[tm_pb_section admin_label="section"][tm_pb_row admin_label="row"][tm_pb_column type="4_4"][tm_pb_text admin_label="Text" text_orientation="justified" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] It may seem impossible to get creative with a small space, but with a little imagination and inspiration, you can make your small kitchen look like a work of art. Just an inch of space can spur miles of ideas. Here are some solutions and ideas to make the most of your small kitchen and keep you cooking in style.
[tm_pb_section admin_label="section"][tm_pb_row admin_label="row"][tm_pb_column type="4_4"][tm_pb_text admin_label="Text" text_orientation="justified" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] Marble as a construction material has a charm like none other. It has been immortalized in the pages of history through the magnificent Taj Mahal in India among other famous structures worldwide. Centuries later, the Taj Mahal continues to command regal presence over all other modern structures just as it did back then. Today, marble continues to upgrade the look of home interiors with a variety of choices in colours and styles. Marble countertops can withstand a range of temperatures and weather conditions, and lasts a lifetime. However, integrating marble into a home is expensive. It is also high-maintenance and has low resistance to stains. If you are looking to revamp your kitchen, you may want to consider quartz countertops that look like marble.
Advantages of Quartz● Quartz is more durable than marble. ● It resists scratches, spots and stains better, even though it may not be as heat-resistant. ● Quartz is non-porous. It does not harbour bacteria, hence makes the perfect countertops. ● Quartz is aesthetic. It comes in a wide range of colours, looks and styles. ● There are quartz countertops that look just like granite or marble. It’s hard to tell the difference. If you are looking for a cool, classic look that’s cheaper, easier to maintain and lasts just as long, quartz countertops that look like marble might be for you.
Quartz is More Easily Available than MarbleQuartz is more widely available than marble. It also comes in a wider variety of colours. This is because marble is a natural stone that needs to be mined from the quarries hence available in limited quantities. Quartz is a manufactured stone that is made from the mineral quartz which is abundantly available. The manufacturing process ensures consistency in colours and designs. Below are a few quartz countertops that look just like marble. 1. Calacatta Vicenza Quartz: This premium quartz is available in soft shades of gray and white with blends of gray, brown and white weaved through the surface to make it look like marble. This stone is the best of both worlds because it requires no maintenance. 2. Carrara Grigio Quartz: Quite like Carrara Marble, Carrara Quartz makes a soothing statement in white or soft gray. It is perfect for statement islands, countertops and backsplashes. 3. Cashmere Carrara Quartz: If you love the ivory and alabaster look of marble, you will love this quartz. Use it for countertops, backsplashes or floors. They are available in 2cm to 3cm polished slabs. 4. Glacier White Quartz: This milky-white quartz blends white and muted grey to make a soothing countertop in residential and commercial applications. Use it for countertops, backsplashes, flooring and walls for a pristine look. 5. Romano White Quartz: This premium natural quartz features gray and white veins and flecks in an elegant white surface. Use it to create aesthetic countertops, islands, accent walls or backsplashes
Leenlong Construction Limited, Langley: Premium Quartz CountertopsEngineered quartz, made with 90 to 94 percent ground quartz and 6-10 percent of resin and pigments is one of the newest favourite materials to create kitchen countertops. Quartz with a marble look brings you the best of both worlds. This premium countertop that resembles natural stone is resistant to abrasion, scratches and other issues that plague marble countertops, is easy to clean with soap and water and resistant to bacteria and viruses. Here at Leenlong, we carry many different brands, colours and textures of quartz that are sure to meet the specifications for your next project. Visit our showroom for a closer look through the entire range. [/tm_pb_text][/tm_pb_column][/tm_pb_row][/tm_pb_section]
[tm_pb_section admin_label="section"][tm_pb_row admin_label="row"][tm_pb_column type="4_4"][tm_pb_text admin_label="Text" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] When it comes to your outdoor kitchen, you want it to both look good as well as function. Choosing something that will not only look good but will also survive the outdoor conditions is something that will go a long way into making your outdoor kitchen something unusual. You need to think of the sunlight, the rain, the temperature, and other outdoor conditions when you are choosing your outdoor kitchen countertop. If you are looking for different types of countertops to use in your outdoor kitchen, read on.
QuartzQuartz countertops are a very durable countertop material. They feature a wide variety of styles and colours which makes them one of the best outdoor countertop materials for a wide range of different situations. The countertops should be the go-to choice for anyone looking for a safe option that will provide a look that can fit a wide variety of different conditions. Quartz is a regularly chosen material for kitchen countertops both indoor and out. The look of quartz is timeless and elegant, providing your kitchen with a modern look that will help to tie together your outdoor kitchen.
