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Everything ABOUT the Kitchen Sink

Saturday June, 2024

When you’re designing a kitchen, you might have a vision of the perfect sink, but there are many different options with just as many functional and aesthetic features. And that’s before you consider the materials you could choose for your custom sink. Let’s explore the key differences and benefits of popular sink styles you might be considering… Continue reading Everything ABOUT the Kitchen Sink

Adding cozy “Cottagecore” style to your patio design

Thursday May, 2024

Over the past year or so, the Cottagecore aesthetic became appealing to many homeowners, offering nostalgia, coziness, and the beauty of gardens even if you don’t live in a cottage. Rooted in romanticized notions of countryside life, Cottagecore celebrates the beauty of imperfection, handmade craftsmanship, and the enchantment of nature. While you may think of… Continue reading Adding cozy “Cottagecore” style to your patio design

Building a Patio to Enjoy Beyond Summer

Monday April, 2024

If you’re working on building a patio this year, make it a space you can enjoy year-round. By carefully considering shade, heating, materials, lighting, and other features, you can construct a versatile and inviting patio that becomes an extension of your home’s living space beyond your summer celebrations. Strategic Shade Solutions: Let’s start with the… Continue reading Building a Patio to Enjoy Beyond Summer

2024 Colors of the Year

Monday January, 2024

As the design world looks forward to the trends of the upcoming year, we love to see the different colors each brand decides on. They observe the rising trends across focus areas and predict what we’ll see again and again throughout the year. Here are a few of our favorites: Pantone, Benjamin Moore, Behr, and… Continue reading 2024 Colors of the Year

Transform Your Space: Cabinet Resurfacing in NJ and NY

Wednesday January, 2024

In the ever-evolving world of home decor and remodeling, cabinet resurfacing stands out as a cost-effective and transformative solution. Let’s walk through the benefits of cabinet resurfacing in NJ and NY. Cabinet Refacing vs. Painting or Replacing Cabinets When revitalizing your kitchen or bathroom, you’ll probably choose between cabinet refacing, painting, and replacing as the… Continue reading Transform Your Space: Cabinet Resurfacing in NJ and NY

New Year Goals for Your Home

Friday December, 2023

As we step into a new year, it’s the perfect time for homeowners to set goals that elevate their living spaces to new heights. If you’re looking for some ideas to improve your living space in 2024, here’s a comprehensive guide to achieving your home goals in the coming year. Smart Home Integration Stay at… Continue reading New Year Goals for Your Home

Slate Countertops vs. The Top Countertop Materials

Monday November, 2023

Selecting the perfect countertop for your kitchen not only influences the overall aesthetics but also determines the functionality and maintenance requirements of your space. If you’ve been considering the top countertop materials, you may not have seen slate. However, this natural stone option has significant benefits over some of the other top choices. Slate Countertops:… Continue reading Slate Countertops vs. The Top Countertop Materials

Crafting Elegance: Designing a Fireplace Mantel and Surround with Natural Stone and Wood

Friday November, 2023

A fireplace is the heart of any home, radiating warmth and timeless charm. With the holidays approaching, the fireplace takes center stage in your festivities. When designing a fireplace mantel and surround, natural materials like stone and wood are the most popular choices, bringing rustic sophistication to any space. From design considerations to working with… Continue reading Crafting Elegance: Designing a Fireplace Mantel and Surround with Natural Stone and Wood

Your Ultimate Guide to Soapstone Products: Top FAQs Answered

Saturday October, 2023

Soapstone, a naturally occurring metamorphic rock, has been a favorite among homeowners and designers for centuries due to its unique properties and timeless beauty. Whether you’re considering soapstone countertops, custom sinks, or indoor/outdoor floor tiles, you likely have questions about this versatile material. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll answer the most frequently asked questions about… Continue reading Your Ultimate Guide to Soapstone Products: Top FAQs Answered

Custom Millwork: Elevate Your Space with Custom Craftsmanship

Tuesday September, 2023

Custom millwork transforms spaces and adds bespoke elegance through artistry and precise woodworking. Whether commercial interiors or residential sanctuaries, custom millwork demonstrates individuality and sophistication that mass-produced pieces simply cannot replicate. Let’s dive into custom millwork, exploring its applications, considerations, and the popular wood choices that breathe life into these custom pieces. What is Custom… Continue reading Custom Millwork: Elevate Your Space with Custom Craftsmanship

