2014 Kitchen and Bathroom Trends

According to Professional Remodeler, these are the top kitchen and bathroom trends for 2014: Top 8 Kitchen Trends: 1. Open kitchen design 2. Kitchen lighting 3. Countertop material, black color 4. Refaced kitchen cabinets 5. Apron/farmhouse sinks 6. Appliance finishes 7. Kitchen islands 8. Floating shelves #3 According to Houzz, 94 percent of homeowners planning…

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Choosing a Kitchen Color Scheme

The colors you choose for your kitchen really set the mood of the room. It’s important to think about how all the elements – countertops, cabinets, appliances, floor, backsplash, and wall color – will all work together. Beware of bold colors as they can become quickly outdated. If you want to incorporate a bold color,…

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Granite F.A.Q.

Why are some granite colors more expensive than others? Availability, rarity, extraction, and transportation expenses all factor into determining pricing. Also, if a particular color is in high demand, the price will likely increase. How do I know when it’s time to reseal my granite? You can test if your granite countertop needs to be…

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Trending Now: White Kitchen Countertops

We know white countertops create clean lines, give the illusion that the room is larger, and can add a contemporary element to your kitchen, but it’s important to understand the different countertop materials available in white as well. Natural white stone is heat-resistant and strong, but it is somewhat porous making it more prone to…

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Cleaning Quartz Countertops

So you’ve heard how low-maintenance quartz countertops are and you wipe your beautiful counter with soap and water diligently every night, but you feel you need a deeper clean every once in a while. Which cleaning products are safe to use? Usually cleaning products with pH levels between 6 and 8 are safe to use…

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Three Reasons to Choose Quartz Countertops

There are many different materials you can choose when remodeling your countertops. Each different type of material has its own pros and cons, and serve different types of kitchen needs. One of newest countertop materials is quartz.  Even though they are still fairly new on the market, quartz countertops have gained a loyal following.  In…

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Recycled Glass Countertops

Accent Surfaces offers several different options for customers looking for eco-friendly countertops. Our recycled glass countertop brands include IceStone, Vetrazzo, and ECO. All are composed of 100% recycled glass combined with cement, pigment, and/or resin. Unlike granite and other natural stones, this type of surface is not quarried. The recycled glass content is primarily made…

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