31 Dec 2018

When it comes to remodeling your kitchen space, there is so much to consider. Many homeowners and home builders will put a lot of time into choosing the right appliances, the best flooring, the most functional lighting, the longest lasting countertops, and the most aesthetically pleasing paint colors and backsplash designs, but sometimes they put just a little effort into making the most out of their cabinet space. They get done with their kitchen remodel just to be unhappy with their storage space, or lack thereof. If you are considering a kitchen build or remodel, the team at Fayetteville Granite would like you to make your cabinets a priority in your design plan.

Cabinets are essential to any kitchen space. Whether your kitchen is a small space or a large one, your cabinets can make or break the overall look of your kitchen. With so many amazing options to choose from in cabinets, there is no reason to overlook them. When looking for the best option for you, consider their color, size, layout and material. If you are in a smaller kitchen space, you may want to opt for a more open cabinet design with closed cabinets on the lower half and open shelves on top. If you have a good size kitchen space, you may want lots of big cabinets on top. You can have a standard size cabinet that leaves room between the ceiling and the top of it, but if you are looking to maximize your storage capacity and eliminate small appliances taking up space on countertops when not in use, you can also opt for cabinets that go all the way to the ceiling.

Consider kitchen cabinets with deeper drawers to hold more utensils and other dishes. Also, consider making part of your cabinet space a place to put your trash can out of sight. The possibilities with kitchen cabinets are endless.

When you are ready to find the perfect kitchen cabinet solution for you, let our staff at Fayetteville Granite know. We can help you make your kitchen vision come true! Give us a call at (910) 483-0468.

01 Nov 2018

Kitchen cabinets were originally designed to give the homeowner a more efficient kitchen space by creating storage options and increasing kitchen functionality. While homeowners still prefer a kitchen space with ample cabinet space for storage and functionality, many homeowners also want to create a more beautiful space with their cabinets.

While cabinet choices are nearly endless for kitchen spaces, homeowners can take their kitchen cabinet design to a new level by choosing the right cabinet millwork and hardware. Fayetteville Granite has some ideas on options that could help you create the beautiful kitchen space you desire.

Millwork traditionally refers to building design elements that were made completely out of wood. For most homeowners at the turn of the 20th century, all of the building elements of a house were made of wood. Today the term millwork can also include building elements made of other synthetic materials. In cabinetry and kitchen space design, some options include crown molding, scribes and valances. Crown molding millwork joins the top of your cabinets to the ceiling to create a smooth, elegant look. Scribes are small pieces of molding that fill in gaps between the cabinets and appliances or ceilings. Millwork valances are attached to the bottom of cabinets to hide lighting and any unfinished space.

When it comes to hardware on their cabinets, homeowners have an array of options to choose from, including hardware design and colors. Kitchens can be transformed with a simple design change in the knobs and pulls on cabinets and drawers. When considering the aesthetic you are hoping to achieve in your kitchen, do not forget the knobs and pulls. They can really make a kitchen space pop. Also consider the functionality of your cabinets and drawers by choosing high quality guides for drawers and concealed hinges for your cabinets.

Many homeowners underestimate how much their cabinets and cabinet hardware choices can contribute to the overall look of their kitchen spaces. If you are ready to take your cabinet design up a notch in your kitchen space, Fayetteville Granite would love to help! Give us a call today in Fayetteville, North Carolina at (910) 483-0468.

22 Aug 2018

Laminate flooring is a popular choice for many of today’s homeowners because it is affordable and it is fairly easy to care for. In today’s market, there are quite a few laminate flooring options for homeowners to choose from. Whether you are looking for a more rustic feel or you think you would like a more modern look in laminate flooring, the floor experts at Magnus Anderson in Fayetteville, North Carolina can help you find the right type of laminate flooring for your home.

When it comes to installation options for laminate flooring, the three main types are glued laminate, glueless-click and pre-glued. Of the three options, glued laminate will probably take the most time to install and could be the mostly costly. Pre-glued laminate comes with glue already on the joints that just may need to be moistened before putting together. Glueless-click laminate flooring makes up the majority of all laminate flooring on the market today. These laminate flooring pieces click into place and are easy to install, making them the most popular choice among homeowners.

The texture and style of the laminate flooring you choose will determine the aesthetic of the room or rooms that they are installed in. Popular style choices include laminate flooring that looks like real wood, ceramic tiles and even stone. When it comes to texture, homeowners can choose from laminate flooring that is smooth, embossed or hand scraped. While hand scraped laminate and embossed laminate mimics the feel of real hardwood floors, smooth laminate flooring tends to provide a clean, sleek look.

