Why You Should Consider Changing Your Cabinets When Replacing Your Countertops

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Countertops tend to dominate the look and feel of the entire kitchen. If you have a beautiful white marble countertop, every few people are going to look elsewhere. Because of this, most homeowners don’t pay much attention to the cabinets. In fact, they assume that they would be able to get away with just resurfacing Read More

Granite is Inexpensive – Why Not Use It Everywhere?

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Granite is a very resilient stone and it’s also relatively inexpensive. It doesn’t stain easily, is available in a variety of colors and designs, and looks luxurious. While you need to be very careful with marble, granite can suffer a considerable amount of wear and tear and still last for ages. After all, there are Read More

What Are Laminated Edges?

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When you choose a stone counter for your kitchen or bathroom countertops, you want it to look stunning from every angle. Most people consider the surface and the natural design of the stone. The surface, after all, has the most visual impact and enhances the look of your kitchen. But edges play an important role Read More

What’s the Difference Between Quartz and Quartzite?

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It’s not unusual for people to confuse quartz with quartzite and vice versa. Some people even think that they’re the same stone. Neither of these assumptions is true. The difference between quartz and quartzite is easy enough to understand. One is that it’s engineered by man and the other is a 100% product Made by Read More

Let’s Choose a Sink: Drop-In or Undermount?

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A sink is one of the most important fixtures in your kitchen. You might not realize it, but you use it more than any other appliance in your kitchen. However, most people don’t give it much thought. People who do think about it find themselves torn between the choice of drop-in sinks and Undermount ones. Read More

What is Granite Etching?

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Granite is very beautiful without any embellishments needed. That’s why it’s one of the most popular countertop materials amongst homeowners. This popularity means that if you want to stand out and install countertops unique to your home, you’re out of luck. There are very few countertop options out there that would let you customize it Read More

All You Need to Know About Glass Countertops

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One of the best ways to beautify your kitchen is to upgrade the countertops. As countertops usually dominate the space in your kitchen, replacing them can transform your cooking space entirely. There’s no shortage of material choices but if you want a truly unique look for your kitchen, you can try glass countertops. Most people Read More

How to Prepare Your Kitchen for a Countertop Installation

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There’s more to adding new countertops to your home than just selecting the material. The countertop installation requires your attention as well. If you purchase natural stone countertops like granite or marble, you want to make sure that the installation goes as smoothly as possible. To ensure this, you need to prepare for the install Read More

How Do You Choose a Modern Faucet for Your Kitchen Countertops?

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If you do everything right, pay careful attention to all design elements of your kitchen countertops and then choose a mundane faucet, you’re ignoring a vital aspect. The faucet can be the icing to your overall design, adding a touch of class and elegance to your kitchen. These are the aspects you should take into Read More

Top Things to Consider about Marble Countertops and Window Sills

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If you have room in your budget and a taste for refined elegance, you might want to consider having marble countertops in your kitchen. One of the main reasons why people pick marble for countertops is because they look great. The material adds a sense of sophistication and classic beauty to your design. Of course, Read More

6 Most Popular Sink Styles for Granite Countertops

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Granite countertops exude luxury and classic style. Great countertops also need to be complemented by great sinks and faucets as there should be a general continuity in design. However, design isn’t the only thing you should consider. Functionality and durability is also important. Ideally, a kitchen sink should last for several years and be able Read More

The Best Uses for Quartz Countertops

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While marble and granite are the best choices for kitchen countertops, quartz is slowly gaining popularity as well. An increasing number of people consider quartz a great alternative to natural stone and are installing it in kitchens world-wide. What is Quartz?  Quartz is a stone that’s naturally and abundantly available in the Earth’s crust. Crushed Read More

12 Types of Countertop Profiles

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You may not have given it much thought, but believe it or not, countertops have the ability to be shaped at the corners and the edges of each of the four sides, and that is what profiling is all about. Be sure that when you are selecting a profile for your new countertop, that the Read More

Is It Time To Redo Your Kitchen?

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What Has Triggered This Need For A Kitchen Overhaul? You may be staring at the current state of your kitchen right at this moment…so why the sudden need to change it? As people evolve, their tastes change (almost from year to year), and this could be what has triggered this sudden burst of motivation to Read More

DIY Concrete Countertops

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Why A Concrete Countertop? It is the latest trend, and for good reason…concrete material provides you with far more diversity that you can apply to a personal design. This basically translates into your imagination (within reason), and is your only limitation when using concrete for your new countertop. Countering Concrete Countertop Costs If you stagger Read More

How To Redo Your Kitchen Cabinets (DIY)

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Why Is It Time To Redo Your Cabinets? If you have actual damages that are developing on or in your kitchen cabinets, then yes, it is time to replace them, more for safety, but for the overall look too. You may want to upgrade your kitchen cabinets to a more modern design, and that is Read More

Choosing Appliances for Modern Kitchen Countertops

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Remodeling your kitchen is the perfect opportunity to upgrade your kitchen appliances. With so many options and styles to choose from, however, it can be difficult to decide what to buy. To make sure that your appliances enhance rather than detract from your overall kitchen décor scheme, choose appliances that match your kitchen countertops. There Read More

Durable and Inexpensive Countertop Material – Can You Have Both?

