When the daffodils bloom, children hunt Easter eggs, and we embrace spring cleaning fever, many people find themselves craving change. If spring finds you wishing for a new kitchen, here are a few relatively easy ways you can update without a major renovation. Continue reading
Everybody wants a clean kitchen, but few people feel like they have enough time to make their homes as pristine as they’d like. These five clever tips will help you reach that clean kitchen goal a little faster. Continue reading
Did you know that the third Sunday in July is National Parents Day? In 1994, President Bill Clinton signed a resolution dedicating this day to “recognizing, uplifting, and supporting the role of parents in the rearing of children.” Continue reading
Like all holidays, Fourth of July starts in the kitchen. What’s a party without good food? Here are tips for prepping for a smooth and easy party. At Old World Stoneworks, we wish you a happy 4th of July, from our family to yours. Continue reading
If you’re scrolling through our product offerings, pondering your dream mantel, you’ll notice something new: an additional color choice. At Old World Stoneworks, we value the classic and traditional as it relates to making your home transcend the ordinary. In service of that mission, we have decided to add a new, dazzling white color option for our products. Continue reading
Traditionally, home kitchens have been the domain of women. At Old World Stoneworks, we know it’s 2017 and believe people of any gender have equal rights to enjoy cooking and spending time in the kitchen. But many mothers we know are still in charge of meal prep, and, indeed, relish this role. So if your mother loves to cook, these kitchen-themed gifts could be just the thing to light up her Mother’s Day. Continue reading
Our customers love the look of their beautiful new mantels and range hoods. What they love nearly as much is the easy upkeep they provide.
After a few years of living with your cast stone mantel, the grit and grime buildup of daily living is inevitable. You may notice that soot and smoke have accumulated in the crevices of your mantel and you’re looking to make a change. Fortunately, cleaning our products is a quick and simple process. Continue reading
Depending on the setup of your kitchen – and how much you are able or willing to remodel – one style of range hood will probably work better than another. Whichever kind you install, your kitchen air quality and atmosphere will improve dramatically. Range hoods remove excess heat, provide additional lighting, make the air cleaner and generally improve your property value. Here are the main styles of range hoods. Continue reading
The holidays have rolled around again and many of our customers are saying, not already! Maybe they planned to have a new kitchen ready for this year’s Christmas feast, but time got away. Don’t worry. Even if you only have a few minutes, small changes can have a big impact on the way your kitchen looks. Ranging from instant gratification to a day-long project, here are a few ideas for quick holiday kitchen makeovers: Continue reading
At Old World Stoneworks, our cast stone has been used to surround a variety of range hoods that improve the air quality of your home, keep your kitchen cooler and cleaner, and beautify your interior. But like many appliances, it’s easy to take the range hood for granted. So this week we’ll peek into the history of how the modern range hood developed. Continue reading
In the month of May, the weather starts to warm up, but doesn’t get full-on hot yet. It’s no wonder May is National Barbecue Month. What better month to enjoy your backyard by cooking meals outside? If you love the outdoors, but still want the convenience and elegant ambiance created by our cast stone mantels and range hoods, you’re in luck! Our designs can be customized to fit your exact specifications and that includes custom creations for outdoor use. The custom Cambridge mantel below is just one example of how we can make your outdoor space uniquely you. Continue reading
You can quickly make your kitchen the inviting heart of your home with some décor tips that are as beautiful as they are easy to adopt. It’s important to understand what an inviting kitchen actually means. To some it might mean clean surfaces while to others it means accessibility. Why not combine the two by bringing together high-end furnishings, design and architecture with a clean look and feel that’s still organized and welcoming without it looking too polished. A kitchen is meant to make a mess in after all! Continue reading
Fill your kitchen with delicious aromas without the grease, heat, moisture and smoke. Range hoods can save your cabinets and walls over time from the stickier side effects of cooking. They’re also great for odor removal and ventilation. When you’re thinking about adding or replacing a range hood, there are several different types to keep in mind that may be better for your home than others.
So you’re thinking about updating your kitchen. The upgrade options you have can be as little as changing the light switch plates on your walls to as large as installing a new stone range hood or replacing your sink. Your kitchen is a gathering place for friends and family alike and where you likely spend a lot of your time with loved ones so any change you make should be something both you and your children will love. A small change can make a big difference and a big addition can simply bring a room together. However drastic your makeover, we have some ideas to get your creative senses going.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in their American Time Use Survey that on an average, 83% of women and 65% of men spent some time doing household activities like cooking. That’s an average of 74% of our time spent in the kitchen! When you spend so much time cooking, cleaning and looking for snacks, you want it to be in an inviting, comfortable and luxurious space. Here are some steps to complement your beautiful Bentwood stone range hood with equally striking décor for a variety of styles. Continue reading
Feel Rested with Warm Meals for Cold Nights
This cold-weather season, cook and eat together with your family and get cozy around a warm meal. Instead of reaching for pre-made soup or a frozen pizza, gather around a kitchen that is as inviting as the meals you will make together.