With so many styles and materials, selecting the perfect countertops for your home isn't always easy. Your counters must be practical enough for everyday use and unique enough to complement your style. They hold a demanding role as the go-to area for food preparation and cleanup and are often front-and-center when snacks are needed for parties. The very best kitchen countertops in North Charleston, SC mix beauty and style, setting your kitchen apart from your neighbors. But they must also be durable and useful, so you and your family can enjoy them for years to come.
At Stone City Kitchen & Bath, we create countertops and kitchen cabinets that make a statement in your home where other features fall short. You've worked hard to foster an attractive appearance throughout the rest of your home, so why should your countertops be any different?
Here at Stone City KB, we combine the durability and elegance of natural stone with personalized attention for each of our valued customers. Unlike other countertop fabricators, we source our materials from across the globe, searching high and low for the best stones available. In doing so, we are able to produce some of the finest remodeling and renovation products in our industry, from granite, marble, quartzite, quartz, and recycle glass countertops to new kitchen solid wood cabinets.
By providing high-quality materials and unmatched customer service, our clients have the chance to make informed decisions they feel great about. Our mission is to provide:
Impeccable Quality: You can count on Stone City KB to design and craft your countertops and cabinets exactly as you imagined, with globally-sourced, high-quality materials.
Honesty & Integrity: Trust is a must when you invite someone into your home to discuss new kitchen renovations. We are privileged to serve you, and our technicians are dedicated to treating your home like it was our own.
True Craftsmanship: When we say personalized service, we mean it. Our artistry lies in getting the details of your project right, whether we're installing custom countertops or completely remodeling your kitchen.
As our testament to creating a better product for our clients, we use innovative technologies and the brightest minds in the business to create stunning countertops and cabinets. Because when it comes to your home, it needs to be as close to perfect as possible.
We offer a wide selection of stones and materials for your next kitchen renovation project:
If you're in need of a professional, fast, reliable company for kitchen cabinets, countertops, and remodels, look no further than Stone City Kitchen & Bath.
When you're remodeling your kitchen or having new countertops installed, there are a lot of decisions to be made. From countertop material choices to counter placement preferences, each decision is impactful, making for an overwhelming experience. Luckily, at Stone City Kitchen & Bath, we have a team of countertop experts who are more than happy to offer assistance and advice on your new countertop journey.
Most of our clients start by selecting the type of countertop material they want to use. If you're at this stage and aren't sure what to choose, ask yourself these questions:
Still unsure? Swing by our showroom and let us help. Our kitchen remodeling experts can give you a rundown of the features and advantages of all our countertop materials, from durability to upkeep. Once you have those questions answered, you can begin narrowing down your selection. And what better way to do that than with a breakdown of our most popular countertop material choices?
Granite countertops are, without a doubt, the most popular choice for homeowners who want to install new kitchen countertops. Granite has held that position for years, and while it has competition, buyers love its luxurious looks and natural composition. Like some countertop materials, no two granite slabs will look exactly alike, giving your kitchen a unique aura.
Granite is a great choice for families, especially if you have children, as it has a hard surface that can withstand chips and scratches. Pricing on granite can vary depending on where it's sourced and how large the slab is. But one thing is for sure - if you're in need of a reliable countertop material for day-to-day use, granite should be atop your list.
One of the biggest reasons granite countertops are so popular is because they can be quite affordable. That's especially important for families trying to stick to a kitchen remodeling budget. Prices of granite can vary, so be sure to speak with one of our expert associates at Stone City KB for the most accurate pricing.
Another popular reason to choose granite countertops over other materials is granite's resistance to scratches and chips. If you're like most folks, you'll be using your new countertops every day. Over time, counters can take a beating, especially when you have younger children. Fortunately, granite can withstand many scratches and chips, making it a popular choice for longevity and beauty. Remember, though - never use your granite countertops for dicing, cutting, or slicing. Use a cutting board instead, or you may damage your new countertops.
