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Getting ready for Kitchen and Bath Month

When it comes to designing a kitchen, bath or any kind of room in your home, there are some things that can change the feel of the space entirely. Countertops are a prime example. Most people will spend time selecting material, colors, styles and designs to make their rooms look new and refreshed.

90% of homeowners say countertops are the first item they look to change when renovating their home. Changing your countertops can give you a whole new look without having to re-paint or install new flooring – and can have a big impact. If you are like most homeowners, you’re probably wondering, how do I get started? Or, how do you know what types of options are available? Well the good news is that this article will cover all these questions and more. So read on for answers!

Begin by Planning

If you are thinking about new countertops, your first step is to begin planning. At Cutting Edge Countertops, we encourage you to view our Inspiration Gallery, along with our Live Inventory to get a feel for what material you may like for your space.

If you are replacing your countertops, we encourage you to take rough dimensions of your current tops. Or, if you are getting new cabinets, it is helpful to have the cabinet dimensions. Then, give us a call to schedule an appointment where one of our experienced Design Consultants will personally meet with you to learn about your project and help you in selecting a countertop material type, color and finish perfect for your lifestyle and design preferences. As we move through the details of your project, our experienced Design Consultant will offer their product knowledge and inspire with ideas and on-trend information.

Start Small

Some homeowners like to start with a small project such as updating an existing bathroom vanity top, or giving a laundry room or mudroom a facelift. Adding a new countertop will update the look of the space, without having to undergo a complete remodel.

Cutting Edge Countertops offers a variety of countertop materials including natural stone (granite, quartzite, marble and soapstone), quartz and compact surface. Explore what material type is best for how you use your space. The possibilities are endless!

Consider your Sink

Updating your sink can be one of the easiest ways to modernize your space. Cutting Edge Countertops offers a variety of sinks — from classic to contemporary — and can be paired with almost any cabinet style or countertop material. Envisioning how a new sink can change the look and feel of your kitchen or bathroom has never been easier than with our Visualizer.  You can easily customize the space of your dreams to show how your new countertops will look with AI tools that make your imagination a reality. 

Spruce up your Surroundings

You must think carefully about the surrounding area if you want your home to come to life. For modern homes, you want to keep things simple and sophisticated and can choose a subtle, neutral wallpaper or a statement monotone paint color. Find inspiration in this year’s Color of the Year. 

Another element that plays a part in modern homes is the focus on lines. Your countertops are great for adding depth and texture to the space, so you don’t need to flood the room with hundreds of decorations. 

You can use the countertops as a focal point to draw attention to the linear structure and layout of the room. And, if you feel like adding a dramatic touch,  you can opt for a statement stone that is sure to add a certain flare for anyone bold enough. 

Ultimately, the best way to show off your new countertops is to keep the space open and have lots of natural light. Ideally, you can leave the windows open and have the sunlight streaming in throughout the day.

October is Kitchen & Bath Month and  is all about visual inspiration. As you flip through your favorite magazine or home decor website, be sure to take photos or clip your favorites. Creating a refreshed look at any time of the year can feel like a breath of fresh air – and Cutting Edge Countertops offers many styles and resources for your project, whether it be large or small. Let us help you achieve your dream space. Contact us today to start planning your next home project! 

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Using Stone Beyond Countertops – Fireplaces, Outdoor Kitchens and More.

Naturally, stone materials have been used in homes for years. If you take note of your home today, most likely you will find some kind of stone serving as a countertop in your kitchen, or in your bathroom vanity. Due to varying degrees of durability, versatility and manageability, natural and engineered stone has become a staple in most kitchens and bathrooms. While objectively, these are the most common places to incorporate natural stone, quartz or compact surface,  they all share one important trait : they shouldn’t be limited to countertop projects. Whether it be a fireplace surround, outdoor kitchen or mudroom,  using stone beyond the kitchen or bathroom can help elevate and transform your space. 

Fireplace Surround

Add some personality to your living area by creating an accent fireplace surround. Granite is extremely durable and resistant to heat, making it ideal for wood-burning fireplaces. Plus the wide variety of colors and patterns allow you to customize your fireplace to your needs.

If your home opts for gas or electric fireplaces, quartz can add a beautiful, timeless aesthetic to your home. Quartz is an engineered stone and can mimic marble veining, without having to worry about maintenance.

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Outdoor gatherings have never been more popular, and incorporating stone into your outdoor space makes the area even more inviting. Granite is ideal for high-traffic areas, as the scratch and stain-resistance can withstand nearly any weather condition. 

Our compact surface stone also makes for a great outdoor installation. Made from a sophisticated mixture of raw materials used in glass, porcelain tiles and quartz surfaces, compact surfaces are incredibly durable, making them perfect for outdoor environments. This engineered material also withstands high levels of heat, and is very easy to maintain.

