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Dan DiTomaso

Dan DiTomaso

Dan DiTomaso is the President of Stone Masters inc. Located in Kennett square PA 19348

Posted by on in Countertop Selection and Design

As we welcome in a new year, we’re thinking of new projects that we’d like to complete by years end. Most of us have been thinking about upgrading the kitchen with a whole new design, including cabinets and countertops. As always, a new year means new trends when it comes to kitchen cabinets in West Chester, PA, and around the world.

No matter how much thought goes into the project, we always think about the end result and not the entire project. We have all these visions, but are they consistent with the layout of your kitchen? Can you picture an island kitchen counter? What about a shaker style or blend of colors?

Gray is beginning to trend upward as homeowners veer away from the traditional white and black. Let’s take a look at some styles and designs that are trending upward as we begin a new year.

Mix of Modern and Traditional: This is getting big for homeowners that can’t muster a breakup with the traditional style just yet. We want a space where we can feel at home, but also looks like a modern kitchen. You could have a marble or granite countertop complemented by wood cabinets. Cabinets can be a variety of colors, but we’re seeing the mix and match of modern stone and stainless steel counters with traditional styled cabinetry and designs.

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Posted by on in Granite Countertops

We spend most of our time at home in or around the kitchen. Scratching the countertop or placing a hot pan on the surface can cause damage as time goes on. When you’re thinking about the next home improvement project, you’re faced with an overwhelming decision. There are plenty of options, each with their own benefits and advantages. Granite countertops in West Chester, PA, can make the interior of your home stand out and result in a worthy investment for your remodeling project.

Form the countertop into any shape you would like. The natural stone offers a number of luxuries other than its beautiful appearance. Let granite transform your kitchen, and watch as it stands the test of time.

Unique. With the variety of granite slabs, you’ll be hard-pressed to find any two slabs that match. Patterns, colors, and amount of veins vary from one to the next. No matter the décor or color of the paint on your walls, there are slabs that complement all structures and colors in your home. Stand out from the rest by investing in a unique slab of granite for your new countertop material.

Low Maintenance. When we cook, clean, and prepare food on the top of the kitchen counter, the last thing we want to do is spend extra time cleaning the counter so it shines. The material of granite counters in your West Chester, PA, home are proven to be water and chemical resistant. Don’t worry about spills seeping into the countertop and causing damage.

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Posted by on in Marble Countertops

If you’re thinking about redesigning your kitchen in 2015, there’s no doubt you’ve been looking at the various stone materials that you can implement onto your kitchen countertops. Whether you’ve been looking at granite, soapstone, quartz, or marble, you’ve probably read pros and cons on each material. Maybe you’ve even consulted with a professional on the matter.

Here, I’ll tell you some reasons why you might want to choose marble for your new kitchen countertop. Aside from its overall attractiveness, which is reason No. 1 why marble is chosen to add appeal to the kitchen, there are many reasons why you should take advantage of marble countertops for your Wilmington, DE home.

Color Options: Marble is a natural stone, and miners find marble in all areas of the world. The color and shade of the stone is relevant to where it has been mined. Marble is made of calcium carbonate, which typically leads to light or cream colored fabrication, but could be a darker colored onyx. Because of its variety, you’ll be hard-pressed to find another home with the exact color of marble that you have in your kitchen.

Designs: No matter the color—a beautiful creamy Crema Marfil or a dark, rich, brown marble called Dark Emperador or a classic Italian Carrara marble with beautiful veins—the softness of marble, mixed with its workability provides an endless opportunity for designs. The material cuts easier, and professionals can fabricate the stone to manufacture fancy edges and styles to the surface.

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Posted by on in Granite Countertops

If you're remodeling your kitchen before the end of the year, you want a design and material that is functional and elegant. The choices you are presented with can be overwhelming. How do you know which material or stone is best for your house? Every person is unique, and different materials complement the different décor we have on display. When you're looking for a sturdy stone that provides a number of benefits, you can't go wrong with granite.

Visit our kitchen and bath showroom in West Chester, PA to browse our natural stone slabs. While you're here, I've provided the four key benefits that can make granite the perfect stone for your house.

Durability: Once the surface of the granite is sealed (which we'll do for you), the counter will be extremely durable. You'll see that the surface is resistant to heat, meaning that the material won't damage when exposed to hot dishes and pans. Plus, it will stand the test of time through the rigors of everyday use.

Maintenance: Taking care of granite is easy. You'll soon find that the stone is resistant to bacteria, scratches, stains, and mold. That leaves you without the hassle of constant cleaning and sanitizing the counter top. You should get in the habit of cleaning off the countertop after cooking and using the kitchen, but with its ease of care, all you need is a soft sponge and soap to run over the surface.

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Posted by on in Natural Stone Counter Use and Care

There is no substitute for seeing and feeling stone products when you're looking to redesign your kitchen or bathroom. When you're browsing the web to look at different types of stone that will stand out and transform the look of your home, you scan plenty of pictures that help you see the features of certain products.

To provide you with a better experience when you are searching for stone countertops near West Chester, PA and the greater Philadelphia area, we have filmed short video clips of some of the slabs we have in stock at our showroom.

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Where can you find the videos?

I have put videos up on YouTube, which you can view right here! Whether you're looking for a particular stone like granite, soapstone, quartzite, slate, or marble, or just want to get an idea of how these slabs look side by side, the videos help you to better see and understand the designs, colors, and patterns that are featured on our products.

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