4 Common Natural Stones Used for Fireplace Surrounds

Black tile installed in fireplace surrounds

Typically made of brick, stone, or metal, a fireplace serves to contain a flare, warm your space, and create a comfortable ambiance at home, particularly during winter. When it comes to this fixture, you may have heard of “fireplace surrounds.” This actually refers to the assembly of all the elements: mantel, legs, returns, and other […]

4 Key Elements to Consider in Checking Granite’s Quality

Granite's Quality

Granite is a light-colored igneous rock with large, visible grains formed through the magma’s slow crystallization below the Earth’s surface. This prestige material has various uses and applications that can create an impression of quality, elegance, and sophistication. It is best for construction projects like residential properties, commercial buildings, bridges, paving, monuments, and other exterior […]

4 Reasons Why Granite Remains the Best Countertop for Homes

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Most consumers today prefer granite for their kitchen countertops or bathroom vanity tops. People will often choose this material over other types of surfaces. Granite is available in various colors, 100 percent natural, and is exceptionally durable, making it great for areas where people prepare and consume food. Here are a few more reasons why you should […]

Granite vs Quartz: A Showdown

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For homeowners looking to upgrade their interiors, it’s probably one of the most common things to ask: “Should I go with Granite, or should I pick Quartz?” It can be difficult to choose between these two and if you’re not sure of their differences, picking one for your home’s design will be very confusing. As […]

How to Avoid Damaging Your Granite Countertops

open kitchen with light granite countertop

Granite countertops add a modern, yet luxurious feel to a kitchen. Although many people opt for this material thanks to its visual appeal, the material is also very durable—if you take good care of it, of course. Your granite countertops may be hardy, but they aren’t invincible. Even if you opt for the most expensive […]

The 3 Features of a Good Kitchen Countertop

Natural stone granite countertop

Countertops are the main focal point of a kitchen. It is quite noticeable due to its massive size, and thus takes a lot of space in your kitchen. Also, this is where you put your kitchen equipment and utensils, so you and your guests won’t help but notice every single detail and dent on your […]

How Steel Grey Granite Can Give Your Home an Updated Look

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As the economy begins to stabilize, you may be keen on a home renovation. If you’re considering installing new countertops in your home, steel grey granite makes for a unique, affordable, and robust material. Imported from India and offered as part of our roster at Granite Designer, steel grey granite countertops in Seattle are becoming […]

How To Get Sparkling Clean Granite Countertops – Our Guide

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Granite kitchen countertops exude a charm unmatched. There’s just something about their natural and irregular patterns, and the little bit of sparkle and luster they produce makes your kitchen look something plucked out of a magazine. Granite countertops indeed take your kitchen’s look into an entirely new level, but to properly maintain the charm, they […]

5 Best Ways to Care for Your Granite Kitchen Countertop

White Island granite countertop

A granite kitchen countertop is an excellent addition to every home. It brings a touch of luxury, elegance, and timeless beauty into your kitchen. While it can be costly, it is worth the price as it offers various benefits that no other countertop material can provide. This kind of countertop is more durable than most […]

Dark Cabinets in Small Kitchen: 4 Ways to Make It Work

Black absolute granite countertop with waterfall

One trick interior designers do to make a huge space appear smaller is to paint it with a dark color. Dark-colored walls tend to absorb light, tricking our eyes into thinking that they are smaller than they are.   Does this mean you cannot use black cabinets in your small kitchen? Not really. There are tips […]