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For those of you who are unsure of whether or not marble is the right choice for your kitchen, read this article! It describes the different ups and downs this homeowner experienced during a year of heavy use of her marble countertops. Many of our customers that come in wanting to install marble countertops are […]
Frequently customers that come into our showroom are not yet aware of the differences between Quartz and Granite. In fact, many of them don’t know that Quartz is actually a man-made stone. This article from Forbes reviews the different materials that make up Quartz, and how they relate to Granite. Forbes: Quartz vs Granite Composition […]
They just won’t go away! White kitchens continue to be a very popular trend in the industry. There are tons of stones that go great with white kitchens. There are light colored granite stones, marble of course, plenty of quartzites, and many different quartz (man-made) stones that look stunning in white kitchens. Check out this […]
We recently hosted an event in which we brought in some new materials from one of our suppliers in Toronto. One of the main features of the event were the slabs of porcelain from Ciot. Many people are unfamiliar with this man-made stone as a countertop surface, but porcelain is actually a great choice for […]
Practicality has become a theme in bathroom and kitchen design. Give this article a read for further insight on this developing trend in the industry. Link Below: Practicality In Kitchen & Bath Design
If you have extra time this weekend, I know not all of us do, check out this section of the Caesarstone website. It gives you the opportunity to design a kitchen using some of their stones. I think it is a great way to help people visualize their dream kitchen. It also gives you the […]
It has been sometime from our last post, probably close to a year, but we are back! Things have been going great here and we have some great pictures to show you and prove it. Below is a beautiful kitchen located right here in Buffalo NY! We absolutely love that they were able to mix […]
Now that the new year has set in, what will you be expecting to see as new remodeling trends? Open layouts are one of the largest trends noted by many professionals. Many remodeling projects are initiated because homeowners want to open up their homes. Many professionals say they are going into homes to remove walls […]
Caesarstone has come out with 5 great new colors. These new colors are intended to duplicated what nature has created, marble. As mentioned multiple times on this blog, marble is a beautiful surface. But it requires attention and is hard to maintain. Although it does look beautiful it can be destroyed within a matter […]
Kitchens are always changing, new trends pop up and some stay for a year or multiple years. Below is a list of some of the latest trends I have researched and noticed in multiple homes. Integration Homeowners do not want to always see their appliances, they like to integrate them into their cabinets. Below is […]
Winter is here in Buffalo, NY and we all just want to curl up on our couches to stay warm. But, while you are drinking hot chocolate by the fire maybe it is time to think about your renovation projects for the spring. Although it may seem far away, it really isn’t. Right now is […]
Below is a video that details our production process here at Italian Marble & Granite. Before this technology, which is shown in the video, we used cardboard templates and cut granite by hand. Technology has definitely changed for the better!
Have you ever watched the show Million Dollar Room on HGTV? It is a great show to get ideas. Although many of us cannot afford all the wonderful things in these houses there are cheaper options. I have watched this show and gotten wonderful ideas. Get ideas on how to design your bathrooms- jacuzzi or […]
Check out what happens when you hire the wrong granite contractor. These problems are preventable and buyers should be aware of problems such as these. One thing to be aware of is the different colors and patterns in the granite. A good granite supplier/fabricator will show you how your granite will fit together.
Roughly six months ago Hotel @ The Lafayette was opened in Buffalo, New York. Hotel Lafayette is a historical building that was just recently restored. Now it is the home to 57 hotel rooms, residents, banquet spaces, restaurants, desserts, floral shop, and other boutiques. For a little history lesson, the historic building was designed by […]