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January 2019
New Year, New Kitchen

New Year, New Kitchen

A brand new year is always a wonderful opportunity to get a fresh start. If you believe in the concept of "out with the old and in with the new," you should think about remodeling your kitchen.
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December 2018
Kitchen Islands: Pros and Cons

Kitchen Islands: Pros and Cons

Having a kitchen island seems to be almost mandatory, at least in the design shows and magazines. Of course, most of them are dealing with optimal space and setup. Older kitchens and those with a tight layout may not be able to accommodate a kitchen island. Let's look at some pros and cons of kitchen islands to help you determine if you can justify the addition of one in your existing space.
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Holiday Kitchen Prep

Holiday Kitchen Prep

It's that time of year already. If you cook a lot, you know what we are referring to! It's time to get your kitchen ready for the onslaught of holiday cooking that is about to occur. Whether you're a pro, or this is your first attempt, here's a quick list of things that you can do to get your kitchen ready.
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November 2018
How Your Entry Can Make a “Rock Solid” First Impression

How Your Entry Can Make a “Rock Solid” First Impression

When it comes to a home or business, an entryway is an opportunity to make an important first impression. This unique space provides a transition from an organic outdoor environment into a manmade built space. Using natural stone in the entry, not only makes a powerful impact, it also helps to establish a harmonious flow from exterior to interior.
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Porcelain Tile Flooring is the Next Big Thing

Porcelain Tile Flooring is the Next Big Thing

Tile flooring is becoming extremely popular; especially the choice of porcelain tiles that are 12-inch squares. They work great in areas prone to moisture such as bathrooms, laundry rooms, kitchens entryways and basements.
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October 2018
Fall Recipes Made Easy with Granite Countertops

Fall Recipes Made Easy with Granite Countertops

Granite is an excellent surface to prepare holiday delights. Since it is a resilient material you can chop all your vegetables, fruits, nuts etc. directly on the surface. This saves time with both preparation and cleaning!
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Marble offers the perfect surface for Holiday Pastries

Marble offers the perfect surface for Holiday Pastries

Marble has inherent qualities highly desired for a pastry making surface. Its naturally cool temperature is ideal for keeping butter in pastry dough at the perfect temp and its smooth surface is exemplary for rolling and shaping dough. Marble counters are the pros’ secret tip to flawless pastry dough for holiday confections.
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September 2018
The Pros and Cons of Hiring a General Contractor

The Pros and Cons of Hiring a General Contractor

If you're remodeling your home, you might consider hiring a general contractor. While general contractors take the pressure off homeowners, if you're installing natural or engineered stone products in the home make sure you choose wisely. Check out this list of pros and cons to determine the best choice for your home remodeling project.
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Is Soapstone Ideal for Kitchen Counters?

Is Soapstone Ideal for Kitchen Counters?

Soapstone is a natural stone that’s made of quartz, talc, magnesite and other accessory minerals. It gets its name because it feels like a bar of soap to the touch. Many homeowners consider soapstone ideal for countertops because they are heat resistant.
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August 2018
Choosing the Right Kitchen Sink and Faucet for Your Kitchen

Choosing the Right Kitchen Sink and Faucet for Your Kitchen

In every home, the kitchen is the most utilized room. However, no kitchen is complete without a sink for cleaning and cooking. Choosing just the right look can become a beautiful yet functional focal point in the room. This blog will guide you on how to choose the best sink and faucet for your kitchen and your lifestyle.
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