Atlanta Glass and Mirror Meets with Rubbermaid CrewAs a continued measure in the partnership between Atlanta Glass and Mirror and Rubbermaid, members of AGM staff were invited to tour one of the main Rubbermaid facilities in Jackson, Missouri. While there, they enjoyed a tour of the facilities, saw examples of how Rubbermaid storage and organization tools can be used for any space, and how the quality materials that we offer and install are manufactured. All Rubbermaid products are carefully inspected through every step of the manufacturing process to make sure that the products we bring into your home are the very best they can be.

Since last year’s announcement of Atlanta Glass and Mirror as a preferred vender for Rubbermaid, we have been working more with their high quality shelving and organizational products, free-standing or wall-mounted shelving solutions for laundry rooms,  closets, pantries, offices, workspaces and more. Whether you are utilizing the services of a professional organizer or bringing order to the chaos of everyday life yourself, products from Rubbermaid are top-tier and our designers are ready to show you how to take advantage of all there is to offer in the wide world of organizing. Read More→

Spring Home Show MannequinAre you up to date on all this year’s top fashions for your home? If you want to know how to dress your home to impress, stop by the Atlanta Spring Home Show this weekend, March 21-23, at the Cobb Galleria Centre and visit the Builders Floor Covering and Tile booth!

Our partners at Builders Floor Covering and Tile have gone a step beyond the normal home show booth experience and gotten creative in a way we love – they’re reimagining some of their most impressive flooring samples and woven them together into eye-popping gowns on display. This unique use of materials displays their flooring options in an imaginative and captivating way that you won’t soon forget. Read More→

An example of mink marbleFor everyone who loves marble and has a passion for lines in their design either for a bookend or for geometric options, we have an exciting new option available! The Mink and Skyline marbles we now have in stock have amazing character and play of light and dark that gets you the traditional glory of marble with the unique play that appeals to a classic and yet spirited aesthetic with this linear and stylized marble.

The slabs and tiles of this material come from the Marmara Island in Turkey, and are a dolomitic marble  that have undergone a vacuum resin process, where the resin is sealed into the stone to close up cracks and provide a greater strength and resistance for the stone. This also means that these stones resist humidity and stains better than the usual marbles used in kitchen and bath applications, as they can stand up to daily use in locations where water spread and possible stains or acidity could warp the stone. In addition, the vacuum-sealed marble gets a better polishing since each single crack line, even the narrowest, is filled up with resin. Read More→

Luxury Living Show KitchenConstruction Resources, Inc. is excited to announce that Atlanta Kitchen and Atlanta Glass & Mirror are showcasing products at the 5th Annual Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Luxury Living Show at Phipps Plaza’s Monarch Court in Buckhead throughout March. Once again, the latest in home and design products will be displayed in a dream kitchen and bathroom.

“As Atlanta’s only Luxury Living Show, we are honored to be participating again,” said Mitch Hires, co-owner of Construction Resources. “Attendees will be able to view many of our new and unique products, and we are excited about talking with them about their design or remodeling projects.”

The dream kitchen is fully functional, and local celebrity chefs will be hosting cooking demonstrations during the show. Designed by Courtney Shearer of Bell Kitchen & Bath Studio and cabinetry by Michael Bell, its style is “Transitional Asian Fusion.” The kitchen features some of Atlanta Kitchen’s finest products. These include Cambria Torquay and Oakhampton countertops.

Just as luxurious and designed by CSI Kitchen & Bath Studio, the bathroom display features products from Atlanta Glass & Mirror. These include bent glass shower doors, mirrors and glass shelves.

“It will be a great chance to network with the best and learn more about kitchen and bath trends,” continued Hires.Luxury Living Show Bathroom

Phipps Plaza is the southeast’s premier, upscale shopping destination and is minutes from GA 400 at the intersection of Peachtree and Lenox Roads.

For more details about the Luxury Living Show, click here. For more information about Construction Resources’ products and its Atlanta area design centers, visit www.CRHomeUSA.com.

Originally posted on www.AtlantaRealEstateForum.com, Atlanta's best source for Atlanta new homes news.

Cambria quartz countersIf you are considering what home upgrades to make next or which room to turn into your spring project, we would like to suggest the laundry room. Laundry rooms often don’t get a lot of love, and are frequently the least finished room in the house, so a little effort to make it a true utilitarian space can go a long way – and due to space constraints, you can often reorganize and upgrade a laundry room from a place you have to go to once a week to somewhere that you look forward to finding your Zen of cleanliness.

