Modern, contemporary, rustic, traditional...how do you know which style to choose for your next home renovation or space remodel? What if you want to combine two styles?
Of course we love marble countertops and know that most people are immediately drawn to one style of marble over another, but how do you choose all of the other surfaces in your kitchen to complement your marble countertops?
You may be wondering, "What is White Carrara?"
That is one of the most complicated questions to answer in the stone industry. White Carrara Marble is widely viewed as the most popular and most famous marble in the world, and is named after the Italian city where it is quarried: Carrara.
We are committed to sustainability here at Imagine Surfaces, so we love working with companies who are also making an impact on the design industry. Vetrazzo produces countertops made from recycled glass
Around here, we love kitchens. Big kitchens, small kitchens, we love kitchens... because we love countertops. Today, we are going to take a quick departure from kitchens to talk about an often overlooked room of the house: the powder room!
We love the look of a sleek all-white kitchen, boasting classic marble counters and white cabinets, but what about all of you who think white is (gasp!) boring?! Well, we have rounded up some unique ideas and inspirations for you to consider when designing the heart of your home that are anything but plain white.
You know that you want to redesign your kitchen, but where do you start? Of course, we at Imagine Surfaces like to start with high end countertops, but what about everything else? We are pleased to have reputable home improvement partners like Fretz to help our clients complete their remodeling projects.
Pantone recently announced their "Color of the Year" for 2017: Greenery! Pantone's press release describes the color as "Bringing forth a refreshing take, Greenery is a tangy yellow-green that speaks to our need to explore, experiment and reinvent." We love the idea of "refreshing" and "reinventing," especially in regard to home design.
We have mentioned before that Soapstone has humble beginnings and has been used in farmhouses and cottage kitchens for many years before becoming as popular as it currently is and transitioning into contemporary and modern designs.
Marble from the Vermont Danby quarry has quickly become some of our most favorite and best selling marble. The Vermont Danby quarry produces several different varieties of marble with different looks and at different price ranges. All of them are quarried from the same region in (you guessed it!) Danby, VT. Because of it’s crystal structure, marble from the Danby quarry is known for being more durable than marble from other regions, such as Italy. However, it is still marble! It will still have issues with scratching and etching, though not as bad as other soft marbles.
The most popular and well known marble from the Danby quarry is Imperial Danby. Imperial Danby has subtle gold and grey veining throughout that gives it a soft, warm and elegant look. The Imperial Danby section of the quarry is also the smallest section of the quarry. So, like anything with a low supply and high demand, it is the most expensive! However, for someone interested in Calacatta Gold marble, Imperial Danby can be a great substitute. It has a similar look and feel, and it is typically significantly cheaper than Calacatta Gold.
Plan to spend about $150+ per square foot for Imperial Danby**
Olympian White Danby
In addition to Imperial Danby, another beautiful stone from the Vermont quarry is Olympian White Danby. Olympian White is typically slightly cheaper than Imperial Danby with less gold veining and slightly more dark grey veining. It is a great choice for anyone looking for a nice white, subtle look.
Plan to spend about $150+ per square foot for Olympian Danby**
The Royal Danby comes from a similar part of the quarry to the Imperial Danby, but it typically has less gold and more dark grey veining. The veining is typically more dramatic and pronounced than you will find in the Olympian Danby slabs.
Plan to spend about $80+ per square foot for Royal Danby**
Mountain White Danby
Mountain White Danby and Montclair Danby come from an area of the quarry near the Olympian White, but with more veins. The veins provide for a more dramatic look than the Olympian White that gives a great “wow” factor.
Plan to spend about $65+ per square foot for Mountain White or Montclair Danby**
**Important note on pricing:
Pricing can vary significantly by the size of your project, the number of slabs you need, the size of the slabs, and the fabricator you choose. These prices are only meant to give you an idea of what your range should be when choosing one of these products.