Tag Archive: kitchen countertops

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While granite is by no means outdated, more home renovations are starting to incorporate engineered stone countertops.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

What is a Polished Countertop Finish?

Posted on March 1, 2016

Choosing a countertop material and color can make for some tough decisions when you are going through a kitchen remodel.  After you find a material and shade that’s just right, you may breathe a sigh of relief, but it’s important to know that finish you choose for your countertop can have a dramatic impact on… more

Why Engineered Stone Might Be The Countertop For You

Posted on June 26, 2013

Engineered stone countertops, which are man-made countertops composed of crushed stone held together by a resin, are becoming more and more popular among homeowners.  The reason for their popularity?  In addition to their extremely low maintenance appeal, the ability to mimic natural stone has been making leaps and bounds.  It’s truly a great option for… more

How to Pick a Kitchen Countertop

Posted on November 14, 2012

Today kitchen countertops can be a design element in their own right with the wide variety of colors and materials available to homeowners; so it can be a challenge to narrow the choices down and figure out what’s right for your kitchen and lifestyle.  According to Normandy Designer, Laura Barber, AKBD, the first thing to do is… more