Entries by Samantha

2019 Design Trends

What will be popular in 2019? There has been a lot of speculation as to what will dominate 2019 with the country and industrial look that lead 2018. Granite, Marble and Quartz are still key elements and you can mix and match them based on your personal preference. We are likely to see more Granite, […]

The Home You Want to Come Home To

If you have ever had your house staged for sale, you are in awe of how little they spent for such spectacular results.  Most of the time, it looks like a completely different house.  Well why wait? Start your new year with a home that is the envy of your friends but what is the […]

Cozy Fireplace Ideas

This is the coziest time of the year between the hot-cocoa, festive films, and nights covered in blankets by the fireplace. With that in mind, here are a few of the fireplaces that will make your home feel warm, stylish, and unique.  The traditional: give your traditional fireplace a little flare with a granite in-lay: […]

Quartz: The Stone of 2018

As 2018 winds down, we’ve noticed a few trends, one of which being Quartz. The reason for the increased prevalence: durability, ease to clean, and extensive color options. Quartz is scratch resistant, stain resistant, nearly heat resistant, and can be fashioned in the same styles as granite and marble. If you’re not sold and still […]

Halloween Hues

In the spirit of Halloween, we’re highlighting stones with an orange and black tone! Despite he Halloween comparison, these stones are very versatile, great for all spaces, and some even have a little sparkle to them! Would you dare to go black and bold, or do you prefer the warm orange hue? -Is there a […]

Must Have Fireplace Locations

It may still be warm, but have you started thinking about the winter months? Now is the perfect time to start planning for that fireplace you’ve always wanted to ensure it’s ready for the holidays. Fireplaces not only add an element of warmth to the home, but they also are a stylistic element. Instead of […]

Outdoor Kitchen Stones

Outdoor kitchens are a great way to entertain guests and be a part of the party, but when considering building an outdoor kitchen, durability should be the utmost concern. Your outdoor kitchen, unless completely enclosed, will be to be able to withstand all of the elements. Therefore, manufactured stones may not be the best as […]

2018 Kitchen Trends Update

We’ve been seeing a few new trends as 2018 has unfolded and it can be summed up in one  word: mis-match! What do you think of this idea? One thing to keep in mind if you want to try out this new design trend is that there need to be some cohesive elements, so only […]

Seamless Kitchen Style

With the latest trends being colored cabinets, decorative pendants, and vintage rugs, the kitchen can become a bit busy very quickly. One way to combat this and have a more seamless, clean look is to have the same backsplash as your countertops. This look is achieved by using large slabs of the same stone. Not […]

Counter Edge Types

In the granite world, the edge design style is referred to as the edge profile, and is one of the necessary decisions as you’re having your granite cut. Below we detail the different styles: Squared: This style works in almost every design and is a classic. Corners are smoothed so they are not at a […]