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Free-Standing Bathtubs

September 27, 2018

A free-standing bathtub is a stunning focal-point, particularly in an owner’s bathroom. Available in myriad shapes and sizes, they come at many price points and in every finish —from acrylic and cast iron, to copper, solid-surface composites, and wood—with styles to complement any décor. Despite matchless aesthetic appeal, there are a few practical considerations: Select […]

The large format tile in the dramatic foyer of a Gulick | One custom home.

Large Format Tile: Plan Early for Ideal Installation and Lasting Beauty

August 29, 2018

Large ceramic, porcelain, and stone tiles (18” or larger on a side) are increasingly popular for baths, foyers, and kitchens. With fewer grout lines, they are dramatic and can visually enlarge a space. Large format tile requires special handling because larger tiles are vulnerable to cracking if there is any flexing or torsion of the […]

A beautiful quartz countertop on a walk-behind wet bar at Summer Creek.

Quartz Countertops

July 15, 2018

Quartz is rapidly outpacing granite, marble, and other natural stone as the high-end countertop of choice for baths and kitchens. Quartz is engineered from a blend of ground quartz, polyester resin, pigments and other decorative elements (like recycled glass or metallic flakes). It beautifully mimics natural stone for traditional decor, but is available in a […]