Why Faux Marble is a Material Best Avoided

  Many Dallas homeowners are partial to the pristinely elegant appearance that natural marble affords, with its classic beauty and a timeless feel that elevates just about any interior. However, due to the periodic re-sealing it requires, some prefer not to use it in areas that receive significant wear and may decide to look for […]

Designing a Luxury Powder Room

This project is a modern powder room remodel for a home in Highland Park, Texas, a suburb of Dallas. The homeowner, a retired attorney, wanted a glam bathroom design for the powder room. Since this is powder room is used by guests at frequent parties, events and fundraisers, no expense was spared. Once the plan […]

Get Inspired: Dallas Interior Design Events for Summer & Fall 2018

Whether you’re in the process of decorating a home or are simply a design enthusiast, you’ve most likely experienced it: that sudden rush of inspiration that pushes you to complete an old project you’ve been meaning to get to around the house, or finally come to a definitive decision on what color paint to use […]

Granite Remnants: Top Quality Countertops for a Cheaper Price

Fine granite and other stone countertops started becoming a popular home fixture in the 1990’s, however not everyone could afford a granite countertop for their kitchen ( read more about kitchen remodeling costs ), nor would every family consider this option for their remodeling project. Things shifted during the last two decades, granite countertops are […]

The Costs of Remodeling a Kitchen

Setting a budget and sticking to it may sound simple enough in theory, but realistically, it’s one the most challenging aspects of planning a remodel. Whether you’re committing to a complete overhaul, or just a few updates here and there, every homeowner has the same outcome in mind when they set out. Ideally, the final […]

8 Beautiful Kitchen Countertop & Backsplash Combinations

There are quite a few things to consider when it comes to choosing a countertop and backsplash combination for your kitchen, but the most common predicament is usually this: which should you decide on first? Luckily, there really isn’t a right or wrong way to go about it. However, if you’re struggling with getting started, […]

Granite: From Formation to Product

Granite, which is probably the world’s best known igneous rock, is widely used in a large number of industries. Here is a brief timeline of its production, from formation to conversion into the everyday products that we use. Formation Granite is formed when magma, a mix of molten and semi-molten rock, slowly crystallizes beneath the […]

The Best Stone For Your Kitchen Counters

For families large and small, kitchens are often considered the heart of a household. Usually, they function as a back-drop to everyday life and receive very frequent use. Offering a place for loved ones to connect over casual meals and an environment that encourages a passion for food, it isn’t uncommon for people to be […]

How Does Quartz Stack Up Against Natural Materials in Appearance?

Since first emerging onto the market, quartz has maintained a reputation of unbeatable durability and stellar performance. In the beginning, however, many consumers felt that it fell short of what natural stone, such as granite and marble, could offer them in terms of appearance. The patterns, flecks, and veining formed during its manufacturing process weren’t […]

How to Enhance Your Cabinets with a Complementary Countertop

When designing a home, the key to building your ideal space is having a wealth of decorative and functional options to choose from. Unfortunately, the avalanche of possibilities which await can give even the boldest of homeowners pause. Before you know it, you’re struggling with indecision – a difficult thing to avoid when faced with […]

The Top 10 Mistakes Homeowners Make When Caring for Their Countertops

You could ask anyone to picture their dream kitchen or bathroom, and most will imagine sparkling clean fixtures, gleaming surfaces, and an overall “brand new” appearance. Unfortunately, as enough time goes by, such a look becomes increasingly difficult to maintain. Hygiene is the number one factor to consider, of course, but many people are just […]

Are Stone Countertops Worth It?

The short answer is yes! But that answer will not suffice the smart buyer, so let’s get deeper into the reasons why stone countertops for your kitchen are worth every last penny. The Sheer Beauty of Natural Stone This reason might seem superficial and vague, but the beauty that sleek, well-made countertops can add to […]

The Stone Installation Process

Many people looking to get stone installed in their kitchen or bathroom, often wonder how long and it will take before they have their new countertops installed. If you’re among those who want to know how long it takes to install granite countertops, let me be the one to break the general process down for […]

Using Remnant Stone

As consumers we all love to save as much money as we can on our products. When purchasing stone products in particular the way to save money is NOT through coupons, special offers, or other bogus “25 dollar a square foot” deals. It’s by purchasing remnants!   What are remnants? Remnants are exactly that, they […]

The Notorious Counter Top-Cabinet Gap!

  The gap between your new, and beautiful, kitchen counter tops and your old cabinets can be caused by a series of things. The most common cause is one that applies to older cabinets, over time cabinets shift, morph, and deteriorate. This causes low, and high points in your cabinet’s surface. When installers sit leveled […]

How Does Granite Add Value To Your Home

Given that the family home is the single largest asset most people own, it’s only natural to want to add as much value to your house as possible.  That increased value can be vital if you ever decide to sell the property – especially if you want to avoid the need to lower your asking price just […]

Quartz Vs. Marble

If you’re in the process of drawing up plans to renovate your kitchen or bathroom countertops, chances are that you’ve spent more than a little time trying to decide which materials to use. For many homeowners looking for a more classical aesthetic, the choice often comes down to quartz countertops vs marble countertops. While both […]

How To Take Care Of White Marble

White marble like the ivory shades of Carrara is among the most elegant of all interior design materials. It can add an instant touch of elegance to your marble countertops, and adds significant value to any home’s price. That elegance can come with a great deal of responsibility, however, as kitchen or bathroom countertops that […]

Best Marble Alternatives

There are few home decor materials that are more universally cheered than natural marble countertops. It’s a beautiful and durable stone that has been a prized building material for thousands of years. Unfortunately, marble can be an expensive home decor option. That’s why we’ve collected a list of some of the best marble alternatives to […]

What Is Neolith?

Are you considering a little home renovation project to beautify your house or perhaps enhance its appeal and value for a possible sale? If so, then you may have already realized that new kitchen countertops can be one of the most cost-effective ways to add value to any home and improve its overall appeal. If […]