Natural Stone Countertops 2012

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Natural Stone Countertops Today’s homeowners are more inclined to refurbish their homes for their own enjoyment than for resale. And, where once natural stone countertops were quite expensive, today they are priced much more affordably and the demand for natural stone has continued unabated. Competition has driven the price of granite down considerably and its popularity as well as competition has led to the availability of a larger selection of colors, finishes, and edges. Natural stone is the most durable building material ever known, according to Kevin Sanchez, a spokesman for Antolini, “and has been used in décor and construction …

Kitchen Cabinet Trends

Kitchen Cabinet Trends While furniture looks remain popular, according to area cabinet experts, some agree that there is some movement toward less decorative details. Jeff Hayden of Chris’s Custom Cabinets agrees that the latest trend is toward designs with small amounts of decorative treatments. “They’re not so formal,” he says. “We all want a kitchen that is liveable but we still want them to have their own distinctive character. We always put the homeowner’s signature in the design process.” Noting two trends in the local market is Shannon Erwin with Hantel Kitchens & Baths. “I am seeing a contemporary look with a sleek, clean look. This is usually seen with dark wood …