If you have decided to give laminate flooring a try in your home, Magnus Anderson is here to assist you from beginning to end. Let our knowledgeable professionals help you choose the laminate flooring that will be the perfect match for your living space. With so many options to choose from, we guarantee that you will not be disappointed with the finished product. Come visit us in our showroom at 6253 Raeford Road in Fayetteville, North Carolina or give us a call today at (910) 483-0468.

19 Jul 2018

If you are a homeowner then you know that there are endless types of flooring options, and likely your home has flooring made of at least two or three different flooring choices. You may have plush carpet in your bedroom areas, ceramic tile in your hallways or foyer area, hardwood floors in your living and dining areas, and perhaps laminate flooring in your kitchen and bathrooms. Each type of flooring requires a different maintenance plan based on the materials the floor is made of.

Here are a few suggestions on how to care for your laminate flooring:

  • If a liquid substance is spilled on your laminate flooring, clean it up as soon as possible. Liquids can seep into the seams of laminate flooring, and over time this can ruin your floors.
  • Do not over soak the flooring when you are cleaning it. The image of a bucket of soapy water and a wet mop comes to mind. When you clean laminate flooring, you can use hot water and soap but do not soak the floor. Get it wet enough to clean it and no more.
  • Avoid using harsh acidic cleaners on your laminate flooring because they can strip the protective seal on the laminate flooring.
  • Anything remotely sharp or extremely heavy can leave small holes or dents in the laminate flooring. For this reason, keep pet nails trimmed, try to avoid wearing high heels on the flooring surface and use furniture pads under big pieces of furniture.
  • Floor cleaners that give floors a shiny look, pine scented cleaners, too much vinegar – all of these are bad for laminate flooring.
  • Sweep your laminate floors often.

Many homeowners choose laminate flooring because of its’ affordability and its’ ease of care. You can ensure that your laminate flooring lasts a long time by following the simple tips above. If you are looking for a great laminate flooring option for your home, Magnus Anderson would love to help! Come see us at our Fayetteville, North Carolina location or give us a call at (910) 483-0468 and let our experts assist you in picking out your perfect floor!

19 Jul 2018

If you were to ask the average homeowner how often they clean their kitchen cabinets, the answer would probably be “not that often”. When it comes to caring for the features of our kitchens, cabinets tend to rank lower on the list. Cabinets are easy to ignore. They do not have all of the parts of kitchen appliances, or the care instruction that can come with countertops, and they usually do not see as much wear and tear as the kitchen floor. However, cabinets do need to be cared for from time to time, and Fayetteville Granite has some ideas to share on how to do it.

  • Just like with the floor or countertops in a kitchen, when something is spilled inside a cabinet or splattered on the outside of a cabinet, clean it up immediately. Do not allow food or drink to become stuck on the cabinets.
  • Make periodic cleaning of the outside of the cabinets a habit. Truth be told, grime can, and does, accumulate on the exterior of cabinets after an extended time. Every few months, lightly clean them using the proper instructions for cleaning them according to the material they are made of.
  • Do not abandon the interior of the cabinets. Many homeowners will line their shelves with some type of shelf paper material to prevent food spillage from damaging the surface. That is a great idea, but even if you do, it is a good idea at least once a year to clean out the cabinets. Get rid of old food or contents that you no longer need, and wipe the shelves down.

Like most all kitchen features, the longevity of your kitchen cabinets depends on the amount of care you take. If you keep them clean by wiping the exterior of the cabinets so that food and dust do not collect on them, and if you organize and clean the interior periodically, your kitchen cabinets should last a long time. If you are looking for new cabinets for your home, Fayetteville Granite wants to help! Give us a call at our Fayetteville, North Carolina location today at (910) 483-0468.

18 Jun 2018

When you think of your perfect kitchen space, what do you see first? For many people, their eyes are drawn to how modern the appliances are, what kind of countertops have been installed, or how the color of the room impacts the overall feel. Truly though, the heart of a kitchen lies within the choice of cabinets and how they are laid out. Minimal cabinets give off the vibe of a more open space, but also provide the least amount of storage options. Tall cabinets and cabinets that wrap around a good portion of the kitchen provide a lot more storage area, but can make a kitchen seem smaller in size. When it comes to kitchen design, you want to pick the perfect cabinets.

