Archive for June, 2010
Are you a custom builder that is used to running all over town trying to find the perfect granite or hardwood floors for your client? Well, things just got a lot easier for you! Over the last few years, we have been fortunate enough to have made a name for ourselves as Atlanta’s leading supplier of kitchen and bath products for homeowners, builders and remodelers. Now, we are proud to introduce the Builder Interior Advantage program that we hope will make things easier for our friends in the custom building industry.
The program, introduced under the watchful eye of Angelique Baez, our new director of design, is structured to be a one stop shop for builders and their clients. Instead of running all over Atlanta, builders can now bring their clients to one of Construction Read More→
Wood countertops bring warmth to any kitchen. A luxurious choice for countertops, the variety of colors and finishes of wood is limitless. Wood countertops provide a beautifully finished kitchen both complementing and completing the overall look and texture of the room. Your new wood countertops will complement your wood cabinets whether stained or painted. The high-end luxury look of wood is typically very reasonably priced and although it is more than laminate countertops, wood is typically not as expensive as granite.
Looking for a sustainable countertop? Reclaimed wood is a great choice. It complies with LEED standards and is the most eco-friendly of countertops. Wood is one of the more sanitary products for the kitchen, with inherent properties to protect it from bacteria build-up.
Wood countertops do require some maintenance, including regular mineral oil treatments. And because wood oxidizes over time, your wood countertops may change color as they age. Repair of wood countertops is generally easy and when they need updating or refreshing, most only require a bit of sanding with a 220 fine-grit sandpaper and re-oiling.
Advantages of Wood
- Natural with many eco-friendly options
- Easy to clean
- Provides a smooth, even surface
- Warm appearance and renewable surface
- Sanitary with inherent anti-bacterial properties Read More→
Decisions – Decisions – Decisions! It used to be that you really only had one or two choices for kitchen countertops when building a new home or remodeling your kitchen. Well, that is certainly not the case today! There are so many choices of surfaces on the market, yet granite remains the top choice for remodeling. Why? Most likely because of its natural beauty and its durability.
Granite was once so pricey that you only found it in the most expensive homes, but now it is the classic staple of most kitchens and bathrooms from swanky highrises to hotels and entry level homes to pricey mansions. Granite simply is the countertop material that defines elegance in a kitchen. It is 100-percent natural and each piece is a unique work of art.
The resilience of granite makes it the perfect choice for kitchens and bathrooms where durability and stain resistance is a priority. No other material lasts longer or looks more elegant.
Here are our top 5 reasons to invest in Granite:
- Long lasting and durable
- Heat, scratch and stain resistant
- Maintenance free with minimal care (see our article on Granite and Stone Care)
- High value to homebuyers (good for resale)
When Taylor Swift needed new kitchen and pantry countertops in her Nashville penthouse, who did she call upon to get the job done? That’s right, Construction Resources! (Photo with blog post represents product only and was not taken at Taylor’s penthouse.)
Recently, we had the opportunity to travel to the Country Music Capital of the World to install Heritage Wood kitchen and pantry countertops for the country pop singer, songwriter and actress. Having been described by the New York Times as “one of pop’s finest songwriters,” it was quite an honor for us to be able to upgrade Swift’s home with classic countertops.
Our Heritage Wood collection offers more than 30 unique colors to choose from including exotic woods such as sapele mahogany and zebrawood end-grain; domestic woods such as American cherry and hard maple and Read More→
We are proud to announce that we have named Angelique Baez as our new director of design. Angelique will not only be in charge of all three of our showrooms, but also in charge of implementing many new programs including our new Custom Builder Design Service Program. The program is designed for builders to partner with and utilize our showrooms and all of our assets.
Angelique comes to us with a wealth of experience and unique background. Prior to joining Construction Resources, she spent close to ten years operating and running a showroom in Charleston, SC for one of the Southeast’s leading builders. The past two years she worked in the building supply industry learning the ins and outs of that niche market.
“Angelique’s background is unique in that she has experience working with clients, suppliers and in a showroom,” said Mitch Hires, president of Construction Resources. “For the past couple of years she was working in the Read More→
Your beautiful granite kitchen countertops will last a lifetime with proper care. You can help them retain their beauty by following some basic care tips to keep your granite countertops looking their best.
- Clean up spills immediately – Use an absorbent cloth followed by First Line Clean & Restore
- Daily cleaning – use warm water with a few drops of mild or antibacterial dishwashing detergent. Rinse the surface thoroughly and dry with a soft cloth. Don’t use abrasive dry or soft cleaners or those containing harsh chemicals like ammonia.
- Hot, Hot Hot – Granite can take hot pans, but it is best to place on pans on a trivet or hot pad. Avoid placing anything with hot cooking oils on the counter top.
- Keep the cutting board – Avoid cutting directly on granite. Although it Read More→