Affinity Stoneworks Voted “Best of Houzz 2015” in Customer Service Category

Remodeling and Home Design

Houzz has chosen Affinity Stoneworks for the prestigious “Best of Houzz” award in 2015 for Customer Service.

The Houzz community is comprised of more than 25 million monthly unique users, and Affinity Stoneworks was singled out from among more than 500,000 active home building, remodeling, and design industry companies.

Customer Service honors were determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2014

“Experience, asking the right questions, listening carefully and paying attention to detail in order to blend the right materials, technologies and craft skills, are fundamental elements of delivering top-notch customer service,” says Affinity Stoneworks President Elizabeth Ellsworth. “Ultimately, however, all of those fundamentals have to be based upon the real belief that every customer deserves our very best. That belief, that commitment, is shared by every member of the Affinity team. For each one of us, delivering exceptional customer service is a matter of personal and professional integrity.”

Liza Hausman, vice president of industry marketing for Houzz said: “We’re delighted to recognize Affinity Stoneworks among our “Best Of” professionals as judged by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts who are actively remodeling and decorating their homes.”

About Affinity Stoneworks

Affinity Stoneworks has served thousands of discerning clients since 1997. Unlike many countertop retailers that only sell countertops that are made and installed by a third-party, Affinity Stoneworks designs, custom fabricates, and installs all of the countertop products they sell.

6 Tips for Buying the Right Countertop at the Right Price

Over the last 17 years at Affinity, we’ve worked with countless customers to help them select the right countertop for their home, lifestyle, circumstances, and, of course, budget.

Sure – on the rare occasion, we meet folks to whom money is no object.  Likewise, we meet those who strive to meet a dangerously low budget driven by misguided information. For the most part, however, our customers launch their intent to improve their homes by making smart, informed, and researched choices. They realize that within the matrix of the decision process, budget is an important factor to be reconciled with a “right decision.”

Based on our daily interaction with clients over these many years of countertop sales, here are our top six tips for buying the right countertop at the right price: Read more

Affinity One2One: The Personalized Experience

When embarking upon a home renovation project, whom do you go to for assistance with your project needs?

Big box stores may offer the services to do the job, but they don’t come with the personalized attention or design consultation that home renovation projects require.

Meanwhile, small countertop companies may offer customers individual attention, but the services they provide are limited. While countertops are a major part of a renovation project, they’re certainly not the only part. Most countertop companies leave homeowners on their own when it comes to updating the rest of the room.

Affinity is small enough to offer a personalized experience, but large enough to provide customers with the necessary breadth of services to satisfy all of their home renovation needs.

Cheat-sheet to Choosing the Right Countertop Material

Your mother suggests one material, but each of your friends swears by another. So which type of countertop is best for you? The options at Affinity appeal to a broad range of taste and function. Check out our countertop “cheat sheet” to find your match. If you still have questions or need help finding the right counters for your kitchen or bathroom, feel free to give us a call or stop by our showroom.
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Engineered stone countertop and undermount sink for a master bath renovation. Affinity Stoneworks, Alpharetta, GA 30004. Photo ©Bill Anderson, Photographer | Cinematographer.

4 Reasons We Love Engineered Stone

Installing new countertops in a kitchen or bathroom requires important decision-making steps. There are so many materials to choose from and without expert knowledge in the industry, it’s difficult to decide which best suits your needs. That’s why it’s important to find a knowledgeable partner, like Affinity Stoneworks, who can provide expert insight on various technical and design elements of countertop materials. One material that we’ve been recommending to many homeowners lately is engineered stone, also referred to as engineered quartz. Read more