When sealed properly, your granite countertops in North Charleston, SC can resist stains. In fact, if a spill dries on your counters, you should be able to scrape them off gently with a plastic scraping tool. That's not to say that granite can't be stained at all - acids and alkaline can do a number on granite, so avoid spilling those substances on your counters. With that said, if you seal your granite counters every year and clean up spills quickly with soap and water, you should be able to avoid most long-lasting stains. At Stone City KB, we are trained and certified for a permanent sealer with additional cost, that is warranty for 15 years. Don't forget to ask your sales representative for this permanent 15 years sealer as an option so you can be worry free.
Like stains, granite countertops are also resistant to heat. Granite is formed in nature with heat and pressure, so it makes sense that it would have inherent heat-resistant properties. This is great news if you use your oven or toaster oven to cook dinner. If you accidentally place a hot pan on your granite counters, you don't have to worry. While we recommend placing oven-hot pans on potholders, you should be safe to use your granite counters too.
Granite has many practical benefits over countertop materials, but it also has an aesthetic advantage. At Stone City Kitchen & Bath, all our granite slabs are unique. If your neighbors have new granite countertops installed, you can rest easy knowing their granite won't be exactly like yours. If you're looking for a one-of-a-kind, cost-conscious option for your kitchen countertops, granite is a fantastic choice.
Marble is a timeless material that exudes luxury. It has dynamic, detailed hues and is a very popular choice for homeowners in need of a high-end feel for their kitchen. Unlike granite counters, marble needs regular upkeep to maintain its beauty and durability.
Like granite, quartz are engineering countertops are durable and don't require too much maintenance. It is non-porous and doesn't need to be sealed, so scratches and stains are minimal. However, unlike granite, you should avoid placing hot items on quartz countertops or you could risk damaging them. If you like marble with white and gray vein movements, quartz countertops is your best choice.
No kitchen remodeling project would be complete without installing new cabinets. At Stone City Kitchen & Bath, our experienced craftsmen have created and installed hundreds of new cabinets. We know that deciding on your new kitchen cabinets' material, finish, and style can be hard. That's why we're here to help every step of the way!
Our team has the tools, training, and experience to help you choose the best cabinets for your kitchen. We'll consider your current kitchen layout, your color preferences, and more to provide personalized options for your project. And when it's time to install your new cabinets, you can rest assured we'll get the job done right at a price you can afford.
When it comes to kitchen remodeling in North Charleston, SC installing new kitchen cabinets is a great idea. If you're already upgrading or replacing your kitchen countertops, having new cabinets that match the aesthetics of your kitchen makeover is a no-brainer.
At Stone City KB, we believe that everyone deserves an elegant, versatile kitchen with stunning cabinetry. That's why our team will work closely with you to discover the material, texture, and style of cabinets you're craving. Once we do, we handle all the heavy lifting, including cabinet design and installation in your home.
So, why should you install new kitchen cabinets alongside your countertops? Here are just a few reasons:
Many customers install new kitchen cabinets because they're already remodeling their kitchen and need their cabinets to match the aesthetics of their updated space. Do you want your kitchen to feel more open and airier? Do you have specific lifestyle requirements that necessitate a particular cabinet material? Our kitchen cabinet experts can help you find the perfect cabinet setup for your needs.
Having a uniform aesthetic throughout your kitchen and home is important. But from a practical standpoint, new kitchen cabinets often mean more kitchen storage. That's a big deal for families, especially when younger children are involved. If you find that your countertops are magnets for clutter, new cabinetry can help remove the mess and stress less. The more storage your kitchen has, the easier it will be to use your kitchen for cooking and entertaining.
Take a few moments and check out the bones of your current cabinets. Low-quality, cheap cabinets are often a turnoff for potential buyers. If you plan on selling your home in the next few years, one of the best ways to boost resale value is with new cabinetry.
Is it a pain in the side to cook in your kitchen? Whether it's due to clutter, design, or something else, many of our customers want new cabinets so that their kitchen is functional again. New cabinets give you more storage, as mentioned above, but they can also make your kitchen more functional, depending on design and remodeling preferences. If you love to cook for your family and get-togethers, investing in new kitchen cabinets can help you do more of what you love.
