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When looking to remodel your kitchen, the countertops are among the most impactful design choices that you will make. As both a focal point and a functional element of a kitchen (or bathroom), selecting the right material will be one of the determining factors in the design options that are...

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Whether you're changing the size and layout of your kitchen, or you're unhappy with how tired it looks, these 2020 remodeling trends can help guide you through your new kitchen transformation.

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As the heart of the home, a kitchen is a bustling place, and your kitchen countertops will almost definitely take a beating on most days. A bottle of grape juice gets knocked over by a backpack. Kids go to slice cheese without using a cutting board. Hot pots are set on top of the countertop to...

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Countertops are a focal point in kitchens and bathrooms. They account for much of the surface area in the space and attract the eye with their color, motion, patterns, and sheen.

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Choosing a coordinating countertop and backsplash isn’t rocket science, but it’s also not as easy as 1, 2, 3. Complimentary colors alone won’t always lead to a perfect match. You must also consider patterns, movement, and sheen to create a look you’ll truly love.

Most experts will advise you to...

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Marble, granite, and quartz are three materials frequently used on kitchen and bathroom countertops. Two are natural, one artificial, but with today’s manufacturing technology it can be nearly impossible to spot the difference with the naked eye.

 

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You've looked at dozens of samples for your new countertops. After deliberating on all the colors, textures, and maintenance involved, you've finally settled on the material and are done with your countertop decisions. Well, not quite.

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If you’ve recently gone through a kitchen remodel, you’ll understand this feeling: my kitchen is too nice to cook in now! 

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There’s a new victor this year in the kitchen industry. According to the 2018 Houzz Kitchen Trends Study, engineered quartz has taken over the top spot from granite as homeowners’ go-to countertop choice. 

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Granite is a natural stone composed of quartz, feldspar and mica. It’s mined from around the world, including quarries in India, Brazil, Norway, Italy and China. The largest granite quarry in the United States is in Vermont.  

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