Mudroom

Like any other stone placement, location is the biggest determinant of what stone best fits your needs. With mudrooms, you’re likely to expect a lot of traffic, with the coming and going of your household. The durability and low maintenance of quartz and compact surface alike make either of these stones a fabulous option to include in your mudroom. A seating area, countertop space or backsplash, stone accents in a mudroom can transform the look and feel of an otherwise underestimated area.

Plus, depending upon the design, smaller pieces of stone called remnants can be used to elevate the look. Using remnants allows you to save on your project while incorporating a luxurious finish.

Using stone in your home doesn’t have to stop at the most conventional uses. Whether you are considering a  small or large project, Cutting Edge Countertops can help you design your home to fit your needs and match your aesthetic. We have been in business since 2006, and offer an extensive selection of granite, marble, quartzite, soapstone, quartz and compact surface with a range of colors to compliment any design. Our team takes great pride in their combined experience to bring your vision to life.  Contact us today to see for yourself how stone can enhance your home.

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Summer Looks For Your Home: Stay Within The 2022 Trends

Did you know $15,000 is the average price of a home renovation? Don’t worry if you’re on a strict budget, we are going to show you various changes that you can make in your home to create a sense of newness while staying within your budget.

Renovating your home is a great way to refresh and create a space you love. If your home is outdated or you’re ready for a change, you’ve come to the right place to learn about the latest trends to add to your home.  

Outdoor Spaces

Following the pandemic, people wanted to spend as much time outside as possible. There are ways to transform your outdoor space such as a pool or outdoor shower, or even a fire pit and a hot tub. 

Incorporating an outdoor kitchen is a great way to feel like you have an outdoor escape without leaving your home. Homeowners are gravitating toward the idea of building a simple outdoor entertainment area with a kitchen countertop, grill and other small pleasures to transform a backyard into a dream oasis.

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Creating Bold Spaces

Believe it or not, bold wallpaper is a 2022 trend you don’t want to miss. We aren’t talking about old, outdated, yellowing wallpaper. Bright colors and prints are in! People are using color to express themselves or adding compact surfaces on shower walls or bringing a creative aspect into a space by finishing off a table with a granite or marble top.

Cutting Edge Countertops offers a wide selection of materials including granite, quartz, marble, soapstone, quartzite and compact surface. Contact Cutting Edge Countertops to determine which material is best for your shower wall applications, bathroom vanities, laundry rooms and more.

Going Green

While it might seem hard to believe green is one of the popular trends in 2022, its fresh and natural characteristics draw homeowners to its warm appeal. Bringing green into a space provides a sense of welcoming and belonging into a home and also symbolizes new growth.

Another popular option is to update your kitchen countertops with natural stone, as these surfaces represent the beauty of mother nature and offer an option for a one-of-a-kind stone.

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Sustainability

When you think of green, you may also think of sustainability. Solar panels, new windows, and updated irrigation systems are all on the rise, too. People are quickly realizing that making their homes more sustainable is pretty easy and it can often save you money in the long run!

Home Offices

Now that many people are working from home, offices are a must. People are tired of working out of the guest room and are converting extra spaces into home offices.

Creating a space you love to be in will help get you through the work day. Whether you love bold and bright colors or prefer natural tones in your workspace, a home office is a must in 2022.

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Windows and Mirrors

Another home renovation project that’s easy is adding mirrors. Large mirrors create a space that feels bigger than it actually is. They also can help open up the room to feel more light and airy, which is perfect for rooms in the home that have little to no windows.

Adding windows is a bigger project than just buying mirrors, but people are using this idea to transform their homes. As we’ve seen with a few other trends, capturing the outdoor-feel inside is what people want. When adding windows or upgrading existing ones will allow natural light to enter the home and add a feeling of openness.

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If you are ready to create a space you love, now is the time to do it. Contact Cutting Edge Countertops today to visit a showroom near you to bring your vision to life!

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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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Top 5 Trending Granite Colors

Are you ready to upgrade your countertops to a unique yet durable surface, but not sure where to start? Our trending top 5 granite color roundup will help guide you to the perfect stone that meets 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 till this day continues to be, due to its strength and variety of rich colors and natural patterns. Cutting Edge Countertops carries a wide shade range of granite, so you are sure to find a vibrant or neutral color that suits your style. However, if you are interested in learning about some of the best-selling granite countertop colors in the Midwest keep reading!

Alaska White Granite

With Alaska White granite, you can create stunning countertops or backsplashes, perfect for both indoors, and out! This stone has a lighter background with darker minerals running throughout creating a striking look that works well with many different designs. The white 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. Alaska White granite 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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Black Pearl Leather Granite

Black Pearl Leather granite is a predominately black granite of a semi-solid color tone with speckles of blacks, golds, silvers, browns, greens and shades of gray. The leather finish is gaining more traction in the design world. It features a soft sheen that is less than polished granite but includes a textured appearance.

