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The southern Georgian Bay region is renowned for its natural beauty, the Niagara Escarpment, crystal clear blue water, the world’s longest freshwater beach and unparalleled recreational amenities from boating to private ski clubs and world class golf courses. The regions has been recognized as one of Canada’s premier four season recreational playgrounds offering the coveted lifestyle sought by many luxury home buyers seeking the relaxed sophistication reflected in the ultimate recreational property or full time retirement residence.

Real estate Broker Rick Crouch with Royal LePAGE Locations North (Brokerage) represents discriminating buyers and sellers in their quest to buy or sell the area's premium properties in Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, the Blue Mountains, Grey Highlands and Clearview.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

What's New & Hot in Counter Tops

When we think of “luxury” real estate two of the first aspects that define a high-end property are the bathrooms and the kitchens.  Sumptuous spa like baths especially the master ensuite that feature things liked heated floors and towel bars, multi spray over-sized elaborately tiled shower stalls,  soaker tubs and large vanities come to mind.  One local property I was in even had a flat screen TV mounted behind the vanity mirror thus allowing you to watch the morning news while shaving.
 In the kitchen its high-end commercial grade appliances such as a Sub Zero fridge/freezer and in some cases refrigerated drawers, multi-burner gas ovens by makers such as Wolf, cappuccino/espresso machines and other high tech gadgets some of which seldom get used as the owners routinely eat out.   All of these are then wrapped in custom cabinets often in exotic finishes to the owner’s specific tastes that will coordinate with the rest of the home. 
 In recent years we have seen a variety of new and different materials used for counter tops.  It started with Corion® a polymer material, created by DuPont.  Then came granite, marble, soapstone even concrete.  What's the current trend in luxury homes?  Click on this link to find out other materials that are being used along with the pros and cons of both.

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