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Kitchen Countertop Cleaning Tips

Eager to make a fresh start, but not sure how to get your kitchen in shape? It’s easy to overlook your kitchen countertops when it comes to cleaning, but these spaces can be a breeding ground for germs. Make sure you are making the most of your cleaning efforts by following these simple tips for getting your cleaning done quickly and efficiently. Once you’re finished, you’ll enjoy a sparkling kitchen and have more time to relax in front of an open window with a refreshing beverage.

How To Clean Quartz Countertops

Quartz is a man-made, durable material for kitchen countertops. Strong, stain resistant and heat resistant, your kitchen countertop will last you for years. However, quartz does still require some care to keep it looking its best. Here are some tips on how to keep your countertop clean:

  • Use only cleaning products that are designed specifically for quartz surfaces
  • For daily cleaning, use an ammonia-free glass cleaner or any non-abrasive household cleaner that does not contain lemon, ammonia or bleach as they can damage the surface of the quartz
  • Use mild liquid soap, warm water and a soft cloth to remove most residues from your quartz countertop
  • Wipe up spills immediately from your quartz surface

View More Tips On Cleaning Quartz Countertops.

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Does Quartz Stain?

Quartz countertops are unlikely to stain because it is a hard material and is non-porous, meaning liquids won’t be absorbed into the surface of your countertop the way they might if you spilled on unsealed natural stone countertops such as marble. Although quartz countertops have a high stain resistance, they are not completely stained proof as some food substances can leave a moderate to very faint stain behind. To prevent staining, any spills, dirt, grease or oils should be wiped up quickly to reduce the chance of a stain forming.

Countertop Protection Tips

  • Do not place hot items out of the oven or stove directly on the stone surface. Additionally, heat-generating appliances, such as slow cookers, can cause some stones to become discolored or crack. Always protect your top by placing a trivet or hot pad to allow for airflow under the hot item.
  • Avoid chopping or slicing directly on the stone countertop to prevent scratches and dulling your knives. Always use a cutting board.
  • Use placemats and coasters to protect your surface from discoloration and staining.
  • Do not stand or sit on stone countertops. Some stones may crack when excessive weight is applied.

Can I use bleach on my countertop?

We don’t recommend using bleach or any other chemical cleaners to clean your countertops. Bleach and other harsh chemicals can damage the surface of your countertop, breaking down the resin and causing discoloration. They can also wear down your countertop’s surface, leaving it vulnerable to spills.

Are there specific cleaning products I should use?

Most residue can be removed using a simple routine of wiping down your countertops with a soft cloth and warm water. If your countertops are particularly grimy, you may add mild liquid dish soap to the water; however, soap is not always necessary.
Products such as MORE™ Surface Care offers a great selection of stone-safe options such as the Stone & Quartz Cleaner + Protector. This cleaner can be purchased in any of the Cutting Edge Countertops showrooms.

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Shop Cutting Edge Countertops today for an extensive material and color selection for your upcoming project – and, work with the premier countertop fabricator in the Midwest.

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The Top Five Trending Granite Colors

Are you ready to upgrade your countertops to a unique yet durable material, but not sure where to start? Our 2022 trending granite countertops roundup will guide you to the perfect stone to meet your lifestyle and design preferences.

The beauty of natural stone is truly unmatched, and granite has a one-of-a-kind look that few other countertop materials can compare to. Granite countertops can take any kitchen to the next level visually and often become the talk of the room after a new install. Granite has been a top choice for countertops since the beginning, and to this day continues to be, due to its strength and variety of rich colors and natural patterns. Cutting Edge Countertops carries a wide range of granite In a variety of color shades, so you are sure to find a vibrant or neutral color that suits your style. To learn about some of the best-selling granite countertop colors in the Midwest, keep reading!

Valle Nevado

With Valle Nevado granite, you can create stunning countertops or backsplashes, perfect for both indoors and out! This natural stone has a gray backdrop with subtle dark minerals that run throughout and works well with many different designs. The gray can pull in some lighter aesthetics if paired with dark wood cabinetry, or on the contrary, the darker elements can provide a great visual contrast to white or grey cabinetry. Valle Nevado can vary from slab to slab, so with this material, you are sure to get a unique look in your home.

