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Plan Your Whole Kitchen Remodeling Project Rather Than Just the Countertops

One of the most common mistakes we see along our experience is related with the planning part of kitchen remodeling projects. It is understandable that a total kitchen remodeling project may be too big for some, in matters of its budget or the time it will take to complete it, but it doesn’t mean you must plan your new kitchen part by part, and if you would, it might cost you in the future. This is how you should plan your kitchen remodeling project. Include Everything to Create Matching Design Line Even if you don’t have the budget to remodel the whole kitchen, it is important to plan it thoroughly. Planning the whole project in advance, will allow you to match between the different designs’ elements and to get the whole picture of how much it will cost you to remodel the kitchen. Let’s say you wish to renew only the counters, once you choose the granite countertops color, you can match the flooring and the cabinets color, etc. Meaning, the granite color can be the guiding line to your new kitchen design. Understand the Costs of Kitchen Remodeling Project After figuring out what you want to have in your new kitchen, it is much easier to understand its costs. And once you understand that, you can divide the total project into several small projects that fits your financial...

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How to Choose Granite Countertops Color

How to Choose Granite Countertops Color? The granite stone is available in many different colors and designs – which all made by nature. Even the same color granite slabs can be different from one another. And with so many options, it is hard to choose your favorite one. So, in order for you to not get all confused and blinded by the variety of all the colors, here are some pointers for you to think about before choosing your new kitchen’s granite color. Pick Colors You Love It may be obvious to most, but trust us – when you...

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Laminate Countertops

Laminate Countertops at A Granite M.D. Laminate countertops have always provided a cheaper alternative for kitchen countertop types. It is designed to be easy to maintain and to be strong enough to be a great sturdy material for kitchen countertops. What is a Laminate Countertop? Laminate countertops are made from thin layers of wood or paper tightly compressed and sealed between layers of plastic. This makes it one of the cheapest countertop alternatives, and even though it is not as strong as the other options, it is strong enough to get the job done. Properties Being made from thin sheets of paper, resin, and wood, these thinner countertop options are manufactured in high volumes, thus making it more cost-efficient. It has a lot of unique properties that makes it a great alternative for a kitchen countertop. Easy Maintenance The laminating process not only binds the layers of paper and wood, it also binds the layers of resin in the laminate resulting to a water and stain resistant surface across the material. The smooth surface can easily be cleaned with a simple wipe. Countless Design Options One of the best properties of laminate countertops is that it has a wide collection of designs. Many are those that mimic natural countertop designs from different shades and patterns of wood, granite, and marble. They also come in other different abstract colors and...

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Concrete Countertops

Concrete Countertops at A Granite M.D. Concrete countertops are perhaps the most customizable countertop option. Its unique properties of being molded into a countertop present endless options for customization. Those are the most notable properties of concrete countertops, but they sure aren’t the only ones. What is a Concrete Countertop? Concrete countertops are basically concrete molded to form the shape of the countertop. The concrete can be mixed with different shades of color and are usually sealed to be stain and water resistant. It is usually no more expensive than the natural stone alternatives, but it is definitely strong enough to handle everyday kitchen activities. Properties Concrete countertops are perhaps one of the most unique of the countertop materials. It’s most notable difference is that it has to be molded into shape, rather than cut from slabs. This gives the concrete countertop a great number of qualities that the other alternatives don’t have. Customizable Shapes – These countertops are molded from wet concrete to form any countertop shape. They can also be molded in varying size and thickness. Seamless Design – The molding also ensures that the finished countertop would be whole and seamless, and it also gives room to add amazing details such as unique edges. Variety of Color – Aside from the concrete’s natural color, other hues can be mixed or stained with the concrete to match...

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Quartz Countertops

Quartz Slabs and Countertops at A Granite M.D. Next to granite, quartz countertops are one of the most popular options for countertops. They are engineered to be strong and durable, and they come in all colors and patterns as well. But what exactly are quartz countertops and why are they one of the most popular kitchen countertop options? What is a Quartz Countertop? Quartz countertops are engineered countertops made from about 95% natural quartz crystals and 5% resin binders. This combination makes it more flexible for kitchen remodeling, though it still remains as strong as granite countertops. Another element of quartz countertops is that they can be engineered in a specific color that even natural stone can’t have. Properties Quartz countertops are very unique as they are mostly made up of natural stone but are engineered at the same time: it keeps the amazing benefits of both natural and manmade properties. Durable – When it comes to strength and the ability to withstand chipping and scratches, quartz countertops are considerably strong. Though not exactly immune to damage, they are still pretty durable. Low Maintenance – The resin binding provides a great impermeable surface that not only makes these countertops moisture, stain and water resistant; it also makes it less likely for bacteria to accumulate and it is very easy just to wipe it clean. Countless Design Options – Quartz...

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