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Monday Inspiration: Itchin' for Kitchens

Posted September 17, 2012 at 4:00 pm

by Danae DeShazer

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They say home is where the heart is. 

If it were me, I'd say the kitchen is where the soul is. But, I didn't grow up with a love or curiosity of cooking. How unfortunate, right?

Though, over time, I turned to cooking because I like to experiment (and I LOVE to eat). If experimentation is the reason I cook, it's also the reason I don't bake. Everything is so precise! Mix up a tablespoon of this for a teaspoon of that, and your whole project turns out awful. 

But, with cooking, you can put a dollop of that, an extra of this, a new dash of this, switch that kind of cream with low-fat reduced-fat this or that, and it turns into something completely new and delicious. I just LOVE that! [Can you tell I'm itching to get into my kitchen right now?]

Now, I don't have a beautiful kitchen. But, oh if I could, I'd fill it with lots of countertop space (maybe even a built in cutting board?!) so that I could spread out and conquer lots of delicious dinners. 

Why not dream with me? Here are some neat countertop designs that are all carried through TH Winston Company (a family-owned and operated business who is a leader in fabrication and installation of natural stone products).


SILESTONE: Silestone® Quartz offers a sophisticated elegance and timeless beauty. The natural quartz in Silestone® delivers distinctive depth, brilliant clarity, glimmering radiance and a cool, solid feel unique to natural stone. 



CAMBRIA: Cambria is made in the USA! Also, Cambria is 93% quartz making it stronger than natural stone. Cambria is a non-pourous material and therefore no sealers are necessary. Food safe, maintenance free, superior strength and stain resistant.



CORIAN: Corian® is a solid surface created by Dupont. It is thermosetting plastic made of acrylic polymer, which allows for a seamless look with a large variety of colors. It's a low-maintenance countertop that has a high-end look and feel.


CAESARSTONE: CaesarStone Quartz is a versatile and functional surface available in a variety of finishes (i.e. polished, honed, textures, and Motivo™). The palette includes surface options that emulate limestone and marble.



Now, don't you feel inspired to get in your own little kitchen for some good ole home cookin'?

For more about TH Winston, view their video below: 

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