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Dallas White Countertops

Dallas White

The white backdrop of Dallas White granite is accented by lavender and light gray tones. You will also see a mix of cream and brown throughout this stone. This element will catch the eye of all your friends and family when they enter the space where this granite will be installed. Dallas White is the perfect option if you are wanting to steer away from the dark side, but aren’t completely sold on solid, bright white countertops. It is the perfect mix of neutrals and will fit right in with your current home decor!

Thunder White

Do you like the elegant look of marble but prefer the extreme durability granite offers? You can have both with Thunder White Granite! This stone mixes gray, white, and cream swirls with small red flecks. It’s mined in India and gives the appearance of marble with its details that emulate the veining of White Carrara. It looks especially good with dark wood cabinets, and using reds in your kitchen will bring out the flecks in the stone.

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AZUL PLATINO GRANITE

Azul Platino

Azul Platino granite has gained popularity for homeowners looking to update their kitchens and bathrooms because of its cool, almost gray-blue tones. As part of our Studio Collection, this granite is available in consistent patterns and colors. You can further customize Azul Platino granite with a variety of countertop edges. 

White Ice

One of the most popular white granites on the market, White Ice can be recognized by its pristine beauty. This granite has been admired for many years and its popularity only continues to increase. This predominately white stone features mixtures of blue and grey tones running throughout. If you are looking to make a statement, pair this stone with a darker cabinet, or achieve a trending yet timeless design by combining it with white cabinetry.

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Ready to Start your Granite Countertops Project?

Countertop trends come and go, but the surface you choose will remain in your home for years to come. We always encourage our customers to pick something that makes them happy when they walk in the room and see it. Shop Valle Nevado, Dallas White, Thunder White, Azul Platino and White Ice countertops along with many others in our Live Inventory on our website or visit one of our Cutting Edge Countertops showrooms located in Perrysburg, Troy, Wixom, Noblesville and S. Indianapolis! Our experienced team will lend their knowledge and guide you on both the current trends and timeless classics to ensure you are confident in your choice.

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Top Kitchen Design Trends

From stone backsplashes to luxury laundry rooms, we have wrapped up what design experts are saying are the new design trends! If you are considering a minor refresh or total home renovation, we hope you find inspiration for your next interior design project.

Seamless Backsplashes

Not a fan of classic subway tile or can’t ever seem to find the perfect backsplash? Expect to see less tile and more stone! A full-height backsplash has a beautiful and timeless design. While tile backsplashes can be trendy and change often, a full-height backsplash gives your kitchen an inspirational, yet everlasting look that never goes out of style. This is perfect for a clean, seamless look with no grout lines.

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Pops of Color

Kitchens featuring grey and all white design features have always been popular but that’s not what is trending currently! Color is making a return and we can expect to see homeowners incorporating a variety of hues into their homes.

With both Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore choosing shades of green as the 2022 color of the year; green is the current major kitchen trend.

Kitchen Islands take the Spotlight

Kitchen islands serve as a meal prep area, homework station and a buffet line for family dinners! Designers speculate their popularity will increase as homeowners focus on improving their storage space. Consider including cabinets or built-in features that allow you to get the most out of your space! Pair it with a natural stone or quartz countertops from Cutting Edge Countertops to maximize your kitchen’s functionality!

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Organic & Natural Materials

We also expect more natural materials to gain popularity. From natural stones like granite and marble to incorporating wood elements – natural styles are prominent in both kitchens and bathrooms.

Rounded Edges & Curves

We also can expect the kitchen’s classic hard edges and surfaces to take a softer, curvier turn. Curved edges bring a soft calm to the room. They can even allow for a little more seating room at the island without resorting to placing a chair right on a corner!

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If you’re ready to incorporate these kitchen trends into your home, visit one of our five showrooms where our design consultants are ready to assist you today! Our experienced team can offer their product knowledge and inspire with ideas and on-trend information. Call us today at 888-515-TOPS (8677) and let us help you bring your vision to life.

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Pair Your New Countertop With The Color Of The Year

If you’re as invested in the latest home designs trends as we are, then you’ve already heard about the 2022 Colors of the Year. You’ve probably also noticed these colors have one thing in common: the 2022 honorees are green, from Sherwin-Williams’s Evergreen Fog to Benjamin Moore’s October Mist.

