17 Apr 2023

Our kitchens have become the hub of the home. It’s the place where we gather to eat, cook, entertain and catch up. Because of this, an updated kitchen has become a must-have for many home buyers. The first thing buyers typically look for in kitchens besides appliances and cabinets are stone countertops. With great options available in granite, quartz and marble, you’re bound to find something that fits your home and budget. We at Creative Stone are here to help you choose what’s right for you!

Granite has remained very popular for both kitchen and bath countertops. Granite is a great option for someone who wants a high-end look that can take some abuse. It is resistant to stains, mold and mildew and unaffected by heat. Granite requires light up-keep as it should be sealed occasionally. You can find granite in a variety of colors and varieties. Since granite is a natural stone, no two slabs will look exactly the same. Some people love granite because of the uniqueness, but for others who want a more uniform look, this might not be ideal. Either way, you should review and approve your slab before installing it.

Quartz is quickly becoming a more popular alternative to granite in some areas. Quartz countertops are made from pieces of ground quartz stone that is mixed with a hardening resin. The advantage of quartz is that it’s much more uniform in color and consistency. It also comes in a large variety of colors and hues. Quartz is a very durable material that does not have to be sealed like marble or granite, but it is not quite as durable as granite and cannot handle excessive heat from hot pans, which can discolor or melt the surface.

Marble is considered the most fashionable of the stones and is often used in bathroom countertops and kitchen accents. It tends to come in very light hues with darker veins. Like granite, marble varies in look so it is best to go to a place like Creative Stone in Fayetteville to select your slab. Although a gorgeous material, marble is high maintenance and stains very easily. Because of this, it may not be idea for homes with small children.

If you’re considering updating your countertops, you should absolutely consider one of these materials. Not only do they make for a stunning upgraded look to any kitchen, but they will appeal to most buyers when you are ready to sell. As Zillow notes from their research, potential buyers love stone countertops, “and adding the keyword ‘granite’ to your listing could help you sell your home 38 days sooner for 4% more.” If you’re interested in looking into stone upgrades for your countertops, come by Creative Stone, where you’ll be able to look at all different stones and speak to a expert on what would work for your look and budget. Creative Stone serves a variety of areas in North Carolina, including Fayetteville and Pinehurst. Call or come in today!

17 Apr 2023

If you’re looking to increase your home’s value, or even just revamp your living space, consider installing hardwood floors.

Hardwood floors work especially well in living room and kitchen areas. They’re sleek and modern in appearance and make cleaning a breeze! Because dirt and dust won’t accumulate on hardwood floors, and they are much more resistant to staining, a quick vacuuming and mopping routine once a week is all you need. There’s no grout lines to scrub or fibers to trap mud and debris, just be sure to keep them dry!

Strength and durability is also a bonus when you choose hardwood. The high quality hardwood flooring that we offer at Magnus Anderson will pass the test of time. Our floors are long lasting, tough and able to stand up to high traffic areas of the home. Hardwood floors that meet the elevated specifications of Magnus Anderson will last for generations and maintain their strength even under the toughest of circumstances!

Of course, there’s more to hardwood flooring than its ability to withstand wear and tear. Hardwood floors are known for their transformative properties as well. Even the smallest room will appear larger and more spacious with hardwood floors. The appeal of hardwood floors is apparent when you consider the source. Hardwood floors bring the warmth and essence of nature into the home that isn’t available with other sources. The value and aesthetic of hardwood floors is timeless.

For a classic look and value that grows, hardwood floors are the top choice for homeowners who want to change up their floors. Whether you plan to live in your home for a lifetime or are looking to sell, hardwood floors will meet your needs.

At Magnus Anderson, we pride ourselves on our high-quality hardwood floors, our expert installation, and our unique refinishing process for existing hardwood floors. Call us today to discover the perfect hardwood floors for your home in Fayetteville, Pinehurst, Southern Pines, and the surrounding areas.

06 Apr 2023

Looking for the right contractor to work with in the Pinehurst real estate market might seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be!

Choosing the right contractor for Pinehurst real estate is easy when you follow these simple rules:

  • Look for contractors that have positive reviews on social media sites like Yelp. You want to see that the contractor has proven experience working well with other Pinehurst real estate companies.
  • Be sure you can establish a clear line of communication with your selected Pinehurst contractor. Make a few calls to see if you’re able to get in contact with them before you start a working relationship. If you can’t get them on the phone now, you probably won’t be able to during your real estate project either!
  • Investigate the contractor. Make sure they have proper licenses and permits to work in Pinehurst real estate. See what complaints, if any, are open against them. Ask yourself if these complaints are legitimate.
  • Choose a contractor you can trust when things go south. No renovation is without hiccups or bumps along the way. You need a Pinehurst contractor who can solve any crisis that may arise and keep moving forward with the real estate project!

