Cambria Adds Five New Designs to Its Marble Collection

Cambria’s upscale new design additions provide classic elegance without worry or high maintenance.

Why choose a Cambria countertop? Cambria’s natural quartz surfaces are durable, stain-resistant, stronger than granite and non-porous (NSF 51 Certified), making them as safe as stainless steel for food preparation. Continue reading Cambria Adds Five New Designs to Its Marble Collection

Kitchen Design Deconstructed

With spring just around the corner, and after months spent inside, homeowners are beginning to emerge from their wintery cocoons with a new-found resolve to change their living space.

What was the final straw? It’s difficult to say. Perhaps it was the overcrowded disorganization of entertaining friends and family over the holidays, or just too many hours spent indoors with a less-than-functional living space. Whatever the reason, it seems homeowners are often ready to renovate once the warmer days of March and April roll around. Continue reading Kitchen Design Deconstructed

Decluttering and Increased Storage Remained a Priority for Homeowners in 2017

A recent study by Houzz U.S. gave us a peek inside the design aspirations of over 1,700 homeowners who are currently undergoing or have completed a kitchen renovation. It seems the biggest design hurdle that homeowners would like to address continues to be decluttering countertops and adding additional storage. Continue reading Decluttering and Increased Storage Remained a Priority for Homeowners in 2017

Why Young House Love DIYers Chose Custom Cabinetry and Cambria Countertops for Their White Kitchen

As kitchen and bath designers, Monarch’s team is constantly monitoring trends and we draw inspiration from a variety of sources.

Last October, when popular Young House Love DIY bloggers Sherry and John posted pictures of their latest kitchen renovation, Monarch designer Jackie Schagen was eager to see what they’d done.

As a long-time Young House Love blog follower, Jackie wasn’t surprised that Sherry and John had chosen to go with a white kitchen (their first two kitchens were also white); what she did find interesting was their departure from installing an Ikea kitchen. Continue reading Why Young House Love DIYers Chose Custom Cabinetry and Cambria Countertops for Their White Kitchen