Why green? Different colors have the power to influence a range of emotions and can even affect your heart rate, blood pressure and breathing. Because of this, major paint brands found themselves gravitating toward soothing, verdant hues that create serene environments.

Evergreen Fog by Sherwin-Williams

Sherwin-Williams has selected the subtly soothing Evergreen Fog SW 9130 as its 2022 color of the year. This organic color can spread a comforting welcome in entryways, establish quiet and calm in bedrooms or bathrooms, and introduce invigorating energy to living rooms, kitchens and other common areas.

October Mist by Benjamin Moore

Benjamin Moore’s 2022 color of the year is a soft, silvery green called October Mist 1495. This botanical shade mimics the pale green of a flower stem and serves as the foundation for the brand’s larger 2022 color trends palette. The collection includes 14 hues inspired by nature that span tinted off-whites, warm earth tones and refreshed primary colors.

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Coordinating Countertop Colors With The 2022 Colors Of The Year

Since we’re so used to seeing all-white kitchens and not everyone has an eye for decorating, you may wonder how you might be able to incorporate these beautiful green tones into your home. Find interior inspiration for how to pair countertop designs from Cutting Edge Countertops with the newly announced Colors of the Year.

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Already one of our most popular quartz countertops, we love the idea of pairing Silestone’s Calacatta Gold with Evergreen Fog or October Mist.  The design’s blend of cream and blueish grey veins pairs perfectly with both colors of the year to create a combination that’s equally unique and comforting. And the quartz’s subtle gold adds a hint of glam to the soothing green hues.

Not a fan of white countertops? We also love pairing both statement shades, Evergreen Fog and October Mist, with the following complementary designs:

Quartz countertops are often the go-to choice for homeowners looking to update their kitchen and bathrooms because of its unparalleled strength and durability. Cutting Edge Countertops carries a wide range of quartz colors from top brands, so you are sure to find a vibrant or neutral quartz color that suits your style.

Ready to incorporate the color of the year into your home? Whether you choose Evergreen Fog or October Mist, we offer an industry-leading selection of over 2,000 full slabs including natural stone, quartz and compact surface materials to compliment any design. Schedule an appointment with one of our expert Design Consultants so we can help you bring your vision to life!

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The Perfect Gift Guide for any Homeowner

It’s the season of giving! But we know with getting the house ready for guests, completing last-minute tasks and having to finish your gift shopping, it’s easy to lose track of time. That’s why we now bring to you practical and stylish gift ideas for the home that will bring a smile to the face of anyone in your life.

Pillows

Don’t sleep on this great gift idea. No one likes to wake up with a sore neck, but it’s inevitable. Give your loved one the gift of good sleep with a good pillow. There are different types of pillows that are suited for different types of sleepers. For example, if your loved one is a side sleeper, a cervical pillow will help keep their neck aligned and prevent a sore neck. If your loved one is a back sleeper, a contoured pillow will provide neck and head support.

Cutting Boards (Unique or Personalized)

Cutting boards are a kitchen necessity. In addition to your generic cutting board, give the gift of a cutting board that is personalized or unique. There are boards with a variety of designs and styles, but they also can be personalized with a person’s name, a family name, a favorite word or a saying.

Portable Speaker

Portable speakers provide an easy way to listen to music and podcasts on the go. It’s a great way to exercise and get in some tunes. Your loved one will be able to take their music anywhere with this small and lightweight speaker that can clip to a belt loop or purse strap.

Decorative Vase

Decorative vases can be used to hold flowers, herbs or even fruit. They’re a great way to add some color to an otherwise drab room. They also can be used as a candle holder to create a romantic atmosphere.

Sauce Subscription Box

Give the gift of sauces! Sauces are a great way to add flavor to any dish. A sauce subscription box is a great way to get different sauces delivered straight to your loved one’s door every month.

Air Fryer

Air fryers are great because they don’t use oil to cook any food, which makes them perfect for healthy eaters or those that are trying to cut back on oil, sugar or salt. It’s also a healthier way to cook because food is cooked with hot air instead of oil, which means less calories.

Automatic Floor Vacuum

An automatic floor vacuum is a great way to make your loved one’s life easier. It’s designed to suck up dirt, dust and debris from hard floors, such as tile, wood and laminate. It’s easy to use and can do the job of a mop, broom and vacuum cleaner.

