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When it comes to selecting the perfect countertop for your home, granite is a popular choice for its beautiful design and durability. This natural stone is a statement-making addition to any kitchen, bathroom, or even outdoor space. At Construction Resources, we are experts in all things granite and have put together the ultimate granite guide to help you make an informed decision when it comes to your next home renovation project.

The Essence of Granite

In this guide, we will explore the pros and cons, pricing, edge profile options, uses around the home, cleaning methods, and even compare granite to quartz so that you can have all the information you need before making your purchase. We know this isn’t an easy choice and many factors can go into making this decision. At Construction Resources, we’re dedicated to aiding you and delivering top-notch support, whether that involves using this guide or meeting you in person at our Atlanta showroom.

Pros and Cons Of Granite

Let’s start with the pros of granite. This natural stone is incredibly durable and can withstand heat, scratches, and dings. It adds a luxurious and timeless look to any space, increasing the overall value of your home. It’s also low-maintenance and easy to clean. However, there are some cons to consider as well. Granite is a porous material, meaning it can stain and harbor bacteria if it’s not properly sealed and cleaned regularly. Additionally, like any countertop, it requires prep for professional installation.

How Much Do Granite Countertops Cost?

While the performance and aesthetics of granite countertops may give the impression of a higher cost, they are comparable to quartz and other natural stone countertops. There are certain factors that will add to the cost like the quality of the stone, thickness, the size and shape of the countertop, and installation. For those willing to invest in high-quality granite, it can be a sound investment, as it can last for decades without losing its beauty and durability.

The Most Popular Edge Profiles for Granite

When selecting granite countertops, you’ll have several edge profile options to choose from. Picking your edge profile is an important step. It’s essential to carefully consider the overall aesthetics of your kitchen and the desired look when choosing the right edge profile. In our resource center, we have listed all the different edge profiles we offer. The most popular options are eased, bullnose, beveled, and ogee. Eased edges are the most basic and modern, while bullnose edges are curved and soft. Beveled edges have a 45-degree angle, while ogee edges have an S-shaped curve that adds extra dimension and style. Choosing the right edge profile can enhance the overall look of your space. Each option adds a distinctive touch, turning your granite into a bespoke masterpiece.

3CM Countertop Edge Profiles

Different Uses of Granite

Beyond countertops, granite weaves its multifaceted magic throughout your living spaces. It can be used in various parts of the home, including fireplaces, bathrooms, entryways, and outdoor spaces. Granite can be used to create stunning backsplashes, shower walls, and even outdoor kitchens. Its natural durability makes it perfect for high-traffic areas, such as hallways and stairs. The possibilities are endless when it comes to incorporating granite into your home décor.

Discover a range of premium granite brands at Construction Resources, each a testament to uncompromising quality and beauty. We hope this guide has provided you with valuable information that will help you make an informed decision when it comes to selecting the perfect granite countertops for your home. At Construction Resources, we specialize in high-quality, luxury natural stone countertops and have a wide range of granite options for you to choose from. With its durability, timeless beauty, and versatility, granite is a sound investment that will add value and style to your home for years to come.

Let us help you with your next kitchen or bathroom remodel Atlanta! We have a team of workers who can help you step by step with your countertops, lighting, appliances, fireplaces, garage doors, and more. Whether you’re renovating, building from scratch, or simply looking to upgrade your living spaces, this guide has equipped you with all the necessary knowledge to confidently select granite countertops Atlanta. Embrace the individuality of granite, and enjoy the countless benefits it brings to your living spaces for generations ahead.

International Designs Group Enters Into Agreement To Be Acquired By The Home Depot

With a focus on the Pro Customer, the Company will continue its expansion under the Construction Resources umbrella.

ATLANTA, GEORGIA (November 20, 2023) – – The Home Depot, the world’s largest home improvement retailer, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire International Designs Group (IDG), a Mill Point Capital platform company which owns and operates Construction Resources and other design-oriented subsidiaries. IDG is a leading supplier of home products for the construction and design industry.

