Entries by Architectural Stone Works

How to choose the color of your granite countertops

Granite is one of the most popular and chic materials for kitchen countertops for a good reason: it’s elegant, hard-wearing, and easy to care for. It’s also available in a wide variety of natural colors, making it the perfect choice to enhance the look of any decorating style. Granite can also pull double duty and […]

4 Signs You Need A New Kitchen

Remodeling your kitchen may be a either small weekend project or a big, involved makeover. As one of the most used rooms in the home, you want a space that is attractive, comfortable, and functional. Here are four signs that you need a new or updated kitchen:

Why is granite used for kitchen countertops and surfaces?

Granite is a popular material for countertops for a good reason. This luxurious,colorful stone is naturally resistant to all forms of damage, from scratches to extreme temperatures. Once installed, you can begin using your countertop immediately and may enjoy it for years without needing any significant maintenance. Finally, granite countertops add style and value to […]

All About Travertine

Travertine is a form of limestone used as flooring, tiles, and sometimes more exotic uses. It comes in a wide variety of colors including white, cream, tan, and rusty brown. Travertine is a attractive option for homeowners looking for elegant stone in their house. Is Travertine right for you?

Pros & Cons of Silestone​

What is Silestone? This is a human-engineered stone made of quartz pieces that are bound together by a specially designed resin. Silestone is a very popular choice for both countertops.  It can be customized to provide the look that you want. Pros Because the Silestone will be custom engineered for your kitchen, it is ideal […]

4 Ways to Stay Within Your Kitchen Remodel Budget

I have clients who continually stay within budget. On the other hand, I have clients ask me the best ways to do so (usually as a reactive means, versus proactive). I surveyed some of my most cost-conscious clients and asked them what keeps them within budget while still getting what they wanted. 1. Determine What’s […]

How to Do I Budget For a Kitchen Remodel?

You’d be hard pressed to try to show me a homeowner who doesn’t dream of a kitchen remodel. But. First thing’s first: you’ve got to figure out your budget. Ugh. It might not be the sexiest part of the remodel. But neither is having to halt your remodeling because you overspent. Setting your kitchen remodeling […]