April 2017

The Darker Side of Soapstone

April 27, 2017
Soapstone is a gorgeous natural surface. When left as-is, it’s a light gray slate-like shade. And while soapstone will gradually darken over time, some prefer to have the darker look straight out of the starting gate. By adding oil or wax, the result is a shiny onyx-hued black with a bit more richness. 
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White Countertops are Still Red Hot

April 25, 2017
Last winter, we reported that white kitchens were one of the top trends predicted for 2017. Now that spring is here, we can tell you that this trend is in full force and shows no signs of slowing down. White countertops are one of the most popular color choices, and we have some amazing new whites for anybody working on a kitchen or bath remodel. 
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Evolution of the Kitchen Island

April 17, 2017
Today, we take “island life” in the kitchen for granted. The island has become a kitchen staple that many homeowners can’t live without. But the island wasn’t always the kitchen paradise that it is today. 

Kitchen islands, at least in their recognizable form, got their start in the 1950s. It was during this era that peninsulas and free-floating suspended upper cabinets began to creep into kitchen designs. And, although it’s not widely known, the use of “open” floor plans began during this time as well.  Advancements in technology brought more electric appliances into the kitchen and the “space age” style was in vogue. Paradoxically, this style would soon be countered by rustic, country styles. 
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Need Some Color Advice? Our Project Planner Can Help!

April 11, 2017
If you’re clueless about your color, the Project Planner  will help you choose. By walking you through your style preference and looking at the main colors such as floors, cabinets, and walls, that you will use, the Project Planner will offer some color and material suggestions for you. 
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