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When it comes to selecting a material for your kitchen countertops, you have to decide what features are most important to you. In many cases, it seems as though you have to choose between durability and affordability, but can you have both? There are several kitchen countertop materials that offer excellent durability without breaking the Read More

The Easiest Kitchen Countertop Materials to Install Yourself

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If you are looking for a way to save money on your kitchen countertops, you may want to consider installing them yourself. Some materials, like granite and marble, are simply too difficult to cut and too heavy to install yourself, but there are plenty of other options. Nontraditional countertop materials, like tile, wood, and laminate, Read More

DIY: Tile Granite You Can Install Yourself

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Installing your own kitchen countertops can be a great way to save money on a kitchen remodel. If you plan to build your own counters, however, there are certain materials you should and should not consider based on the difficulty level involved. Granite tile is a great option for DIY counters, because it is an Read More

The Pros and Cons of Stainless Steel Countertops

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For many years, marble and granite were the kitchen countertop materials of choice, but there is a new option that has become increasingly popular. Whether you are looking for a low-maintenance option or you are trying to create an industrial feel in your kitchen, stainless steel countertops may be worth considering. If you are thinking Read More

5 Countertop Options to Fit Your Flooring Style

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If you are performing a complete kitchen remodel, you need to think carefully about the materials you choose. Certain countertop materials simply do not blend well with some types of flooring, and you should make sure that every element of your kitchen fits in with your desired décor scheme. Below you will find tips for Read More

Selecting The Best Backsplash Color and Style for Your Countertops

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Not only is your backsplash a necessary part of your kitchen, but it is an excellent opportunity to show some style and character. A bright and colorful backsplash can add a touch of whimsy to your kitchen while a neutral color can bring the room together. Before you choose a backsplash for your kitchen, consider Read More

The Pros and Cons of Soapstone Counters

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When you think about the most popular kitchen countertop materials, it is probably things like granite and marble that come to mind. Though soapstone may be a less conventional option for kitchen counters, it is a beautiful and highly durable material that is worthy of consideration. If you are thinking about using soapstone for your Read More

3 Essential Materials in Remodeling Your Kitchen

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When it comes to remodeling your kitchen, you have a lot to think about. Not only do you need to consider the best floorplan for your kitchen and what appliances you want to include, but you also have to think about the materials for your countertops, flooring, and cabinets. These are the three most important Read More

3 Alternative Kitchen Countertop Materials

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Remodeling your kitchen can be very exciting, but it is a challenge as well. You have a lot of decisions to make regarding the color scheme, arrangement, and the materials you use. One of the most important decisions you have to make is what type of countertop material to use. Your kitchen counters see a Read More

Top 5 Kitchen Design Mistakes To Avoid

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When it comes to designing a kitchen, not just anyone can get it right; your kitchen does not just need to look great. It should also be functional and made to see you through many long years. There are certain mistakes a lot of people end up making, which you should definitely try to avoid Read More

3 Industrial-Style Kitchen Countertop Ideas

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In recent years, there has been an increasing trend toward use of industrial-style materials and furnishings in the home. Not only are industrial materials and furnishings incredibly durable, but they bring an air of modernity and style to the home as well. One place where industrial-style materials are particularly popular is in the kitchen. If Read More

5 Ways To Make Practical Use Of A Corner Kitchen Cabinet

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There are certain corners in your kitchen that end up being dead spaces. Nothing really fits there and you end up wasting precious space. Corner kitchen cabinets are great ways to make use of these spaces, they look great, and add extra storage space. Here are five ways you can use your corner kitchen cabinet Read More

Designing Your Kitchen For Kids… 5 Tips To Consider

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Remodeling? Redesigning or Designing your kitchen to your kids? Great! In the modern day and age, a kitchen is not just where the mom cooks, as it is more of a family zone where kids and parents all turn cooking and eating into a fun social activity. Plus, most parents like to put their kids Read More

