In response to this, Swan is introducing a prairie color line that it says has the look and feel of granite for half the price. Also, the company is addressing the trend toward traditional styles with three collections: Everyday Essentials, American Classics and Metropolitan Collection.
Swan offered the following tips for changing the appearance of a kitchen or bath:
- Focus on tradition, not fads. Countertops, vanities and sinks in classic colors and textures are never "out of style." The latest bright and bold palette could be a costly replacement in the future.
- Look for value and style when purchasing. If you can save 50% by selecting a solid surface product instead of solid granite, make the cost-effective choice.
- Look for renewable surfaces. The homeowner today can easily repair many of the solid surface products available if a small scratch, chip or gouge occurs. An hour's time and a small piece of sandpaper are much cheaper than replacing an entire countertop.
- A classic white is always in style. Begin any kitchen and bath with white sinks and countertops and accent with towels and accessories for versatility at a much lower cost.