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TREND ALERT: HONED SURFACES

While looking at new countertops in 2019, you’ll probably stumble across more surface finishes then the standard polished as there are a variety of countertop finishes such as: honed, polished, and raw. Although each countertop line may call these finishes different things, they are for the most part, very similar across countertop brands. In this

KITCHEN REMODELING: THE WORK TRIANGLE

Upon visits to showrooms and consultations with kitchen designers; the work triangle is sure to come up at least once. Here will explain what that is and why it is so vital to the importance of a new kitchen design. Each station is assigned it’s own space and traffic pattern according to guidelines set forth

TREND ALERT: HAND PAINTED GLASS BACKSPLASH

Among the many options of tile and quartz backsplash, there’s a type that’s gaining popularity with kitchen designs as of late; hand painted glass backsplash! Here’s a few reasons to research a little further into this on-going trend. First, hand painted glass backsplash gives you a unique look with a pop of customized color. Glass

LET’S TALK TARIFFS

As of September 24th, 2018 the Chinese import tariffs took place on Chinese Quartz starting at an increase of 10%. As of January 1st, 2019 that will increase to 25%! This information is crucial because we here at AKB do not import Chinese Quartz so there will be no price increase on our quartz countertop

WATERFALL COUNTERTOPS

So after days of contemplating over a plethora of options you’ve finally picked out your countertops to accentuate your kitchen! But did you know that in lieu of the usual path of countertops with standard backsplash, you can also opt for a waterfall countertop? Now what is a waterfall countertop? It’s a continuation of the

QUARTZ 101

Quartz is becoming one of the most utilized countertop materials in home remodels.  Composed of about 93% natural ground quartz, It is a man-made engineered stone material, that combines the stone with resins, polymers and pigments to produce a unique color selection.  This also increases a manufacturer’s ability to produce consistent looking slabs. When viewing