Whether you're looking to "wow" a new client or work colleague or just want to make your neighbors a little jealous, upgrading your kitchen cabinets is a great way to do so. Of course, first impressions have always mattered, but particularly so in real estate. When the time comes to sell your home, having custom cabinets and countertops in your kitchen can set you apart from other sellers.
Here at Stone City Kitchen & Bath, we specialize in custom kitchen countertops and cabinets designed especially for you. Whether you've been dreaming of traditional wood cabinets or need sleek, elegant granite countertops, we've got you covered. We are committed to affordable options while holding true to our craftsmanship and skills, providing customers with the best kitchen renovations in South Carolina.
If you're looking for the largest selection and the best prices, visit our showroom or contact us today. You've worked hard to make your home special, so why not your kitchen too? From design to installation, our team is here to help you every step of the way.843-764-3333
CHARLESTON, SC (WCIV) — A bill filed on Feb. 23 by state Rep. Marvin Pendarvis would allow North Charleston to leave the Charleston County School District (CCSD) and establish a separate one.The CCSD responded the same day. Superintendent Don Kennedy, surrounded by North Charleston school principals, talked about the bill filed and another bill that would consolidate the Tri-County school districts. He stated he has no expectations for what will happen, but deliberation is needed.Read more: ...
CHARLESTON, SC (WCIV) — A bill filed on Feb. 23 by state Rep. Marvin Pendarvis would allow North Charleston to leave the Charleston County School District (CCSD) and establish a separate one.
The CCSD responded the same day. Superintendent Don Kennedy, surrounded by North Charleston school principals, talked about the bill filed and another bill that would consolidate the Tri-County school districts. He stated he has no expectations for what will happen, but deliberation is needed.
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"I'm not here to refute everything that the mayor in North Charleston (Keith Summey) said," Kennedy said. "My approach is to collaborate."
Kennedy stated the financial resources the district allocates to North Charleston schools are equitable, with $622 million allocated to all schools in the district and a little more than a third / $222 million went directly to North Charleston schools.
"I too notice that there are some disparities," the superintendent said. "I don't know why those disparities, how they got created, but I do know that they do exist. And I know my staff is now working to try and figure out how to resolve those."
Superintendent Don Kennedy responded to North Charleston's proposal to leave the Charleston County School District. (WCIV)
Pendarvis said separation would be a good thing. However, Kennedy stated about 30% of the district's students are in North Charleston schools and believes splitting the district apart will cause North Charleston students to suffer.
Kennedy says his intent is to collaborate with Summey.
“We will get together and figure out how we can collaborate and make sure that we do process the best way that we can in terms of support for kids," Kennedy said. "And so in, in fashioning a bill and moving forward. Perhaps there's a feasibility study that needs to be done to figure out exactly how to, to make any kind of move without negatively impacting our schools."
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The South Department of Education did not immediately respond to a request on what would happen if North Charleston's approval goes through.
Several dozen acres north of Riverfront Park on the grounds of the old Navy base in North Charleston are being looked at to be redeveloped for mixed-use.NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Several dozen acres north of Riverfront Park on the grounds of the old Navy base in North Charleston are being looked at to be redeveloped for mixed-use.The city of North Charleston said 70 acres of land could soon be the site of a high-density development that would connect to the park.“I’m looking as though you have a master ...
Several dozen acres north of Riverfront Park on the grounds of the old Navy base in North Charleston are being looked at to be redeveloped for mixed-use.
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Several dozen acres north of Riverfront Park on the grounds of the old Navy base in North Charleston are being looked at to be redeveloped for mixed-use.
The city of North Charleston said 70 acres of land could soon be the site of a high-density development that would connect to the park.
“I’m looking as though you have a master developer who will take on quite a bit of this project, sure we’ll be looking at how some of the small businesses can possibly participate in it also,” Councilmember Michael Brown said. “That would be some of the thoughts I would be thinking of myself, and that hasn’t been something that has been discussed at all.”