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New Countertops & Kitchen Upgrades

If your loved one has been dropping hints of renovating the home, now is the perfect time to purchase new countertops or home additions to spruce up the interior! At Cutting Edge Countertops, several holiday sales are available to make upgrading an affordable decision.

You can “Bundle Up With Some Hot Savings” by purchasing two enhancement options and getting your third choice for FREE. Learn more here. Or, get a wonderful deal on the gorgeous Primavera Quartz countertop to offer your loved one a new, refreshed and modern look to your kitchen, bathrooms, laundry room, mudroom or bar top. Learn more here.

Interested in starting the home renovation project of your dreams? Let Cutting Edge Countertops assist you every step of the way! Contact us today.

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Creating An On-Trend Kitchen Without Sacrificing Your Personal Style

It’s a good idea to keep an eye on home design trends if you’re planning to remodel any part of your home. But what’s trendy right now may not be exactly what you would love to see in your kitchen. How do you give the heart of your home a fresh look without sacrificing your own unique style? It’s easier than you’d think.

Know the Current Design Trends

Just clicking through a few home design shows on TV will make one thing clear: designers love a kitchen with a wide-open layout and all-white elements. But although this style feels airy and fresh, not everyone loves a colorless kitchen. If what you really want is the cozy feel of colors in your home, don’t worry. You can have an updated kitchen that still reflects your personality.

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Bring Color Home

If you love the idea of adding a bold color to your kitchen, there’s no reason you can’t do it and still stay on-trend. With a little planning, an unexpected shade can elevate your home’s appearance. A countertop in a rich, saturated hue can even become the unifying feature of your home’s decor. To make certain the effect is brightening without being overwhelming, just make sure the rest of the kitchen is in harmony with the look.

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Balance is the Key

The important thing to remember is to balance any eye-catching design elements with soothing, neutral tones. If you add a colorful countertop, opt for light, neutral-colored cabinets. Think of the muted surroundings as the frame for the star of the show. Adding a splash of color to a white, open-plan kitchen is a great way to marry the popular design trends of the day and still have a home that fits your personality.

If you’re ready to bring an exciting blend of style and your unique personality to your kitchen, visit one of our five showrooms where our Design Consultants are ready to assist you today! Our experienced team can offer their product knowledge and inspire with ideas and on-trend information. Call us today at 888-515-TOPS (8677) and let us help you bring your vision to life.

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8 Steps to the Perfect Countertop Installation

Fall is the best time of year to start that home renovation you’ve been putting off! Upgrade your countertops before the holiday season to truly marvel your guests and family. To help you prepare for your countertop installation, we have prepared this resourceful step-by-step guide to ensure you know what to do and expect in a countertop remodel.

1. Plan

Planning is important when taking on any project and this goes for countertop installations too. You want to be prepared for extra help or if there might be delays with family schedules. It is good to plan ahead to know that your project will come out just the way you want it!

2. Budget

After exploring your options and deciding what your priorities are, the next thing you will want to do is establish your budget. Having your budget planned out beforehand will help you avoid unnecessary costs down the line, and guide you through the process. By having an allotted amount, you will have a realistic expectation of what you will be able to accomplish in any project.

3. Know Your Space

If you are changing the layout of your kitchen or bathroom it’s a good idea to have an idea of what you want and don’t want for your new look. Cutting Edge Countertops’ knowledgeable team will be able to provide further assistance as to what can be done, the opportunities that lie ahead and so much more. Some things to take into account for a complete renovation are plumbing, electrical connections and traffic patterns in the home.

4. In-Home Measurement

Before you schedule an appointment in one of our showrooms, it’s very important to take some measurements and dimensions of your current space. These don’t have to be exact but they will provide an idea of how much material is needed for your project to provide a quote.

5. Select Your Slab

This is the fun part: selecting your favorite countertop material. At Cutting Edge Countertops, our extensive selection of countertop materials includes stunning natural stones like granite, marble, quartzite and soapstone, as well as durable quartz and compact surface options. We offer materials from the top manufacturers in the country with an extensive color selection and numerous edge profiles to choose from to add stunning detail. Click here to view our wide portfolio of countertop brands, materials, colors and finishes to find the perfect match for your home.

