Natural stone is sexy. There, I’ve said it. If you want a countertop that makes a unique statement with lots of movement and natural variations I recommend natural stone.
As many of you know, the Kitchen and Bath masses gathered in Las Vegas February 4-6 for their annual pilgrimage to KBIS, the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show. This year the event was part of Design & Construction Week, a new concept, merging KBIS with IBS, the International Builder’s Show. As a result, it was bigger and better than ever. Let’s hope that what happened there does NOT stay there ! Read more
I’m in love. Let me back up a moment. You all know how I like quartz counter tops and I will continue to sing their praises BUT this is LOVE. You’re looking at a “petrified wood ammonite counter top”, made from natural wood turned to stone, over time, and ammonite shells. These components are fit together and formed into a slab using clear resins. Read more
One of the perks (not twerks) of my job is that I get to work in lovely homes on the beach. If I’m having a “design panic moment” all I have to do is look out the window at the ocean and all is well. This townhouse project came to me as a referral and is actually a winter home on the ocean in Delray Beach. This homeowner is a potter with a keen eye for design and finishes.
The last few posts we have been exploring the big questions I get from clients who are in the market for a new kitchen. Today we are up to #4, and it’s a biggie. What counter top should we get? Counter tops are a main component of the kitchen. They have to look right but more importantly they must stand up to daily use. During the 50s, 60s and 70s , other than the odd wood or tile counter top, most of us had laminate counters. Formica ruled the roost. To be fair, laminates have come a long way and are quite popular in Europe. They are not as indestructible as granite or quartz but the price is right. Truth be told, back in the day, it was not unheard of to have a laminate top last 30 years or more!