IDG is known for its impressive portfolio of well-established companies, including Construction Resources, United Materials, European Granite and Marble, Marva, and Cancos Tile & Stone. Current home improvement offerings include natural stone, engineered and porcelain slabs, custom countertops, appliances, lighting, garage doors, fireplaces, glass & mirror, as well as tile & flooring.

With a greater than fifty-year legacy in the building products industry, Construction Resources is committed to customer satisfaction and product excellence. This strategic acquisition aligns with The Home Depot’s focus on capturing a larger share of the Pro market by building capabilities to serve Pros of all sizes, across their project needs. As a part of continued strategic alignment, the entire IDG and Construction Resources senior management team will be moving forward with the Company post transaction.

“We’re thrilled to join The Home Depot team, because their customer- and associate-focused culture aligns so well with Construction Resources’ commitment to excellence in serving our customers,” said Mitch Hires, CEO of IDG and Construction Resources. “The Home Depot’s scale, operational expertise and product innovation is unmatched in our industry, and I’m confident the combination of our capabilities will bring tremendous value to the Pros and homeowners who rely on us every day.”

“Mitch and the entire IDG team have built a tremendous platform, which will continue to flourish within The Home Depot’s organization. We are honored to have worked closely with them to achieve several milestones, and they are well-positioned moving into their next phase of growth,” said Rick Bennet, Mill Point Executive Partner.

The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals and is anticipated to be finalized by the end of 2023.

About International Designs Group
Based in Decatur, Georgia, International Designs Group is a supplier of slab, tile, appliances and specialty products for the kitchen and bath industry. IDG offers proprietary brands such as Pompeii Quartz and Forum Quartz, as well as its CTC (Cancos) tile label. IDG operates showrooms in several eastern U.S. states, including Georgia, South Carolina, Florida and New York. IDG’s extensive range of products, combined with the Company’s service expertise, ensure that every step of the purchasing process is seamless and hassle-free for trade partners and homeowners. For more information, please visit

About The Home Depot
The Home Depot is the world’s largest home improvement specialty retailer. At the end of the third quarter of fiscal year 2023, the Company operated a total of 2,333 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. The Company employs over 470,000 associates. The Home Depot’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HD) and is included in the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor’s 500 index.

About Mill Point Capital
Mill Point Capital LLC is a private equity firm focused on control investments in lower-middle market companies in North America specializing in the business services, industrials, and IT services sectors. Mill Point’s experienced team of investors and Executive Partners seek portfolio company value enhancement through rigorous implementation of transformative strategic initiatives and operational improvements. To date, Mill Point has completed exactly 80 platform and add-on acquisitions and manages more than $2.5Bn of assets under management. Mill Point is based in New York, NY. For more information, please visit

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As technology advances so are appliances. They are changing the way we do things not only technologically but also aesthetically. In this blog, we will dive into what’s trending and how you can upgrade your kitchen easily with appliances. 

Smart Appliances

Smart appliances represent the technological integration in our homes that are designed to make our lives easier. These innovative devices enhance daily tasks by leveraging advanced connectivity with artificial intelligence like the Samsung smart refrigerators. With the ability to be controlled remotely through smartphones or voice commands, smart appliances provide flexibility and accessibility. At Sewell Appliance, we specialize in high end premium kitchen appliances in Atlanta such as smart refrigerators that can create shopping lists based on their contents to washing machines that learn and adapt to user preferences. As we embrace the era of smart living, these appliances redefine our expectations, turning routine activities into streamlined, intelligent experiences.

Hidden Kitchen Appliances

The newest design trend in kitchens is the minimalist design. For appliances, that means hidden or integrated appliances that seamlessly blend into the overall aesthetic of the kitchen or living space, offering a minimalist and cohesive appearance. Integrated appliances, like the Sub-Zero Undercounter refrigerator and the Fisher and Paykel dishwasher, are designed to be concealed behind cabinetry panels, ensuring a harmonious look with the surrounding elements. This design choice not only maintains a clean and uncluttered visual appeal but also maximizes the functionality of the space by discreetly incorporating essential appliances. The minimalist trend reflects a desire for a seamless and elegant living environment, where the technological aspects of everyday life are effortlessly integrated into the overall design, creating spaces that are both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

Modern Appliance Colors

With many people realizing the importance of their living space and spending more time at home, the need to personalize it has become a priority. For the traditionalist who wants something different from stainless steel appliances, new modern appliance colors including the new matte white appliance or matte black appliances is a great option. Not only does it add color and warmth to the room but it also creates a serene and inviting place. To add luxury to your appliance some gold hardware could be for you, like the Cafe Appliance collection. This modern twist to the traditional colors adds a touch of color and style to your kitchen that you’ll love for years to come.

