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Millennials. We hear the word constantly. Who are they? Well, it depends who you ask, but for the sake of this article, we will go with the large group of folks born between 1981 and 1997. A big range, right? And what is it they want, exactly? In the age of social media and instant gratification, it’s easy to understand why this group falls into an interesting generation, full of many firsts that the world had never seen. Cell phones became the norm, social media became a thing, and all while this group of people was growing up and learning to embrace it. It’s no surprise that design, as it relates to millenials, is just as interesting as this fascinating generation itself.

So, how do you design for Millennials? Let’s focus on current trends. Reclaimed wood, oversized sliding barn doors, natural stone, LED lights. The simplistic “farmhouse” look became popular recently and there’s many ways to modify it. Millennials want a blank slate – think neutral spaces that can be easily and instantly updated for any mood or season. Here at Minneapolis Contractors Choice – MCC, we have porcelain and ceramic tile, as well as hardwood flooring from the best manufacturers.

We asked some millennial friends about their design style. From the homes we’d seen, we had a hunch what the answers would be! Rustic and modern. Easily transitional. One friend stated, “I want to be able to change the mood of the room by adding new throw pillows, a cool rug, or a new art piece, without having to change any major pieces.” Smart, right? Spending a few hundred dollars vs. a few thousand dollars to change the vibe is so satisfying! Minneapolis Contractors Choice- MCC can help you with the big pieces, such as flooring, furniture, cabinetry, and the personal touches, such as wall decor or any other accessories from LENOX.

One trend we’ve seen in kitchens of millenials is pops of color. Bright green painted cabinets or a vintage stove in royal blue. Why not? Mixing textures and trends is also popular. It’s not out of the ordinary to find mid-century modern mixed with transitional and contemporary pieces. Millennials tend to pick individual pieces they like, instead of choosing pieces that are cohesive. And it’s working. They grew up in the tan, brown, earthy tone era, with stainless appliances and granite countertops. Now they strive for something a bit different than what mom and dad had.

Don’t forget: this crew of over 70 million in the United States is extremely tech savvy. Be ready to wow them with state of the art options like floor heating and cooling, moveable countertops, door locks controlled with their mobile devices, and so on! The possibilities are endless, millennials know how to find what they want, and we are here to help.

See you soon at Minneapolis Contractors Choice-MCC!

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Quartz Countertops are like Diamonds, scratch and stain resistant!

Quartz Countertops are easier to Keep Germ Free, because it is an engineered product, it is non porous and a non porous surface won’t collect contaminants.

Quartz countertops are low maintenance and stain free.

The Premium Natural Quartz Collection has a new wave of on-trend colors to fit your lifestyle; just in time for your next kitchen or bath remodel.

We carry: Calacatta Taj, Carrara Caldia, Carrara Marmi, Midnight Majesty, Blanca Statuarietto, Blanca Arabescato, Calacatta Laza, Calacatta Pearl, two concrete-finish options: Babylon Gray and Midnight Majesty.

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If you need help choosing a style contact Us. 952.564.9118, whether you choose one style for the perimeter countertop and another for the island of your kitchen or use them as an statement for your bath this luxe quartz countertops collection has all you need for your remodel.

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The Premium Natural Quartz Collection has a new wave of on-trend colors to fit your lifestyle; just in time for your next kitchen or bath remodel.

We carry: Calacatta Taj, Carrara Caldia, Carrara Marmi, Midnight Majesty, Blanca Statuarietto, Blanca Arabescato, Calacatta Laza, Calacatta Pearl, two concrete-finish options: Babylon Gray and Midnight Majesty.

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If you need help choosing a style contact Us. 952.564.9118, whether you choose one style for the perimeter countertop and another for the island of your kitchen or use them as an statement for your bath this luxe quartz countertops collection has all you need for your remodel.

To see the complete collection make an appointment or visit us at 2100 W 98th St, Bloomington, MN 55431.

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Should you buy Quartz or Granite Countertops?

You are likely wondering about the pros and cons of quartz (engineered quartz countertops) vs granite countertops.

I will share with you some of the reasons given by homeowners who chose natural granite over quartz.

Nothing Beats The Natural Material: This is the approach of homeowners who choose solid wood flooring instead of engineered wood or laminate. This is the reason to select granite, slate, limestone and other natural stones over quartz countertops.

Some providers of quartz say that quartz is up to 93% natural because of the content of crushed quartz. Indeed, it is true, however the fact that quartz is heavily process and contains 7% resin and pigment takes away the natural feel and it’s a no, no for some homeowners. Quartz countertops are easy to keep clean with milder cleaners.

Quartz Countertops are scratch resistant, heat proof, stain resistant and it has a more consistent pattern from one slab to the other. Quartz countertops are also more durable than granite.

It is important to consider that the look of a natural stone (granite and other natural surfaces) will always be unique, with slight change in color and grains. There never will be two identical pieces.

Granite is heat proof and it’s low maintenance product, some granite only requires sealing every 3 to 5 years. Granite is also bacteria resistant, granite resist most substances that can stain, such tea, wine or coffee. Granite can withstand most of house cleaners, and its durability makes it a lifetime investment. However, Granite can crack and chip more readily that engineered stone.

If you prefer a natural stone make the commitment to seal it yourself or have it sealed by a processional on a regular basis, clean stains immediately. Don’t leave wet or dirty dishes on countertop for long periods of time.

As per Quartz Countertops( Engineered Stone) there as some benefits that make it more appealing to some home owners, quartz countertops are easy to keep Germ – Free:

The fact that quartz is an engineered product it makes it non porous. Granite slate and other natural stones do have pores and tiny capillaries within the minerals, those natural structures wick up liquid, which could cause staining if not cleaned promptly.

If cleanliness is your main concern, quartz countertops are a better choice. You can have the same germ free result from natural stones if you sealed well, but if sealant breaks down, your countertop could let bacteria grow.

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