6. Measure Appointment

This is when things get real! Our team will schedule both your measure and install appointments two weeks apart on most projects. During your measure, we’ll take laser measurements to electronically map your space to ensure an accurate fit of your new countertops upon installation. During our measure appointment, it’s important to have your countertops cleared off before our Measure Technician arrives. This appointment is extremely important as we finalize the design intent so it is critical the decision maker is present for the duration of the appointment.

7. Prepare Your Home

On the day of your installation, it’s important to clear pathways and entryways for our team to carefully enter your home with your new, gorgeous material.

8. Leave the Rest to the Pros!

It’s time to sit back and relax while we do the work, and we promise, this is going to happen quickly! Your new countertops will be installed and ready for you to enjoy in no time. Once the work is complete, our installers will review the job with you and answer any questions you may have.

Looking to understand the process in more detail? We developed our customer experience cycle to guide you so you know what to anticipate each step of the way.

We can’t wait for you to start your home renovation shortly! Be sure to contact us when you are ready to start your project and our team will be happy to assist you every step of the way.

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Are You Ready For Kitchen & Bath Month 2021?

Did you know that the US has a kitchen and bath month? I bet you do if you’re a remodeling enthusiast. But if you’ve just stumbled on this reality here, then “Yes!” we do. It is an annual designation coined by the National Kitchen and Bath Association in 1982. The NKBA couldn’t have picked a better strategic month than October. It marks the end of summer, welcoming the dawn of winter. The holidays offer a chance to spend time indoors, welcoming guests virtually every day. Granted, it would be best to ensure that your kitchen and bath define your personality while maintaining a stylish and refined space. Here’s the Big Question: “Are you ready for October?”

At Cutting Edge Countertops, we’re passionate about countertops and can help you upgrade your home in readiness for the holidays. Whether it’s your bath vanities, laundry room, bar tops or kitchen countertops, we can transform these spaces into your home’s highlights by upgrading your surface materials. We boast a curated collection of compelling countertop material including quartz, granite, marble, quartzite, soapstone and compact surface. We have the knack for identifying quality and eye-catching countertop materials to match your design preference, personality and budget.

Are You Working on a Budget? Leverage Our Remnant Program

If you are purchasing new countertops for your kitchen, consider giving other areas of your home a refresh at the same time to take advantage of some savings. We offer a Remnant Program that includes an extensive remnant collection – perfect for bathrooms, laundry rooms, bar tops and more. And, when you spend $1,500, you can shop our low price of $39/sq. ft. remnants when your kitchen and remnants are installed at the same time.

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Countertop Designs to Inspire You

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If you are considering a kitchen or bath remodel and need some inspiration, you can start by visiting our Inspiration Gallery. Additionally, our team of expert Design Consultants can assist you with your home remodeling project. We encourage you to schedule an appointment to meet with one of our knowledgeable Consultants to walk you through the countertop process, understand your needs and help you identify the best material for your project. During your visit, you can view our full-slab indoor showroom with anywhere from 50 to 100 slabs.

Is your home October-ready? Cutting Edge Countertops has been building relationships and trust since 2006. Call us today at 888.515.8677 and let us help you remodel your home for the holidays.

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Natural Stone

When you think of natural stone countertops, marble, granite and quartzite are probably the top surfaces that come to your mind. However, there are many more options! For example, soapstone is another natural stone surfaces that make great choices for countertops in the kitchen or bath. Natural stone is a classic choice for countertops because of their one-of-a-kind beauty. Here is an overview of natural stone and some information on its benefits, finishes, applications and more.

Benefits:

Since natural stone comes from mother nature, each slab is unique with different shade variations, fissures, cracks, chips, pits and pores. Don’t let this scare you away! This is what makes natural stone so beautiful! Some other great qualities of natural stone is its durability. Some natural stone is resistant to scratches, bacteria, stains, heat, and can be used for outdoor spaces. Depending on what finish you choose, it can alter the overall look and resistance of your countertops.

Pros and Cons of Natural Stone Countertops:

No matter what countertop surface you choose it will have pros and cons. It is important to take these into consideration when choosing a material for your project so that you can make the best decision based on your lifestyle and design preferences.

