Thinking of Updating Your Kitchen?

Are you thinking of doing a kitchen update? If your clunky island and peel-and-stick tile flooring are screaming “heck yes,” then it might be time to start thinking about a remodel. Countertops are a great investment to completely refurbish and change the entire look of your kitchen. Here’s a roundup of what we’re seeing for the top 2020 trends:


Granite is Gone

The counters that we’ve always seen as traditionally being granite are now being switched out for man-made products like quartz, quartzite and marble. These man-made products are great because they’re non-porous, so they resist staining much better than granite. You can always be confident that you are getting your quartz countertop absolutely clean, and that’s a great benefit in both the kitchen and the bathroom.



Calcutta Gold

Calcutta Gold is a marble, quartz, or quartzite in traditional white with the typical grey lines with added gold accents running through it. It instantly adds an essence of elegance to any kitchen. Another great aspect of this? You can now feel free to mix and match different metals. The grey will pull in the stainless appliances. The gold accents will allow you to add gold pendant lighting and gold hardware to cabinets. 



Artistic Edge

Man-made product counters make it easier for artists to create intricate designs. Counters and islands can now flow out in an almost angel like pattern. Islands and counters can be an artistic design or symbol. These can now be amazing visual elements in your kitchen. 



Concrete is Back 

Concrete is no longer and drab slab and is back in for counters and flooring. It doesn’t scratch, can be customized to any surface and is unaffected by heat. It can also be any color, you can add any texture, and can be customized with anything from glass to fiber optic lights. It can also be an instant way to give your kitchen an urban or contemporary look.



All kitchen photos are from our latest listing on 420 N Payne Street, Alexandria VA 22314


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Born, raised, and bred in Alexandria, VA, Britt Patterson is a true product of the great state of Virginia. Britt attended Waynewood Elementary (Class of ’96), Carl Sandburg Middle School (Class of ’98) , and West Potomac High School (Class of ’02), she then went on to attend Virginia Tech (go Hokies!) where she majored in Business Marketing and Minored in Real Estate. Britt “officially” joined the family business as a licensed Realtor in 2008 after two years of working the political fundraising field and prides herself on her Alexandria real estate knowledge, alongside her integrity, loyalty, and professionalism as an agent and Vice President for the family business.

The Patterson Group is one of the most experienced and trusted real estate teams in the area, serving Alexandria, VA for over thirty years. We offer professional, hardworking, detailed and friendly service and a large network of contacts and resources accrued over our many years in Alexandria real estate. Comprised of seven Alexandria locals, six of whom are licensed realtors and three of whom are accredited staging professionals, The Patterson Group is passionate and knowledgeable about Alexandria, VA and here for all of your Northern VA real estate needs. Allow us to help you find your home here and discover all that the Alexandria lifestyle has to offer.

400 South Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314


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