Sunday, November 29, 2015

Selecting a Stone for Countertops

Hello ! December is almost here and holiday season in full swing.  Have you completed your 
home renovation or are you thinking about a project??

  Today I wanted to discuss countertops and 
products available on the market.  In the past we would  visit the  stone yard for a granite or marble counter top and select one with combined marble coloring.
Today there are dozens of new choices especially in engineered stone, very  durable and long lasting. There is  CeasarStone, which comes in beautiful tones and marble look alikes so easy  to keep clean and looks stunning for years , Dupont Zodiaq quartz  has a calcutta, a favorite ,see link below )
Dupont still manufactures corona and can be back lit.
Many of my recent projects have had a waterfall countertop over one side to the floor.
This requires a strong material and marble tends to be fragile.
I do love my statuary Marble top.  However, it will dull if not treated and stains are apparent and
must be  careful with wine and fruit acids.
There are is concrete fabricators that pour countertops.  Must us an experienced company!
It worth a trip to a large stone yard to educate yourself to materials.
You can get samples and test for durability

Enjoy December and ask questions if you need to know more about stone surfaces

                      Next-Generation Solid Surface Material and Quartz Surface

DuPont™ Corian® solid surface material and DuPont™ Zodiaq® quartz surfaces are the result of a scientific quest to create solid-surface material for residential and commercial designs of surpassing beauty.
Specially engineered to be both visually stunning and long-lasting, DuPont™ Corian® solid-surface material and Zodiaq® quartz surfaces come in more than a hundred colors and patterns, and can be custom-cut and installed for limitless design possibilities. Virtually seamless solid-surface flowing kitchen and bath countertops and backsplashes, intricate inlays and textures, brilliant color and lighting effects — it’s all possible.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

House at the Beach

Summer at the beach.   How about a small cottage on the ocean??
Would be nice, right???
Well, dreams can come true!   Beach homes require some good up
keep to keep them protected from  moisture and salt damage
After storm Sandy many homes are built up at least 9 feet  and
many new designs are very cool.   The home can appear to have
a bottom level built with garage and windows.

Hope you have a wonderful summer!

Friday, July 17, 2015

Kitchen Design Ideas

Hello,  Just starting to consider a kitchen renovation?  
Let's take a look at some ideas that are currently trending.
Island microwaves, double stacked cabinets w/ glass,  Accent posts, custom hoods, wood and marble tops,  cook tops,  tall pantries.
If you need help with your next project, please send me an email. 
I can help you with design and color choices. As well as 
prepare a complete set of plans..

Enjoy the summer!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Barn Homes

Howdy !   Have you ever considered  buying a barn???
Here are a few ideas of barn living with style and unique visions. Some large garages can be transformed  into beautiful living  environments . 

Enjoy Spring! 

Thursday, February 26, 2015

White Kitchen-Trending

Hello,  March is just around the corner and excited about spring. Apologize for lack of posts in recent weeks. It's been rather busy in kitchen planning and design. Still have many projects on my plate to complete! Just for some information the white kitchen is still very much in style and trending in a big way.  It may be another year or two before until we see a shift in residential home kitchens towards darker stains and possibly more European contemporary style!

Apartments and Condo living couples choose the more modern style and textured cabinets that are now popular.  Vertical or horizontal grains in natural woods

If you would like to chat about designs and your thoughts about
your next kitchen project. Please email