Choosing Tile Countertops to Enhance a Country, Cottage, or Cultured Design
Tile countertops give a nod to retro decor—but as a part of a cultured or worldly design, they're always in style. Counters that are dressed in modern tile that's 6 x 6 or smaller can also help develop cottage-chic and contemporary-country settings. And not only do they offer economic benefits but they're a long-lasting option when used to finish a studio apartment or basement suite. Here are a few ideas to bring your favorite look together with suitable flooring, cabinets, and accents.
Few design elements say luxury as loudly as a granite countertop. This material has a high-end appearance, and comes in many colors and patterns. Since the days of ancient Egypt and Rome, great stonework has been the pinnacle of beautiful, expensive design. Keep reading for some ways to use granite to make the high-end feel of a space come alive.
There's only one way to find that perfect natural stone countertop . . . finding it yourself! Take a look around one of our stone centers--full to the brim with beautiful slabs of every conceivable stone, finish, and color--and you'll be ready to go on the hunt for your very own unique piece of stone.
Tiled countertops can add a unique look to your bathroom. If you've recently updated your backsplash, shower, or tub surround with new tile, a coordinating look on the bathroom countertops will bring the room together and improve the flow of your design. Long-lasting and easy to maintain, tiled countertops can also be quickly repaired by simply replacing one cracked or chipped tile. Here are some tips on how to select the best tile for countertops.
If you’re rethinking your kitchen, don’t forget to consider the multi-functional island as the star of your design. The kitchen island can do a lot of things. And in the open floor plan it becomes the workhorse of the space. Well-thought out and customized islands are the hottest trend in kitchen design right now.
Here are a few ideas for a multi-functional island that'll turn your kitchen into a dreamy heaven.
Having difficulty finding the perfect combination of countertop and backsplash? It can be tricky to know where to start and even harder to find two surfaces you love together.
Start narrowing down the overwhelming options with these tips and find a match made in heaven.