The proposed development area runs from the Noisette Boulevard entrance off Virginia Avenue down to the end of the pedestrian bridge to the south, off Second Street North.
The city owns most of the properties in the area, but they are looking for a developer to help acquire some federal land that remains, which is used for storage and upkeep of military vehicles.
Leaders envision these 70 acres would be a walkable, mixed-use area filled with commercial business, apartments and more amenities.
“How do you put together not only business; you’re looking at putting in housing; you’re looking at putting in commercial property, all of those within that area,” Brown said. “That’s going to be part of the plans itself.”
Coast Brewing Company owner Jaime Tenny said she welcomes the idea and hopes the emphasis is put more on pedestrians than vehicles.
“To have something develop around you, that doesn’t happen often, so that’s a pretty unique spot to be in and to be here so long and to see it kind of evolve,” Tenny said.
The brewery and Water Mission are the two businesses that currently operate out of the project site.
“You didn’t come here unless there was a reason, either coming to us or going to do your recycling or something like that, but you didn’t have pedestrians jogging by to the new bridge,” Tenny said.
The city is looking to create a committee to help evaluate and choose a potential developer for the site.
Brown said there is no announced costs as of yet for the project, but there are some areas he will be looking at as part of the committee…
“I think one part we need to look at more is what is the economic impact and could some of not only the local people can be part of this development also and profit from itself,” Brown said.
Developers have until March 17 to submit their bids for the site, but construction is still at least a few years away.
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A day after North Charleston leaders expressed a desire to start their own district, the Charleston County School District superintendent is addressing it.CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - A day after North Charleston leaders expressed a desire to start their own district, the Charleston County School District superintendent is addressing the situation.North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey and others discussed on Wednesday the possibility of removing ...
A day after North Charleston leaders expressed a desire to start their own district, the Charleston County School District superintendent is addressing it.
CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - A day after North Charleston leaders expressed a desire to start their own district, the Charleston County School District superintendent is addressing the situation.
North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey and others discussed on Wednesday the possibility of removing North Charleston schools from the Charleston County School District.
Superintendent Don Kennedy, surrounded by North Charleston principals on Thursday, began saying he hopes to collaborate for the benefit of the students.
“I’m not here to refute everything that the Mayor and North Charleston said; again, my approach is to collaborate,” Superintendent Don Kennedy said.
District 113 Rep. Marvin Pendarvis drafted and submitted a bill at the state house that would create a North Charleston School District.
The bill says election of board members would be in the general election in 2024, and the assets would transfer on July 1, 2024. North Charleston officials also announced efforts to research what it would take legally to remove schools within the city from the Charleston County School District.
North Charleston officials say concerns that students are not getting their educational needs met prompted the announcement. The Charleston County School District is pushing back against some of the city’s claims.
In a statement Wednesday, the district provided statistics about the student population and per-pupil funding. To read the entire statement, click here.
Kennedy called the distribution of financial resources equitable but acknowledged some of the city’s concerns.
“I too notice that there are some disparities, and I don’t know how they got created, but I do know that they do exist, and I know that my staff and I are working to resolve those,” Kennedy says.
Kennedy went on to explain how if the North Charleston schools were to leave, funding would change. Across the state, sales tax revenue goes to the state and is given back to districts based on need.
“So every dollar we send up to Columbia from Charleston County, we only get about 30 cents back from that,” Kennedy explains. “So the other 70 cents from that go to support places like Colleton County where the tax base does not exist.”
He predicts that if North Charleston established its own district, their tremendous tax base would be affected.
“I would predict the parts of the county, especially the rural parts of the county, where those tax bases do not exist, then those students are going to suffer,” Kennedy says.
Kennedy says just before 2:30 p.m., he heard that his staff and Mayor Summey’s team were in contact about setting up a time to talk.
“And so we will get together and collaborate and make sure that we do approach this the best way that we can in terms of support for kids,” Kennedy says. “So in fashioning a bill and moving forward perhaps there is a feasibility study that needs to be done to figure out exactly how to make any kind of move without negatively impacting our students.”
