Design Updates to Freshen Up Your Home

The scoop on some fab kitchen remodel ideas

From the LifeMinute.TV Team

June 21, 2022

Summer is here, and that means the start of social gatherings –most likely in the space everyone gravitates towards, whether you like it or not... the kitchen. It’s the heart of every home. And if you've been thinking about upgrading this space, you’re not alone.

The 2022 Houzz Kitchen Trends Study found that homeowners are paying big bucks for kitchen remodels and the splurging on countertops. What are the most popular? Engineered quartz and granite, and rightfully so. They’re a wiser option for long-term durability and withstanding heat, literally. Selecting a countertop that can take a beating these days is vital. With everyone working from home now, the kitchen is no longer used only for cooking and entertaining. It’s the workhorse of the house. So it's essential to have something functional. Silestone is one of our favorites. It’s a mineral hybrid quartz surface, and they just expanded their color options at Home Depot with two new exclusive colors: Ethereal indigo and Ethereal cloud.

It’s beautiful, mimicking the look and feel of natural marble everyone wants but is unlike sensitive marble. So, you get the high-performance Silestone, and you don’t have to worry about etching, chipping, scratching, or staining.

Another reason we love Silestone is that it’s sustainable. It uses new HybriQ+ Technology, which means it is manufactured with 99% recycled water and 100% renewable electric energy and made with at least 20% recycled raw materials, so it’s eco-friendly. 

We are also loving Dekton by Cosentino, which is particularly great for outdoor surfaces. So many people are thinking about that now. According to the American Society of Interior Designers Trends Report, adding an outdoor kitchen and upgrading outdoor furniture were among this year's top projects. So if this is on your radar, it's even more critical to get something durable due to weather conditions. The Cosentino's Dekton surface is also resistant to stains, scratches, chipping and UV rays, thermal shock, fire, and heat. It’s made of a mixture of raw materials, including glass, porcelain, and quartz, and is one of the most durable and functional on the market. What’s even better is that it comes with a 25-year warranty. All Dekton products are certified carbon-neutral, making it another eco-friendly buy.

Some new colors to check out are Rem, inspired by Calacatta Lincoln marble. It’s a gorgeous brown and grey veining with hints of gold. Next is Laos, a dark matte gray color that imitates concrete texture. It looks great with exposed brick, reclaimed wood, mixed metals, and other natural, rustic materials. Lastly, Dekton Soke, inspired by classic cement floors, is perfect for durable flooring.

You can find all of these beauties at your local Home Depot. Don’t forget to call on them for expert advice and consultation. Home Depot home services have certified pros to help with your project of any size and budget with both virtual and in-person options. They can help you install, repair or help with a complete remodel. You can find out more about these stunning products at And you can shop for them at your nearest Home Depot store.

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