Cambria Style has an excellent guide to considerations by world renowned designer Ramsin Khachi with a long list of factors to think about if you are planning on taking on a laundry room renovation project. Some of the most important points we found from this guide were:

  • Get organized – The design of the room will depend on the nature and size of the space and the activities that will take place there. If you have a dedicated laundry room, you may be able to include storage, surfaces for folding, even an ironing board. But if you’ll be retrofitting a closet or co-opting a corner of the kitchen, you’ll have to think more carefully about every inch of limited space. Remember to choose design elements based on both durability and beauty. Cambria counters, for example, will give your laundry room a classic, finished look—as well as provide easy upkeep for years to come. Read More→

New Cambria Slabs in StockThe newest gem in Cambria’s over 100 design profiles, Galloway, is now in stock at our Decatur Slab Gallery and Design Center. This is the first piece in the new coastal collection and we look forward to seeing more as the year unfolds. This new profile is deep and mysterious like the waters off a rocky coast, and lures furtive glances. It is a mix of sea, sand and time and shines like a luminescent pearl inside a rough and blackened oyster shell. Shiny, metallic details run through the sandy core like streams of water headed through the coastline to the ocean.

Like every piece of Cambria, we offer Galloway in a full slab that measures 120″ by 55,” and this is formed from natural quartz with pigments and sealed together with resin that makes Cambria slabs resistant, durable and desirable. Cambria doesn’t require sealing, is heat- and stain-resistant, and doesn’t require any specialized chemicals to clean. American-made and environmentally-conscious, Cambria can’t be beat when it comes to a high-end surface material for kitchen, bath and more.

As it is a natural material, there are often large variable surface movements, so while you can look through all of the designs on the Cambria website and the Cambria iPad app, we recommend that you take the time to stop by our Decatur design campus to see the beauty of Galloway for yourself. You can explore our 20,000 square foot slab gallery and 10,000 square foot design center to see how we can take you from a slab that you’ll fall in love with to the perfect designs for your next renovation with Cambria!

Kitchen and Bath Luxury Living ShowThis Saturday at noon you can enjoy a special treat at Phipps Plaza! In addition to the great fun of seeing the Luxury Living Show in full splendor, there will be cooking demonstrations by three local celebrity chefs at the Dream Kitchen designed by Construction Resources!

Take in the sights of our superior craftsmanship on Cambria Torquay and Oakhampton countertops fabricated and installed by Atlanta Kitchen, and be ready to learn from this star-studded program emceed by former CNN medical reporter Rhonda Rowland. Each chef will have one hour to present and play around in the dream kitchen, and you can stay for the whole thing or simply stop in for as long as you like! The chefs include:

  • Christina Curry at noon: The owner and executive chef of Epicurious Endeavors, Curry is a dynamic and classically trained chef with 11 years of experience in restaurants and hospitality service. She now works as a private chef and leader of a full-service catering company.
  • AJ Buchanio at 1 p.m.: The executive chef of Del Frisco’s Grille has more than 17 years in the restaurant industry and will be bringing his passion for local ingredients to the Dream Kitchen.
  • Kathleen Miliotis at 2 p.m.: Miliotis is an Atlanta native that has been working as Executive Pastry Chef of award-winning Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse for 10 years. She’ll bring her wisdom and technique of working with pastries and desserts for a sweet finish to the chef demonstrations.

These chefs will put our dream kitchen through its paces, and we hope you can stop by to see just how resilient, fun to work with and easy to clean Cambria is. We have over 100 design profiles available, and don’t forget to check out the bathroom display while you are there. Atlanta Glass and Mirror provided the bent shower glass, mirrors, and glass shelving for it and would be happy to do the same for your next bathroom renovation!

For more information on the Luxury Living Show, click here.

Originally posted on www.AtlantaRealEstateForum.com, Atlanta's best source for Atlanta new homes news.

DuPont Granite Countertops sealer

The DuPont Bulletproof line of sealers are perfect for your marble or granite countertops!

Choosing the right countertops for your home can be an overwhelming experience.  With multiple material options to choose from, it is important to factor the materials durability and maintenance requirements.  Natural stone such as marble and granite are popular choices offering exotic looks, but often require more maintenance than a solid surface or reconstituted quartz.  Construction Resources is here to help make the selection process easier by offering products that will allow you to keep your natural stone beautiful for years to come.

