When it comes to upgrading your kitchen, countertops play a crucial role in your kitchen’s function and appearance. As recently as the late 1980s, granite was still relatively unknown and little used. That changed quickly and although its natural beauty is still popular, the rise of quartz with its more contemporary and consistent patterns gives you more options to customize your space. Quartz is a mineral and one of the most abundant on the planet. To make in into countertops, it’s crushed and mixed with resin and color additives. That’s why you have so many colors and patterns to choose from, including natural looks that feel as though they come from Mother Nature. Along with looks, quartz offers a number of practical advantages. The manufacturing process eliminates the need for sealing, making it easier to maintain. Quartz is stainless so you don’t have to worry about products like oil, tomatoes, wine, coffee and juice leaving marks. Since its surface doesn’t hold bacteria or viruses, you can feel confident that even a light cleaning is sufficient. Finally, its heft and flexibility makes it stronger than granite and more resistant to chipping. When it comes to seams, darker colors tend to hide them better and give a great contemporary look. Although some feel quartz has less natural beauty than granite, many manufacturers like Cambria, LG Viatera and Silestone offer a variety of countertops with rich, finished stone appearances. Cornerstone Cabinet Company works with several fine manufacturers: MS International Silestone Caesarstone LG...
Did you know the trend towards gray interiors started in Scandinavia? It wasn’t until about six years ago when the color caught on in the United States. Rather than become passé, the popularity of gray continues to rise. According to Andrea Magno of Benjamin Moore, gray interiors are evolving and they’re seeing an increase of gray on cabinetry and trims. But picking the best shade of gray for your home can be tricky. Since grays have undertones of blue, purple or green, you’ll want the shade that’s compatible with the surrounding tiles, furnishings and fabrics. For instance, there’s a big difference between cool and warm grays. Cool grays are better for modern interiors while warm grays work better in traditional homes. There’s also a middle ground often referred to as French grays. Traditionally trims around gray are lighter shades of gray or whites. Now we’re seeing more trims in the same or even a darker gray. Laurie Pressman, vice president of the Pantone Color Institute agrees. She sees gray with gray trim as a trend and feels people should give more grays a chance. If you’re ready for gray walls, cabinets or trims, it’s best to get samples of your three favorite grays and paint a poster board with each one. Check them out over a period of one day (or more) to see how they appear in varying degrees of light. This way you get it right the first...
We are very pleased to see the manufacturers in our industry putting a focus on the environment and sustainable practices. It will take time to change the industry but we’re heading in the right direction. Click here to read the...
Thank you for your patience with us. Most of all thank you for the sharing of your experience and design knowledge. I know that centering the sink is great! Not buying the silverware insert saved us money.
I was very impressed with the customer service with Chris Boulton with Cornerstone Cabinets. He went above and beyond to help me even with a small request I had.
Our new counters and cabinets are gorgeous! They came up with an awesome layout that fit our needs and delivered on every promise. If you are doing a kitchen remodel I highly recommend you give Mark a call.
We had a relatively small job - replacing toe kicks in the bathroom. Oak Craft Cabinets, who supplied the cabinets, recommended Cornerstone, who is one of their dealers. Chris [owner] agreed to do it despite its small size. Several issues cropped up pre-installation which were successfully resolved. The installer, Tim, did a beautiful job and solved some major unforeseen installation issues. The price was very fair. I recommend Cornerstone without reservation.
Cornerstone Cabinets came to my home in Scottsdale and performed a full kitchen remodel. This included a full kitchen cabinet makeover, along with brand new Marlam granite countertops. I was incredibly impressed with their cleanliness and friendly crew. I would highly recommend Cornerstone Cabinets to anyone in Scottsdale looking for a kitchen remodel in the future.
I have known Chris and used his company multiple times over the past decade. He most recently installed custom Oakcraft cabinets in my Gilbert, AZ home and did an excellent job. I absolutely love my new kitchen remodel! His crew was super friendly, courteous, and worked cleanly and efficiently! Anyone looking for a bathroom remodel or a kitchen remodel in Phoenix AZ should use Cornerstone Cabinets, you will LOVE them, I promise!
As a General Contractor Cornerstone Cabinets has gone above and beyond to make my customers happy. I would highly recommend them to anyone. They truly do stand behind their product. They have always been a pleasure to work with. Jim - HANbuilt Construction.