If you’re searching for a store with the best appliance brands, look no further than Sewell Appliance. We have the most extensive selection of high end kitchen appliances with the latest technologies and styles that will complement your home beautifully. Visit us today in Atlanta or contact us through our website to discover the perfect appliance solutions for your dream home.

Empowering Dreams: Construction Resources Partners with St. Jude for Dream Home Giveaway

In Memphis, Tennessee, St. Jude Research Hospital stands tall in the fight against pediatric catastrophic diseases, especially childhood cancer. What sets St. Jude apart is their unwavering commitment: families are never billed for treatment, travel, housing, or food, relying entirely on donations to carry out their life-saving mission.

At Construction Resources, we’re honored to have teamed up with St. Jude for their renowned Dream Home Giveaway. This initiative, one of their largest fundraising programs, recently reached Atlanta’s heart with our partnership. In our Millcroft community in Buford, Georgia, the dream took shape—a beautiful home constructed entirely through donations, including labor and materials courtesy of Construction Resources and other sponsors.

What made this project even more special was the collaboration with The Providence Group. This remarkable milestone could not have been reached without the exceptionally generous contribution of all the necessary labor and materials for building this home. Their steadfast backing and commitment have significantly influenced the success of this project and through everyone’s collaborative efforts, 1.5 million dollars was raised for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This significant contribution will go directly towards their mission of Finding Cures and Saving Children.

Additionally, our dedicated staff had the privilege of signing the floor of this home, a testament to the heart and soul that went into its creation. The home generously outfitted with Kichler lighting fixtures and bulbs, shone brightly as a symbol of hope and possibility.

Being part of the St. Jude Dream Home giveaway was more than just a collaboration; it was a chance to contribute to a cause that echoes our values. The seamless blend of Construction Resources’ expertise and Kichler’s illuminating touch created not just a house, but a sanctuary. We are profoundly proud to have played a role in this endeavor. 

Cindy and RaChel from CR Lighting who attended the event had some insight to share:


We both loved being a part of something so important and as parents (and Cindy as a grandparent) we truly believe in St. Jude’s purpose to cure, prevent and eliminate catastrophic pediatric diseases. We cannot wait until the start of the next house. It fills us with hope for the future.”


Join us in celebrating this wonderful partnership and the realization of a dream home. Together, we’ve not only constructed a house but also built bridges of hope, bringing light to the lives of those who need it the most.

For more on the initiative you can read here.

Quartz is the most popular choice of countertops in Atlanta households and businesses today. Known for their stunning beauty, easy maintenance and unparalleled durability, their popularity comes as no surprise. From top brands like Forum Quartz, Silestone, Cambria and Caesarstone, quartz countertops give the appearance of natural stone but are engineered to withstand wear and tear. 

In this Ultimate Quartz Guide, we will go through all things quartz to help you make your decision on whether this is the right countertop material for you. We know this isn’t an easy choice and many factors can go into making this decision. At Construction Resources, we’re dedicated to aiding you and delivering top-notch support, whether that involves using this guide or meeting you in person at our Atlanta showroom.

What are Quartz Countertops

Quartz countertops are one of the most popular countertops and this is a well-deserved title for many reasons. Quartz is known to be low maintenance and stain resistant. It is classified as a man-made slab as natural quartz crystals are extracted from mines and subsequently crushed into a fine powder or combined with other materials to create an aggregate. This mixture is then heated and compressed under extreme conditions, along with resin binders, resulting in the formation of a durable slab. The addition of pigments during this procedure gives the countertop its desired color and patterns.

