Tag Archive: engineered stone

Getting the Look of Marble without the Maintenance

Posted on May 19, 2018

Marble is beautiful. But, let’s face it… It can be a hassle. So much so, that it’s not really recommended in a high traffic kitchen. Why? You need to be sure you keep up with the periodic maintenance of applying a stone sealant.  It’s porous so if you do not regularly apply a sealant and… more

Kitchen Remodel Trends: Engineered Stone Explained

Posted on February 12, 2018

While granite is by no means outdated, more home renovations are starting to incorporate engineered stone countertops. Quartz is a durable and beautiful option that has won the hearts of many homeowners. Here are insights from Normandy Designer Lisa McManus on how this countertop material came to be so beloved. Quartz, also used interchangeably with… more

Seven Bathroom Remodeling Trends Taking Over 2017

Posted on January 17, 2017

What will a 2017 master bathroom look like? According to Normandy Designers, there will be many common themes incorporated into this year’s bathroom remodels, including man-made products that mimic natural materials, plenty of texture and decorative details. That being said, if you are completing a bathroom renovation and want some design ideas, here are some… more

Top 5 Home Remodeling Trends for 2017

Posted on December 28, 2016

Remodeling is hotter than ever, with no signs of a slowdown in the future. While each family and home has a different set of needs, there are some consistent trends that have emerged for home renovations.  According to Normandy Designers, this year’s most popular home remodeling trends are all about adding on, getting organized and… more

Countertop Confusion: Quartz vs. Quartzite

Posted on August 20, 2015

Selecting a countertop for your kitchen or bathroom remodel can be a significant task, especially as you attempt to weigh the pros and cons of your various choices.  Two very similar sounding options, Quartz and Quartzite, have become quite popular; but many people are unaware of the significant differences between the two. Quartz is the… more

Normandy Glam Bar Display at Abt Electronics

Posted on November 20, 2014

The glamorous entry bar, designed exquisitely by Normandy Designer Chris Ebert, is the first of the three new displays you encounter at Abt Electronics in Glenview.  The elegant features, such as the custom linear etching on the intense black engineered stone or the whimsical chandelier that hangs above, capture immediate attention. The curved metal brackets that support the… more