Concrete kitchen countertops are popular with fans of organic, modern and industrial designs. These stylish countertops pair well with natural woods, stainless steel appliances, and flush cabinetry and bring a rugged, masculine feel to kitchens and outdoor spaces. Concrete’s color is a neutral soft gray but it can be stained to achieve different color variations… Read More
Homeowners have a common fear regarding remodeling projects. Most know a friend or family member with a cautionary tale about a project that began and was endlessly delayed or missed the mark. While there will always be some uncontrollable factors during a project, there are also a variety of preventable issues that can contribute to… Read More
Marble is a classic material used for countertops, floors, building exteriors and statues. As a natural stone, it’s very porous and must be sealed on a regular basis to prevent damage from acidic foods and liquids. Because of this, marble isn’t always a practical choice for homeowners and professionals despite its beautiful and timeless qualities…. Read More
What are the differences between Calacatta marble countertops and Carrara marble countertops? Even though these two Italian natural stones share a similar name, they have distinctive personalities. Essentially, Calacatta is bold, and Carrara is subtle. Continue reading to discover which natural stone is the right selection for your home!
Part One – Make your Small Bathroom Look Bigger There are two paths you can take when designing a remodel in a small bathroom space. You can choose versatile, neutral, and pale décor to make your bathroom look larger; this is the standard answer that interior designers normally recommended for small rooms.
What is Craftsman style? Created during the late nineteenth century, this style was a rejection of the British industrial movement. At the time, British Victorians had a distaste for the mass-produced, manufactured style that became popular during this era. To them, this period created architecture that was cold and plain.
All white kitchens have the magical ability to make any home look bigger. It’s no wonder the all-white look is such a popular interior design trend right now. One of our favorite natural stones used to complete this look is white Carrara marble. Naturally formed with a vein cut that blends to create a unique,… Read More
Why should you choose your natural stone fabricator in Connecticut with care? You don’t know what you don’t know. And when it comes to selecting and installing natural stone countertops into your home, this saying can unfortunately ring true for many buyers.
In 2019, emerging market realities require consideration when you set out to increase your home’s value in Connecticut. Connecticut is home to some of the oldest homes in the United States. Trendy is not a word typically associated with its stately homes, however, even the finest homes need a makeover periodically. At Academy Granite &… Read More
Q: What’s the difference between honed vs. polished marble? A: Shine. Honed marble has no shine and should not reflect light. Its finish is matte and looks like a natural stone weathered by the elements. It is lighter in color than polished marble of the same type. Polished marble shines due to polishing with very… Read More