Pros and Cons of Quartz Countertops


  • Durability 
  • Stain resistance 
  • Scratch resistance 
  • Easy to maintain 
  • Doesn’t need to be sealed regularly 
  • Non-absorbent 
  • Variety of colors and patterns to choose from


  • Not susceptible to heat 
  • Indoor use only 
  • Premium colors can get pricey

Are Quartz Countertops Man Made?

Quartz countertops are a man-made engineered stone. They are created by mixing natural quartz with resins and pigments to form a highly durable surface. Because this is an engineered surface, the slabs can be created with consistency in colors and patterns for the perfect slab every time. 

Do Quartz Countertops Need to be Sealed?

Quartz countertops don’t need sealing because they’re naturally resistant to liquids and spills. So, you can enjoy them without worrying about extra maintenance! Just remember to clean up spills promptly to keep them looking great.

How Much Do Quartz Countertops Cost?

While the performance and aesthetics of quartz countertops may give the impression of a higher cost, they are comparable to granite and other natural stone countertops. There are certain factors that will add to the cost like edge profiles and finishes. But, it’s an investment that will add value in the long run.

Most Popular Edge for Quartz Countertops

Picking your edge profile is an important step. It’s essential to carefully consider the overall aesthetics of your kitchen and the desired look when choosing the right edge profile. In our resource center, we have listed all the different edge profiles we offer. You can go with simple edges like the eased edge profile, the most popular, or the bevel edge profile that is more suitable for contemporary kitchens. On the other hand, if you want to make a big statement, countertop edges with intricate designs like the ogee edge profile complement traditional-style kitchens. For more assistance, contact us or visit our showroom.

Different Uses

Quartz countertops can be used in residential and commercial areas. Although they are not heat resistant so we don’t recommend putting them in your backyard, they are great to use for bathrooms, kitchens, bars, vanities, laundry rooms…etc. 

Bianco Oro Forum Quartz

How Do You Clean Quartz Countertops?

Make sure to clean any accidental spills on your quartz countertop immediately. Be careful with oily and acidic foods like wine, coffee, fruit juice, tomato sauce, and soda, and promptly wipe them away from your kitchen counters. Avoid delaying stain removal while cooking, as neglecting spills can cause damage to the countertop surface. For stubborn stains, consider using degreasing products specifically labeled as safe for quartz. For deep-seated stains, you can try using a glass cleaner that is approved for quartz surfaces. To ensure safety, it’s best to consult your countertop manufacturer about the use of glass cleaners, as some may advise against them. Alternatively, you can use isopropyl rubbing alcohol to tackle tough stains. Simply dampen a paper towel or clean cloth with rubbing alcohol, gently rub the stain, and then wipe the counter with warm water.

Best Cleaner for Quartz Countertops

Opt for specialized quartz cleaners or mild dish soap for regular cleaning. In the absence of specific cleaners, mild dish soap can be used. Take care as dish soap may leave a residue that diminishes the countertop’s shine. When using dish soap, employ a soft rag or sponge along with warm water to prevent scratches on the countertop. Avoid using abrasive sponges. To maintain cleanliness, wipe down the quartz kitchen countertops as required, preferably daily or every few days. Be prompt in cleaning up food and beverage spills and refrain from utilizing harsh chemicals such as bleach sprays or disinfecting wipes on your countertops as they can cause damage to quartz. 

Quartz and granite countertops are two of the most popular choices for kitchen countertops, each offering distinct advantages. Quartz countertops are engineered using a combination of natural quartz crystals and resins, resulting in a wide array of colors and patterns to suit various design preferences. One of the main benefits of quartz is its non-porous nature, making it highly resistant to stains and easy to clean. Unlike granite, quartz countertops do not require regular sealing, reducing the overall maintenance needed. On the other hand, granite countertops are natural stone surfaces, prized for their unique beauty and striking patterns. Though granite is porous and requires periodic sealing, it possesses exceptional durability and heat resistance, making it a preferred option for high-traffic areas and outdoor applications. Ultimately, the choice between quartz and granite comes down to individual preferences, budget considerations, and the desired level of maintenance for a stunning and functional countertop in any kitchen.