The Top 4 Durable Kitchen Countertops Materials

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When it comes to choosing a material for your kitchen countertops, what qualities are most important to you? Of course you want something that will match the color palette and décor scheme of your kitchen, but, more importantly, you want to know that the countertops you install will last. If you are looking for top-level Read More

Kitchen Cabinet Cleaning:How To Keep Your Wooden Cabinets Clean

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Your kitchen cabinets tend to get subjected to a lot of abuse due to all the cooking that goes on around them. They can easily collect a lot of cooking grease and grime with time, and if left unattended can become very difficult to clean. No worries, here are… 6 Tips to Keep Your Kitchen cabinet Healthy Read More

Modern Sink Designs To Match Your Granite Countertops 

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When you set out to design your new kitchen you’ll be faced with a long list of design choices. One of the most important but often overlooked is your sink. Long gone are the days of the one-size-fits-all stainless steel double bowl drop-in kitchen sink. Sinks now come in all kinds of shapes and sizes. Read More

Marble Magic – The Secret to Cleaning Stains on Marble Countertops

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Marble countertops are very popular in Clearwater cottage style kitchens. Whether you choose prefer the bright white with gray and silver veins of Carrera marble or the golden ribbons of Calcutta Gold, they all look beautiful in a light and bright Clearwater cottage style kitchen.   The Warnings about Marble Marble is a natural stone Read More

Counter Culture – New Accessories for Your Granite Countertops

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In recent years there has been a dramatic increase in the selection of granite countertops for kitchens. At the same time there have been many new innovations in lighting and increasing use of natural stone, wood and ceramic tile to enhance both the beauty and function of your kitchen. Here are just a few of Read More

The Great Countertop Debate: Should Your Kitchen Choose Granite Or Laminate Countertops?

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When you think about all the elements of your kitchen, the countertops get the most use by far. Plus, how they look makes a huge impression on the overall appearance of your kitchen. For the last 15 years or so, granite countertops have been the rage, but before that, laminate ruled when it came to Read More

Kitchen Design DIY – So That It’s Easier For You To Clean

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Who would believe that the most important tool you have for keeping your new kitchen clean would be your brain? Putting some thought into how dirt collects in your kitchen can help you choose the right kitchen countertop design to minimize the mess and make cleaning it much easier. Here are 3 important elements to Read More

Animal Magnetism – Granite Countertops Inspired by Nature

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In Clearwater, Florida it’s no surprise that many of the most popular colors, textures, materials and finishes used for home decor are inspired by nature. The endless sunny days, mild winters and warm waters of the Gulf inspire Clearwater residents to create living spaces that reflect their outdoor lifestyle and the natural environment. 5 Suggestions Read More

What Makes a Beautiful Granite Countertop – Start With Make Up

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Granite owes much of its beauty to make up. Not the type of “makeup” that lives in the drawers of the bathroom vanity but the “make up” or composition of minerals that are combined to give each variety of granite its unique color and pattern. Sometimes the color and pattern is very consistent and sometimes Read More

The Right Profile Edge For Your Granite Countertops – A Quick Tutorial

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When choosing an edge profile for their granite countertops, Clearwater homeowners often don’t give it a second thought. In hindsight many wish they had. Your choice of edge profile can have a surprising effect on the look and function of your kitchen. It’s not hard to make a good decision that you’ll be happy with Read More

Granite Countertops in Clearwater Are From the Finest Quarries in the World

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Like fine wines and gourmet truffles, many varieties of the most sought after stone for granite countertops come from small producers in remote locations. From these small exclusive quarries scattered around the world come some of the most striking granite countertops Clearwater has ever seen. We specialize in supplying and installing granite countertops from many Read More

A Little Bit Of History of Exotic Granite Kitchen Countertop – From Brazil to Clearwater Fl

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The use of granite slabs as a kitchen countertop material is a relatively recent phenomenon. 15 years ago granite was rarely used for interior applications. Times have changed quickly and granite kitchen countertops have become a defining element of most modern luxury kitchens. Along with stainless steel appliances, granite kitchen countertops have become standard in Read More

Quartz Stone Countertop – The Good, The Not So Good, And Everything Else

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When it comes to durability and beauty it is hard to beat manufactured quartz stone countertops. Whether you are looking for a kitchen countertop, bathroom vanity or feature wall, quartz  is a choice you will want to consider carefully, especially for your Clearwater kitchen counter or bathroom vanity.  But it is very difficult to find Read More

7 Secrets (Of The Pros) to Creating Invisible Seams For Your Granite Countertops

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If you want great looking granite countertops for your kitchen, installation is key. You know this right? Poorly matched patterns across a seam, poorly fitting seams that leave a gap and seams that are easily seen by casual observation all detract from the beauty of your countertops. And of course we must not forget; wide Read More

Creative Quartz Countertops Design To Inspire You… 5 Of Them To Be Exact!

