Kids 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.
There 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.
Over 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.
Quartz stone countertops have recently exploded in popularity and are quickly becoming a favorite surface for use in kitchen and bath applications. And it’s no wonder given the many benefits of selecting a quartz surface for your home, including low-maintenance, high durability and a large selection of stone colors and texture.
Naturally, every homeowner is going to have personal preferences when it comes to décor, especially when it pertains to a potentially large investment such as kitchen and bathroom countertops. While you want to respect your personal style sensibilities, when it comes to countertops, you have to also consider the utility of surfaces in your home. … MORE
Fireplaces may be a traditional way to add warmth to your living spaces, but in your home, you have fireplace design options that are anything but traditional. While wooden mantles, intricate scrollwork, and stone or brick hearths and surrounds have played major roles in fireplace design for centuries, there are plenty of ways to update this timeless addition in your home.
Engineered quartz countertops have quickly become a popular countertop option for homeowners and professionals alike because of the many desirable qualities this material possesses. Not only is it considered an eco-friendly countertop surface, but it offers affordable pricing and delivers incredible function for the home. It’s durable, non-porous, and resistant to etching, staining, and more.
These days, it’s common for consumers to be more aware of the ways in which their choices might impact the planet. With more and more consumers demanding products that do less harm, the demand for “greener” options is growing. … MORE
Your kitchen is the heart of your home, which means it’s not only a functional workhorse, but also a social gathering area. This is why kitchen renovations tend to be the most expensive upgrades, but also deliver the greatest return-on-investment of any home makeover project.
Countertops are scattered throughout the average home, providing functional workspace in the kitchen, bathrooms, and outdoor areas. However, many modern homeowners have a desire to make their countertops more than just utilitarian features.