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Why Are Backsplashes Necessary?

  When designing kitchen countertops, backsplashes are automatically included in the decision process. You don’t think twice about it because the idea that they go hand in hand has been deeply entrenched in the modern kitchen image.   But why are backsplashes necessary? If you’ve ever wondered, there are more reasons than “just because”.   [...]

By | September 14th, 2017|

Pros and Cons of Porcelain Countertops

  When you hear “most durable countertop”, what materials immediately come to mind? Most likely granite or quartz, right? Well, you’re not alone in thinking that.   While those two materials are impressive in durability though, people often forget about the quiet strength of porcelain countertops. Many may be surprised to hear that porcelain is [...]

By | August 29th, 2017|

2 Ultimate All-Weather Countertops for the Patio Kitchen

  Outdoor kitchens on the patio are a growing trend in home renovations these days. The CEO of Design Line Interiors, Dawn Davidson, estimates to KitchenBathDesign.com that “90% of her firm’s warm-weather residential projects today include an outdoor kitchen”.   If you’re cooking and preparing your food outside, you need a countertop to work on [...]

By | August 23rd, 2017|

Matching Cabinets with Your Countertops

  Countertops and cabinets are significant elements to anchoring the kitchen theme. They play off each other’s qualities and are the yin to each other’s yang. Sometimes, they can even be on the same side to highlight a whole other feature in the kitchen.   Colours and patterns Mix-and-matching colours and patterns is usually the [...]

By | August 7th, 2017|

Designing a Trendy Bar Counter

  If you ever have a moment to catch a breath one night in your bar, take a look around. People from all walks of life are there, dancing and chatting the night away. Some are there to celebrate, some to unwind, and others to forget. But one thing they share in common is that [...]

By | August 1st, 2017|

The History Of Marble Stone And Why It Makes Great Countertops

Marble is the result of limestone that has been metamorphosed, or subjected to great heat and  pressure.  Marble has been used for building and construction since the ancient times.  The word marble comes from ancient Greek and means “shining stone.”  It was used extensively by ancient Greek and Roman architects and sculptors. Marble’s usefulness as [...]

By | July 24th, 2017|

Top Choices For a Fireplace Surround

A fireplace is a natural focal point in any house, so choosing a material to surround the fireplace will dictate the feel of the whole home.  There are several types of materials that can be used for fireplace surrounds ranging from old-school classic to modern.  Choosing the one that suits your needs will reflect the [...]

By | July 24th, 2017|