Have you ever wondered why countertops are such a difficult process to buy and install? The short answer is that everyone has to get their mark-up on your countertop before it can actually hit your kitchen. True but reasonable. While it might sound unfair, this is a heavily guarded and complicated industry. After all, you… Continue reading Countertops That Make A Statement
Finding the RIGHT countertop for your project
Do you need help in finding the right countertop for your project? The countertop process can be fun but also daunting. It is best to do a bit of research prior to your adventure into the project and certainly before investing funds. Let me share just the beginning of a few ideas: Quartzite: This is… Continue reading Finding the RIGHT countertop for your project
Finding the Right Countertops_Part 2
Still reading? Still looking for the right countertops? Read on! In the first part of this blog, we discussed how to move forward from formica and the price points that follow that decision. We also discussed the positives and negatives of all of those materials. With those decisions, comes discussion of application, durability and design.… Continue reading Finding the Right Countertops_Part 2
Where to Buy Products For Your Home Renovation
When undertaking a renovation, material selections are an essential part of pulling together and finishing the project. This is your opportunity to express your style and taste. It is also a solid motivation during the construction to select the “pretty” part of the project. But where to start… 1) Cabinetry – I suggest getting pricing… Continue reading Where to Buy Products For Your Home Renovation
420 RENO…Countertop Decision Time
What kind of countertops do you have? More importantly, what kind of countertops do you want? Here are the choices: granite, marble, soapstone, concrete, glass, corian, engineered stone (all considered “solid surface”) wood or laminate. In New England, we do not consider tile an option but in other areas of the country, this is fairly… Continue reading 420 RENO…Countertop Decision Time
Is it Granite or Soapstone?
Are you looking for the perfect countertop solution? This is the journey that my client and I went on with her countertop… My client was looking for a granite that was soft in color but rich in dimension, had a nice “hand” and low maintenance. After much research and searching we determined that Costa Smerelda was… Continue reading Is it Granite or Soapstone?
Countertops are a huge financial investment and a huge visual impact! Every homeowner has an opinion about countertops because they are a huge part of your daily life. Do they show dirt? Do they stain? Can you ruin them with heat? How do they feel to the hand? What is the difference between natural and man-made… Continue reading Countertop Controversy