StoneTech Bulletproof Sealer made by Dupont is available with a 15 year professional warranty that offers the highest degree of protection from household stains including coffee, red wine, ketchup, mustard and cooking oil.  If you are considering a natural marble or granite countertop, we highly recommend the Bulletproof sealer. It is the most effective and durable sealer on the market today.

Alternatively, if you are considering a material that is maintenance free, you can select one of the many materials we offer that don’t require a sealant.  In this case, we would recommend Cambria.  Cambria comes in over one hundred unique design profiles and does not require the maintenance that is associated with other natural stones.  This American made quartz product is environmentally friendly and is constructed using recycled natural resources.  As the only southeast Cambria Lexus Partner, Construction Resources offers the widest range of Cambria designs, colors and options.

Whether your selection is marble or quartz, limestone or granite, Construction Resources has an experienced design staff available to provide you with the knowledge you need to keep your countertops sealed and beautiful.

For more information about DuPont’s Stonetech Bulletproof Sealer with 5 year Warranty, Cambria and the many products we have available, we invite you to visit one of our Decatur or Alpharetta Design Centers today!

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Mar
05

Make it a “Grand” Island!

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Gourmet Kitchen Island

Incorporating a “grand” island is an exciting trend in kitchen design that pushes the limits of the traditional work island. What do we mean by “grand”?  Simply put, an island that is a showcase or exhibition space that expands the kitchen and emphasizes it as the heart of the home. The larger the island the more grand a statement it makes. An island that spans more than 10 feet is definitely impressive but not always practical.  In addition, other considerations must be taken into account such as clearance around the island, ease of traffic flow and countertop material options.

While an extra long kitchen island can give you many benefits you should know that longer islands will contend with countertop material limitations. Longer islands can easily stretch beyond the longest slabs of stone or quartz which would then require a seam. Manufactured stones like Cambria reach up to 10 feet in length and therefore remain a strong option for larger islands. You might also consider a Heritage Wood top for an extra long island since these are custom made to any length. Due to the many factors involved, we suggest finding your perfect countertop material and maximum slab size BEFORE finalizing the cabinet design.

Another way to make your island the focal point in your kitchen is to include a custom edge.  Selecting a 3” thick, mitered edge on the island, while keeping your perimeter countertop edges simple, is a great way to make a bold statement.  With over 15 custom edges to choose from, you can get the unique look you desire from Construction Resources.

Finally, be sure to choose the right material for you and your family.  Not only do we offer natural stone, we have a vast selection of solid surfaces, wood and stainless steel. Keep in mind, the island is one of the most used spaces in a home and it should fit your environment and your needs while still being as “grand” as it can be.

Head to one of our Alpharetta or Decatur Design Centers today to explore options for your next island, workspace or other home upgrade project!

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Builders Floor Covering & TileAre you looking to install new flooring in your home? Whether you have a design in mind or whether you need some help developing your vision, Construction Resources’ recently renovated Builders Floor Covering & Tile design center in Buford makes picking out flooring an even more enjoyable experience for all of its customers. The Buford design center’s update allows more products to be displayed and is easy to navigate, which will be very beneficial for both customers and designers.

Builders Floor Covering & Tile has several different flooring options to fit your commercial or residential flooring design needs, such as carpet, hardwood, tile, laminate, vinyl, carpet, ceramic, natural stone and area rugs. The center also carries products from top manufacturers, including Mohawk, Karastan and Stanton among others.Buford Design Center

Along with excellent products, customers can appreciate and trust the company’s more than 50 years of combined experience. With the Builders Floor Covering & Tile’s knowledgeable team, customers get exactly what they are looking for while keeping budget and style in mind.

Additionally, Mohawk recognized Builders Floor Covering & Tile with the “Dealer of the Year” award for the company’s increased business, ongoing commitment to training, store standards, merchandising, installation ideas and community involvement.

Check out www.getnewfloorstoday.com, or visit the newly remodeled Builders Floor Covering & Tile design center in Buford to discover all of the options that will fit your needs. The design center is located at 1328 Buford Hwy, Buford, Ga., 30518. Visit www.CRHomeUSA.com for more information about products and services offered by Construction Resources.

Originally posted on www.AtlantaRealEstateForum.com, Atlanta's best source for Atlanta new homes news.