Countertops….So Many Choices!

»Posted by on Feb 22, 2013 in Granite Countertops, Granite Countertops Blog, Granite Slabs | 0 comments

Countertops….So Many Choices!

There exists a myriad of different types of gorgeous countertops—looks, feels, and colors that can make a renovator’s mouth water.  Let’s take a look at a few, out of the many, and point out what you should know when comparing one choice with another. Stone: Granite is included in the “Stone” category and rates at the top for resistance to heat and cutting.  One does need to be careful, however, with unintended impacts since granite can chip and crack.   Newer granite should be sealed about once every ten years. Over 100 different color patterns are available; and not only does granite come produced as slabs, it is manufactured in tiled pieces, as well.   Granite is a natural rock and is harvested from...

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Three Different Kitchen Styles To Spur Your Imagination

»Posted by on Feb 21, 2013 in Granite Countertops Blog, Kitchen Design | 0 comments

Three Different Kitchen Styles To Spur Your Imagination

Your home is a reflection of your personality, and nowhere is this more true than your kitchen. Nowadays there is a stunning range of kitchen furniture, appliances, and accessories to help you complete exactly the look you want, so here are three suggestions for kitchen design that will inspire your imagination. A country-style kitchen Traditional country furniture is often created in ‘Shaker-style’ using antique pine, or a distressed painted finish. Open units are the height of country fashion, with a Welsh dresser, or open shelves with wooden drying racks for displaying your themed crockery. Use wicker baskets for shelf storage, matched with larger baskets to store logs, newspaper etc. Shaker-style kitchen units are a must, with metal handles or...

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Top Kitchen Design Tips

»Posted by on Feb 21, 2013 in Granite Countertops Blog, Kitchen Design | 0 comments

Top Kitchen Design Tips

If you are planning a kitchen redesign it’s worth thinking out of the box and not just replacing the cabinetry and the worktops Get the initial design right Just because you have your oven in a particular position or the sink fitted under the window doesn’t mean that these arbitrary positions have to be kept. The best start you can give to any kitchen design is to completely open your mind to the different arrangement of appliances in the room. You might be able to use the current ‘dead’ space that was your chimney breast, you might decide only to include cabinets along one wall thus freeing up space for a dining table… A good kitchen design can really make the difference between a room that has been spruced up and a room that has is...

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How To Choose A Roofing Company

»Posted by on Feb 20, 2013 in Granite Countertops Blog | 0 comments

How To Choose A Roofing Company

No home owner likes it when expensive things around the house break or need repair but the fact is it does happen. It’s even worse when things don’t simply wear out but rather they get damaged. That’s of course often the situation with roofs. There’s two situations when consumers wind up needing to deal with roofing companies. The first situation is when your roof has simply worn out. It’s not damaged by a storm or any kind of natural occurrence. It’s just worn out. If that’s the case, then you’ve probably got your money’s worth out of it. The other situation is probably more common. Here, we’re talking about a storm-damaged roof. Certain parts of the US are very familiar with this...

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Three Simple Ways To Update Your Home

»Posted by on Dec 6, 2012 in Granite Countertops Blog | 0 comments

Three Simple Ways To Update Your Home

Just a few simple changes can bring your home up to date and make it more practical too. Our homes should be our sanctuaries, somewhere to come home at the end of the day to be comfortable and relax. Many aspects of our homes stop us being able to do this such as too much clutter and a lack of light and space. Just a few simple changes can make all the difference and enable you to have a home you are proud of and can relax in. De-clutter We are probably all aware that the fashion at the moment is minimalist when it comes to our homes. But there are benefits of keeping things minimal too. Clutter is a form of distraction; once you’re home you just want to be able to relax. De-clutter and you will soon find you are able to sit down for the evening and your...

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Giving Your Kitchen a New Look for Improved Function and Appearance

»Posted by on Oct 15, 2012 in Granite Countertops, Granite Countertops Blog, Kitchen Design | 0 comments

Giving Your Kitchen a New Look for Improved Function and Appearance

Kitchens are one of the first rooms in a home that today’s homeowners consider for renovation. Kitchens have changed quite a bit over the years. Whether you plan on staying in your home for many years to come or are planning to sell your home, updating your kitchen is a worthwhile investment. As with any type of home renovation project, it will pay off to do your research first before getting started. Every homeowner has a different idea of what their kitchen needs, and carefully assessing your personal goals will help you to achieve the best outcome. A new kitchen benchtop can do wonders for your kitchen’s makeover. Today, there are more choices than ever as far as kitchen benchtops are concerned. Laminate, granite, marble, and stone are just a few...

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