5 Smart Decisions You’ll Want to Make When It Comes to Renovating an Older Home

Whether you’re remodeling your century-old family home, fixing up a mid-century home that’s in desperate need of repair, or renovating an older house for resale, chances are it will be more complicated and take more time and resources than you initially think — that’s just the nature of improving older homes. They’re a joy, and they’re also a bear. Here are five smart decisions you can make to ensure the process goes smoothly.

How To Measure Square Footage Of Your Countertop

How To Measure Square Footage Of Your Countertop After Years of looking at the same counter tops in your kitchen, you are ready for a change. You have checked out what the new trend is in counter tops and now you have decided to go with the popular granite for your renovation. You have spoken with the professionals on the phone, and they need a general idea as to how much counter space that you have in order to give you a ball park estimate.

How to Save Money on Your Bathroom Remodeling Project

The bathroom is one of the most important parts of any home. As such, we need it to be as comfortable and functional as possible. And because we use this room on a regular basis, it’s generally one of the first to fall into a state of disrepair. The good news is that there are plenty of ways for you to save money on this project, no matter how big the changes you need to make are.

Top 10 Granite Concerns

Top 10 Granite Concerns: Answered by Experts at Stoneland. 1. Can granite chip or crack? Granite is extremely hard and can easily handle normal use. It can chip if you drop something on it, especially near an edge, and crack from poor installation or handling. But with proper care, your granite countertop will last until you decide to remove it. 2. Can granite be repaired? You can easily repair minor chips or cracks in your granite countertops using resin or a chip repair kit.

Increase Value of Homes with Natural Stone Countertops

Natural Stone Countertops add Value to Homes The ultimate goal of any homeowner is to increase the value of their home. Whether the reason is to improve the aesthetic look for their own enjoyment or to make the house more desirable on the market, the two areas that add the most “wow factor” are the kitchen and the bathroom(s). A house can have some of the best amenities in a comparable market, but if the kitchen and the bathroom(s) look outdated buyers may be likely to pass on the house.

5 Most Popular White Granite Colors of 2018

Several homeowners are looking to renovate their kitchens and have light colors bring out the natural light in their homes. They are finding that one of the best ways to achieve this is by using white countertops to lighten up the kitchen and make it look bigger than it is.

The Most Popular Quartz Countertop Colors of 2018

Quartz countertops are the talk of the town. Finally, a countertop design that has outdone its competitors. While granite is an all-time favorite, quartz has risen to new heights as well. It is an engineered stone that kitchen lovers have developed an eccentric liking to.

The Most Popular Granite Colors for 2018

Thinking about redoing your kitchen countertops in 2018? While most people prefer granite or quartz, there is something to be said about marble for it’s softer, more organic appearance. Faith from the Kitchn writes about her experience with marble countertops one year in. If you don’t mind your countertop showing signs of use, marble can be a great choice for your kitchen. As for the rest of us, these granite colors stood out last year.

Quartz vs Granite - Pros and Cons

Looking for granite or quartz countertops, but don’t know which to choose? Are you curious if quartz is a better choice than granite? Here we explain the differences between granite and quartz and how they can be used in different applications.