Clean Your Entire Kitchen with These Ordinary Household Items

Autumn is approaching, the air is getting crisper, and you suddenly have an urge to clean. A well-scrubbed kitchen can lift the spirits, but at the same time, getting started can often feel overwhelming. If you think you need to round up lots of cleaning supplies, you’ll be glad to know you can accomplish almost everything on your to-do list with only a few ordinary items. And best of all, you probably already have most of them on hand.


White Distilled Vinegar

A mixture of water and 5% white distilled vinegar makes a great all-purpose cleaner ideal for glass, sinks, light fixtures, and appliances. While it’s an effective cleaner all on its own, you can also give it a “boost...

Crushing the 5 Most Common Myths Surrounding Quartz Countertops

According to a 2022 survey, 42% of homeowners said they preferred engineered quartz for their next remodel. That number’s pretty high, but it might actually be much bigger if there weren’t so many myths surrounding quartz countertops. Maybe you too have thought of going with quartz and would like to know if these misconceptions are true. Here are some common myths about quartz countertops debunked.


Myth #1: Quartzite and Quartz Are the Same

Quartzite and quartz share similar properties but are two different materials. Quartzite is a metamorphic rock consisting almost entirely of the mineral quartz. Quartz countertops, on the other hand, are a type of engineered stone that does cont...

A Guide for Finding Kitchen Countertops that Match your Lifestyle

In a OnePoll survey of 2,000 adults, 33% of respondents claimed that cooking with their family was among their favorite childhood memories. But creating those memories requires the right kitchen countertop. That’s why it is so essential to match yours to your lifestyle. Here are some common, everyday challenges our customers often experience, along with their possible solutions.


You Cook with Lots of Different Equipment

Are you someone who enjoys trying out the latest cooking gadgets? If so, you’ll need a countertop that can withstand hot pans as well as lots of heavy equipment. Dolomite is a perfect choice because it is durable and doesn’t warp easily. And while you should a...

6 Kitchen Renovation Tips to Make Your Project Go Smoothly

According to a 2022 U.S. Houzz and Home Study, 28% of all homeowners choose the kitchen for their renovation project. But the kitchen is more than just the most frequently-remodeled space; it also receives more use than any other room. Kitchen improvements, therefore, require more careful planning, and here are some tips to ensure no detail is overlooked.


#1. Design Around Your Existing Structure

Many people opt for a kitchen remodel because they are unhappy with the layout or design of their current space. But while functionality is important, making too many changes will drastically increase the cost and scope of your project. Plumbing and electrical lines are already established and are...

Choose the Right Countertop Installer With This Handy Guide

Family Handyman claims that marble countertops will last an average of 20 years, but you’ll only get between 10 and 20 years from laminate worktops. While quality materials are certainly a factor, choosing the right contractor will also ensure you are able to enjoy your new worktops for longer. With that in mind, how do you choose the right countertop company? Here’s a checklist that will help you make the right decision.


Choose an Established Company

When it comes to kitchen counter installation, you may think there is little difference from one type to the next. But ask anyone who has ever installed countertops and they will tell you that is definitely not the case. Accordingly...

Why Dolomite Makes an Excellent Countertop Choice

According to Britannica online, dolomite rock (along with aragonite and calcite) makes up around two percent of the earth’s crust. And a mountain range in Italy known as the Dolomites is among the largest exposures of dolomite rock on earth. This stone has a number of uses, and one of the most popular ones involves kitchen countertops. Could this be a good alternative for your kitchen? Here is some information that will help you decide.


What is Dolomite?

A sedimentary rock, dolomite is a type of limestone that primarily consists of the mineral dolomite. Accordingly, it is often referred to as dolostone or dolomite rock to distinguish it from the mineral of the same name. It is typical...

What to Consider When Shopping for Kitchen Countertops

Aside from your cabinets, your countertops are what people will notice most about your kitchen. Even so, counters do more than just add style, as they must be functional and durable. Choosing precisely the right worktops is very important, so we have listed some factors that will help guide you in your decision.



You may have other uses for your counters aside from preparing meals. For example, you may use them for crafts or for working from home. Accordingly, you will want a material that will stand up to your versatile lifestyle.

Consider the various materials and their pros and cons to find one that will work best for you. A few that are popular among our New Jersey clients includ...

Kitchen Countertop Color and Design Trends to Watch for in 2023

According to Global Market Insights (GMI) the U.S. remodeling industry exceeded $4 trillion in 2022, and will continue to grow at a 3.5% Compounded Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) through 2032. Naturally, this means a lot of kitchen remodeling, much of which will also involve new counters.

Maybe you’re planning a kitchen remodel and are wondering what countertop colors will be trending in the New Year. If so, you’ll find all the information about colors, materials, and design trends listed below.


Moving Toward Warmer, Neutral Tones

In 2023, design trends are moving away from cooler colors and toward more warmer, neutral tones. Accordingly, countertops with tones of beige, gray, brown,...

Matte vs. Gloss Countertops - Which One Will You Choose?

According to Freedonia, countertop installations are expected to increase by 4.4% annually through 2026. Those looking to install a new worktop can select from various popular materials such as quartz, concrete, granite, marble, and more. However, there are only two primary options as far as finishes go. Should you choose matte or gloss for your new counter? The following information will help you make the right decision.


What are Gloss Countertops?

As their name suggests, gloss countertops appear to have a glossy sheen to them. Polished finishes are created by sanding and buffing counter materials to bring out their natural shine. This creates a less porous surface for germs and other bacter...

Tips for Mixing and Matching Kitchen Countertops

Choosing the right kitchen countertop can be tough. Marble, quartz, granite, and other materials all have unique advantages, so how do you decide on just one? Nothing says you must pick only a single material, and in fact there are numerous advantages to mixing and matching your counters. Here are some fun yet practical ideas for incorporating more than one different type of worktop.


Create a Focal Point

One idea that’s very popular right now is using wood, concrete or Formica® above your cabinets and then adding in a marble or granite workstation. This is a great way to create a focal point with an island, bar, or seating area. For a more dramatic effect, choose a bold color for th...