MarbleIf you are looking for a convenient and comfortable countertop material, then marble may not be your best choice in an outdoor kitchen. Marble as a stone is something that can provide a beautiful and clean look to any indoor kitchen. However, in an exterior environment, the marble countertops do not have what it takes to survive the outdoor environment. The weather conditions are not kind of marble, and the stone can quickly be ruined. Stick to keeping the marble indoors where it can be protected from the elements.
GraniteGranite is a beautiful choice for any outdoor countertop. Granite is a sturdy material that can withstand anything that nature may decide to throw at it. Granite has a very luxurious appearance and is something that can be picked up if you want a high-end look for your outdoor kitchen. With proper care, a granite countertop can be long-lasting and become a focal point of your outdoor kitchen.
DektonA synthesized countertop material, Dekton is the latest in countertop technologies that is sure to bring you the very best. It features a unified look, and a offers a robust and resistant surface that is sure to handle what you throw at it. Dekton is UV resistant, abrasion resistant, and is also resistant to extreme heat and cold. If you are looking for a countertop material that will be there to provide you with a long-lasting look for your outdoor countertop, you can’t go wrong with Dekton. If you are installing an outdoor kitchen and want your next custom made countertop, then look to the professionals at Leen Long. We provide a custom fabrication service that will allow us to create the perfect countertop for whatever your project may bring you. We offer clean cuts and the ability to create any look. If you want to see what we have to provide you with, come into our showroom, and we will be happy to help you. All credit goes to Leen Long Construction Ltd. [/tm_pb_text][/tm_pb_column][/tm_pb_row][/tm_pb_section]
[tm_pb_section admin_label="section" transparent_background="on" allow_player_pause="off" inner_shadow="off" parallax="off" parallax_method="off" custom_padding="|||20px" padding_mobile="off" make_fullwidth="off" use_custom_width="off" width_unit="on" make_equal="off" use_custom_gutter="off"][tm_pb_row admin_label="row" make_fullwidth="off" use_custom_width="off" use_grid_padding="on" width_unit="on" custom_padding="|||20px" padding_mobile="off" allow_player_pause="off" parallax="off" parallax_method="off" make_equal="off" parallax_1="off" parallax_method_1="off" column_padding_mobile="on"][tm_pb_column type="4_4"][tm_pb_text admin_label="Text" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid" custom_margin="|||20px" custom_padding="|||20px"] Whenever a new season comes around, it’s likely that sometimes you feel as if you want a change to signify a fresh start. One great way to change the layout of your kitchen before Christmas is to change your kitchen countertop. Usually, it’s time to upgrade when your countertops no longer match the overall design of your home and have become difficult to maintain. If you’ve made the decision to replace your countertops, here are some things worth considering:
Replace or Repair?If you still like the material of your countertops and that your budget is a bit tight, think about repairing your existing countertop instead of doing a full-on replacement. Laminate countertops could be polished to erase any scratches, as well as could be painted, re-laminated and tiled for a more updated look. If you have a stone countertop that is chipped, they can be repaired by saving the fragments and adhering them in place with glues. No matter the type of countertop you have, you should be able to find a cost-effective way to revitalize it.
Measure CorrectlyBefore the tape measure gets taken out, make a rough sketch that represents the countertop placement in your kitchen. Mark off sections of the countertop such as:
- Continuous countertops
- Sink countertops
- Peninsula and island countertops
Other ConsiderationsIf you want to completely replace the countertops, there are some other things to consider. Are you planning to replace your laminate or ceramic countertops with stone or concrete? If that is the case, you want to make sure that your cabinets can support those heavier countertops. If no, you might have to consider that your cabinets might need reinforcing supports at the base, back, sides and top to properly support the new countertops. Also, when considering the different countertop materials, think of their maintenance needs, as well as the attributes they have. Granite and Marble countertops often need to be periodically resealed and polished to stay durable, while Quartz, stainless-steel, other solid surfacing and laminate countertops don’t need any sealing and polishing. If you are considering a soapstone countertop, which is porous and unsealed, they require a special cleaning, which needs to be treated with mineral oil a few times a year. This also applies to wooden and concrete countertops as well, depending on their original finish. If you still need some help on how to revamp your kitchen countertop for the Christmas holidays, give Leen Long a call! We’d be happy to help. All credit goes to Leen Long Construction Ltd. [/tm_pb_text][/tm_pb_column][/tm_pb_row][/tm_pb_section]
[tm_pb_section admin_label="section"][tm_pb_row admin_label="row"][tm_pb_column type="4_4"][tm_pb_text admin_label="Text" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid" custom_margin="|||20px" custom_padding="|||20px"] Granite, marble and quartz are very appealing and functional materials for kitchen countertops. They are highly durable and long-lasting, not to mention that they are cut, crafted and polished to add a beauty to the kitchen. Each material has its own grains, flecks and color variations, which means that if you have a particular style in mind, keep this as a consideration. Both marble and granite are made entirely of natural stone, while quartz has partial additives.