral tones give a clean, elegant look to this kitchen. Beautiful!
  5. Soapstone Countertops
Traditional Kitchen by Osterville Kitchen & Bath Designers Artisan Kitchens LLC
Check out this gorgeous soapstone island. I love the dark contrasting cabinets with the white cabinets for the perimeter tops. It gives a nice complimentary look to this kitchen.
If you are interested in creating a unique look for your kitchen, or project, make sure you stop by our showroom. We’d be happy to help you with all of your material selections.
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Barb
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Posted in Decorating, Design, Engineered Stone, Granite, Quartzite on November 25th, 2014 by Barb | | 0 Comments



Mix And Match Material Options To Create A Unique Look…



In this blog, I wanted to share a few pictures of a kitchen we recently fabricated and installed using two different materials: granite and Caesarstone. The customer selected Caramello Ornamental granite for the island and Caesarstone Raven for the perimeter tops.

Let’s take a look…

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Island: Caramello Ornamental granite; perimeter tops Raven Caesarstone
Contractor: Tomco Company, Inc.

Notice how the two different material options compliment each other well and add to the design of the kitchen.

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Island: Caramello Ornamental granite; perimeter tops Raven Caesarstone
Contractor: Tomco Company, Inc.

While the island is the focal point of the kitchen, the Caesarstone works as an accent color, bringing the design together.

If you are doing some remodeling and adding countertops, make sure you check out all of your material options to discover what is right for you. Stop by our showroom today!

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Barb

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Posted in Engineered Stone, Granite, Quartz on July 24th, 2013 by Barb | | 0 Comments



Check Out Caesarstones Marble Inspired Colors…



If you like marble, you may want to check out Caesarstones line of marble inspired colors that are part of their Classico Collection. These colors provide a look similar to some of  most beautiful natural marbles available.  These colors can be used in a variety of applications including kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities, bar tops, etc.

Let’s take a look…

dreamy marfil

Dreamy Marfil

Dreamy Marfil offers a soft, warm look with areas of gentle, brown veins, which can be seen throughout the slabs.

emperadoro

Emperadora

Emperadora offers a rich brown look with some coppery veins.

frosty carrina

Frosty Carrina

Frost Carrina  offers an elegant look of ivory white, with veins of grey throughout the slabs.

london grey

London Grey

London Grey offers tones of light grey with darker grey veining.

piatra Grey

Piatra Grey

Piatra Grey has a slate gray tone with white areas of veining.

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Barb

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Posted in Engineered Stone, Quartz on April 17th, 2013 by Barb | | 0 Comments



Think Spring, Think Countertops…



With Spring just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about those remodeling projects! After a long, snowy winter,  many people are not only ready to get outside and do yard projects, but also are interested in home projects. Keep in mind, that tax season is also upon us. Many people use their tax returns to re-invest in their homes, and why not? Improving your home not only adds value to it, but also allows you to reap the benefits of your hard work and enjoy your surroundings.

If you, or your customer is interested in doing some remodeling this spring that includes adding some new countertops, we can help and have plenty of options for you. Make sure stop by our showroom today. Our Customer Service team will work with you to find the perfect material and color, as well as help you with your edge detail and backsplash. If you are looking for granite, we’ve got hundreds of colors to choose from including our Group A, B, C, Exclusive colors, and more. If you like granite, but prefer another natural stone for your project, we also carry   marble, slate, limestone, soapstone, quartzite and onyx. If you like the consistent look of quartz, we have a number of options for you including, Caesarstone, Difiniti, Dupont Zodiaq, Hanstone,  and Silestone . No matter what you are looking for, we will work with you and make the process as easy as possible.

Why not give your kitchen, bathroom, bar room, or other room a little spring renewal?

Gourmet Kitchen ready to cook.

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Barb

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Posted in Engineered Stone, Granite, Natural Stone, Uncategorized on March 5th, 2013 by Barb | | 0 Comments



Five Trends In Countertop Selections…



When it comes to selecting countertops, there are a lot of choices. Not only do consumers have hundreds of color options when making granite selections, they also have a variety of other natural stone options available, depending on the application. From marble, limestone, quartzite, soapstone, onyx, and slate, the choices are plenty.  And… let’s not forget engineered stone. There are a variety of manufacturer’s, each with their own array of colors. While consumer’s do have more choices than ever these days, we have seen some recent trends in the countertop selection process.

Following are 5 Trends In Countertop Selections:

  1. Multiple Color Combinations—Some consumers, these days, are mixing and matching colors for their countertops. With the multitude of colors available, some people like variety and are choosing one color for an island, and another color for their perimeter tops. We have seen others that mix it up even more, choosing 3 or more colors, depending on the kitchen layout.
  2. Mixing and matching Materials—Some consumers are also mixing and matching their materials. Whether using granite for an island and an engineered stone for their countertops, or using granite for an island and soapstone, or marble for countertops, or vice versa, consumers are definitely wanting more variety.
  3. Exotic Colors—While most people have heard the phrase, “Keeping up with the Jone’s,” when it comes to countertops, consumers may want granite, but they may not want the same color, as their neighbor, or someone else they know. Many consumers are willing to pay a little more for a stone that is unique and speaks to them.
  4. Textures—While a polished finish is still by far the most popular choice, some consumers like the idea of something different and are choosing stones that offer a leather or antique finish.
  5. Backsplash Variety—3-1/2″ high backsplash runs are still quite popular, but many consumers are also adding tile. With hundreds of tile options and varieties, this combination makes it easy to tie a variety of colors together with their countertops and other decor.

Thanks for reading!

Barb

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Posted in Engineered Stone, Granite, Kitchen Ideas on July 11th, 2012 by Barb | | 0 Comments



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