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Blue Pearl Granite

Blue Pearl Granite features gorgeous shades of blues, grays, and beige. This blue granite kitchen countertop has a stunning, almost metallic blue background. The shimmering specks of gray and black provide an amazing iridescent look to this stone and to the whole kitchen space. Design tip: Pair Blue Pearl granite countertops with bright white cabinetry to bring out the colors in this material and make them pop!

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White Ice Granite

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 combing it with white cabinetry.

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White Sparkle Granite

White Sparkle granite is known for its cool white tones and grays highlighted by just a touch of sparkle. These elegant white granite slabs are durable enough to be used for exterior projects including outdoor kitchens, as well as a variety of interior projects in homes including granite countertops, accent walls, floors and backsplashes. Add a touch of sparkle in your home with this granite!

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Trends come and go, but the countertops you choose will remain in your home for years to come. With this being said, we always encourage our customers to pick something that makes them happy when they walk in the room and see it. Shop Alaska White, White Ice, Black Pearl Leather, Blue Pearl and White Sparkle countertops along with many others in our live inventory on our website or visit one of our Cutting Edge Countertops showrooms located in Troy, Wixom, Perrysburg, Noblesville and Indianapolis! Our experienced team is here to help educate and guide you on both the current trends and timeless classics to ensure you are confident in your choice.

Make sure you follow along on our Cutting Edge Countertops blog to stay updated on the latest news, kitchen and bath designs, and more!

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5 Home Design Trends You Will See In 2020

A new year brings hope, excitement and mystery. What the next year, months and days will bring is anyone’s guess. One thing remains: The modern home and how society continues to live in it will always be changing. If you’re planning a renovation in 2020 check out these home design trends predicted to excite homeowners this year.

Backsplashes

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Slabs: If you find yourself lost in the endless choices of tile backsplash or the thought of having grout lines makes you hesitate, consider taking your countertop material one step further. A slab backsplash with a unique pattern or a lot of movement will make for an eye-catching design statement in your kitchen. If you are looking for something a little more abstract you can mix and match the backsplash slab with the countertop.

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Quartzite: Quartzite is rising in popularity amongst homeowners due to its beauty and durability. Quartzite is harder than granite and each slab is unique. This surface is also heat-resistant and more scratch resistant than engineered quartz.

Cabinetry

Three-tone Kitchens: We all have heard the term “two-tone kitchen cabinets” where the upper cabinets are one color and the lower cabinets another. This style dominated kitchens in the past couple of years. It is only natural that designers are building on the trend rather than moving away from it. With a three-tone kitchen, one more color is introduced to create an asymmetry in the color palette that helps define areas of the kitchen or functions.

Islands

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Multifunctional Island Centers: Kitchen islands have always been a part of the home but they have certainly been evolving over the years. Many homeowners have taken kitchen islands beyond just storage and a place to sit. Islands are getting bigger and taking on more of a function than ever before. Data shows many homeowners will add in or renovate other features of an island such as a microwave or cooktop. This shows how islands are becoming multifunctional features of the kitchen.

Bathroom

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Floating Double Vanities: Choosing to float a vanity frees up floor space which gives the appearance of more room. It also makes cleaning the floor easier than with a furniture style vanity that has legs which can trap dust. So it easy to see why many homeowners are opting for this style in their bathrooms!

These are just of a few of the many great home design trends of 2020 we expect to see. Now it’s your turn! Which of these trends are you excited about? What trends are you predicting in 2020?

Schedule a design session with our experts and learn how we can work with you to provide a truly differentiating solution tailored to meet your distinct needs and ideal vision.

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Make All of your Countertop Dreams Come True with Our New Special Financing!

Special Countertop Financing Available Now!

Have you been dreaming of a new home renovation but don’t have the funds to support it all at once? Well, we have just the news for you! Check out our new financing opportunity that will allow you to give your house a facelift without an immediate financial burden.

Get Your Home Project Credit Card Today!

A Wells Fargo Home Projects credit card* is an easy and convenient way to pay for your Wells Fargo Home Projects purchases. Alongside Wells Fargo, Cutting Edge Countertops can provide you with promotional financing options for major purchases, such as new kitchen or bath countertops, offering you a budget-friendly way to get what you really want.

*The Wells Fargo Home Projects credit card is issued with approved credit by Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., an Equal Housing Lender.

What’s in It for Me?

Don’t let your budget stand in the way of your dream kitchen or bath becoming a reality!

Get up to 24 months of special financing for your home renovation project. Yup, that’s right! You could be eligible for more than a year’s worth of special financing in order to create the house of your dreams! There are options available to help spread your project spend, just ask one of our sales associates for more information.

If you’re searching for granite fabricators in Indianapolis, or kitchen countertops in Wixom, Troy, Perrysburg, Noblesville and the surrounding areas, visit one of our showrooms or contact us today.

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