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What is Hygge Style and how do I get it In My Kitchen?

The versatility of hygge makes it easy to add elements of the style to your kitchen, even if you don’t want to remodel the entire room. Making some changes to the colors and accessories in your kitchen can create the calming, cozy effect that is the reason this design style has become so popular.



How to Design a Baker's Kitchen

There is nothing like the aroma of baked goods to make both our mouths water and fill our hearts with joy. Many people have fond memories of baking with their parents and want to pass down this tradition to their own children.



What is a Layered Lighting Plan?

Ironically, one of the most important elements of design is often ignored, even though it is literally illuminating everything around them...lighting. It is not unusual to underestimate the value of lighting and how important it is to success of any aesthetic.



Countertop’s Tower of Babble

Every industry has its own jargon. Natural stone fabricators and countertop installers are no exception. When you are renovating your kitchen or bathroom—and you know you will—you can rest assured a number of terms will come your way that you may not understand.



Do Some Granite Stones Look Like Marble?

There are a few granite options that can mimic the look of marble without the added work. The overall look of granite is never a mirror image of marble, but a granite that looks like marble can create the same type of sophisticated and luxurious look in your kitchen with less stress of maintenance.



Are Marble Kitchen Countertops a Good Idea?

Some homeowners insist on marble for its timeless beauty and luxury. While the natural stone industry offers many alternatives, if you have your heart set on marble and are willing to provide the care and maintenance to keep it looking great, marble may be the perfect choice for your kitchen.



Kitchen of the Week: The Warmth of Azteca Granite

In this particular kitchen of the week, the bottom lit cabinets accentuate the beautiful speckles in the stone and the rich cherry cabinets draw out the brown coloring within the stone. The natural stone industry sees a high demand of dark and light countertops and a wide range of granite colors.



Strike Gold with These 5 Gold Stone Colors

Sometimes the allure of gold is too much to resist. It is a beautiful shade of color, and the eyes light up once its set upon it. Gold jewelry and accessories enhance the look of any outfit, and gold in granite countertops will enhance the look of your kitchen, bathroom, or any place you install it.



What Design Rules Should You Break?

Although design rules can provide basic guidance, as you tap into your creativity you may be tempted to break a rule or two. Fortunately, there are many design rules that can be broken to create unique, attractive spaces.



Types of Bathroom Vanity Mirrors

The proper bathroom mirror to complement your bathroom vanity, is an essential that cannot be overlooked. The bathroom vanity and mirror combo is one of the first things that you typically see when you walk into a bathroom.



Will Granite and Marble Ever Go Out of Style?

Remodeling your kitchen, bathroom, or other part of your home, requires a lot of decisions you must make. Your budget, the areas you want remodeled, and the materials you need to complete this project all need to be considered.



What are the Benefits of Having Natural Stone Countertops?

Natural stone countertops are durable and can withstand the busiest of families or a high demand workspace, making them suitable for residential or business layouts. The durability of the countertops not only makes them long lasting but also ultimately more cost efficient.



Tiny Green Homes and Quartz Countertops

Eco-friendly and self-sufficient tiny green home designers are recycling abandoned storage container cars and making sleek micro homes. These little wonders hold upscaled plumbing and fixtures that mimic costlier and larger living spaces.



What is Open-Plan Living?

Traditional American Colonial homes placed great importance on the division of rooms, allowing each room to serve a highly specific and designated purpose. The kitchen was seen as a place for preparing foods and not understood as a place for entertaining and visiting.