Finding your Pinehurst contractor is like finding your significant other. You need a company you can count on, a company you can trust, and a company who will make your renovation dreams come true!

At Creative Stone, we have a proven working relationship with Pinehurst realtors. We are the top choice among real estate professionals for home and business renovations. Our goal is to complete every renovation for our Pinehurst real estate professionals quickly and efficiently to make sure they have their homes on the market in Pinehurst fast!

For the best results every time, Creative Stone is the choice contractor for the Pinehurst real estate market.

04 Apr 2023

granite-countertopsIt comes as no surprise to home builders and countertop professionals when homeowners request that granite countertops be installed in their kitchens and bathrooms. Granite has risen in popularity over the last couple of decades in America and are considered the standard in countertop surface choice. For good reason, too. Who can argue with the stunning beauty of granite countertops, not to mention their durability and ease of maintenance. At Creative Stone, we get requests all of the time for unique granite countertops, especially in new construction homes in places like Pinehurst NC.

Granite countertops have come a long way since they first started to appear in home kitchens. The options for granite countertops are seemingly endless, with color combinations to compliment any kitchen or bathroom. Best of all, the colors will never fade, and with proper care of granite countertops, they can last forever. Today’s choices in granite countertops include an array of attractive colors. While many homeowners have chosen granite countertops in browns and cream colors over the years, recent choices have included granite in hues of black, blue, red, green and more. The options in granite countertop slabs have produced truly stunning results in kitchen and bathroom spaces. With such a huge selection in color versatility, home builders can create aesthetically designed kitchen and bathroom spaces that can be described as anything but cookie cutter.

In our Creative Stone showroom in Fayetteville, NC, we house an inventory of fine granite slabs. If you are a home builder or a homeowner who is looking to have granite countertops installed in your home, we encourage you to come into our showroom and take a look around. Our knowledgeable staff would love to show you around and talk to you about installing beautiful granite in your kitchen or bathroom. We serve home builders and homeowners from all over North Carolina, including the cities and towns of Wilmington, Lumberton, Raleigh, Pembroke and Pinehurst NC. With a reputation of paying attention to detail and ensuring customer satisfaction, our granite experts will work with you each step of the project, from picking out the perfect granite slab to installation and maintenance. Are you ready to experience the true beauty and versatility of granite? Give us a call today at (910) 491-1225.

03 Apr 2023

When it comes to the flooring in your home, you know that the choice you make is going to be an investment that will hopefully last for a long while. No one installs any type of flooring in their home expecting to have to replace it in just a couple of years. There are many pros and cons to all types of flooring, from hardwood to carpet, laminate flooring, tile and more. Today, a huge number of homeowners and homebuilders are drawn to using laminate flooring in certain rooms.

Laminate flooring tends to be a very economical choice in home flooring. Plus, since it comes in tiles or planks, installation is fairly easy. While you will probably still want a professional to do the installation, the time to install it is not that long. Homeowners and homebuilders like laminate flooring because it is simple to clean and does not scratch easily. People also like laminate flooring because it mimics the look of real hardwood or tile flooring.

If you are looking to have laminate flooring installed in your Fayetteville, Lumberton or Pinehurst homes in North Carolina, Magnus Anderson can help. To start with, there are a few things to consider. Many laminate flooring options can be laid in different patterns. How do you picture your laminate flooring laid out? Will using laminate flooring achieve the texture of floor you are looking for? Would you like a matte or glossy look? Are you concerned about allergens in your home’s flooring? If so, you can rest easy with laminate flooring, as it does not tend to harbor allergens, mold or mildew. Where do you wish to have laminate flooring installed in your home? Most manufacturers recommend that you do not install laminate in rooms where standing water could be a potential problem, like bathrooms for example.

If you are interested in installing laminate flooring in your home, the knowledgeable and professional team at Magnus Anderson is ready to work for you! Serving residents of Fayetteville NC, Lumberton NC. Pinehurst NC and the surrounding areas, Magnus Anderson offers many laminate flooring options and a seamless installation process. Let’s get started! Give us a call today at (910) 483-0468.