Granite

  • Pro: Durability – With regular sealing granite countertops are heat, scratch, chemical and stain resistant.
  • Con: Granite is a porous material so it will need to be resealed. It is recommended to re-seal natural stone countertops (granite, marble and quartzite) every 1 to 2 years to help protect against accidental staining.

Marble

  • Pro: Not only are marble countertops absolutely gorgeous but if they are well-maintained, marble can increase property value.
  • Con: Marble countertops stain easily.

Quartzite

  • Pro: Quartzite looks like marble. Its unique, swirling grey and white designs make the countertops look interesting and help create an impressive kitchen or bathroom.
  • Con: Although quartzite is strong and durable, it can be damaged by sharp objects like knives. You will also need to seal your quartzite countertops at least annually to keep it shiny and free from stain.

Soapstone

  • Pro: This is a very sanitary countertop because it is non-porous, it cleans up with mild soap and a sponge or dish rag.
  • Con: Because the stone is fairly soft, avoid cutting directly on it. Be careful not to drop heavy glass objects or cast iron pans on it. The softer nature of soapstone makes it nice to the touch but also represents its one main weakness.
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Finishes:

Finishes are the last step of the fabrication process before your slab gets delivered and installed in your home. Depending on your design tastes you can choose if you want your countertops to be smooth, textured, glossy, or have little to no shine and you achieve this is by the finish.
• Polished: To achieve semi-gloss to high-gloss on your surface, polished is the way to go. Stains are less likely to occur on polished countertops, but a potential downfall to having a high shine surface is that scratches are easier to see.
• Honed: Honed is a very popular finish for marble and creates a smooth, velvety, matte look. The benefit of having a honed surface is that scratches are difficult to see, but this makes the surface more susceptible to stains.

Care:

Caring for natural stone can vary depending on if it is granite, marble, quartzite or soapstone. You want to make sure you are taking the proper precautions and preventing any potential damage. We recommend you clean up spills with a soft cloth using mild soap and warm water. For more stubborn stains a nonabrasive bristled brush can be used. Always remember to use hot pads, trivets, cutting boards, placemats, and coasters to protect your surface from discoloration, scratches, and staining. For more countertop care and maintenance information check out our cleaning tips.

Applications:

Natural stone can be incorporated in many areas of your home. The most common places are for natural stone to be placed in the kitchens and bathrooms as countertops, but natural stone can be used in outdoor kitchens, as fireplace surrounds, flooring, backsplash and so much more.

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Natural stone is art and can be admired in many areas of your home. It’s time to add mother nature’s greatest masterpiece into your home with Cutting Edge Countertops.

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Home Remodeling Experts: How To Decorate Your Airbnb And Make Your Listing Stand Out!

Home Remodeling Pros Explain How To Make Your Airbnb Stand Out From The Rest

Home remodeling experts have realized how much popularity Airbnb rentals are getting. Airbnb’s have gained a tremendous amount of momentum and exposure. People traveling on vacation are now comparing and contrasting the differences between an Airbnb and a hotel. We find that Airbnb’s can be more affordable and potentially nicer for the price. With the high demand for Airbnb rentals and the popularity of people wanting to list their property as an Airbnb, we have decided to help shed light on how to make your listing stand out from the rest! If you take a look at the Airbnb app, you will see beautiful listings with incredible views and amenities. vacation home rentals offer you a homey experience that most travelers search for. We find that the Airbnbs that are rented out the most have a very comfy homey look and feel. So what will it take in order for your listing to be the one that travelers choose?

