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Personalize your Countertops!

Tuesday May, 2011

The options are endless! Here is some more inspiration from K+BB on how you can completely transform your countertops: Countertops: Surface Expression Yes, white kitchens are still very much in fashion and thus the interest in white countertops continues. But if you feel a groan coming on with this bit of non-news, you may want… Continue reading Personalize your Countertops!

Can’t forget about SLATE

Monday May, 2011

We Love Slate. Slate is an incredible building material, known for its durability, natural beauty, and versatility. The natural colors, textures, and inherent qualities are in tune with today’s lifestyles with warmth, elegant charm, and easy maintenance. It’s a metamorphic stone with very distinctive properties and performance criteria. Countertops, tabletops, and sinks are just a… Continue reading Can’t forget about SLATE

Frank Lloyd Wright – Inspiring Architecture

Thursday April, 2011

Inspiring Architecture: Newest article from K+BB: Honoring the architectural legacy and inspiring architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, Reveal Designs’s Taliesin Design hardware collection offers a clean, linear look. The collection was initially embarked upon over a year ago by the students and faculty of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, founded by Wright in… Continue reading Frank Lloyd Wright – Inspiring Architecture

Design Trends!

Wednesday April, 2011

NKBA Releases Design Trends Survey Results Found this super interesting article from K+BB and had to share it… What’s popular in kitchen and bath design? Survey says… February 18, 2011 If you believe what they say about the past—and this may also apply to the immediate past—being a good predictor of future behavior, then you… Continue reading Design Trends!

Dining by Design

Monday April, 2011

Dining By Design Dining by Design: My favorite time of year! From Architectural Digest As one of the nation’s largest supporters of HIV/AIDS service and preventive awareness, DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS raises millions of dollars each year through its fundraising efforts within the design community. Dining by Design—the organization’s signature event, now in… Continue reading Dining by Design

Dr. Bubbles to the rescue!

Wednesday April, 2011

Dr. Bubbles and Your Soapstone As I have discussed before, the care & maintenance for soapstone is minimal and very simple. The most common way to keep your soapstone looking beautiful was by using mineral oil, until a better solution came about – Dry Wax.  There are many benefits to the wax such as: Eliminates the… Continue reading Dr. Bubbles to the rescue!

New Pics: TrueLeaf Kitchens

Tuesday April, 2011

New Photos: TrueLeaf Kitchens A great kitchen design firm we work with, TrueLeaf Kitchens, forwarded some fantastic photos of a final project we worked on.  The client loved their new kitchen so much they staged all the photos for us! For more information about Garden State Soapstone ™, visit our website at www.gardenstatesoapstone.com. We offer soapstone, slate,… Continue reading New Pics: TrueLeaf Kitchens

Garden State Soapstone ™ is now LIVE: Soapstone Videos!

Monday April, 2011

Garden State Soapstone ™: Soapstone Videos Check out our Garden State Soapstone ™ video, now on YouTube and our website. Additionally, our soapstone videos include on-site fabrication, template, and installations. Our materials span beyond soapstone; we also use slate, wood, and marble. Schedule an appointment, request a quote order samples online, or contact us on… Continue reading Garden State Soapstone ™ is now LIVE: Soapstone Videos!

Be Inspired By Kitchens!

Friday April, 2011

Kitchen Inspiration We’re ending the day with some kitchen inspiration! When designing/remodeling a kitchen, it can often be very overwhelming with all the different appliances, materials, and finishes. I came across a great article from KOHLER on how to bring your own inspiration into kitchen design. If you want to transform your kitchen into a… Continue reading Be Inspired By Kitchens!

Soapstone Q&A

Thursday April, 2011

Soapstone Q&A Since I get many questions about soapstone every day, I wanted to provide you with some of the most frequently asked questions. Here’s my Soapstone Q&A. If you have any others, post below OR contact me here. QUESTION: Do I need to seal my soapstone counters like granite or marble? ANSWER: No. Soapstone… Continue reading Soapstone Q&A

Soapstone Isn’t Just For Countertops: Soapstone Uses

Wednesday April, 2011

Soapstone Isn’t Just for Countertops: Soapstone Uses I was approached by a company, Amit Exports, Agra India and want to share their creations with you, and additional soapstone uses. They are a wholesale quantity manufacturer for hand-crafted Tablewares, Dinnerwares, and more. Amit Exports was established in 1990 and today is India’s leading producer and exporter of… Continue reading Soapstone Isn’t Just For Countertops: Soapstone Uses

What exactly IS soapstone?

Tuesday April, 2011

What is Soapstone? If you are still asking yourself “What is Soapstone?”, read the article below… Soapstone is made up of Talc and Steatite. There are two different materials known as “soapstone”. The first material is talc; the softest mineral known and commonly used in manufacturing cosmetics, toothpaste, refractory materials and sculptures. The second soapstone… Continue reading What exactly IS soapstone?

Architectural Digest: Words of Wisdom from the Experts

Monday April, 2011

Architectural Digest: Words of Wisdom from the Experts If you are having a hard time designing your kitchen, check out this interesting article I found from Architectural Digest.  Read more on Architectural Digest: http://www.architecturaldigest.com/ Designers Tell All When designing a kitchen, what are the key considerations? What are your favorite materials to use? What are… Continue reading Architectural Digest: Words of Wisdom from the Experts

Spring is Here: Outdoor Kitchen

Thursday April, 2011

Soapstone: Outdoor Kitchen & Grill Now that the weather is warming up, I want to share with you how soapstone can be used as the perfect material for your outdoor kitchen & grill. Soapstone is ideally suited for outdoor use because it is heat and stain resistant. Some other stone countertop surfaces hold heat, creating a… Continue reading Spring is Here: Outdoor Kitchen

From Granite Gurus: Check this out

Tuesday April, 2011

Granite Gurus: Remodeling Your Kitchen Wondering if it’s worth it to remodel your kitchen?? Check out this interesting fact from the article “Did you know…“ from Granite Gurus. The article discusses a return on investment when it comes to renovating your home. The article says that “For every dollar you spend this year remodeling your… Continue reading From Granite Gurus: Check this out

How Should I Treat My Soapstone?

Wednesday March, 2011

How should I treat my Soapstone? Care and Maintenance for your Soapstone How should I treat my soapstone? We’ve got the answer! Here are 3 maintenance free ways of treating your soapstone. Absolutely no oiling required. • 95% of our clients no longer use Mineral Oil. Traditionally most soapstone customers used a mineral oil to… Continue reading How Should I Treat My Soapstone?

Go Ahead, Scratch your Soapstone!

Wednesday March, 2011

What if Soapstone Scratches? Are you afraid of ruining your beautiful new soapstone countertops? Don’t be! So, what if your soapstone scratches? You as a consumer can fix it! If your soapstone countertop becomes scratched, follow these easy restoration steps: Most scratches will disappear with a dab of mineral oil. To permanently remove a deep… Continue reading Go Ahead, Scratch your Soapstone!