From the Experts: Counter Surfaces are Key to Function and Style

Posted on Monday, December 15th, 2014 by Arch City Granite

For more than 40 years, Ellen Cheever has been redefining what it means to have a functional and fashionable kitchen. She’s seen trends come, seen them go, and created them herself.

She is a thought-leader in an industry where the sizzle matters every bit as much as the steak. And right now, according to Ms. Cheever, countertops are delivering both.

The venerable interior design expert has recently been called on by ELLE DECOR to share her thoughts about the role countertops play in creating kitchen spaces. What she said wasn’t unexpected, but it did confirm what fabricators of natural stone countertops have known for a long time: natural stone countertops are in style.


Source: Houzz

“Color and pattern are still players in backsplashes,” she is quoted as saying in the story, which also included quote from two other leading kitchen designers. “And combinations of materials are still popular.”

There is no better way to create unique patterns and find one-of-a-kind colors than to use natural stone countertops in your kitchen.

Granite is one of the most exciting countertop surfaces for people who want to take Ms. Cheever’s advice and adorn their kitchens with unique patterns. Each slab has its own design, and it comes in colors ranging from black to brown to shades of white.

And speaking of white, Ms. Cheever says it’s a color that is growing in popularity.

She notes that many consumers want “simpler, minimalist kitchens,” and that includes working with fabricators that can deliver high-quality, white countertops. This generally means working with stones such as the “white galaxy” granite, marble and even quartz, which isn’t technically a natural stone but certainly acts like one.

As Ms. Cheever notes, each of these natural stone countertops can be used to create a simple yet sleek look in your kitchen, which is exactly what more and more people aspire toward.

Ellen Cheever is a world-class designer with more than 40 year’s worth of experience helping the industry design kitchens that are as aesthetically inspiring as they are functional–but she’s not the only person with the knowledge and experience to help you create the kitchen of your dreams. The experts at Arch City Granite & Marble have been helping people like you for decades. Contact them today to get started.

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