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So you think Quartz is the rising star of kitchen design and remodeling. But for a typical home owner, how can one take advantage of its beautiful & bold choices of color, texture and design? We’ve covered  5 new designs using quartz in this post.  #1 Multi-Level Quartz Countertops Design   Different levels create separate Read More

The ABCs of Choosing Exotic Granite

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There are dozens or even hundreds of different exotic varieties of granite available on the market today. At our Clearwater showroom you’ll always find a wide selection of slabs available in-stock for your kitchen or bathroom project. ABCs of Choosing Exotic Granite Stone For Your Countertop Choosing exotic granite slab for your project should be Read More

4 Popular Vintage Kitchen Design Ideas (With Granite Countertops Of Course) You Will Be Envious

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Whether you are painstakingly recreating an 18th century French Provincial kitchen of Provence or simply want a simple shaker style kitchen with granite countertops, achieving a vintage look is simpler than ever before. Capturing the vintage look you want is not about turning your kitchen into a museum. There are few people that want to Read More

Marble Countertops in Clearwater Find a Home in a Cottage Kitchen

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All along the Gulf Coast you’ll find many cute and quaint cottages in beach communities and historic neighborhoods. Many date back to the early 1900s. A new trend toward small space living has been making cottages in Clearwater increasingly popular. Urban professionals looking for convenience and quality of life have been choosing to purchase older Read More

11 Types Of Stone Countertops… You Probably Don’t Know What #3 Is!

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Natural and manufactured or engineered stone continue to be the most popular materials for modern kitchen countertops. The recent runaway favorite granite, however, is seeing increased competition for top spot from manufactured quartz, the top challenger from the rapidly growing manufactured stone category. A number of less familiar natural stone surfaces like soapstone and limestone Read More

The 3 Most Profound Developments To Modern Kitchen Design

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Your history teacher might have told you that the Stone Age began some 3 Million+ years ago… But experts in modern kitchens design tells a different story… … The Stone Age has just begun!  A combination of demand, expanding production and improvements in technology are making today the new Stone Age. For kitchens and bathrooms Read More

The Essentials Of Kitchen Islands And Countertops

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No modern kitchen seems to be complete without stone kitchen island and countertops. Kitchen islands offer an array of benefits. Islands can provide specialized storage for things like wine and cookbooks plus they often provide a second eating area and serve as a natural transition between the kitchen and the dining and living areas in Read More

5 Tips In Coloring Your Kitchen with Natural Stone… You’ll Surely Love Tip #5

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Coloring your kitchen? When your new kitchen design or renovation includes natural stone such as granite or marble it is often wise to use the existing colors in the stone to guide your color choices for the rest of the kitchen. Let’s dive into the 5 tips in coloring your kitchen. While you may wish Read More

For Home Owners in Clearwater Florida – 4 Options (and Upgrades) to Take Your Kitchen Design from OK to OMG

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When it comes to Kitchen design there will always be one thing that stands out. It could be a natural stone tile backsplash, a modern stainless steel gas grill or intimate lighting over an eat-in island that lends an inviting appeal to the design. It’s important though that not everything in your kitchen is fighting Read More

Marble vs Granite – 6 Kitchen Countertops Tips You Need to Consider

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Choosing between marble or granite kitchen countertops is ultimately a personal choice. There are both pros and cons to both materials. Regardless of your choice, both of these natural stone surfaces can provide years of beauty and functionality in your kitchen. Here are six things that you need to consider when choosing a kitchen countertops… Read More

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Why You Should Consider Changing Your Cabinets When Replacing Your Countertops

Installing New Countertops Over Old Counters 14 Feb 2016/Comments Disabled/

Countertops tend to dominate the look and feel of the entire kitchen. If you have a beautiful white marble countertop, every few people are going to look elsewhere. Because of this, most homeowners don’t pay much attention to the cabinets. In fact, they assume that they would be able to get away with just resurfacing Read More

Granite is Inexpensive – Why Not Use It Everywhere?

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Granite is a very resilient stone and it’s also relatively inexpensive. It doesn’t stain easily, is available in a variety of colors and designs, and looks luxurious. While you need to be very careful with marble, granite can suffer a considerable amount of wear and tear and still last for ages. After all, there are Read More

What Are Laminated Edges?

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When you choose a stone counter for your kitchen or bathroom countertops, you want it to look stunning from every angle. Most people consider the surface and the natural design of the stone. The surface, after all, has the most visual impact and enhances the look of your kitchen. But edges play an important role Read More