Porcelain vs. Quartz

Porcelain countertops, or ultra compact countertops, are crafted through a high-temperature fusion of stone and white clay, resulting in a durable and resilient material that maintains its form while gaining strength from mineral impurities. Their resistance to fading, scratches, and stains, along with effortless cleaning, underscores their practicality. If you are looking for outdoor countertops, ultra compact is recommended. On the other hand, quartz countertops, also man-made, harness natural quartz crystals combined with resins and pigments, resulting in a low-maintenance, stain-resistant surface. Both choices live up to the aesthetics and strength, allowing for personalized kitchen or bathroom designs that stand the test of time. 

Quartzite vs. Quartz

Calcutta Mist Forum Quartz

Quartz and quartzite are distinct options, each with its own unique qualities. Quartz is engineered, offering a wide range of colors and designs, low maintenance, and budget-friendliness, though it has lower heat resistance. Conversely, quartzite, a natural stone from fused sandstone and quartz, provides a more limited color range but a natural marble-like look. While it demands more upkeep and is susceptible to stains, it excels in scratch resistance. Although slightly pricier, quartzite is perfect for those seeking a natural aesthetic.

Popular Quartz Countertop Colors

White Quartz Countertops 

  1. Eternal Calacatta Gold – Silestone 
  2. Miami White – Silestone 
  3. Sutherland – Cambria
  4. Carrara Supreme – Forum Quartz 

Check out our blog on White Quartz Countertops Will Enhance The Aesthetic of Your Modern Kitchen. 

Black Quartz Countertops 

  1. Trieste Harbor – Forum Quartz 

Grey Quartz Countertops 

  1. Casata – Forum Quartz 
  2. Desert Silver – Silestone
  3. Parma – Forum Quartz 
  4. Quicksilver – Forum Quartz 

Cream Quartz Countertops 

  1. Clear Skies – Caesarstone 
  2. Colton – Cambria 
  3. Miami Vena -Silestone 

Check out our blog on the top trending colors for 2023. If you like the white minimal look this is how you can improve the appeal of your modern kitchen design with white quartz countertops.


For beautiful countertops that can weather the wear and tear of any household or business, you can’t go wrong with quartz countertops. At Construction Resources we have a widest variety of quartz colors and patterns to choose from. Let us help you with your next kitchen or bathroom remodel Atlanta! We have a team of workers that can help you step by step with your countertops, lighting, appliances, fireplaces, garage doors, and more. Whether you’re renovating, building from scratch, or simply looking to upgrade your living spaces, this guide has equipped you with all the necessary knowledge to confidently select quartz countertops Atlanta. Embrace the beauty, durability, and ease of quartz, and enjoy the countless benefits it brings to your living spaces for generations ahead.

International Designs Group acquires Trajus Surfaces and adds an additional ten locations.

ATLANTA, GEORGIA (August 21,2023) – International Designs Group (IDG), an affiliate of Mill Point Capital, is excited to announce the acquisition of Trajus Surfaces. This strategic move reflects IDG’s commitment to expanding its presence in the eastern United States and reaching a wider customer base. Trajus Surfaces, comprised of two legacy brands, European Granite & Marble, and MARVA Marble, will join IDG’s portfolio, which includes United Materials, LLC. (UMI), Construction Resources (CR), and Cancos Tile & Stone. This addition will further strengthen IDG’s ability to cater to the surfacing, kitchen and bath, and home products industries.

With European Granite & Marble and MARVA Marble on board, IDG will streamline its efforts to bring high-quality products to the market, solidifying its position as a trusted provider for the design and construction industry.

Mitch Hires, CEO of International Designs Group, expressed his vision for the company to partner with leading material manufacturers and strategically align their operations to meet the needs of the construction and design community. By optimizing their product offering and operational efficiencies, IDG aims to become the preferred supplier for both existing and new customers in the residential, commercial, and multi-family sectors.

Post-acquisition, with the addition of European Granite & Marble and MARVA Marble, International Designs Group will now operate over fifty locations in the eastern United States. This expansion makes IDG the predominant cumulative service provider for the kitchen, bath, and construction industry on the eastern seaboard. With an extensive range of offerings, including tile and slab distribution, custom countertops, glass and mirror solutions, appliances, flooring, garage doors, fireplaces, and lighting fixtures, IDG is poised to be the premier supplier of materials, services, and solutions in the eastern United States.