Kennedy wrapped up his remarks by saying he heard the concerns and acknowledged them. But he also dove into the statistics of support and success and detailed his concerns about the negative impacts a rift could cause financially and in learning for students.
“At this point, I don’t have any expectations one way or the other in terms of the success or lack thereof,” the superintendent says. “My position is that collaboration is needed. Not necessarily collaboration initially about how do we dismantle, it’s a collaboration as how do we come together to continue the academic gains that we continue to see.”
City of North Charleston spokesperson Ryan Johnson and city of North Charleston School Liaison Shannon Praete each say they have not been a part of organizing a meeting or conversation. But Johnson says the city is certainly always open to meeting.
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NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — The City of North Charleston is looki...
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — The City of North Charleston is looking into the possibility of pulling its schools from the Charleston County School District.
Representative Marvin Pendarvis is filing a bill Thursday morning.
He says he felt responsible as a legislator to do what's best for students in the area and drafted the bill.
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"The bill removes the North Charleston schools from the Charleston County School District and establishes a separate district for North Charleston schools, so it will be entitled the North Charleston School District," Pendarvis said.
Pendarvis says he feels North Charleston schools are not providing a quality education for their students.
"If you look at the underperforming schools in the district, a large portion of those lie within North Charleston, and so the question we have to ask ourselves is why, you know, why the 29406, 29405 zip code, much of which lies in North Charleston, why are these kids not being serviced to the level that we know they can be?" Pendarvis said.
Mayor Keith Summey, who has met with Pendarvis, has requested city legal counsel to explore the idea of North Charleston taking over their own schools.
He is unable to comment on the matter; However, he shared his concerns with the district in February of last year.
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"Charleston County School District receives approximately 21% of its property tax revenue from properties located within the City of North Charleston. However, North Charleston schools and students are treated as second best," Summey said.
Last year Mayor Summey met with district leaders and discussed ways in which CCSD and North Charleston can work together.
A year later, Mayor Summey is still pushing it forward.
"Many of our school facilities are in shambles, enjoying few of the upgrades seen at schools in our neighboring municipalities. The city, as citizens and as businesses, bear the brunt of financially supporting Charleston County School District, all while being shortchanged. North Charleston schools are some of the most underperforming struggling schools in the district," Summey said.
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In response, CCSD provided a statement that said the mayor's proposal to withdraw North Charleston schools would fail their students.
It also said the decision would duplicate administrative costs and result in less funding per pupil for both academic support and capital improvement.
We reached out to CCSD Board Chair Pamela McKinney, who says the North Charleston students deserve a great education, and the board is working to provide that.
A spokesperson for CCSD says the mayor has not reached out to the district directly since that meeting last February.
A state lawmaker is proposing a bill that would remove North Charleston from the Charleston County School District and create a new district.NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - A state lawmaker is proposing a bill that would remove North Charleston from the Charleston County School District and create a new district.District 113 Rep. Marvin Pendarvis filed the bill Wednesday afternoon, saying that needs are not being met in the city of North Charleston.“We’re here because we care about the quality of education in...
A state lawmaker is proposing a bill that would remove North Charleston from the Charleston County School District and create a new district.
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - A state lawmaker is proposing a bill that would remove North Charleston from the Charleston County School District and create a new district.
District 113 Rep. Marvin Pendarvis filed the bill Wednesday afternoon, saying that needs are not being met in the city of North Charleston.
“We’re here because we care about the quality of education in our schools,” Pendarvis said. “We’re here because the city of North Charleston, there’s a number of underperforming schools that lie within the City of North Charleston. We’re here for good reason, and I hope through collaboration and continuing the conversation we’ll be able to get something done.”
State law lays out how school districts can be formed and broken up.
According to 59-17-20, only an act from the state legislature or by authorization of the county boards of education can break up a district. Even then, the boards of education still need to meet certain conditions.
