4 Glass Countertop Ideas For Your Next Kitchen or Bathroom Remodel

Glass kitchen countertops may not be the most traditional styles around, but they have certainly taken off in the home remodeling industry. If you are looking for something to bring a touch of class and uniqueness to your kitchen, why not go for full elegance and invest in a glass piece to last you a lifetime? There are many benefits to glass countertops, and homeowners throughout the generations have been drawn to their pristine beauty and precise cuts. There are many different types of glass countertops available to choose from. Here are a few of our favorites; these popular [...]

Superb Faux Marble Countertops for Your Remodeling Project

If you want to give your house or apartment a beautiful makeover, you should consider replacing the countertops with faux marble countertops.  Granite that looks like marble, as well as quartz countertops that look like Carrara marble, are viable options for your countertops. These durable materials are affordable and easy to clean. More and more people are investing in faux marble options to add beauty and character to their kitchens. It’s a great way to imitate the natural and pristine look of marble without having to spend money on real quarried stone. Countertops are a necessity in all [...]

What Are Large Porcelain Slabs?

Large porcelain slabs, popularized in Europe, are a new concept that has really hit the ground running. People are falling in love with the idea of using large porcelain slabs for a variety of different construction and remodeling projects, including flooring, walls, countertops, and much more. Imagine trying to construct an entire wall out of a natural stone or marble slab. It would be nearly impossible, considering costs, density, and the amount of labor involved! That’s where large format porcelain slabs come in handy. And thankfully, it isn’t too difficult to get your hands on porcelain tile slabs. [...]

Quartz vs. Quartzite Countertops PLUS Quartzite Pros & Cons

Those who love natural stone are often hard-pressed to choose between two of the most popular materials available: quartz vs. quartzite. Choosing the right material for your new kitchen countertops can be one of the most important decisions to make when it comes to design and quality. Whether or not you are going to be using your kitchen countertops every day, you’ll definitely want something spectacular and beautiful in what is arguably the most important room in the home. They both hail from the same name. But, what’s the difference between quartz and quartzite? Odds are you’ve seen [...]

Sleek Stainless Steel Countertop Ideas Guide

Zone 4 Architects, LLC Go to most restaurants and commercial kitchens and chances are they are using stainless steel countertops. Their harsh and busy working environment requires a surface that can take a beating and still look good. Most importantly, they need a surface that maintains the highest hygiene standards. Stainless steel provides these benefits and much more. You can also enjoy these benefits at home at roughly the same costs you would incur with a granite, marble or quartz countertop. If you are looking for a countertop that is tough, durable and looks good, try a [...]

6 Top Trends in Kitchen Countertop Design for 2018

The countertop is an essential component of the kitchen. It is where all the  action takes place. But more than that, the countertop is the foundation of kitchen décor when doing a kitchen renovation. It bares the burden of setting the tone and feel of the space. Seeing its importance in kitchen décor, it matters a lot what material, finish and design you choose for your countertop. We have put together the hottest countertop trends for 2018 that will give you ideas for your own kitchen. As you would expect, these trends focus heavily on color and material choices. Spoiler [...]

Hanstone Quartz Countertops: The Pros and Cons

A kitchen is not just about aesthetics, it is also about strength and durability. So while it is important to have a tastefully designed kitchen, it is even more important to have one that can withstand the busy and often-rough use of the space. One of the most crucial parts of the kitchen is the countertop. This is where a bulk of kitchen activities take place. For years, granite has been the mainstay of kitchen countertops. It has provided the aesthetics and resilience needed in a kitchen countertop. Now, a new material is edging the beloved granite aside. Engineered Quartz [...]

Silestone Countertops: The Pros & Cons

Choosing the best countertop option for your bathroom or kitchen is tough, particularly with kitchens.   Choosing the right countertop with all of the alternatives on the market, like marble and granite is a challenge, but when comparing features like staining and scratches, silestone fares well.  Silestone is manufactured from quartz, which provides many color tones, styles, and finishes for kitchen countertops and bathroom treatments, complementing many home styles and decorating tastes. What is Silestone? Silestone is a manufactured material made from natural quartz crystals that is used to make countertops, sinks, floors, shower trays, and wall cladding for bathroom [...]

10 Transitional Kitchen Elements for Those Seeking a Different Style

Time to remodel the kitchen? You sit down with a designer, but his or her ideas don't match the picture in your mind. Sometimes what we dream of doesn't correspond to traditional design, modern or retro designs, so we have to call it something else. What you're looking for is called transitional style. What is Transitional Style? That means it isn't one style or another, it means whatever you want where you want it, and it means pretty much anything goes. We’ve compiled for your consideration 10 elements of a transitional style kitchen. We hope you find your picture [...]

6 Must-See Kitchen Design Trends

Home is where the heart is, and where the heart is, home. When you think about a space in your home that reflects the heart of the home, the kitchen comes to mind. It’s the place where family and friends gather to enjoy a meal, engage in conversation (fun, serious, frivolous….it doesn’t really matter), share laughter and create memories. In other words, it’s the hub. If you’re looking to build a kitchen that is inviting, up-to-date without being irrelevant, warm and friendly, consider these new kitchen design trends that will bring life and warmth into your home. 1. Open [...]