Mario Persico, President of Trajus Surfaces, expressed enthusiasm for joining the IDG family, citing the company’s vision and decades of industry experience. Becoming a part of IDG will enable both European Granite & Marble and MARVA Marble to expand its product offering and enter new markets while maintaining the highest level of service for its loyal customers.

While the financial details of the transaction remain confidential, Trajus Surfaces’ leadership and legacy brands will remain intact as they integrate into IDG’s family of companies. This integration will provide additional product lines to support their existing and expanding customer base.

About International Designs Group
International Designs Group (IDG), a division of Mill Point Capital, is a leading supplier of top-quality slab and tile materials for the kitchen and bath industry. With a focus on new construction and remodeling markets, we are proud to offer exclusive brands like Pompeii Quartz and Forum Quartz, as well as our own tile label, CTC (Cancos). In addition to distribution, we have showrooms in several eastern US states, including Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Florida, and New York. These showrooms not only highlight and sell our unique slab and tile products, but also provide a range of complementary specialty products for the kitchen and bath. Our goal is to provide an efficient and enjoyable experience for our trade partners and homeowners. With our extensive product range and expert service, we strive for an elevated and seamless customer experience. For more information, please visit

About Mill Point Capital
Mill Point Capital LLC is a private equity firm focused on control investments in middle market companies in North America across the business services, IT services, and industrial sectors. Mill Point’s experienced team of investors and Executive Partners seek portfolio company value enhancement through rigorous implementation of transformative strategic initiatives and operational improvements. Mill Point is based in New York, NY. For more information, please visit

About Trajus Surfaces
Trajus Surfaces is a group of esteemed natural stone companies committed to providing the finest products and exceptional customer service. With extensive global supply chain knowledge, strong partnerships with renowned quarries, and a comprehensive, seamless approach to service, these companies bring the highest quality stone to customers along the east coast and beyond. Included within Trajus Surfaces are industry leaders Marva Marble and European Granite & Marble. For more information, please visit or

Nothing compares to entertaining and dining with family and friends outdoors. Backyard cookouts and s’mores by the fire are just some of the things you can do with a new outdoor kitchen and patio. There are many ways to make your outdoor kitchen and patio area look and function the best possible. Whether you enjoy hosting or not, an outdoor kitchen area provides a fun and relaxing place to hang out and unwind. If you’re looking to add some more living space,  outdoor kitchens become an extension of your home while adding value to your home’s worth. From built-in grills and refrigerators to outdoor fireplaces and lighting, the possibilities are endless, and Construction Resources has you covered on all of the above! 

Custom Outdoor Kitchen Ideas

Outdoor Fireplaces

Fireplaces are a great way to get yourself and your family together outside no matter the weather. From cozy cool mornings and evenings to cold winter months, outdoor fireplaces make the patio space more useful and enjoyable. Make your fireplace the focal point of the backyard, just as you would indoors, by adding some seating around the hearth. Let the space help you create lasting, heartfelt memories with your family and friends. At Construction Resources we have a wide range of fireplace options available, such as wood-burning, gas-burning, electric, and outdoor variants. Come see the Atlanta fireplace specialists, and let them help you mold the space to your family’s needs. Next to your gorgeous fireplace, you’ll need a complimenting countertop.

Best Countertop for Outdoor Kitchen

When building an outdoor kitchen, you need to be smart about what countertop materials you use considering the possible harsh environments. Your countertops will have to endure the heat, cold, rain and snow, as well as, resist scratching and fading. Additionally, you want something that is beautiful and makes a statement, just like your indoor kitchen. Infinity Porcelain countertops are the perfect choice when considering stone for the outdoors. This man-made surface will give you the look of natural stone but is engineered to withstand harsh wear and tear. Porcelain serves as the best choice for an outdoor kitchen backsplash as well. For additional information on porcelain countertops and other surface options, check out our blog or visit our website.


Grills serve as another must-have addition to unite family and friends in an outdoor space. It is a great gathering point during social events and transforming mealtime into a communal affair.  It can help promote relaxed and interactive dining, for the host and the guests, leading to lively conversations, and bringing a personal touch to the cooking process. Grilling outside helps the smoke and smell remain outdoors instead of invading your home, and it’s easy to clean.

