Tips for a Cost Efficient Kitchen Redo!

Color can go a long way in transforming your kitchen cabinets.

1. Keep your cabinets! Resurfacing and painting or a new veneer or just new doors can save you a bundle in the long run because new cabinets are the biggest cost in a kitchen remodel. You can also add inexpensive open shelving to add interest to to the space or to go in place of some existing cabinetry.


Mixing it up adds depth!

2. Invest in good countertops! But consider breaking up the space with mixed materials. Granite, marble, quartz or soapstone tops are great choices for countertops but add butcher block or a tile mix to add depth to the space and save on materials.


Keep that floor plan to save!

3. Keep your appliance floor plan! Moving appliances can be expensive as the electrical changes or mechanics may require a professional.






Chests, tables, desks and vanities can double as kitchen islands.

4. Get creative with an island! A cabinet island is grand but you can also repurpose old furniture with a great countertop and add a lot of interest to the room as well as save bucks. Make sure it's countertop height (36 inches) and remember that in some cases you can add casters for height.


Open Sesame!

5. Open up without tearing down! You can open up a kitchen by creating a cost effective cutout in lieu of tearing out walls. You can avoid electrical issues by doing so and still have that breezy floor plan you desire.
























Mad about Modern!

Kitchen trends come and go but clean design never goes out of style. Check out this reno done by our in house design consultant Julia Wood of The Design First. It features Miele, SubZero and Decor appliances and just goes to show that the south can rise to contemporary design!

Mixing granite, stone and tile breaks up a modern space and adds depth.

Mixing granite, stone and tile breaks up a modern space and adds depth.

Wood adds warmth to the crisp, contemporary space.

Wood adds warmth to the crisp, contemporary space.

It's a tah-dah moment for sure for this modern marvel!

It's a tah-dah moment for sure for this modern marvel!

Translatable Trends from High Point Market

1. The Graffiti Table from Alden Parkes tags the texture trend with a tactile, sculpted tabletop. You can do the same in your kitchen or bath with stone countertops and custom tile flooring.


2. Currey and Company’s gilded chandelier follows the floral trend in ready to wear. Add this to a powder room for a glittering touch.

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 3. Jaxon by Victoria Richter envelops the fur trend with the Gunnison Chair in Himalayan You can also own a piece of art in pillow form with Jaxon’s Lori Lipton collection. Use throws on kitchen bar stools or a vanity seat for a touch of warmth.


 4.Saba Italia’s reversible chair in orange and grey leather combines smart and art in this clever design duo. This would bring a modern edge to a kitchen.

 5. Indigo is everywhere and this inky trend makes its mark at Kindel Furniture in the form of a chest of drawers with gold detailing. Convert it to sink top or simply use for storage in kitchen or bath!

 6. Plush seating from Eilerson makes cocooning intimately more inviting in modern articulations of velvet.  Or just add this hue to be on trend color-wise!


7. The red Sculptura outdoor chair from Woodardhas a retro feel but can withstand the elements with today’s tough-as-nails techno finishes. It works for kitchen seating or your outdoor kitchen and adds a pop.

Holiday House Ideas from our Three Companies!


Rocky Tops is more than just a supplier of custom crafted stone products – we are a one stop showroom for design, art, custom projects and gorgeous installations for your home or business.


We have paired up with The Design First – the bespoke home’s Julia Wood who hangs her shingle in our showroom to offer you top-notch design services should you need them. The Design First specializes in customizing clients’ needs with solid design principles specific to the kitchen and bath.

Established in 2005, Design First represents the highest quality of fine European and Made in America products – some of which are crafted exclusively by local artisans.


We also share space with Harris Design Studios’ Scott Harris who specializes in unique expressions in aluminum in painting, sculpture and custom work. His work is featured in galleries throughout the Southeast and many of his sculptures have been commissioned for commercial locations as well as homes.


At Rocky Tops, we’re the experts when it comes to granite, marble, soap stone, travertine, limestone, and quartzites as well as all engineered materials such as quartz, geo stone, ice stone, recycled glass materials, paperstone and other eco friendly products. We are custom fabricators and installer and we stay on the leading edge of materials offered in the coverings Industry so that we can bring our customers the latest products in the industry.

And it’s not just about the kitchen and bath! We do outdoor kitchens, outdoor grilling stations, water features, commercial signage and more.


We are offering special promotions throughout the Holiday Season if you come see us by December 31st for an estimate on your next project. Whether it’s a gift certificate for a grilling station for your spouse, a bathroom update, an addition to your outdoor room, new countertops, a beautiful piece of aluminum art or some of our products – lazy susans and cheese plates and more – we’ve got you covered this Holiday. Let us rock your world!


David and Tammy Reid


7015 Cessna Drive

Greensboro, NC 27409