Cedar Ridge Designs & Custom Cabinetry

Quartz or Granite Countertops?

Quartz, also known as engineered stone, is a man-made material consisting of ground natural quartz mixed with resins, polymers and various pigments. Granite is a natural stone quarried from the earth in mines across the globe. Granite is composed mainly of quartz and a mixture of other minerals. The percentage of these varies and therefore […]

Planning Your New Kitchen Renovation

Remodeling a kitchen is a very extensive renovation and should be planned well in advance.  The more research you do, the more you will know what works and doesn’t work for you.  Visit sites such as HOUZZ or Pinterest to find ideas of style that you like, colors that attract you, or a layout that […]

What to Expect on Installation Day

On the first day, plan on being home in the morning of your installation starting so that you may convey any specific instructions you may have regarding your home. For example where to park, pets etc. Please allow for unobstructed clearance around the installation site in your home. It is asked that all work areas […]

Measure Twice, Cut Once: Monthly Musings of a Home Renovator

I am the sometimes proud, sometimes disheartened owner of two small homes that have one thing in common: they both need a lot of work. When my husband and I were married sixteen years ago, we moved into a fixer-upper on his family farm. Over the years, we’ve removed walls, replaced floors, gutted the bathroom, […]

Measure Twice, Cut Once: Monthly Musings of a Home Renovator

When it comes to choosing colours, some people have it and some people donʼt. When I look at a palette of colours, I am confronted with an impossible decision. I see thirty shades of I have no clue. Pablo Picasso asked the question, “Why do two colours, put one next to the other, sing?” I […]

Kitchens: The Great Migration

When buying or renovating a home, the design of your kitchen is probably the most important one to consider. Once upon a time, kitchens were relegated to the back of the house. They were the small, utilitarian spaces that served to produce food for the family. Before fire alarms and modern innovations in fireproofing, it […]