September 2012

Marble and Granite Islands complimented by Caesarstone Countertops

September 28, 2012

 The demand for marble and granite countertops has increased significantly over the years. Customer preferences are rapidly changing because importers are continuously introducing not only newer and exotic colors of marble and granite but also engineered surfaces like Caesarstone and Neolith which are outstanding countertop products. The word "engineered" specially in reference to stone industry does not sound very natural or artistic to begin with but both of these products are extremely functional and almost maintenance free in addition to their neat and sharp looks. 

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Latest Trend in Kitchen Design: White Granite Countertops

September 27, 2012
White is the perfect color to start with when designing a kitchen. White allows the space to feel larger, architecture to stand out and textures and accent colors to really pop. But when it comes to white countertops, marble is not the only option. Here at Marble and Granite in New England, we are noticing that white granite has become very popular among homeowners and property owners, too. This is because white granite can provide the same elegant beauty as marble countertops but with the advantages of more durability and slightly less maintenance. 
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Cabinetry and Color Palettes for Luxury Kitchen & Baths with Gold Calacatta Marble

September 25, 2012

More precious than carrara, gold calacatta marble has distinct veining with warm tones that make it elegant and inviting. As interior designer Eileen Segalman told House Beautiful referring to her transitional kitchen design featured in the magazine, the incredible beauty is certainly worth the extra maintenance. 

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Luxury Kitchen Countertops Design Inspiration from House Beautiful's 2012 Kitchen of the Year

September 20, 2012
Homeowners and kitchen designers alike can find incredible inspiration from the 2012 Kitchen of the Year as chosen by House Beautiful. Designed by Mick De Giulio, this award-winning kitchen design combines style and functionality for a space that is simple yet sophisticated. As Giulio told House Beautiful in an interview, "Kitchens can get very complicated. I wanted to keep this simple and classic. It's also a little bit glamorous." 
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Neolith by TheSize: Bar Renovations

September 19, 2012

There is nothing as pretty as a bar with subtle lighting, a full length mirror with the exotic bottles lined up containing the colorful liquids and a wide, shiny counter to saddle up to. The counter plays an important part, as this is where you center your attention, once in your seat. If it is dingy or scratched, it detracts from the whole setting. You are well aware of the abuse a counter top sees within a given day. If only you could keep the counter from blemishes and have it looking new and beautiful for well over a decade. Well, now you can.

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Continuous Backsplashes with Onyx Slabs on Countertops

September 18, 2012

Whether you prefer minimalist designs where less is more or layered looks where it's all about the accessories, backsplashes are a wonderful way to add interest for a more dynamic interior design. And while stone tile backsplashes are timeless, a continuous stone backsplash can create a unique and luxurious look that is also easy to clean and maintain. 

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Celebrity Bathrooms with Luxurious Stone

September 13, 2012
In this post we're going to peak into the homes of some of today's top celebrities to see how they escape their hectic lifestyles. Here are the not-so-modest master baths that are designed to be heavenly havens for these superstars. 
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Luxurious Island Design Ideas for High-End Kitchen Countertops

September 11, 2012
Designing an island for a high-end kitchen involves several decisions. To begin the design process, here are five questions you should as yourself. 
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The Luxurious Concetto Collection of Quartz Surfaces by Caesarstone

September 06, 2012
Handmade from individually cut semi-precious stones, the Concetto Collection by Caesarstone is a dream come true for homeowners, designers and architects looking for luxury quartz surfaces. Showcasing nature's most breathtaking hues and patterns while offering unparalleled performance, these quartz surfaces can not be matched by any other high end stone surface. Each Concetto quartz surface has its own lustrous hues and unique patters. Some of the Concetto quartz surfaces even feature translucent semi-precious stones that can be backlit for a brilliant effect. 
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Carrara, Calacatta and Statuario: Differentiating Between Types of Italian Marble Countertops

September 04, 2012
Derived from a Greek word that means "to sparkle, flash and gleam," marble is undoubtedly one of the most luxurious materials in the world. And although marble is extracted from quarries all over the globe, some of the most precious varieties of marble are found in Italy. The most popular Italian marble varieties are carrara, calacatta and statuario. To the untrained eye, these stones may all look like the same type of white marble. Confusion is also added because calacatta is quarried in Carrara, Italy.
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