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VARYING COUNTERTOP THICKNESS

The kitchen design is done, finishes have been selected and the surface material has been chosen. Now the questions stands; at what thickness should a new countertop surface be? When it comes to quartz surfaces; the standard thickness is three centimeters in order to accomodate the everyday use of a common countertop surface. As of

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

RANGE HOODS

The range hood; an often overlooked appliance once shopping for a kitchen remodel begins. Believe it or not, this appliance has many options available to it’s presentation and versatility in your new kitchen. The point of a range hood is to help circulate the air properly from what emits off of the cooking surface. The

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

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