Category Archive: granite kitchen countertops

Making a Difference for Veterans

Ryan Foote (on right) with his Father (Photo by Purple Heart Homes)

Ryan Foote (on right) with his Father (Photo by Purple Heart Homes)

Those in the armed forces make choice after choice to step in harm’s way to protect and defend our country.  Their experiences on the field of battle leave them changed, with wounds that last a lifetime and bring fresh challenges with each new day.


Many people and organizations step in to help veterans as they tackle life’s challenges unique to them and one such organization is called Purple Heart Homes.  They meet veterans at their need and provide either new homes or remodel services that help veterans as they go through daily life.  They have worked in the Cleveland area before, providing updates to three homes for veterans.  They do so with work from companies and individuals that provide their services to make a difference in the lives of veterans.


One such veteran that Purple Heart Homes is working with is Ryan Foote.  Sergeant Foote served in the Army from 2003 to 2007 and had a tour in Iraq as part of a team that patrolled the desert, as well as areas of Baghdad.  On one such patrol, an IED, or Improvised Explosive Device, went off next to the vehicle he was in.  The force of the explosion knocked him to the floor.  The very next day, another IED went off next to the vehicle right behind him and this time it killed his medic.  Foote noted of his time in Iraq, “We lost a lot of guys because of IED’s and sniper fire. All of them I think about daily.”  In November 2006, he shipped home and completed his tour the next year.


Designer Cabinets, Granite and Tile has stepped up to provide cabinetry, making sure that the best cabinets make their way to this project.  In addition, Designer Cabinets’ has also partnered with Stoneworks to provide granite countertops as a part of Ryan’s new kitchen in his home.  Adam Abrams, President of Designer Cabinets, Granite and Tile, said, “We couldn’t be more thrilled to be a part of this project and make a difference for Ryan Foote.  When we heard about what Purple Heart Homes was doing for Ryan, we just had to get involved.”


As the project has moved along, both companies have made sure that Ryan’s kitchen will have the same quality and attention to detail that customers get every single day.  Abrams added, “Given what Ryan has done for all of us, it is the least we could do.”



Update Your Kitchen Island with Granite


If one of your goals for 2015 is to update the look of your kitchen and increase the value of your home, you should consider upgrading with granite – not just for your countertops, but for your kitchen island.

Granite is becoming the go-to surface for kitchen and bathroom countertops because it is both sturdy and stylish. It can hold up to the everyday wear and tear that your family puts it through and still look stunning and stylish for guests. Click here to read more »

Countertop Style Guide

Choosing the right materials is crucial to the success of any home remodeling project. If you’re updating your kitchen, you must have discovered by now that there are numerous kitchen countertop options in the marketplace today. How do you know which one is right for your home? Below is a quick rundown of the most popular kitchen and bathroom countertops available to homeowners. Keep your budget, lifestyle and interior decor in mind as you weigh the benefits of each material. Click here to read more »

Quartz Countertops vs. Granite Countertops

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Stone kitchen countertops are highly durable, and with proper installation and care, they will keep their luster and looks for a lifetime. Choosing between quartz and granite kitchen countertops is mostly a matter of personal preference. Read the basic comparison below to get an idea of the differences and similarities between these two popular and highly adaptable countertop surfaces. Click here to read more »

Kitchen Countertop Trends

Like all home design elements, kitchen and bathroom countertops can go through trends. Unlike some fads, however, the trends with countertops tend to stay in fashion for quite a while, making your investment in new countertops one that will stay valuable whether you choose to sell next year or keep your home for the next 50 years. Learn more about the most popular kitchen countertop materials we sell and whether they are right for you and your home.

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Reasons To Go Granite

Stone, especially granite, has become the top choice out of all the kitchen countertop options. It has served millions of homeowners very well over the years and is a major selling point when it comes time to list your house. Here’s why granite kitchen countertops continue to be highly sought-after and will remain extremely popular for years to come. Click here to read more »

Kitchen Feature: Dark Cabinetry & Natural Stone Countertops

Interior design in 2014 is all about color contrasts, including the kitchen design trend of blending of dark-colored cabinets with natural stone and granite kitchen countertops. The merger of light and dark can work very well to create accent points within the space or a dramatic, captivating ambiance.  Click here to read more »