Friday, April 10, 2015

The Beauty of Granite

Here are some pictures of 8 inch corner shelves in Firenze granite. The beauty of granite is truly amazing. It is no only a very durable strong stone, but also exceptionally beautiful.

Granite can be an amazing accent piece as well. Let's say you have an unusual tile and not quite sure what to put with it. Find a bold beautiful granite and make it an accent piece. I've had customers tell me their guests are constantly complimenting them on their color choice because it is something different and it adds another dimension. Either way, whether you need a match for your existing or want an accent color, you can't beat granite!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Introducing our New In-Stock Sale Items - Ready for Immediate Shipment!

If you haven't checked out our discount page, you're missing out! We are featuring not only exotic colors, but standard colors as well in all types of stone from our standard corners shelves to soap dishes. Check it out here:

So, why the new page? As you may already know, most of our items are made at the time of order. This works great for our customers because they can have anything from size to color to variation customized just for them. There are times, though, that some customers need a shelf quickly and aren't as particular about color or shape. For them, ready-to-order items at discount is a great option. Also, we can feature some colors that are exotic or rare that might be just what you need! Many times, we have left over stock that is just enough for a certain size shelf and you can get an incredible deal in a different size than our standard sizes. This option is also great if you're trying to finish a bathroom remodel quick and just want to get quality shelving in that can make your shower or tub surround gorgeous. Installers, contractors, house flippers, and budget conscious homeowners alike can now grab and save! All items on our discount page are hosted on our ETSY site for easy updating.
So, shop away and check back often as items are constantly updated.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Gorgeous Emerald Pearl Custom 15 inch Winged Shelf

Can a stone corner shelf make you sit back in awe? Yes, yes it can! This is a custom request by a client for a 15 inch Winged Corner Shelf in beautiful Emerald Pearl Granite. Take a look:

I love what I do! This particular Emerald Pearl was a darker type than standard but it came out amazingly for the client, which is just what he wanted. I know the pictures don't do it justice, but I get so excited to see how amazing our custom orders come out every time. Got an idea for a custom project you want to do? Bring it on!

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Beautiful Soap Dish Shelf in Santa Cecilia Granite

Take a look at the latest beautiful creations coming from the workbench!
This beautiful soap dish was commissioned in Santa Cecilia Granite and was so stunning we just had to share it with you! We custom hand craft each soap dish we sell. Our stand alone soap dishes are great because they can be put just about anywhere from your bathroom counter, a tub surround, a kitchen counter, or as a decorative accent anywhere you want a soap dish shelf! We custom make these soap dish shelves in several different colors of granite, marble, travertine, and slate stone. We also custom make items out of our client's color body porcelain tile. If you can think it, we can make it!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

We're More Than Just Stone Shelves and Soap Dishes!

Everyone knows us for the beautiful custom stone shelves, soap dishes, and trims we make, however, we are so much more! As a custom stone fabrication shop, we do a lot of commissioned work that is unique and hard to find. Below is just one case where we made a custom stone window seal. What other unique projects have we worked on? Here's a brief list of just some commissioned pieces we've worked on, although this is nowhere near a complete list:
  • Antique cash register marble base
  • Custom stone bookshelves
  • Stone thresholds
  • Stair rail
  • exotic shaped tiles
  • Stone plaques for awards and laser etching industry
  • Furniture inlays
  • Formal stone displays for jewelry stores, chefs, caterers, etc.
This doesn't even scratch the surface on the artistry side of our custom work! So, don't hesitate to contact us when inspiration hits you. You might be in awe of what we can come up with together!

Custom Matching Your Tile or Stone for a Stone Corner Shelf or Soap Dish

So, you're working on a bathroom design and you realize you had no plans for shelving at all. At this rate, you're going to be balancing the shampoo and the soap on one hand while trying to scrub with the other. Your whole bathroom design and effort that went into making it beautiful is going to look halfway done if you don't come up with a plan. Desperate, you race down to the home improvement store and stare blankly at the shelving options. Now, you realized you're really in trouble. Either you're going to get a cheap plastic or resin mold product, or worse, choose a ceramic tile clunky one. Hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars on the right fixtures, tile, design, and esthetics are going to go down the toilet with some awkward, cheap looking products.

Don't panic, we're here! And, you don't have to settle for something that doesn't match your tile, either. As much as we try to get the word out, most people still don't know we offer color matching for no additional charge! How close is close? Although it can vary greatly, below is a typical match situation. The picture below is an actual photo a happy customer sent us of the shelf that was only matched by a picture she emailed! For more exact matches, you can also send us a sample of your tile (man-made ceramic, porcelain, or natural stone) and we can custom match it to an existing stone. Or you can send us your tile (color body porcelain or natural stone) and we can make it out of your tile. So, no panicking. Put a smile back on your face, take a deep breath, and give us a call. We'll help you get the gorgeous shelving you need and help you make your tile design beautiful. See, now that wasn't hard at all!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Imagination Is Imperative In Design

Take any project you want to do and I guarantee that without some form of imagination, it would fail. Imagination is more than just daydreaming randomly. It's about creating a world in our mind and then making our physical world mold to our imaginary one (if we so choose). That's why when you're doing a home remodel, whether it be a kitchen, a bathroom, sauna, etc., it's important to have an image of what you want to create and the imagination to think further. Take bullnose trim tile pieces, for instance. Okay, so you know how they're used on a wall to finish the tile at the top, yes, but did you know you can take that same surface bullnose and change it up several different ways? Here is just some of the ideas you can use surface bullnose for:
  • Cove base along the wall on the floor of your tiled surface (cove base is basically baseboard except instead of wood trim, you'd use a surface bullnose to finish off the floor). Our bullnose can be custom sized in width and length just for this and many other customization purposes.
  • Back splash along a countertop (remember again, bullnose can be custom sized up to 6 inches, so it can make a great backsplash).
  • Finish off a countertop edge (although full bullnose is usually used here for a design edge, you can also use surface bullnose as well by making the apron-the piece of tile that is cut to put on the facing side of the countertop-meet the bullnose pieces curved edge).
  • Fireplaces also are a great way to use both full and surface bullnose trim. Our full bullnose trim is usually used on the inside edge of the fireplace and our surface on the outside for a completed edge.
  • Trim out a floor (several ways that can be done, too many to mention)
So, you get the idea. Also, don't forget to look at all of the products and rethink everything. You may come up with something that blows even you away! Now, let's get our imaginations and go!