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Stranded at Home Due to COVID-19? Time to Start Planning Your Next Remodeling Project

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You’ve been quarantined in your house for over a month. COVID-19 is simultaneously causing you stress and boredom. At this point, you’re probably looking for anything to keep you sane.

Why not start planning your next home remodeling project? Think of all the changes you’ve always wanted to make and start getting them down in writing. Doing so will not only reduce your boredom, but it will also allow you to put your anxious energy into something productive.

Install New Flooring

Have you had the same flooring for 15 years or more? If so, it’s not only starting to deteriorate in terms of functionality, but in terms of aesthetics as well.

Though you could probably get by with it for a few more years, at this point, you might be ready to make a change — especially after being exposed to it for 24 hours a day over the last month. Simply put, now is the time to start planning that flooring remodel.

You have all types of materials available to you, each of which carries its own unique set of characteristics. On the high-end, you have stone options like marble, quartz, travertine, and granite. You also have the more classic options, like hardwood and linoleum.

Regardless of the type of flooring you choose to install, it’s bound to change the entire aesthetic of your home. As such, it’s important that you think carefully and choose a material that meshes with your existing aesthetic.

If you need help doing so, we here at Mega Stone are the people to see. We are experts in the installation of stone flooring, in particular, and can help you to choose the stone material that best suits your home.

Install New Cabinets

Functionally speaking, cabinets can thrive for over 100 years. However, just because they’re thriving functionally, it doesn’t necessarily mean they’re thriving aesthetically. If you’re tired of the look of your cabinets, now is a great time to make a change.

After all, your cabinets comprise a large portion of your kitchen’s overall look. Therefore, if they look outdated, your entire kitchen is going to look outdated as well.

There are many types of cabinet materials available today. These include laminate and metal, to name just two. However, if you’re looking to achieve a classic look that never goes out of style, you should consider wood.

We here at Mega Stone have installed wood cabinets (cherry, hickory, hard maple, red oak) in countless homes throughout the Chicagoland area. We would be happy to install them in your home as well.

Install New Countertops

Like your cabinets, your countertops are central to your kitchen’s overall aesthetic. As such, if your countertops have lost their luster, you should think about swapping them out for a fresh look.

There are many types of beautiful stone materials that can be used for your countertops. Some of the more popular options offered here at Mega Stone include marble, travertine, granite, quartz, and cambria. Combining timeless beauty with endless functionality, they’re designed to boost the aesthetic of your kitchen for decades.

Mega Stone is Ready to Help Remodel Your Kitchen

As you well know, planning the remodel is only half of the equation. The second half involves putting the plan into action. When the time comes to do that, you can rest assured that Mega Stone will be here to help you.

We provide a range of different home remodeling services. Not only can we build and install countertops for you, but we can also help to install wood cabinets and stone flooring. Working with a wide variety of stone materials, including marble, granite, cambria, quartz, and more, we’re sure to have something you’ll love.

Contact us today with any questions you might have!

   

Cambria Quartz

Cambria quartz can be an excellent choice for homeowners looking for that natural stone look without the extra maintenance load that comes with it. This material from Cambria has been designed to fit numerous spaces and color combinations, making it an ideal choice for numerous kitchens and bathrooms. Here is what you can expect if you choose to install Cambria quartz countertops in your home:

Color Options

Cambria is nonporous and nonabsorbent so it won’t draw in moisture from raw or leftover food, which can harbor harmful bacteria. Cambria is composed of 93% quartz, compared to 60% in granite, with softer minerals and impurities comprising the rest of the ratio. While this purity creates a solid material, it also gives it its beauty and many coloration options.

One of the available color choices falls into the monochromatic category. Despite the seeming lack of variety, you can do a lot with this color scheme. For example, if you go with a light complexion for your space, you will make it seem larger. By going with a more medium tone, you will achieve a traditional ambiance, where the emphasized feeling is one of comfort. Darker colors will create an ambiance of exclusivity, like a nightclub bar, or a kitchen built for an expert cook who is about to prepare a gourmet meal.

When breaking the monochromatic mold, the design choices are endless, and you can take everything into account, from the other colors in the kitchen or bathroom to the materials used and the general style of the space. You can take advantage of different patterns of colors and materials, and choose different designs for different parts of an area. The only limit is your imagination when using Cambria quartz.

