2016 HBAT Showcase Home

The Home Builders Association of Tuscaloosa, Inc. 2016 HBAT Showcase Home is located in the historic district of Glendale Gardens just minutes from the University of Alabama, downtown Tuscaloosa, DCH Hospital and Midtown. This year's HBAT Showcase Home is approximately 3,227 square feet, with 4 bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths.  The participating contractors and building supply companies are local Tuscaloosa businesses and Home Builder Association members. The idea behind this project is to showcase real world applications of the products, creativity, and abilities of our local contractors. With each contractor bringing their specialties to this home, it is a stunning work of art!


Click the link below to check out what our client said about this project!!


Difference in Quartz, Granite, and Marble.

Difference in Quartz, Granite, and Marble.

Quartz, granite, and marble are all beautiful and functional materials for your bathroom or kitchen counter top.  All three are very durable counter tops and add character to your home. Granite and marble are made of natural stone, so they can tend to vary slightly in variation of pattern and hue. Quartz is also a natural stone but has some partial additives to enhance the stones natural beauty and strength.

Quartz is a good choice for a homeowner if they want a nonporous stone. Quartz is also very uniform, meaning it does not have as many flecks, veins, or natural grains that you would see in granite or marble. Quartz requires no upkeep and never requires top coat applications.

Granite is one of the most common and favored counter top materials for homeowners. Granite is very durable, it is stain and scratch resistant and can also withstands high temperatures of heat. Granite will not fade or get discolored over a time, it is easy to clean because it is not sensitive to many cleaning chemicals. Because it is so low maintenance, upkeep is close to none, except for the occasional sealants to keep the granites sheen and permanence.  

Marble is the most porous of the three natural stones. A high grade sealant is necessary for a marble counter top because it is so susceptible to stains, scratches, acids and cleaning chemicals. Marble can withstand high temperatures of heat which is useful for cooking in the kitchen when placing hot pots and pans on the countertop. Marble is softer and easier to work with for counter tops that are irregular shapes and for decorative profiles. 

Granite, categories A-D, starting at A and increasing $5.00 a square foot as it increases. The bottom two are from the exclusive line where prices vary.

Why are copper sinks so popular?

Copper sinks ad distinct beauty and old world charm to a kitchen.  Copper sinks offer stunningly beautiful design styling, and are impressively environmentally friendly.

Copper sinks ad distinct beauty and old world charm to a kitchen.  Copper sinks offer stunningly beautiful design styling, and are impressively environmentally friendly.


It is undeniable that kitchen copper sinks look much more beautiful than ordinary sinks, but there is more to these sinks that their distinct beauty and charm:

  • Naturally Antibacterial- Sinks made of copper can combat E. coli and other dangerous bacteria without any difficulty.  In traditional sink materials, harmful bacteria can survive for weeks, causing significant hazards to human health. However, in copper sinks, bacteria tend to die within a couple of hours. They are particularly good for people who soak vegetables or wash dishes regularly in their sink, which is pretty much everyone.
  • Easy to Clean and Maintain-  Copper sinks do not require harsh chemical cleaning, and with proper care, its beauty will last a lifetime.  Unlike many other types of sinks, copper sinks grow in beauty with age.  Over time, the copper will patina...forever evolving into a sink that is distinctly you.
  • Environmentally Friendly-   Copper sinks tread gently on our environment made from natural or recycled materials.  They are sustainable, lead free, and naturally antibacterial.
  • Available in a Variety of Styles-  Styles offered include:  kitchen sinks that come with or without the apron front, bathroom sinks, vessel sinks, and kitchen bar sinks are some of the options.  Copper sinks also have a strong weld and promise great durability.  


Summer Love

The best part of summer is that we get to have lots of fun! Trips to the beach, splash time at the pool, lemonade, watermelon, cook outs, and soaking up the sun are a few of our summer favorites at Toulmin Cabinetry and Design… 

So whether you are planning to soak up the sun at beautiful sandy beaches or enjoying local pools and parks, let us help you make the most of your memories.  Toulmin Cabinetry and Design offers custom outdoor cabinetry.  

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