countertops Archive

The Concrete Craze in Home Design

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine So you don’t typically think of concrete as a decor item inside your home but something more reserved for your driveway or a home’s foundation. It can be a cold, harsh surface. So,...
October 1, 2018

What’s ‘In’ and ‘Out’ in the Kitchen: 10 Trends to Watch

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Kitchens are going dark, LED lighting is gaining steam, and trash is getting more attention–all are trends in kitchen designs this year, according to the National Kitchen & Bath Association, which surveyed 100...
March 14, 2011

Bathroom Updates: 4 Trends to Watch

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Granite is slowly beginning to lose some of its popularity in favor of other bathroom vanities, and green–the color, that is–is catching on, as these trends–along with others–gain steam in bathrooms this year,...
March 7, 2011

10 Hot Home Products for the New Year

By Don Logay As the unofficial “What’s New Guru” of the home improvement industry, I attend numerous trade shows throughout the year and scour lots of magazines and trade publications looking for new and exciting products, intriguing concepts and...
December 22, 2009

From NKBA: When Home Owners May Want Something Besides Granite

By Barbara Ballinger ATLANTA—Granite may still be the benchmark for countertops—with its high quality, unique colors and patterns, and great durability—but more home owners are seeking alternatives in the latest chic materials that also offer sustainability. Cosentino, a company...