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How to Use Pinterest for Kitchen Design Ideas

How to use Pinterest for your next interior design projectYou know you want to renovate your kitchen, but figuring out how to make the best use of available space, upgrade materials and generally improve the most used room in your house is no easy undertaking for the average homeowner. That said, you don’t need to rely on your interior designer skills to do all the heavy lifting. Continue reading to learn how to use Pinterest for kitchen design ideas. 

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Color Scheme Series: 5 Beautiful Blue and White Kitchen Combinations

 Blue and White Kitchen Combinations

If you’re interested in creating a chic, timeless kitchen space with the addition of stunning color, you really can’t go wrong with a blue and white kitchen color scheme.

When it comes to planning the color scheme in your kitchen, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by options, even if you narrow your focus to current trends.  While a neutral kitchen or a classic white are always good fallbacks, especially if you’re thinking of selling your home in the not-too-distant future, homeowners with plans to stay for a while might want to add a little personality to this important room, by way of color. 

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Quartzite vs. Granite: 5 Key Differences

Quartzite vs Granite countertopsIf you’re considering natural stone for the countertop surfaces in your home, you might look at samples of quartzite and granite and hopelessly wonder which is which and how they differ. Natural stone varieties like granite and quartzite share common attributes, it’s true, but when you begin researching these different types of stone, you’ll find that there are some key differences that could sway your decision.

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Our Favorite Kitchen Countertop Ideas for Families with Young Kids

Kitchen Countertop Ideas for Families with Young KidsKids will be kids, and when it comes to your kitchen countertops, unfortunately, they can put them to the test, be it with glitter and glue, accidental spills or cleaning with the wrong products when trying to help out. However, living in a household with small children does not mean you have to skimp out on your design aesthetic to provide functionality and durability. 

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6 Cambria Quartz Countertop Options to Consider for Your Home

Cambria countertop optionsThere are plenty of reasons to love engineered quartz countertops. There’s the fact that they’re comprised of over 90% natural stone, which gives them the depth and dimension you expect with any natural stone product. The remaining materials include resins and polymers that create a hard, non-porous surface, making for exceptional resilience and durability, as well as pigments that can make quartz look like other types of stone (marble, granite, etc.), or a completely unique surface.

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Color Scheme Series: How to Pair a Gray and White Bathroom Flawlessly

how to pair a gray and white bathroomOver time, the design pendulum swings between the popularity of warm and cool color palettes. 

As of late, gray has been the go-to neutral and is continuing to stay an on-trend color choice for all areas of the home. If you’re looking to experiment with a cool, white and gray palette, you might want to start with a smaller space, like a bathroom. There are plenty of cool options in natural stone to explore, from stark, white marbles to dappled, gray granites and more. 

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Vermont Danby Marble vs. Carrara and Calacatta Marble

Vermont Danby Marble vs. Carrara and Calacatta MarbleWhen it comes to transforming your kitchen, bathroom or other utility rooms in the home, a popular option is to create bright, open spaces with natural stone, like marble. Among the most popular marbles are those that feature a combination of white and gray for a modern neutral that goes great with both light and dark cabinetry and colorful accessories.

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Fantasy Brown Marble vs. Fantasy Brown Quartzite

Fantasy Brown Marble vs. Fantasy Brown QuartziteThere have been many great debates in the course of history…including the great debate among stone fabricators, designers and builders: is Fantasy Brown a marble stone or a quartzite stone? Although these two types of natural stones are similar in nature, they have their distinctive qualities. So, why is it so hard to easily categorize Fantasy Brown?  

Here’s what you need to know about this interior design debate. May the best stone win!

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