The Benefits

As mentioned previously, Cambria quartz is exceptionally durable due to its composition. However, you also get to enjoy several other benefits with this material. To start, this type of quartz requires very little in terms of maintenance, sealing, and polishing. It is naturally stain-resistant, which means that you do not have to worry about stains or any other unfortunate accidents. All you will need to make the surface as good as new is a mild cleaner and some warm water. Due to the strength of the material, the Cambria quartz is also tough to chip or scratch, so you can expect your investment to last for a very long time, even if you place the countertops in areas that see heavy usage.

On top of that, Cambria is also non-porous and non-absorbent. It will not draw any moisture from food or ingredients that are left on the countertop. This property helps prevent the formation of harmful bacteria and other non-hygienic conditions. In terms of ecological impact, Cambria will recycle 100% of the water used during the production process, which adds up to about 1.6 billion gallons of water that will be saved each year. The countertops are also produced in the US, which means that your purchase will help create and sustain jobs domestically, and that you can expect American quality with each purchase.

When compared to granite, Cambria is denser, has a longer warranty (25 years vs. 10 years), and has a much more extensive range of colors. It also holds a GreenGuard Indoor Air Quality certification, which designates the stone as a safe, low-emitting product. All in all, Cambria delivers more value per square foot that will last longer in perfect shape.

Contact Us Today for More Information

If you are interested in pricing, advice, and the options available at your disposal, contact us today. Mega-stone has a comprehensive selection of countertop materials and the expertise required to make sure that you achieve your dream vision for your kitchen or bathroom.

Antico Cloud Quartz — $39.99/sqft

8/29/19

Looking for a material that is strong and stain resistant like quartz, but want the look of a natural stone? Look no further. Antico Cloud Quartz has the beauty and variation of granite combined with all the benefits of quartz. It’s low-maintenance and strong, which means you won’t have to worry about it chipping, cracking, discoloring or wearing down over time, and you don’t have to seal it annually like granite. Antico Cloud is a soft white quartz with swirls of dark grey and taupe and will match design styles ranging from traditional to contemporary. This quartz will look good in any kitchen, bar, living room or bathroom.

Blanc du Blanc installation in West Chicago

3/8/19

I always love it when a customer picks an interesting stone for their countertops. Last week we had the pleasure of installing Blanc du Blanc, a sharp and beautiful pegmatite granite from Brazil. The particular slab of Blanc du Blanc that we installed for this job looked like one of Jackson Pollock’s more impassioned works, with streaks of black schorl tourmaline nestled starkly between tufts of cream colored feldspar and a mosaic of cloudy gray quartz. Pressed together over millions of years under the weight of the earth’s tectonic shifts, the spaces between the different minerals are filled with streaks of muted gold that blend in just well enough to give the whole slab a regal glow. When they brought this slab into our shop, it felt like a long lost masterpiece had been unearthed, which, if you think about it, is really what it was. After the customer’s countertop pieces were fabricated, I went into the back of the shop multiple times just to look at the granite in admiration. I was almost sad to see it go. The only solace I had was seeing the finished kitchen after the installation.

     

2017

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Porcelain: Versatility at its finest

Porcelain is known to be an elegant option for tiling and provides a wide variety of uses and styles. The heated clay material is suitable for use inside as well as outdoors. Versatility can also been found in nearly every detail of porcelain tiling. One of its greatest features is that it offers such a range of possibilities. Because the material is molded and heated it offers total customization. Read more…
 
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Contemporary vs. Modern Design – choosing the right countertop for your home.

When deciding what to do with your countertops it is always best consider the style of your home and how you want that particular style to be reflected in your kitchen. Many will expect to hear that the popular stone of choice is granite. Granite countertops are durable, heat-resistant, and sleek, making it an excellent material for kitchen counters and other features of the space. Although even with all of the perks of choosing granite another contender is currently on trend, quartz. The material is also durable, while being nonporous making for an excellent surface on which to prepare food. Whether going tried and true with granite or trying something different with quartz, the next big step is choosing a color and cut that will look at home in your kitchen. Read more…
 

2016