5 Features Every Traveler Looks For In An Airbnb:

  • Wifi Connection: Most travelers may be on vacation but they will often times want to still be connected. Whether they are on a family trip or traveling for business, Wifi is a major pro or con that will ultimately make the difference. Kids, adults, and even toddlers are always using the internet to stay connected to the world. Having Wifi will significantly increase the chances of your listing appealing to the traveler. Even though most people have their own internet hotspots, providing free wifi as an amenity will make you really stand out
  • Comfortable Beds: This is key! You are more likely to get a positive review from past renters if you have a bed that is very comfortable. Sometimes it pays off to spend money in order to make money so take a trip to a mattress store and look for a bed that you believe guests will really enjoy! After all, nobody wants to wake up on the wrong side of the bed! Your home remodel does not have to be expensive. Simply look for the best offers when shopping. 
  • Free Closet Space & Hangars: No matter the reason for which your guests decided to pick your Airbnb, it is better to be safe than sorry so provide them with space to hang their clothes. Sometimes guests may need the room for a few days so make your Airbnb as homey as possible by including free closet space and hangars. 
  • Washing Machine: Traveling can be tough pretty tough on clothes. When vacationers take trips to beaches, forests or amusements parks, they may acquire a few stains to go along with their great memories. Many Airbnb users say they search the listings for rentals with access to a washing machine.
  • Parking: Guests prefer to park at or in front of the house they’re staying in. Travelers are already paying for the cost of traveling. The extra expense and hassle of inconvenient parking could cause them to choose another Airbnb.
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Appealing Airbnb Pictures That Do It, Justice.

Share accurate photos of your listing! Make sure to get all of the right angles and capture pictures that make your listing appealing and desirable. You may have the best home remodeling ever but without great pictures, nobody will be able to tell. Anytime you are starting a new rental, keep in mind the different home remodeling ideas that you can implement to make your place look homey, classy, high-end, and fresh. Consider getting creative with your photography. Maybe add flower vases, picture frames, and other ornaments to go with the theme of your home. The smallest details can be the ones that attract and appeal to your guests the most. Really take your time to think of the overall theme and what you want the rental to look like. We encourage you to think about the all-white or all-black theme. Keep your listing updated and as modern as you can. Your home decor should be seen by the world.

Decorating The Airbnb Kitchen.

Guests want the option of being able to cook for themselves. It’s one of the biggest benefits of staying in a home rather than at a hotel. Especially on a long trip, eating out for breakfast, lunch and dinner can become exhausting, expensive and time-consuming. If you renting out the entire home then make sure that the kitchen looks great! We will list below some quick tips and tricks for the best kitchen home remodeling!

Kitchen Countertops

Make sure your countertops are clean and shiny! Whether you have quartz, marble, or granite, there is a proper way to care for your countertops to help maintain the beauty. If you need repairs or new countertops then make sure to contact an experienced countertop professional.

Kitchen Cabinets

Are your kitchen cabinets old and worn out? No worries, simply look for a local cabinet supplier in the Midwest to help you get new ones or sometimes a nice cabinet refacing will do.

Kitchen Sinks

Kitchen sinks can rust and get pretty worn throughout time. This can really turn off your guests and you may end up with a bad review. Take the time to change your kitchen sinks and find ones that will last you a long time. Cutting Edge Countertops offers a wide variety of kitchen sink options for you to choose from. We have different materials like stainless steel and composite.

Clean Your Kitchen

Last but certainly not least, make sure you are cleaning your kitchen thoroughly. Double check to make sure appliances are wiped down, remove any stains and sweep or mop the floors. It is best to clean the rental the best you can after every visit.

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Bedroom Appeal And Cleanliness

You can have a blast with the bedroom decor and design by getting really creative! If you are not sure where to begin, we suggest writing down ideas on how to make the bedroom feel as homey as possible. We already covered having a nice cozy bedroom mattress so what comes next? You guessed it! The sheets and comforter! Think back to a time when you checked in at a hotel. What color were the sheets, comforter, and towels? That’s right. They are always white. White brings a sense of cleanliness that you will not find with orange, yellow, or purple. We suggest going with a white theme. It is nice to be able to see that the items you are using are clean and stain free. This is something you cannot really tell when you have other colors. Also look into adding picture frames and other bedroom decors to enhance the appeal of your home. If you already have a white kitchen then what better way to match than with an all-white bedroom!

All-White Bathroom

Not only is the all-white bathroom the most classic bathroom design trend in 2021 but it is one that stands out to the guest. All white doors, cabinets, countertops, floors, and walls stick out tremendously. You cannot go wrong with an all-white bathroom but we do however want you to keep in mind that you should be careful with care and maintenance.

If you have additional question when it comes to remodeling your home our Cutting Edge Countertops team is ready to help, contact us today to learn more or schedule an appointment at a showroom near you. For more content about kitchen design trends, countertop surfaces, bathroom remodels and more visit our blog.

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