Add Some Fun To Your Home With Some Silestone Green Fun Countertops…

The other day we got in some material that kind of shocked me and I don’t necessarily mean that in a bad way.  What I really mean is that this material really stood out. When I heard the name, “Green Fun,” I thought, “what a perfect fit!”

Let’s take a look and see what you think…


Green Fun Silestone “Quartz”

Green Fun is definitely a bold color that would make a bold statement in any home. The bright green hue has a certain energy and would most certainly add the element of fun to any room in the home.

What do you think? Do you want to add some fun to your home?

Let’s take a look at a full slab:


Green Fun Silestone “Quartz”

If you are interested in this color, or other “quartz” products, make sure you stop by our showroom and have a look.

Thanks for reading!



Posted in Quartz, Silestone on October 14th, 2014 by Barb | | 0 Comments

Dress-Up Your Bathroom With An Aspen Hanstone Vanity Top…

In this blog, I wanted to share a few pictures of a project we recently fabricated and installed using some Aspen Hanstone, which is a “quartz” product. The following photos are from the Master Bathroom. Notice how the cool white and gray tones of this color offer a clean, crisp look and go well with the darker paint and white cabinets. It really dresses up the space.

Let’s take a look at the project…

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Aspen Hanstone “Quartz”
Contractor: Bizal Built

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Aspen Hanstone “Quartz”
Contractor: Bizal Built

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Aspen Hanstone “Quartz”
Contractor: Bizal Built

If you are doing some remodeling and like this color, make sure you stop by our showroom and take a look at our products.

Thanks for reading!




Posted in Hanstone, Quartz on September 24th, 2014 by Barb | | 0 Comments

Create A Unique Look By Mixing Countertop Materials…

Over the last several years, it has become fairly popular to mix and match countertop materials, as well as cabinet materials. That’s because, mixing and matching allows the customer to really customize their living space. We have seen quite a few customers mixing 2 different materials together. One example would be selecting granite for a center island, and using Silestone, or another “quartz” product for the perimeter tops. We have also worked with a number of customers that have selected 2 different colors in the same material. An example of this would be selecting the color, St. Cecilia, for a center island and the color, Opalescence, for the perimeter tops.

It has also become somewhat of a trend to mix dark and light tones together. We have seen this both with countertops and cabinet selections. For example, someone may select a dark stain for their center island cabinet and go with a lighter colored stain, or white for their perimeter cabinets, or vice versa. Several countertop colors, or materials often times are selected, as well, giving the project a nice contrast and a unique look.

Let’s take a look at a few mix and match kitchens I came across…

Craftsman Kitchen by Sumner Tile, Stone & Countertops Washington Marble Works
Traditional Spaces by Cary Interior Designers & Decorators Interiors With A View
Traditional Kitchen by Carleton Place Kitchen & Bath Designers Barbara Purdy – Purdy & Associates Design
Farmhouse Kitchen by Millbrook Architects & Building Designers Crisp Architects
Traditional Kitchen by Rye Kitchen & Bath Remodelers JWH Design and Cabinetry LLC
If you are interested in mixing and matching several different materials, or selecting several different colors of the same material, make sure you stop by our showroom. We’d be happy to work with you.
Thanks for reading!

Posted in Decorating, Granite, Kitchen Ideas, Quartz on September 19th, 2014 by Barb | | 0 Comments

White Carrera Marble Look Alikes…

When it comes to marble, White Carrera, is the one color that most consumers think of.  It is beautiful and has an elegant look that is time-less. It is no wonder it has been used for centuries in building applications and in homes, over the years, for countertops. While its soft, subtle tones are appealing and make it a popular choice for decorating, it does have a few drawbacks. Like other marbles, care must be taken with clean-ups, as this material may etch or stain, if spills are not cleaned up promptly. While some consumers don’t mind being cautious and wiping up spills right away, others may want to look at other material options that require less maintenance.

With so many material options available these days, there are a few out there that do replicate the look of White Carrera marble fairly well.

Let’s take a look at a few options…

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Difiniti Massa “Quartz”

This Difiniti Massa “quartz” is a good option and the price point is similar.


Difiniti Viarregio “Quartz”

This Difiniti Viarregio “Quartz” is another good option. It has similar color tones and veining and has a look that does not look digitized, like some other “quartz” colors out there.

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Silestone Lagoon “Quartz”

Silestone’s Lagoon is another option that may work well.  It has a similar pattern and color tones.

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Caesarstone Misty Carrera

Caesarstone’s Misty Carrera is another option that may work. It contains similar color tones and does have some slight veining and movement to it.

No matter if you are looking for White Carrera marble, or are interested in another material that has a similar look, make sure you stop by our showroom today. We would be happy to show you our products and colors.

Thanks for reading!



Posted in Marble, Quartz on September 16th, 2014 by Barb | | 0 Comments

Convey The Look And Feel You Like With Color…

Have you ever wondered why you are attracted to some colors more than others? Color not only inspires emotions, but can also help to set a certain mood. That is why it is so important when it comes to decorating.  While color is often a personal choice, it can also be used to create an illusion of more space or convey a certain feeling.

Let’s take a look at this Psychology of Color Chart I found…

Psychology of Color [Infographic]

Courtesy of Painters of Louisville

Many home owners want certain rooms to convey a certain feel. This can be achieved with paint, as well as with other decorating options, such as countertops and accessories.

Let’s take a look at a few examples of different colored countertops…

Beach Style Laundry Room by Newport Beach Home Builders Spinnaker Development
Notice how these gray laundry tops offer a nice clean look for this laundry room. They also help the room look spacious by creating a nice visual line that are off set with white cabinets. This creates a nice, relaxing space to work in.


Eclectic Laundry Room by Hoboken Real Estate Agents Hudson Place Realty
Here’s another laundry room example. Notice how these Bright green countertops and shelving add some cheer to this laundry room. While laundry is not always the funnest thing to do in the world, a cheery, organized space creates a nice setting to fold some laundry.
Contemporary Kitchen by Nashville Interior Designers & Decorators Beckwith Interiors
This bright yellow countertop adds some warmth to this modern kitchen. I can  visualize relaxing and enjoying a cup of coffee here!
Modern Bathroom by Stuart Architects & Designers Balfoort Architecture, Inc.
This bright blue vanity top creates the feel of calm and tranquility and would work great for a kid’s bathroom, or a home on a lake.
Midcentury Kitchen by San Diego Interior Designers & Decorators Kropat Interior Design
This bright orange countertop, again creates a warm, cheery feeling for this kitchen. Notice how it just pops with the white cabinets.
If you are doing some remodeling and are looking for some help selecting colors for your countertops, make sure you stop by our showroom. We have a large selection of colors and material options including granite and other natural stones, as well as a number of “quartz” products including Silestone, Caesarstone, Hanstone, Difiniti and Dupont Zodiaq.
Thanks for reading!

Posted in Decorating, Granite, Quartz on May 19th, 2014 by Barb | | 0 Comments

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