Category: Quartz

Silestone vs. Granite: 5 Differences You Need to Know

Silestone vs. Granite: 5 Differences You Need to KnowDesigning your ideal kitchen or bath can be both a fun and daunting process. With so many options on the market, including natural vs. engineered stone, the surfaces for you to consider are endless.

The difficulty, as with any home upgrade or addition, is selecting the materials that best suit your needs. When it comes to choosing, Silestone quartz and granite, both resilient, stunning countertop surfaces in their own right, are two surfaces worth comparing. While one is a natural stone (granite) and the other, an engineered stone (quartz), the two are often compared due to their durability, aesthetic and versatility. Sometimes, it can even be difficult to tell the difference between the two stones, especially with Silestone options that look so similar to granite. 

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Porcelain Countertops vs. Quartz: Which Engineered Surface is Right for Your Home?

Porcelain Countertops vs. QuartzChoosing the right countertop surface that’s ideal for your home can seem like an overwhelming task. With an array of materials to choose from, which one will be the most suitable for your home? You may have previous experience with some tried-and-true options, such as granite, marble and quartzite, but what about engineered stone surfaces, like quartz and porcelain, that are quickly growing in popularity? Continue reading to learn the difference between porcelain countertops vs. quartz. 

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5 Unexpected Kitchen Color Trends to Incorporate in Your Next Renovation

5 unexpected kitchen color trendsWe’ve entered a new decade, which is an opportune time to practice “out with the old and in with the new” if you’re considering a kitchen redesign.

If your kitchen is relatively new, an update could be as easy as changing out some colors, such as painting the walls or cabinets. This is especially true if you already have timeless countertops installed and want to complement your existing investment in marble, granite, quartzite, or engineered stone options such as quartz or porcelain.  Of course, a truly outdated or inefficient kitchen space may require significantly greater renovation.

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Color Scheme Series: 6 Countertop Colors for Kitchens with Dark Cabinets

White Vermont Quartzite Bar Top, Armonk, NY

White cabinetry is a popular color choice in kitchens as of late, where many homeowners may tend to prefer a bright, clean and airy aesthetic. However, pairing countertops to kitchens with dark cabinets can warm up your space and create a bold look. Dark cabinetry can definitely impact your selection of natural stone for your countertops. But, which hues are likely to work best with dark cabinets? 

Here are several color schemes that will be sure to help you achieve your preferred look and ambiance when your kitchen features dark cabinetry.

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The Top Kitchen Design Trends from 2019

Kitchen design trends to look out forThere are always going to be timeless trends that permeate interior design. 

But, if you want to achieve a look that’s popular now (or will be attractive to prospective homebuyers in the near future), you might want to peer back on the top kitchen design trends that permeated 2019. Here are a few kitchen design trends that may help inspire your next project.

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Color Scheme Series: How to Create a Stunning White on White Kitchen

Kitchen renovations in Fairfield, CT and Westchester, NYThere’s nothing quite like a classic, white kitchen to make your space feel open, airy and clean. For this reason, white kitchens are always on-trend, but unfortunately sometimes don’t receive more attention from homeowners undertaking a kitchen design or makeover because they can be perceived as being ‘vanilla.’ But that simply is not the case. Here are five tips to create a stunning, white on white kitchen that’s anything but vanilla.

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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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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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