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Trending Natural Stone Fireplace Ideas for 2023

Trending Natural Stone Fireplace Ideas for 2023For some homeowners, a fireplace is a luxury item that creates a stunning centerpiece for the family room. For others, it serves as a very real and practical source of heat during the cold winter months.

Fireplaces may burn wood or run on gas or electricity. Some are merely decorative, giving off no heat but helping to create a cozy ambiance. Whether your fireplace is functional or cosmetic, it can be an attractive feature not only for prospective buyers down the line but also as the focal point of your interior design.


How to Select the Right Quartz Fireplace Surrounds for Your Connecticut Home

Right Quartz Fireplace

You might have heard that quartz isn’t as heat-resistant as natural stone. While this is true, it can still withstand high temperatures, including the ambient heat from a fireplace. It also offers a slew of additional benefits; crushed quartz bonded with resins is not only strong and durable but also nonporous, and it never needs to be sealed, unlike natural stone varieties. … MORE

All You Need to Know about Alleanza Quartz

Alleanza Quartz

Quartz has become a popular choice for modern home renovations due to the incredible strength, versatility, and practical appeal of this engineered surface material. Not only will it stand up admirably to life in a busy household, but it comes in a range of colors, patterns, and styles to suit any design sensibilities. … MORE

The Invisible Kitchen Design Trend and How to Incorporate It into Your Home

quartz countertops ctThe kitchen has always been central to the daily lives of the people who use it. Now more than ever, it’s the room that really has become the heart of the home.

Such a significant room demands increasingly high-performance, environmentally friendly materials along with appliances that use as little energy as possible. It also requires a design that detracts from the often chaotic nature of kitchens.

Enter the newest kitchen trend that is taking the design world by storm: invisible kitchens. Not only do invisible kitchens serve as multifunctional spaces but they also conceal that multi-functionality. … MORE