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TREND ALERT: QUARTZ FINISHES

Throughout the past year there has been an increased interest in “rough” or “raw” surfaces in the world of quartz. What is the difference between these surface treatments in comparison to the standard polished and honed? Polished is the most standard quartz surface: easy maintenance, glossy finish and the ability to help open up a

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

CHOOSING A BACKSPLASH

HOW TO CHOOSE A BACKSPLASH Cabinetry and countertop selections, check! After all of the style choices that you need to make during the design process during a remodel, when it comes to your backsplash choice, you may start to feel a bit overwhelmed. Fear not! This part of the design is very versatile and really

TREND ALERT: CONCRETE COUNTERS

While marble-like countertops were, and still will continue to be popular choices for homeowners, one of the most popular choices for 2018 countertop projects is going to be the concrete-type look.  Many like the industrial style with its sleek cool grey feel.  This color tone is versatile and can work in many color schemes.  Countertop

CONTEMPORARY CABINETRY FINISHES

  Want a kitchen that steals the show?  Today’s blog entry spotlights specialty finishes from our Dura Supreme line of frameless cabinetry. Specialty finishes can include: acrylic doors, textured foils, gloss foils.. etc.         Frameless cabinetry is the type of cabinet box that does not include a frame, meaning the door hinge

REMODEL PREPARATION

The major focus of planning a remodel is oftentimes, and rightly so, the design, the materials and managing the labor involved in the project. However, there are certain items on your to-do checklist that sometimes are not as focused on, but preparing for them can ensure a more smooth transition from old space to new.