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You may have noticed quartz countertops being a popular trend for kitchen remodels, especially on Pinterest and Houzz. Many people come in our kitchen and bath showroom asking about quartzite and how it differs, if at all, from quartz. 

Quartz is an engineered stone, meaning it is made in a factory out of synthetic materials such as stone chips, resins, and pigments. With normal use, quartz will not chip, fade, or break. Because it is a non-porous product, it does not have to be sealed and will not absorb stains. It is one of the lowest maintenance countertops available.

 

Tuesday, 06 February 2018 09:06

Different Kinds of Tile and Their Uses

If you were to walk into our showroom today, you would see that we have hundreds of tile samples available (literally), but would you be able to differentiate them and know which tile would best meet the needs of your project? After all, not all tile is created equal. Some tiles hold up to heat and moisture, making them a great fit for a bathroom, and some don’t. Some tiles can handle years of wear and tear, making them a best bet for flooring in a high traffic area of your home, while some would crack under the pressure. And, some tiles require more monthly or annual maintenance than others. To put it simply, tile can be complicated.

Lucky for you, we’re here to help you with that when you arrive to our showroom. Until then, though, we put together this quick guide detailing different tiles, their properties and best uses.

 

Friday, 06 April 2018 00:05

Put Your Kitchen in the Best Light

Renovating your kitchen means more than exploring your cabinetry and countertop options. Although those are two very important parts of any home renovation, we can't forget about lighting- one of the most important aspects of any room in your home.

Friday, 17 November 2017 11:55

Holiday Survival Guide- Home Edition

When we were kids, the holidays meant a vacation from school spent with our family, piles of gifts, and food- lots of food. As adults, though, how we feel about the holidays tends to change. All of a sudden, we're the ones preparing the food, buying all the gifts and organizing the schedules. That's not as much fun as 2 whole weeks off from school with nothing to do now, is it?

With that in mind, we put together this Pinterest board with a few holiday hacks that will save you time, money, and stress. From last-minute, kid-friendly DIY decoration ideas to time saving baking hacks to helpful check lists that will avoid any guest room shortages, we've got you covered. 

Monday, 23 October 2017 11:35

Countertop Cleaning & Maintenance Guide:

If you think about it, your kitchen countertop works harder than anyone in your house. It puts up with much more than a kitchen appliance should. Well beyond meal prep, your kitchen countertop sees your daily mail, your kids’ backpacks, is used as a coat hanger or a leaning post… the list could go on. So, how do we make sure our countertops survive all this wear and tear? With proper maintenance, of course. With that in mind, we’ve focused on a few different countertop materials and detailed their maintenance requirements and suggested cleaning methods. 

Monday, 02 October 2017 11:04

Home Remodeling Projects with the Most ROI

When it comes time to sell your house, chances are, you’re not looking forward to tackling any remodeling projects required to increase the value of your house before you put it on the market. Maybe you’re selling to upgrade, maybe you need less space now that your kids have gone off to start their own lives, or maybe you just need a fresh start. Either way, when it comes to remodeling your home to sell it, you’re looking for big return on small efforts.

Of course, there are many ways to spruce up your house before you sell it: build a new deck, put on new siding, replace your window treatments, etc. But, two of the most common rooms for any *more bang for your buck* home remodeling project are the kitchen and bathroom.

As it always seems to go, 2017 snuck up on us in a flash and with it, design trends came and went. Some of which we were happy to see go, and some we wish stuck around. Either way, 2018 is looking like it will bring us a few new and exciting design trends to work with. We’ve searched high and low to find out what the top design trend specialists are saying we have in store for us in the coming year, and we have to say, we like what we see! 

 

Tuesday, 25 July 2017 13:14

Designing Your Accent Wall

Although trends come and go, the accent wall has been extremely popular in the design and decorating industries for decades. Their undeniable flexibility and stylishness can turn even the blandest room into a beauty. With unlimited paint color options, and the ever growing list of other surfaces and materials available, the accent wall is alive and well. Here's a few tips and tricks to getting the most out of your design. 

Thursday, 29 June 2017 16:14

The Benefits of Wood Plank Porcelain Tile

Wood-look tile hit the market over a decade ago and as the wood-look remains popular, the desire for a low-maintenance, long lasting, easy-to-clean, surface does as well. The good news is; wood plank tile has come a long way over the years. If you want the wood look, with the durability of a tile, you’ll find your perfect match in wood plank porcelain tile. 

Although the softness and warmth of real wood can feel amazing at your fingertips or under your toes, often, it makes more sense to use a wood tile instead. Because tile is completely waterproof and scratch resistant, it is a smart option for your new floors and walls, especially if you own animals or have children. Tile is resistant to the damage of heavy traffic, and the exposure to humidity and water, making it last longer.

Thursday, 27 April 2017 10:03

Find Tranquility in Your New Bathroom

The ideal bathroom is a wonderful place to relax after work or recharge for the day ahead. Accordingly, today’s designers are moving towards a soothing, natural, and elegantly simplistic look. Gone are the days of aggressive Tuscan red and Provincial, which tend to overwhelm the bathroom; cool neutrals in various shades of grey are trending instead. Whereas it was once popular to have warm base colors with cooler accents, customers now are moving towards cool base tones with pops of warm toned ornamentation throughout the room. However, these variations will be subtle, as befits a place of tranquility. Right now, homeowners are seeking understatement.

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