Preparing your outdoor spaces for fall

Wednesday September, 2023

As the vibrant colors of summer transition into the warm hues of autumn throughout NJ, NY, and PA, the time has come to prepare your outdoor spaces for the changing seasons. Keep reading to learn a few strategies for preparing gardens, lawns, outdoor kitchens, and walkways for the challenges of accumulating leaves and fluctuating temperatures… Continue reading Preparing your outdoor spaces for fall

All About Outdoor Kitchens & Patios

Tuesday May, 2023

Outdoor kitchens and patios are an excellent way to enhance the functionality and aesthetics of your backyard. Adding soapstone and slate counters, sinks, and tiles to these spaces can elevate that functionality to a whole new level. Let’s explore why you’ll want to use custom soapstone and slate in your kitchens and patios, as well… Continue reading All About Outdoor Kitchens & Patios

Patio & Backyard Gardening

Friday May, 2023

You don’t need a bunch of garden beds and a greenhouse to build a garden for flowers or vegetables. Enjoy fresh produce grown with your own hands and flower arrangements on your dining table, all with patio garden planters.  Container flowers for cutting and enjoying If you’re looking to grow a cutting garden from containers… Continue reading Patio & Backyard Gardening

Marble vs. Soapstone    

Friday April, 2023

Let’s talk about two popular materials used in homes: soapstone and marble. Both of these materials have unique benefits that make them excellent choices for kitchens, bathrooms, or outdoor spaces. But which one is right for you? We’ll compare both beautiful materials, so you can decide if you want one or the other… or maybe… Continue reading Marble vs. Soapstone    

Designing Your Kitchen Backsplash

Monday April, 2023

When it comes to kitchen design, one of the most important elements is choosing a backsplash. Not only does it add a unique touch to your space, but it can also help protect your walls from splashes and spills. With so many materials and designs available, selecting the perfect backsplash for your kitchen can be… Continue reading Designing Your Kitchen Backsplash

Types of Wood for Kitchen Countertops

Monday March, 2023

Today we’re talking about wood species for kitchen countertops. There are so many options out there, but we’ll share the five popular types offered at Garden State Soapstone, Slate, & Wood Countertops: Granadillo, Mango, Teak, Monkeypod, and Black Walnut. Each type has its own unique characteristics that can help you create a beautiful and practical kitchen space. … Continue reading Types of Wood for Kitchen Countertops

All About Slate

Tuesday February, 2023

As the trends around natural, sustainable stone continue to grow, slate is an easy choice for both homes and businesses. It is a durable and stylish choice that can add a touch of elegance to any room. The dark colors coordinate with a variety of design choices, making it more classic than trendy. There are… Continue reading All About Slate

2023: Colors of the Year

Tuesday January, 2023

2023 will be the year of pink, with several top brands choosing surprising variations of the color from all ends of the spectrum. Of course, the color of the year doesn’t mean you change all the décor in your home to match. These color trends just show what will be popular in fashion and home… Continue reading 2023: Colors of the Year

Designing a Custom Table

Wednesday December, 2022

With the holidays upon us, you may have realized that you need a different dining plan next year. Maybe you have a vision for a holiday dinner party that represents your style. Maybe you want to build a collection of furniture to pass on to your children – and you want to make sure you’re… Continue reading Designing a Custom Table

The Best of 2022

Tuesday December, 2022

Another year is coming to a close, and we wanted to share a few of our favorite projects, demonstrating the variety of materials and design options we offer. From shipping slabs to South Carolina to installing beautiful outdoor kitchens in Cape May, Garden State Soapstone continues to expand our services and craftsmanship. Let us know… Continue reading The Best of 2022

Why Choose Soapstone or Slate

Friday October, 2022

At Garden State Soapstone, we love natural materials everywhere in your home. Soapstone and slate have characteristics that translate into benefits for every room in your house, from the kitchen to bathrooms to your patio. For Your Kitchen:  Natural stone is always a popular choice for a kitchen, but homeowners often overlook soapstone and slate… Continue reading Why Choose Soapstone or Slate