When you think of the French country style, you probably envision a lot of wood and rustic appeal, along with some chic, yellowed whitewashing to brighten the mood. However, the French country style is more versatile than you might imagine, and there are plenty of ways to modernize it without losing the homey appeal it… Read More
Blue and white is a classic color combo in design, prominently featured in a diverse range of styles throughout history, from Chinese porcelain to Dutch decorative tiles, to the picturesque white buildings and blue roofs of Santorini, Greece. If you’re looking to integrate this eye-catching aesthetic to your kitchen, here are a few ways to… Read More
When it comes to remodeling the bathrooms in your home, you have a good opportunity to add value and see profitable returns on your investment. Because these rooms are smaller, you can also have some fun and experiment with your décor in a way that’s just not as easy with larger, more prominent living spaces,… Read More
With so many tried and true countertop options, such as granite and marble, and newer surfaces on the market, such as quartz and porcelain, to choose from, there is a lot to consider. Fortunately, if you’re doing at-home research into the right countertop for your home, there are many free resources to use, like Pinterest… Read More
Did you delay plans for upgrading your kitchen countertops due to restrictions presented by COVID-19? Or, has more time at home caused you to realize how there’s opportunity for your kitchen to better serve you and your family? If you’ve been considering a countertop upgrade, you’ll be happy to know that this summer is an… Read More
It’s not unusual for homeowners to address the spread of germs on household surfaces during regular cleaning, but with the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s a renewed focus on cleaning, disinfection and sanitizing within the home. Outside of COV-19, there are also more common germs, bacteria and pathogens that can live on your kitchen and bathroom countertops…. Read More
How to appropriately clean and disinfect natural and engineered stone countertops have always been a common question from homeowners. However, given the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic, homeowners have grown increasingly more concerned about how to disinfect surfaces in order to help minimize the risk of infectious disease spread. First, we do not recommend cleaning… Read More
If you’re searching for a durable yet visually appealing countertop surface for your next upgrade or project, there are many natural and engineered surfaces to consider, including porcelain and granite countertops. You’ll find that options like porcelain and granite both offer incredible resilience, which you’re sure to appreciate from a practical standpoint. But, what are… Read More
Updating your kitchen is not only a great way to improve the function and appearance of your home, but it has the potential to show a great return on investment. In fact, Remodeling magazine’s Cost vs. Value Report from 2020 estimates that the national average for even a minor kitchen remodel has a return-on-investment of 77.6%.
There’s no shortage of options for countertops to choose from when you remodel your kitchen or the bathrooms in your home; from natural stone surfaces including granite, quartzite and marble to engineered stone, there are a lot of considerations to take into account before choosing the surface that fits your design preferences and lifestyle.