Blog: From the Bedrock

DIY Soapstone Countertops: How To Fabricate and Install Them Safely (and Easily)

Posted by Steven Schrenk

 

Being an avid DIY’er is both a blessing and a curse.

Topics: Fabrication, Soapstone, Waxed soapstone, How to cut soapstone, DIY soapstone kits, Alberene Soapstone, Safety

The Ultimate Kitchen and Bath Upgrade, Custom Fabricated Natural Stone Sinks

Posted by Steven Schrenk

Cabinetmakers aren’t the only ones who can claim their mark on the custom kitchen. Natural stone fabricators are chiseling and carving their way into custom spaces through an unlikely medium - natural stone sinks.

Topics: Soapstone, Waxed soapstone, American marble, Granite sinks, Soapstone sinks, White Cherokee Marble, Alberene Soapstone, Marble sinks, American black granite

Dark Kitchen, Light Kitchen? Make it Two Tone With Marble and Soapstone Countertops

Posted by Steven Schrenk

White cabinets and black countertops. Dark cabinets and light countertops. They’re classic combos, but today we’re seeing designers moving more to two tone kitchens. And who can blame them when you get to have two of everything you love?

Topics: Soapstone, Waxed soapstone, Kitchen, Inspiration Gallery, Alberene Soapstone, Natural Materials, Countertops

Our Top 2016 Kitchen Designs in Soapstone, Marble and Granite

Posted by Steven Schrenk

2016 was a beautiful year for natural stone.

Soapstone had a breakout performance in modern interiors. Marble pushed past a high brow rep to casual, accessible elegance. And the ever chic Cambrian Black Granite made it clear that black is back in the kitchen.

Topics: Soapstone, Cambrian Black, St. Henry, Waxed soapstone, American marble, Pearl Grey Marble, Rustic modern, Marble vs Quartz

Kirsten Grove Unveils Her Waxed Soapstone Kitchen Reno (and it is dreamy)

Posted by Steven Schrenk

Interior stylist and blogger Kirsten Grove, recently set out on a total renovation of a mid-century Idaho home that was stuck in the 90s. (Think crystal chandeliers and brown countertops.) She and her husband do most of the work themselves adding character, ingenuity and style to every room

Topics: Soapstone, Waxed soapstone, Kitchen, Black

9 Rock Solid Farmhouse Sink Designs With Soapstone, Granite and More

Posted by Steven Schrenk

 Why does the farmhouse sink endure? Is it the sink’s timeless look or it’s ability to hold up to washing babies, dogs and giant spaghetti pots?

I’m going to say both.

Topics: Soapstone, Waxed soapstone, Granite sinks, Soapstone sinks

DIY Soapstone Counters? Yes, They Did. See The Kitchen.

Posted by Steven Schrenk
Chrissy and Wilson Ratliff, country dwellers who both grew up “outside of town”, live in rural Virginia near the James River with their dogs, bees and chickens (and the occasional snake in the yard). But that’s where the country cliché ends. The 30-ish couple are professionals and creatives with

Topics: Soapstone, Waxed soapstone, How to cut soapstone, DIY soapstone kits

Slip Into Something More Comfortable [PHOTOS]

Posted by Annie Roy

They’ve been with us through thick and thin. Soft, smooth and forgiving, our favorite jeans are never the dry clean only variety, and in fact they get better with every wash.

If only our interiors behaved so well. (Upholstery that never fades. Rugs that never fray.)

There is one material though

Topics: Architecture & Design Trends, Soapstone, Waxed soapstone, Black

Does Soapstone Turn Green?

Posted by Steven Schrenk

I spoke to a designer the other day who specializes in eclectic modern kitchens in high-end residential homes. Besides her talent for design she's also knowledgeable about the products she specs. She doesn’t spec a material unless she knows it’s origin, it’s impact on the environment or how it

Topics: Soapstone, Waxed soapstone, Black, Myths about natural stone

Knock, Knock. Matte Black Wants to Come In. [PHOTOS]

Posted by Steven Schrenk

Navy is nice and white is classic. But there is staying power in black. Always chic. Forever sophisticated. (Enjoy your 15 minutes grey, but there will never be a new black.)

What we love about black, however, does change. For years we loved the high shine of a powdered coated finish. We lusted

Topics: Architecture & Design Trends, Thin Stone, Soapstone, Granite, Nordic Black, Waxed soapstone, Kitchen, Black, Brushed finish

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