In a statement from the office of Attorney General Alan Wilson those conditions are as follows:
In (b), both districts involved would have to have a petition signed by at least four-fifths of the registered voters in the district. In (c), the districts would need only one-third of the voters to sign a petition but would then also have to have a vote on it called by the county board of education.
Earlier in the day, North Charleston’s mayor confirmed the city is exploring what would be required to withdraw schools in the city from the Charleston County School District.
Mayor Keith Summey said on Wednesday morning North Charleston City Council will explore breaking away from the school district to create their own.
“I think council is concerned about the number of failing schools that we have and what we can do generate more opportunity for the kids coming up in North Charleston,” he said. “It’s not anything that’s in concrete. It’s something that we’re looking at the possibility of.”
The effort, he says, is in a research phase to determine if the idea of pulling schools from the Charleston County School District is feasible, adding it would not be a “fast-paced” project.
Summey said he believes the city contributes more than what they are getting from the school district. He said the majority of failing schools in the district are in North Charleston.
“A community, at the end of the day, is only as strong as the education we can provide for our children, and we just want to make sure that our kids are getting the top chance that they can to get that education,” he said.
Summey said his vision would be for the schools to become a department within the city. He says he believes it would ultimately take a voter referendum, likely in 2024, for the change to happen.
North Charleston Mayor Pro Tem Jerome Heyward said he does not see one member on council not standing behind mayor in support of this.
“The city of North Charleston has been left out of the equation,” Heyward said. “Academic wise, we suffered over here because 30 of our schools are failing. It’s time for us to fix our schools.”
Summey said he has not yet heard from the school district, adding he would like to sit down with them.
“We’re just interested in making sure that children in North Charleston have the same opportunities as children in the entire county to get the best possible education that they can, and that’s not to say that the school district is not making effort,” Summey said. “It’s saying we don’t believe that effort to date has been successful.”
Charleston County School Board Chair Pam McKinney says she has not heard a single word from Summey or the city since she took office. She claims she learned of the mayor’s plan from news coverage.
“CCSD is proud to serve students from every corner of Charleston County,” McKinney said. “It is a priority for the board to ensure every child has access to a high-quality education. North Charleston students deserve a great education and that is exactly what we are working to deliver.”
The Charleston County School District provided a response to the city’s plans, saying the proposal to withdraw would duplicate administrative costs and result in less funding per pupil.
Mayor Keith Summey’s proposal to withdraw North Charleston schools from the Charleston County School District (CCSD) and instead house them in a department within the City of North Charleston would fail students. Such would duplicate administrative costs and result in less funding per pupil for both academic support and capital improvement.
Mayor Summey’s assertion that the City contributes more than what it receives from CCSD is untrue. In fact, North Charleston has historically received well above the CCSD average funding for construction and facilities maintenance.
North Charleston’s schools currently account for 30.32% of the District’s total student population yet receive approximately 35.6% of funds allocated for schools. In addition, the average budgeted per-pupil allocation in FY2023 for North Charleston schools was $16,645.18 compared to that for all other CCSD schools at $14,171.06; isolating North Charleston’s schools served through Acceleration Schools boasts a $19,532.61 per pupil allocation.
Claims that academic efforts in North Charleston schools have not been successful are also misleading. Most recently, for example, three North Charleston schools were removed from the state improvement designation list while others made significant gains.
Rather than benefiting students, withdrawing schools from CCSD would exacerbate educational disparities between geographic areas that CCSD has worked to address. Likewise, the assertion that creating a smaller district would ensure children in North Charleston have greater opportunities is simply misguided. Smaller schools and smaller districts have historically been less-able to offer such access and opportunity.
The District calls on Mayor Summey to address his concerns directly with CCSD leadership so that adults can avoid negative outcomes for students, parents, and educators. The Mayor has not reached out to the District directly since February 2022, after which he and Superintendent Kennedy met with other District and City officials.
The city refutes this, claiming the mayor reached out in May 2022 about an educational program.
Summey reaffirmed Wednesday morning he has not yet decided if he will seek re-election but expects to do so within the next 30 days.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
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