Outdoor Kitchen Appliances

Outdoor appliances are a long-term investment, and you’ll want something that’ll last you years to come. Whether it’s a cozy backyard barbecue, a lively poolside party, or a serene patio retreat, outdoor appliances play a crucial role in making outdoor spaces more comfortable, entertaining, and functional. These appliances extend the usability of your outdoor space well into the evening, making it a versatile entertainment hub. Our appliances are specialized, durable and designed to function effectively in various outdoor environments, catering to the diverse needs of outdoor living and activities. Engineered to withstand the challenges posed by weather elements such as rain, snow, heat, and humidity. From efficient outdoor refrigerators and freezers, these appliances bring convenience and functionality to our outdoor spaces. 

Outdoor Kitchen Lighting

In Atlanta, lighting can enhance the ambiance and revive the vibes of your backyard

. Outdoor lighting has the incredible ability to accentuate the beauty of your home. It serves as a captivating tool to highlight charming architectural features, guide your way along pathways, and $establish an enchanting atmosphere. Embrace the transformative power of well-placed lights and create a truly mesmerizing outdoor experience.

Some ways lighting can be functional and aesthetic:

  • Step lights
  • Path lights
  • Post lights
  • Lantern Lighting 
  • Ceiling lights
  • Hanging lights

If you’re in Atlanta, visit our nearby showrooms to discover our diverse collection. Reach out to our team now, and schedule an appointment to explore our locations. You’ll find the finest selection of countertops, lighting, flooring, fireplaces, garage doors and appliances in Atlanta. If you’re unable to reach our showrooms, don’t hesitate to shop the Construction Resources website where you can browse all of our products and offerings. Near or far, let us assist you in your outdoor renovation projects.

The ultra compact surface is a great long-lasting material for making your home unique. It can be installed seamlessly without any cuts or joints, giving you endless options. You can use it for countertops, floors and even cabinet door facings. It looks like natural stone countertops but is easier to take care of. Ultra compact surfaces differ from quartz and natural stone because they are created by combining raw materials found in glass, porcelain, and quartz. This unique composition makes them highly durable and suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications. Here’s all you need to know about compact surfaces and the newest colors that are in style to keep your home looking trendy!


  • Being an artificial product, compact surfaces offer numerous advantages such as resistance to scratches and bacteria. Because it is resistant to heat and UV rays, ultra-compact surfaces are a perfect choice for outdoor kitchens.
  • Compact surfaces can be customizable with different finishes. These finishes can transform the look of your countertop. Finish options include high gloss, matte, leather, suede, concrete, and more.
  • The low porosity makes the care quite simple for compact surfaces. Simply clean everyday spills with a soft cloth, mild soap, and warm water. To prevent stains, spills should be cleaned as soon as possible. For stubborn stains, you can use a nonabrasive brush. Darker colors require more frequent cleaning as dust is more visible. Always remember to use hot pads, trivets, cutting boards, and coasters for additional protection.

Color Options:

You can easily match the color and design of compact surface countertops to your current kitchen style. These countertops are made of engineered stone and come in various earthy, metallic, and neutral designs. You can find options with solid colors, washed or grainy patterns, and even ones that resemble wood or white marble with beautiful veins.

With the flexibility of many colors, designs, and customization in compact surfaces in 2023 we will be seeing a lot of classic and muted colors. Countertop color preferences have been trending towards neutral and classic options recently. Shades like white, gray, beige, and black have become more popular. White and light-colored countertops are appealing for their ability to create a fresh and bright atmosphere in kitchens and bathrooms. On the other hand, gray and black countertops are favorable for their modern and sophisticated appearance.

You can shop Construction Resources where you can browse all the colors available in compact surfaces but also quartz and many natural stones along with the best appliance brands. For additional information on other surface options, visit our resource tab.

If you’re in Atlanta and looking for compact surface countertops, visit our nearby showrooms to discover our diverse collection. Reach out to our team now and schedule an appointment to explore our locations, where you’ll also find the finest selection of appliances in Atlanta. Let us assist you in your kitchen or bathroom renovation project.

