This California Beach House Has All The Patterns

Posted by Steven Schrenk on Jun 3, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Out on California’s Central Coast in Avila Beach, there’s a beach getaway with a design that’s stunning both for what it incorporates and what it omits. When designer Stephanie Rothbauer envisioned the total home renovation, which started off as just a bathroom (don’t they all), she turned to her surroundings for inspiration.

And in San Luis Obispo County that means foggy days and soft color neutrals of sand and shells and rugged browns of weathered wooden piers. More sunbleached driftwood than twinkling turquoise. (Not that there's anything wrong with that.) The designer used it all to create a luxury, sustainable retreat with recycled glass kitchen countertops reflecting the subtle sparkle of the Pacific.

“I wanted a coastal feel, not screaming beach,” Rothbauer said “I chose tones natural to the local environment.”

Her interior which incorporates Vetrazzo’s Martini Flint recycled glass countertops in the kitchen, three bathrooms and a fireplace hearth, is all about mixing materials: concrete flooring, plaster and wood walls, wood veneer doors, recycled glass tiles and even porcelain tile on the stair risers, all in a sandy palette.

Keywords: Martini Flint, recycled glass, Neutrals, Kitchen design, Coastal kitchens, Beach chic kitchens, Bath design

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Historic Revival Gets Modern Update With Recycled Glass Counters And Tile

Posted by Vetrazzo on Mar 30, 2016 10:53:18 AM

Historic may not be the first word that comes to mind when you think of Florida homes. Up until the last 80 years, the sunshine state was still virtually an untouched jungle with predominantly dirt roads and little in the way of notable architecture like that found in other southern states such as Georgia and South Carolina. And compared to areas north of the Mason Dixon line like New York and Massachusetts, Florida might as well be considered an uninhabited island. But St. Augustine aside, Florida still has some hidden history tucked away in the palm trees that adds to its coastal character.

Keywords: Flint Collection, Flint Colors, Martini Flint, Glass Countertops, recycled glass, Interior design, designers

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A Home Away From Home

Posted by Vetrazzo on Feb 23, 2016 9:30:37 AM

We may still be in the throws of winter, but spring is right around the corner and with all that arctic chill your mind might start to think about next summer, and maybe even a secondary home investment. If so, you’re not alone. There's been a recent boom in vacation property sales among affluent investors and the baby boomer generation as they begin to reach retirement years. Vacation home sales across the country are soaring, rising by 57% to 1.3 million properties in 2014 compared to 2013 reaching a record high, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). In fact, vacation home sales accounted for 21% of all real estate transactions last year. This increase is great for the economy but there are many factors to consider before investing in a secondary home. Here are two key recommendations to keep in mind before taking the plunge.

Keywords: Coastal Edition, recycled glass, Oyster Shells, Interior design, Outdoor countertop designs

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Commercial Design & Eco-Friendly Products

Posted by Vetrazzo on Oct 19, 2015 2:32:00 PM

With increasing chatter in the media about climate change and global warming, the growing trend among architects and designers has been to use green products in commercial settings.

Keywords: recycled glass, Recycled Countertops, recycled glass countertops

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4 Glass Bathroom Countertops With Color and Character

Posted by Vetrazzo on Aug 24, 2015 10:12:00 PM

The modern bathroom is constantly evolving in style and function. A strong, artful material like Vetrazzo's recycled glass countertops has become a popular surface choice for designers and homeowners looking to add color and character to their bathroom designs.

Keywords: recycled glass, recycled glass countertops

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Cobalt Skyy ®

Posted by Vetrazzo on Feb 26, 2013 6:32:00 AM

A festive evening with friends sampling savory treats and drinking top-shelf spirits poured from a lovely cobalt blue Skyy® Vodka bottle. The bottles from last night’s soiree become our top shelf mix.

Keywords: Vodka Countertops, Cobalt Skyy ®, Vetrazzo Colors, Skyy Vodka, Vetrazzo, Blue designs, recycled glass, Recycled Countertops

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Alehouse Amber

Posted by Vetrazzo on Feb 25, 2013 6:59:00 AM

Drinking a cold one on a hot day. What could be nicer? Drop the empty into the recycling bin, kick back, and think how you just made the world a little better by sending that bottle on its way to a new life. Who knew it was so easy?

Keywords: LEED, Wine Bottles, Heineken Beer, Alehouse, recycled glass, Recycled Countertops, Reduce Reuse Recycle

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Seeing Red This Valentine's Day

Posted by Vetrazzo on Feb 14, 2013 2:51:00 PM
It is almost impossible to see anything but red on Valentine’s Day but all good things must come to an end.
 We are retiring the limited edition Ruby Red color. There are still a number of slabs available so make sure to place your order while slabs are still available. 
We are working on more limited edition colors so stay tuned!! 

Keywords: Ruby Red, Valentine's Day, recycled stained glass, red counter tops, Granite Gurus, recycled glass, Recycled Countertops

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Design Guide Editorial, Vetrazzo Recycled Glass

Posted by Vetrazzo on Dec 20, 2012 9:06:00 AM

When we think recycled glass, we think of coke bottles, but we never think of what it could be used for. Vetrazzo'stransforms recycled glass into beautiful surfaces that can be used for bathrooms, kitchens, bars, tables, fireplace mantles and so much more. What is so great and beautiful about this product is that each piece of glass holds its own story. From beginning to end Vetrazzo's tracks the history of the glass. Just as a grandmother passes a family treasure to a grandchild, you receive a history of something beautiful to create your own history with. This product comes in so many wonderful colors and designs that can fit into any room and is a breeze to clean. Most importantly, you are contributing to the environment.

Keywords: Hollywood Sage, Vetrazzo Colors, Design Guide, Vetrazzo, recycling, Icestone, Glass Countertops, recycled glass, Recycled Countertops, made in USA

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Mindfully Made

Recycled Glass Countertops

Vetrazzo recycled glass surfaces were hatched in Berkeley, CA in 1996. With 16 of our colors boasting Cradle to Cradle Silver certification, our commitment to sustainability is more transparent than ever.

Truly a great American innovation, Vetrazzo is the original recycled glass surface proudly made in America.

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