At an elevation of 2,000 feet at the Jasper Highlands in Jasper, TN, Dawn D. Totty designed a kitchen with a classic and timeless look for her family’s new home, one that reflects the beautiful mountaintop surroundings.
While still fairly new to the market, alternative stone products such as compact sintered stone and porcelain slabs are becoming design options, causing fabricators to learn the best ways to fabricate them and educate their customers
As with almost anything, over time things and people evolve and change. What was popular at one time, might soon be a thought in the past. Often technology contributes to these transitions. This definitely holds true in the fabrication world.
With nearly a million square feet of enclosed retail space, The Shops at South Town in Sandy, UT, is one of the state’s largest malls. Ownership at the shopping center has made a significant investment to renovate the property, including over 100,000 square feet of striking, large-format porcelain tile in the main concourses on both levels.
"As I look back at my career, almost every decade pulled us in a different direction. In the 1970’s we focused on Adaptive Reuse, designing projects in New York City but also Patterson NJ, Norwich CT, and Upstate NY."
We at Contemporary Stone & Tile Design are excited for the New Year once again. Not only does it give the magazine an opportunity to plan out what it will be like for the next 12 months, but also reflect on the previous year.
After being closed for nearly a decade, the Watergate Hotel reopened its doors after completing a 200 million dollar renovation. The hotel is best known for its famous political scandal that eventually led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon.
Late in 2018, the U.S. Trade Representative released a list of approximately $200 billion worth of Chinese imports that will be subject to additional tariffs. Starting in September of last year, the tariffs were set for 10%, on top of other antidumping and countervailing duties, and in the New Year will be increased to 25%.
With a desire to keep the character of their 1950s ranch, the homeowners of a residence in the suburbs of Chicago, IL, carefully planned their renovation, including matching the house’s existing stone architecture
The homeowners of a 3,500-square-foot private residence in St. Charles, IL, sought to make some significant changes to the structure of their ranch, while still maintaining its mid-century character. The renovation included the addition of a master suite, as well as a new kitchen with a two-story indoor/outdoor stone wall cutting through the middle of the house.
In the 1990s, Val Blasius created a reputation as a ceramic tile and Corian countertop installer in the Vassar, MI area. The business continued to prosper until he was bringing in more work than he could handle. His son, Jon, was in the remodeling industry at the time, doing tile and Corian countertops out of the same shop.
Located 65 miles southwest of Washington, D.C., the Virginia Mist granite quarry site was opened in August 1999. The quarry was operated back then by a Canadian company before partnering with the R.E.D. Graniti Group, a large Italian stone producer with quarries throughout the world.