Lighting can essentially make or break the space we live in. Picking the perfect lighting seems solely based on preference, but depending on what we choose, it can affect our daily mood. If a cozy and calming atmosphere is the goal, dim and indirect lighting can help promote relaxation. In contrast, white and direct lighting can activate the brain and enhance the visibility of finer details. No matter what your preference is, Construction Resource Lighting has it all! We realize the importance of lighting and we are here to help. We offer a wide variety of high-quality light fixtures, garage doors, and fireplaces to suit your needs and preferences.

We understand the complexity of lighting and know it may seem overwhelming, but whether you are an expert or a beginner, we have a knowledgeable staff that can assist you through the whole process. If you are remodeling your home or just updating stuff around the house, CR also has amazing deals with countertops, flooring, outdoor living, and appliances.

decatur atlanta lighting showroom garage doors fireplaces

Although lighting can vary from space to space, commercial lighting will differ from home and restaurant. But if you visit our lighting showroom location at 252 Rio Circle in Decatur, GA, you’ll find an extensive range of lighting options on display, featuring top brands like Capital Lighting, Hinkley, and Kichler. Whether you’re looking for trending, traditional, or modern fixtures for your indoor or outdoor space, we have a variety of options for you to explore.

Because we eat, sleep, and breathe lighting, take it from us to give you some trend updates. This year in lighting, designers are going for statement lighting which will help ​​illuminate your space with light that stands out as a focal point instead of blending in with the background. On the other hand, many are also going for a simpler, more minimal look that has been on the rise since the pandemic. As we can see, it’s here to stay and will be a classic. We can see this translated in colorway as well with the simpler natural and warm tones.

If you’re searching for a lighting store that can cater to your specific tastes, look no further than CR Lighting! Our extensive selection of light fixtures comes in a wide variety of styles, ensuring that you’ll find one that illuminates your home beautifully. Come visit us today in Atlanta to discover the perfect lighting solutions for your dream home.

4 Home Upgrade Ideas for Your 2023 Home Improvement Plan

Did you know that around 50% of US homes were built before 1980?

At over 40 years old, many of these homes are ready for a home upgrade and renovation. If you live in one of these homes, you likely understand what we’re talking about.

But it can be hard to know where to start when putting together a home improvement plan. From deciding between the many options for flooring, putting together a home improvement budget, and deciding on what interior and exterior renovations should take priority, it can be overwhelming.

In this post, we’ll go over some of the key things you should consider for your home improvement plan.

Keep reading to learn more.

1. Build an Addition

As your family grows and changes, sometimes your home needs to adjust with you. The small cottage you bought three years ago may not be big enough for your family anymore.

But with the cost of homes so high, it can feel like you’re stuck. Instead of trying to find a new home, consider expanding your current home.

Additions give you the opportunity to add in the spaces you want most while fixing the existing ones that just aren’t working for you anymore.

2. Paint

It’s amazing how a fresh coat of paint can breathe new life into a home. If you’re feeling tired of the same old look in your house painting even one wall, a new, fun color can give the space a different feel.

This is also a good time to repaint the exterior of your home as well. Give your house a new start with this upgrade.

3. Additional Storage

A lot of the time, as the years go by, you’ll wind up with more and more stuff but nowhere to put it all. When planning your upgrades be sure to include additional storage space in the plans.

Storage space is a surprisingly easy upgrade to fit into the smaller or weirdly shaped nooks and crannies of your home, like under the stairs.

4. Update your Countertops

Countertops are frequently noticed and commented on when buying a home. But after moving in, they can sometimes fade into the background and just become a part of your kitchen or bathroom.

However, even when you don’t notice them, they still play a big part in the overall look of a room. Updating them can have a large impact on the feel of that room.

The type of material you choose for your new countertops can help you to set a particular tone for the room. From elegant and clean to warm and homey, it’s up to you.

As you put together your home upgrade plan, be sure to consider these ideas. They can help you improve both the beauty and functionality of your home.

If you’re in Georgia and want help putting together a comprehensive home improvement plan, Construction Resources can help. Find one of our showrooms near you.


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