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Splurging on Stone

As our economy has taken a turn for the better, so have our kitchens. Kitchen design has been revitalized as more people are willing to splurge on products and materials that are a bit more expensive. From cabinets to countertops, and all the little details along the way. Wondering what kind of countertop is worth splurging on? According to the designers interviewed by Kitchen and Bath Design News consumers are frequently choosing high-end quartz. Why? “Quartz that resembles marble is popular because of the natural stone’s propensity to stain and scratch,” says Hall. Looking to splurge without breaking the bank? Check out our line of Element Stone. We’d like to think it’s a small splurge, and one you’ll enjoy for years to come.

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All White Everything

Elle Decor has compiled pictures of 40 white kitchens with timeless appeal for every taste. From farmhouse to modern, slight twists on either (organic modern anyone?), and everything in between, there’s sure to be more than one kitchen you love in this beautiful compilation. Want white? Need inspiration? Look no further.

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Can You Have your Cake, and Eat it too?

Many people feel constrained to use the same stone, or the same type of stone, throughout their space. This beautiful kitchen by Karen Berkemeyer and Leslie Dunn showcases a white marble island, and median-black, charcoal-colored quartz around the perimeter. By choosing both marble AND quartz Dunn got the best of both worlds. She was able to integrate multiple textures and color into her space, while equipping her kitchen with both the beauty of marble, and the functionality of quartz.

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2019 Color Trends

The color you choose for your space should reflect both who you are, and who you want to be. Sherwin-Williams announced its 10th annual Colormix Color Forecast for 2019 to inspire and help professionals and DIYers select the right color scheme for any project. They have divided the 42-color palette into six themes, or color journals: Shapeshifter, Wanderer, Aficionado, Enthusiast, Naturalist and Raconteur. Together, the journals are fresh swipes of color that are key for 2019 color and design trends.

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Hiring a Contractor

Renovating your kitchen is an investment in your home, in your family, and in your future. The kitchen is the most expensive and complicated room to renovate in a home, and we know that the process can be stressful and overwhelming. Make your renovation as transparent and easy as possible by hiring the right contractor. Architectural Digest has compiled a list of the seven most important questions to ask your potential contractors before choosing one to complete your project.

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Modern Bathroom Inspiration

Looking to create a modern bathroom? Check out Elle’s Decor’s top 25 modern bathrooms for inspiration! No matter what your stone looks like, from marble to quartz and everything in between, it can be used to create a stunning space.

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Low Maintenance

Everybody likes low maintenance, and quartz countertops are the epitome of low maintenance. That’s why Brenda Helms chose quartz to fulfill her client’s need for something both easy-to-maintain and beautiful. Discover your quartz at Stone Showcase today and create your own low maintenance haven.

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Cramped Kitchen?

Sometimes change is good, and this was one of those times. When this family first approached Ray Wiese they were looking for a quick fix, but he quickly realized that a new layout was what they really needed.

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Creating a Clean & Timeless Space

Designer Glenna Stone recently updated the kitchen of a home from 1893 to create a clean and timeless look. Glenna chose a white quartz to fulfill her client’s request for a, “maintenance-free countertop where they did not have to be concerned about food stains or sealing.” Find your quartz at Stone Showcase, where you can re-create this stunning design with Element Stone.

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Contemporary Kitchen Installations

Looking for kitchen design inspiration? Architectural Digest has compiled 35 sleek and inspiring contemporary kitchen’s for you to draw inspiration from.

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2018's Design Trends

According to a recent article by Kitchen and Bath News, “Quartz is, by far, the preferred choice for kitchen countertops, with 94% of industry professionals reporting it as trendy.”

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Kitchen Material Trends

A recent investigation performed by Kitchen and Bath News shows that Quartz is the 2nd most specified countertop choice, and continues to rise in popularity, with wood following closely behind.

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