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I have 20+ years experience in Home Furnishings and Interior Design, specializing in Kitchen and Bath Design since '01. I work for Bilotta Kitchens in the A&D Building on East 58th Street in the Mid-town Manhattan. I have a passion for learning and love the opportunity to collaberate on projects of all sizes. My strengths in the field begin with my design background, use of color and texture to bring interest to a room, spatial relationships, organizational skills, innovation, decisiveness, and planning. I have had the thrilling experience of helping hundreds...?maybe thousands of people with their projects, and what I love is it never gets boring, and no two are ever the same. Thanks for reading.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Concrete Countertops!

I wanted to share that there is an "Artisan in Concrete" opening up in Northern New Jersey. Located in Hackettstown, New Jersey they will be serving all of the Tri-State Area. The company is a new venture for the original founder of Concrete Design Studio, Rockaway, NJ.

Bill was the father of the formulas that produced the product CDS was known for, and his commitment to customer satisfaction and quality remains his the same.

I am featuring Artisan in Concrete in our design studio, and take pleasure in boasting that his new manufacturing facility expected to open later this month will work in tandem with our design staff creating new finishes to expand the vast line currently offered, troweled, cast, glazed, and glass finishing will all share an enormous color palette to please any customer.

There is a nominal charge for development of specialized finishes should someone want a color beyond the selection offered, and the tops can be personalized with embossing and other unique additives, an array of edge styles, and the possiblity of seamless counters beyond industry standards.

Concrete is a Green material as it utilizes postconsumer material in its manufacturing, and the waste material from the manufacturing process is recycled, pricing is comparable to granite.

Inquiries can be made to bgockeler@aiconcrete.com


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  2. My house actually needs a major kitchen remodeling. Minnesota (MN) has these contractors who can do the remodeling for me, but they're asking me for some inputs so that they can incorporate the designs I want. I'm looking for a nice countertop design, then I happen to come across your blog. The posts here are an excellent resource for kitchen remodeling. MN has been a good home to me, so I had the rooms there remodeled instead of moving to another place. Anyway, thanks for sharing these useful kitchen remodeling tips!

  3. I was at the store the other day and overheard a couple talking about concrete counter tops. I was really skeptical about how they would look in a house. So of course as soon as I got home I had to do some research! I really like them and would even consider putting them in my house!