Your kitchen counters can make a strong design statement but they are also essential in making your use of the kitchen efficient and safe. Countertops need to look good and work hard. They have to be resistant to scratches and heat. They also need to be food-safe and easy to clean.
Tiles have been used in homes for 12,000 years, and since then many different kinds of tiles have emerged. The styles, colours and designs are too many to list, but we want to introduce some basic guidelines for choosing what type of tile to use for your project.
The four most common materials for tiles are ceramic, porcelain, stone and glass.
“Kitchens and baths sell your home,” says Lynda Reeves, publisher of House and Home Magazine. It’s true. This is where you should go “all out” as you will get the most value for your dollar with these two important, heavily-used spaces. In the kitchen, appliances, layout, tile, flooring and, of course, cabinetry all get lots
Many clients have a long list of items on their “to renovate” list. Kitchens are often the top of the list and take the biggest chunk out of the renovation budget. There are so many costly aspects to renovating a kitchen: appliances, plumbing, lighting, hardware, countertops, and, of course, cabinets, among many others. Don’t Settle