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Kitchen Trends For 2022

Thursday February, 2022

Design experts and decorators have looked at the upcoming trends and stated that sustainability and usefulness will be a huge part of the decor themes. Colors will play a huge part this year, especially pops of bright color to really bring attention to the space. Meanwhile the pandemic and the growing, changing needs of homeowners… Continue reading Kitchen Trends For 2022

The Versatility of Soapstone

Monday January, 2022

Looking for a new kitchen surface that will be durable, easy to maintain, and look beautiful even years after installation? Look no further than soapstone, an all-natural material that should be on the top of your list for countertop considerations. With its rustic appearance and soapy feel, it’s quickly becoming the go-to for renovators and… Continue reading The Versatility of Soapstone

Soapstone for Every Home Style

Wednesday March, 2021

Homeowners and designers love the versatility of natural stone throughout their home, and soapstone is one of the most versatile. Unlike granite, which has a distinctly contemporary feel, soapstone has a place in nearly every home décor style. What’s your style? Where have you seen soapstone work well? Keep reading for inspiration! Farmhouse Because of… Continue reading Soapstone for Every Home Style

Caring for Wood Countertops

Monday March, 2021

Do you have a wood countertop in your home? Maybe you’re planning to install one this year? While some wood requires a little more maintenance than a stone countertop, homeowners love the warmth it adds to a kitchen. With these few tips, you’ll be able to maintain beautiful wood countertops without hassle and enjoy them for years… Continue reading Caring for Wood Countertops

Home Color Trends for 2021

Thursday February, 2021

If you’re tired of looking at the same colors in your home, or you want to change the color of the wall behind your face on Zoom calls, maybe you need a little inspiration. Each year the top voices in design and color announce their choice for the Color of the Year, and why they… Continue reading Home Color Trends for 2021

2021 Resolutions for Your Home

Friday January, 2021

This new year feels different than any other before. After 2020 many of us are giving up resolutions entirely, opting for survival instead. But we can all agree that home has become more important than ever, so if we’re going to have any goals, home is a great place to start. Some families took their… Continue reading 2021 Resolutions for Your Home

Using Soapstone in a Historic Home

Friday January, 2021

Historians have found soapstone in homes going back to the 13 colonies, and with some refinishing, the sink, countertop, or fireplace will be as good as new. If you have a historic home (or you’re adding character to a builder-grade home), consider this natural stone to add a timeless style you’ll love every day. Historic… Continue reading Using Soapstone in a Historic Home

The Best of 2020

Monday December, 2020

As 2020 comes to a close, we wanted to share a few of the beautiful projects we designed and installed for our clients. While this year brought new challenges, we still had the opportunity to help our clients create homes they love as they spent more time there. Keep up with us on Facebook or Instagram to see our… Continue reading The Best of 2020

Preparing Your Kitchen for Winter

Monday December, 2020

The kitchen is the center of your home, especially in the winter. Baking and cooking keep the kitchen warm, which you’re usually avoiding in the summer months. Be prepared for snow day bake offs and hot chocolate sampling by cleaning a few areas of your kitchen ahead of time. Get your pantry ready for baking!… Continue reading Preparing Your Kitchen for Winter

Soapstone Gifts for the Holidays!

Wednesday December, 2020

Whether or not you’re traveling for the holidays, send handmade, locally sourced, sustainable gifts to your friends and family this year! These also make great hostess gifts if you are attending a holiday party in person. Pizza Stones Serve the crispiest and tastiest pizzas from your own oven or your grill during the summer with our… Continue reading Soapstone Gifts for the Holidays!

Best Materials for Your Backsplash

Monday October, 2020

The kitchen backsplash offers a great opportunity to show off your style, dress up your countertops, or make them more rustic. When you’re planning, you’ll want something that complements your space but isn’t so “safe” that it doesn’t make a statement at all.  Fortunately, this is typically the last element to install in your kitchen,… Continue reading Best Materials for Your Backsplash

Soapstone vs. Quartz

Saturday May, 2020

While quartz grows in popularity for high-end countertops, it has a few drawbacks that you may not realize. The engineered stone seems to rise to the top with durability and color variation. However, soapstone shares many of those favorite qualities and, in fact, out-performs in some elements. Similarities between Soapstone & Quartz If you’ve been… Continue reading Soapstone vs. Quartz

Sustainable Kitchen & Garden Tips

Tuesday May, 2020

It’s finally starting to feel like spring! With the extra time spent at home, you’re probably looking for some new projects to keep the kids (and yourself) busy. With these garden and kitchen activities, you’ll see improvement for your home and watch growth happen before your eyes. Keep Herbs & Greens at Your Door Now… Continue reading Sustainable Kitchen & Garden Tips

5 Reasons to Choose Soapstone for your Restaurant or Bar

Tuesday April, 2020

At Garden State Soapstone Slate & Wood Countertops, we love choosing our natural stone for your home kitchen, bathroom, or outdoor space. But it’s equally beautiful in a commercial setting. Many restaurants around the country have chosen to incorporate soapstone or slate into their designs – including indoor/outdoor bars, tabletops, pizza ovens, and professional kitchens… Continue reading 5 Reasons to Choose Soapstone for your Restaurant or Bar

Looking Back over 2019

Friday December, 2019

Looking Back over 2019 Looking back over the year at Garden State Soapstone, we have a hard time choosing our “top projects” to share. Each simple kitchen counter looks elegant in its new space, but we do so much more than countertops. And even more than soapstone. So we tried to pick a few of… Continue reading Looking Back over 2019