Bathroom Vanity Top in an Austin Rental

Bathroom Vanity Top with Square Undermount Sink - new Venetian Gold Granite

Are Your Tenants Damaging Your Bathroom Vanity Tops? If you’re a landlord, you know how often the countertops in a rental get damaged. Maybe it starts with one little corner getting dinged. And then the compressed stuff inside the laminate maybe gets a little wet and starts to deteriorate. Then maybe the dog gets a […]

Rustic Coral Granite for an Outdoor BBQ in Austin TX

Granite BBQ in Rustic Coral Granite

Want a built-in grill on your back deck? This Austin homeowner remodeled her back deck and had custom bases built for a narrow table and a built-in grill. We custom-cut Rustic Coral Granite to fit perfectly around the BBQ, and on a table on the area leading into the house. You can also see that […]

Travertine Bathroom Vanity Top in Austin Texas

Travertine bathroom vanity Austin TX Natural Stone Countertop

Like Natural Stone? We had a nice long piece of travertine here at the shop last week. Now it has a new home as a master bathroom vanity top with a beautiful pair of glass vessel sinks. The inside photos don’t do this natural stone justice. The outside photo is much more accurate for the […]

Austin Granite Kitchen in Tropical Brown

Austin Granite Company - Tropical Brown Granite

Got White Cabinets? Tropical brown granite looks marvelous with the white cabinets in this Austin kitchen. (Pardon the grainy photos – we only had a point-and-shoot camera on us that day.) These granite countertops have a flat-polish edge profile. We see this profile on all sorts of kitchen styles, from uber-modern, to mid-century modern, to […]

Lago Vista Granite Kitchen With a Big Granite Island

Lago Vista granite kitchen in Santa Cecilia granite

Want a Giant Island in Your Lago Vista Kitchen? Check out the really pretty custom cabinets under this Santa Cecilia granite island in this new kitchen in Lago Vista, Texas. Santa Cecilia is one of those granite colors that looks good with almost any cabinet color and style – from very traditional to transitional styles […]

Makeshift Kitchen For Your Kitchen Remodel: Getting Ready for Granite

Makeshift kitchen with countertop appliances

Remodeling Your Kitchen? Some kitchen remodels are small. Some kitchen remodels are big. What is yours? Kitchen remodels, from easiest to hardest: Replacing the old kitchen countertops with granite or quartz Re-arranging a few cabinets (or adding some), then installing new granite or quartz countertops and backsplash Installing new cabinets, countertops and backsplash Moving walls, […]

Red Dragon Granite for Your Kitchen in Round Rock

Red Dragon granite for a kitchen island in Austin Texas

Going Bold in Your New Kitchen? How about some Red Dragon Granite on your kitchen island? This stuff is not for the mild-mannered of kitchen granite design. This granite is RED. It is BOLD. And it is not common. It looks just smashing with built-up edges on a kitchen island. It can be paired with […]

Granite Countertop Height for Slide-in Range: Getting Ready for Granite

matching slide-in range height to granite counters

Want Your Slide-in Range to Fit with Your Granite Counters? We do, too! Here is how to make sure your slide-in range fits: Get your hands on the installation manual, and make sure the counters will end up at the same height as the slide-in range. Easy peasy! Or, we hope that will be the […]

Sucurri Brown Granite: Know Your Slab

Sucurri Brown Granite Slab Austin Texas Graniite Fabricator

A Sample of Sucurri Doesn’t Tell Even Half of the Story. If you’ve seen a chunk of Sucurri Brown granite, you may be surprised at what the whole slab looks like. It’s waaaaaay different from top to bottom and side to side. One section to the next doesn’t even look like the same material, much […]

Brazilian Arabescato Quartzite: Grey Goose

Arabescato Quartzite Grey Goose Stone

Like White and Grey Countertops? We see them absolutely everywhere in design mags. Especially in vintage kitchens, french-inspired design, modern design, contemporary design and remodels of older homes. Oh, wow. That’s like saying: everywhere. This stone is also called Super White Quartzite, Donna Maria and White Fantasy. The one we found at Shenoy Granites here […]

Undermount Sinks in Granite Countertops

Curved apron-front undermount sink in a granite kitchen countertop

Confused by the Term “Undermount Sinks”? Here are some examples of undermount sinks installed under granite counters. You can see that the opening must be perfectly cut for the size and shape of the sink. Also, the edge is polished, just like the top of the counter. Since 3cm granite (the typical thickness found in […]

Exodus Granite: Perfect for a Showcase Kitchen Island

Exodus Granite - blue grey cream and gold at SGM in Austin.

Ripping Kitchen Idea Pages out of Magazines? If you’re like most of our clients, you’ve probably been collecting pages from magazines that have styles you like for your new granite kitchen counters. If you haven’t discovered Pinterest, now is the time. Check out Alison’s Kitchen Islands pinboard. The magazines have been showing a lot of […]

Granite Samples: Can You Have Some? Getting Ready for Granite Series

Granite samples at Granite Fabricator Toluca Granite

Granite Samples are Great for Shopping. So, you’re getting new granite counters. You take a few little granite samples home. You put the samples on your cabinets and pick one. Sounds perfect, right? Well, maybe. It sounds perfect until your counters are installed and they look nothing like the little sample you selected. Here is […]

Master Bathroom Remodel: Colonial Gold Granite Countertop

Bathroom Countertop Colonial Gold Granite Circle C Austin

What Goes with Cherry Cabinets? In this case, a Colonial Gold granite countertop goes beautifully in this master bathroom remodel in South Austin. These cherry cabinets were custom made to update this lovely home in the Circle C neighborhood of South Austin. The rectangular undermount sinks are a model we sell called the “trench”. These […]

Golden Musk Granite – Blue, Green and Gorgeous Exotic Stone

Golden Musk Granite - Exotic Granite Austin TX

Got an Unusual Home? How about putting in some exotic granite counters that will knock everyone’s socks off? I was browsing at Young Stone on Rutland last week and found this beautiful and unsual blue and green granite. Imagine how it would look in a mid-century home . . . or an ultra-modern loft where […]

Neptune Bordeaux Granite Countertops

Neptune Bordeaux Granite Bathroom Ccountertop Liberty Hill Texas

Got Big House? We’ve got big granite for it. In the case of this big ranch house, all of the bathrooms, the kitchen, a bar area, laundry room and some built-in cabinets in the hallway all got new granite counters made out of Neptune Bordeaux. That’s a LOT of granite, if we do say so […]