At Fayetteville Granite, our team of cabinetry professionals can help you make those big cabinet decisions. How much storage do you want, and how much space do you have in your kitchen to fit in the cabinets you desire without making the space feel cramped. Cabinet color is important too. A lighter cabinet color can make a room seem bigger, and when paired with the perfect countertop and flooring, it can completely transform an outdated kitchen into a newer, more modern kitchen.

When you turn to Fayetteville Granite to assist you in picking your perfect cabinets, we can help you decide whether stock cabinets will work best in your space, or if in order to create the look you are trying to achieve, custom cabinetry is needed. While stock cabinet choices are limited, the configurations and materials available through custom cabinetry are practically endless. Whatever your cabinet needs are, Fayetteville Granite has the perfect solution for you. We provide clients with cabinet choices from well known brands like Procraft, Kitchen Cabinet Distributors, and Marsh Furniture.

If you are ready to install new cabinets in your kitchen space, Fayetteville Granite is ready to help! Come see us in Fayetteville, NC at our Raeford Road location or give us a call today at (910) 483-0468. Our goal is to help you see your kitchen dreams come true!

15 Jun 2018

We have heard this story more times than we can adequately count. Homeowners decide to get rid of their aging carpet or vinyl flooring and are pleasantly surprised to find great hardwood flooring underneath. The only problem is that the hardwood flooring is dull and faded. They want to know if we can save their hardwood flooring and return it to it’s former glory. Of course, our answer is nearly always that yes we can. Magnus Anderson prides itself on providing high quality flooring options to our clients and that includes refinishing existing hardwood flooring.

Our professional team is specifically trained in hardwood floor refinishing and certified by the Magnus Anderson Institute for Master Floor Refinishers. When it comes to refinishing your hardwood flooring, you can be sure that the experts at Magnus Anderson know what they are doing. For starters, we use the Magnus Anderson Dust Containment System, a high powered vacuum that removes the dust created by the sanding process. If you know anything about sanding floors, then you probably know that a lot of dust accumulates during the process. Our Dust Containment System makes the job of getting rid of all of that dust a lot easier, making for a healthier environment for you and your family.

We use a Swedish waterborne finish when we refinish hardwood flooring. This finish is safer for the environment, has no toxic fumes, and is the strongest finish of its kind. As a matter of fact, you should be able to walk on your newly refinished hardwood flooring in socks in just a matter of three to four hours! You won’t even have to leave your home during the process, and the results are so satisfying, we back them up with a 20 year no dulling guarantee.

Are you a homeowner who has discovered great, but dull, hardwood flooring in your home? If you are ready to refinish your hardwood flooring, Magnus Anderson would love to get the job done for you! Give us a call at (910) 483-0468 or come into our Fayetteville, North Carolina location on Ireland Drive.

 

When it comes to the perfect kitchen, several design elements are brought together to create a cohesive look that the homeowner will love. When a kitchen design is implemented perfectly, it provides a kitchen space that the homeowner will enjoy for many years to come. While many homeowners know to consider the look of their appliances, and to pick a high quality countertop material, at Fayetteville Granite, we also want to remind homeowners that the look of their cabinets is just as important to the overall design of the kitchen.

Believe it or not, you can plan out the perfect cabinet configuration to fit your kitchen storage needs, but if the color of the cabinets is off, the whole kitchen will look off as well. We see this in kitchen design projects when the homeowner has chosen to use a dark cabinet color with an equally dark countertop color. If the appliances are also dark in color, the whole kitchen space shrinks dramatically to the eye.  

When choosing a cabinet color for your kitchen, here are some color ideas for you to consider. If your goal is to create a space that seems bigger than it is, or to create a light and airy space, consider a light cabinet color. Popular lighter kitchen cabinet colors include whites and creams. One of the best kitchen color combinations that is popular right now is a buttery yellow shade of cabinet paired with stainless steel appliances and gray countertops. If you are designing a more regal kitchen look, darker cabinets in brown can be paired with both a lighter countertop option and a lighter floor option. Another popular kitchen idea among more modern kitchen designs is to pair black cabinets with a white/black/gray granite or quartz countertop and light or steel appliances.

Do not be afraid to try out pops of color in your kitchen design. A seemingly classic kitchen design can be made modern with a bold color choice for the kitchen island. As long as the rest of the kitchen cabinets are fairly light in color, the pop of color should add a nice design element to the kitchen.

