13 September 2023

As you plan a new kitchen, typically, you begin by choosing your cabinets and your countertops. Then, you start making decisions about other elements of the design, like the backsplash. One classic look that is currently trending is the slab backsplash.

The look of a slab backsplash is striking and can be achieved in several ways including two of our favorites:

Mix and Match

To make the most visual impact, choose an interesting design for the backsplash because our eye is drawn to vertical surfaces first. Let the backsplash be a feature on its own, pairing it with simpler designs for your countertops, island and other surfaces. Just be cautious; it is generally recommended to limit yourself a maximum of three materials or designs, more may make the room feel too “busy” and detract from the beauty of your backsplash.


Using the same stone for your countertop and backsplash is a striking and elegant look for a slab backsplash. If your space is large or open you can opt for a stone with a large swath of color in the design. Or, you can choose a bookmatched slab for the backsplash. This is an elegant look for a smaller or less open kitchen space. A slab backsplash offers a clean and sleek backdrop for kitchens. Marble, granite, quartz, soapstone, or porcelain are all perfect choices for a slab backsplash which makes your options limitless.

If you are planning a kitchen renovation and want to learn more about using a slab backsplash, visit our showroom to see the many stone options we offer for countertops and backsplashes. Our staff and in-house designer are happy to share their expertise as you shop for the stone that is right for you.

Stop by and discover the choices.

10 August 2023

If you’re planning a home improvement project, you should consider its effect on the value of your home. Some improvements add value, some do not. Now, if you are planning to stay in your home for the long term, designers encourage you to make your home the home you want to live in and love; assign less importance to the value an improvement may add. However, if you are making improvements with an eye to selling your home in the foreseeable future, some projects will add value and some may not be worth the effort.

17 July 2023

The kitchen is everyone’s first stop. After work, after school or after sports, everyone lands in the kitchen needing a snack, sharing news of the day and reconnecting. This warm hub of the house is where the family comes together, so designing your new kitchen to be family-friendly will make your home more inviting. These family-friendly features are also on many homebuyers’ wish list, so they will enhance your comfort and add value to your home. A win-win.

15 June 2023

Your home is your biggest asset and maintaining and increasing its value is important. This is the time of year when many people tackle home improvement projects. Bathrooms are high on the list of projects homeowners want to complete.

10 May 2023

A kitchen renovation is time consuming and disrupts your day-to-day living. No matter how excited you are at the prospect of a new kitchen, there will be times during the process that are challenging; times when you wish you could send the construction crew home and make a cup of tea in your own kitchen.

14 April 2023

There’s more to your kitchen cabinets than organized storage. Whatever you keep in your cabinets, the outside is what you and your guests will see most often. There are numerous ways that your cabinets can make a beautiful design statement in your kitchen.