Blog: From the Bedrock

Could the Laundry Room Be the Next Living Room?

Posted by Steven Schrenk

 

Laundry day might just be Sarah Gibson’s favorite time of the week.

Topics: Waxed soapstone, Soapstone

Calm and Consistent Soapstone Crowns This Soho Loft

Posted by Steven Schrenk

 

 

Growing up in sunny Southern California, Tommy Zung spent plenty of time in his formative years on a surfboard.

Topics: Soapstone, Alberene Soapstone, Natural Materials, Islands

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: Alberene Soapstone, DIY soapstone kits, Fabrication, Soapstone, Waxed soapstone, How to cut 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: Alberene Soapstone, Soapstone, Waxed soapstone, Soapstone sinks, Granite sinks, American marble, Marble sinks, American black granite, White Cherokee Marble

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, Inspiration Gallery, Natural Materials, Alberene Soapstone, Countertops, Kitchen

4 Easy Steps to Enhance Soapstone with Wax

Posted by Steven Schrenk

When interior stylist and blogger Anissa Zajac set out on a total renovation of her home there was one material must have for her kitchen design - waxed soapstone.

Topics: Soapstone

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

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: Black, Waxed soapstone, Soapstone, Kitchen

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, Soapstone sinks, Granite sinks

How Durable Are Soapstone Counters? Enough For This Busy Nashville Restaurant

Posted by Steven Schrenk

No one questions the beauty of soapstone counters. But it's the material’s durability that gets people talking.

We’ve covered how soapstone holds up in a home kitchen. But how does it perform as a commercial bar top in a busy restaurant? Can it stand the onslaught of pint glasses and spilled red

Topics: Soapstone, Restaurant kitchen, Kitchen

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