In order to design your perfect kitchen space, you should play around with different color combinations until you find the one you love. At Fayetteville Granite, our team specializes in creating truly beautiful kitchen spaces for our clients. We are here to assist you throughout the entire project process, from design to installation. If you are ready to change the cabinet color in your kitchen, give us a call at (910) 483-0468 and we will schedule a time to come out and give you a free estimate.

05 May 2018

With warmer weather upon us, and spring cleaning in full effect, now may be the best time to spruce up your home’s kitchen. It does not matter if your kitchen remodel is a minor remodeling job or a major one, if your kitchen is dated and in need of new life, your return on investment upon selling should be high. Of course, you may just want an updated look for your forever home. When it comes to remodeling your Fayetteville, NC or Pinehurst, NC home, here are five ideas that the staff at Fayetteville Granite wants you to think about.

 

Consider New Kitchen Countertops. With resilient materials like granite and quartz now readily available  to homeowners, a countertop upgrade could really change the look and feel of your kitchen space. These countertops are easy to care for and come in a seemingly endless group of colors and designs. If you are currently living with laminate countertops, you will love and appreciate granite countertops or quartz countertops.

 

Update Your Kitchen Floor. If your current kitchen floor is laminate sheets or peel and stick vinyl, then you know that, while a very cost effective option for kitchen flooring, it is prone to wear and tear over time.  There are several different flooring styles today that are easier to care for and much more durable. Many homeowners will choose ceramic tile, cork or hardwood floors for their kitchen space.

 

Renovate or Replace Your Kitchen Cabinets. For a truly transformed look in your kitchen, change the look and functionality of your cabinets. If you want to do a minor remodel of your kitchen, and you want to keep your cabinets the way they are, a simple update in paint color will create a whole new look to your space. If you want a more drastic change, replace your cabinets with a new cabinet style, or even open shelves for a more modern feel.

 

Upgrade Your Appliances. A lot of homeowners will simply update their kitchens by upgrading their appliances. The choices in today’s market for kitchen appliances are many. Stainless steel appliances tend to look good in most any kitchen space. Before you make a major appliance purchase, measure the space so that you do not buy an appliance that won’t fit in your kitchen.

 

Shine a New Light On Your Kitchen Space. Sometimes, a minor kitchen remodel consists of a change in the lighting of the space. Replace old fluorescent fixtures with recess lighting, pendant lighting, and even under the cabinet lighting for an updated look.

 

Of course, a new paint color will completely change the look of your kitchen space. Remodeling your kitchen this spring does not have to cost a lot. Whether you choose a simple kitchen remodel or a major one, Fayetteville Granite can help! We love to assist our customers in Fayetteville, Pinehurst and other areas of North Carolina in creating living spaces that they will enjoy! Give us a call today at (910) 483-0468.

05 May 2018

Spring time is the perfect time to consider making some flooring changes to your home. The flooring options for homeowners and homebuilders are numerous, but many homeowners and homebuilders will choose carpet flooring for at least some of the rooms in their homes, particularly the bedroom areas and the living room and den areas. While hardwood flooring or other flooring alternatives are popular with many homeowners and homebuilders, the use of carpet in homes has not diminished over the past few decades, and for many good reasons.

Carpet is functional and practical. The majority of homeowners and homebuilders will choose carpet that is comfortable to walk on. There are several carpet options that are not just comfortable to walk on, but also to sit on as well. In the cooler months of the year, carpet acts as an insulator, trapping heat. This usually results in a lower heating bill for residents. Carpet also acts a noise insulator. You can tell a difference in sound quality in a room that is carpeted versus one that is not.

Carpet provides safety features as well. People tend not to fall as easily on carpet, and when they do, injuries seem to be less severe, as carpet cushions their fall. This is particularly helpful in homes with small children and older adults. Believe it or not, new carpet can also help with the air quality of the home. Dust, dirt and air allergens get trapped in the fibers of carpet instead of floating in the air of the room. People struggling from breathing issues may see their symptoms improve with carpet installation.

There are so many high quality options when it comes to carpet. From plush to practical, and everything in between. Magnus Anderson specializes in flooring for new and existing homes. The professionals at Magnus Anderson want to help you find the right carpet option for you. We will walk with you every step of the way of your project from the consultation to picking out the perfect carpet and installing it to your satisfaction. Are you considering carpet installation for your home? Give Magnus Anderson a call today at (910) 483-0468.