Choose a Countertop

There has never been a better time to choose a new countertop.

But with the plethora of options, it possibly is the most difficult choice in a remodel. The good news is that with so many options, you can’t loose. There is a surface or substrate that will satisfy both design needs and budgets.

This gorgeous soapstone counter, sink, and backsplash set up is as functional as it is durable.

Granite has been king for a long time. And some designers are looking elsewhere for new ideas. But there is a reason granite is popular. It is beautiful, durable, and timeless.

One of the best qualities of marble is the variety of color and veining. Accompany that with its ancient history and marble countertops are always a design winner. Marble does require more care than other stones, but can’t be beaten for classic beauty.

Neolith is a new, eco-friendly porcelain material imported from Spain. Because the surface is so hard, it is very heat resistant and will not crack or stain from heat. The hard surface is also extremely resistant to scratches and abrasion.

Soapstone countertops may be the most durable and one of the most stain-free option for kitchens. It’s safe, natural, environmentally friendly and gorgeous. It does age in color and depending on your style, may take maintenance.

Quartz, an engineered stone, is exceptionally durable and has infinite color and finish options. It is scratch- and stain-resistant, as well as heat-resistant, and non-absorbent. For kitchen and bathroom remodels, quartz has the added benefit of having antimicrobial properties to protect against bacteria.

A truly modern touch, recycled glass is a stunning choice for kitchens and bathroom counters. Add some Led lighting to illuminate the top and you have created a mesmerizing, glowing interior that is sure to be a conversation piece.

Butcher block
A classic for a traditional kitchen, butcher block adds warmth and a food-friendly vibe. Butcher block tops can be used as an accent or companion with stone tops or stainless steel for a modern/industrial finish.

Laminate tops may seem like a throwback, but with so many options and attractive price, a little laminate can go a long way. Stiff competition has forced the laminate industry’s hand, and the result are stunning.

As finishes and colors improve, concrete countertops offer a great option for a custom countertop. A great craftsman touch, concrete tops can be formed with seamless sinks and cutting board recesses.

Stainless Steel
Stainless steel countertops give off an industrial design feel and match the function of commercial kitchens. Integrated sinks, backsplashes, as well as island tops, mix well with a variety of textures and colors.

Ceramic tile comes in a wide range of colors and patterns, and depending on your taste, can be very inexpensive. Tile also works great in kitchens for handling hot pots and easy cleanup.

Composite countertops are made from eco-friendly material like recycled paper. They are one of the safest and hygienic countertops for food prep.

Signature Custom Cabinetry

Blending heritage and craftsmanship with state-of-the-art technology

Cox Kitchens and Baths prides itself on offering only the finest quality products to our customers through a continuous and vigilant scrutiny of all service and product providers. Over time some of these people and their product have proven themselves to be worthy of our highest esteem and complete trust. It is our pleasure to introduce our friends at Signature Custom Cabinetry.

The history of Signature Custom Cabinetry is a story of family, tradition, and good old Pennsylvania German craftsmanship. It started with the Martin brothers – Kent, Devon & Delayne – whose grandfather taught them the time-honored art of woodworking in his Lancaster County wood shop.

In 1989, Signature Custom Cabinetry was founded by the Martin brothers. With humble beginnings in Kent’s oversized two-car garage, a legacy was born. With Devon as the first official employee, Signature began to manufacture quality custom-built cabinetry. After one year of existence, we moved to a larger facility. Over the years we have met the increased demand for our cabinetry by growing at a controlled, steady, double-digit rate. Today we have over 150 employees and occupy 55,000 square ft. of manufacturing space. Since our beginning, we have surrounded ourselves with quality people who we choose to call stakeholders. These stakeholders include customers, associates, design professionals, and vendors; all who have an interest in the continued success of Signature Custom Cabinetry. We look forward to continued prosperity with the participation of all our stakeholders.

Signature Custom Cabinetry remains true to its heritage, blending an uncompromising commitment to craftsmanship with state-of-the-art technology. Only the very best local craftspeople are hired—cabinet makers, finish artisans, and in the time-honored tradition of the craft, promising apprentices—who aspire to become Signature artisans. From the moment your new, custom cabinetry is installed, we know you’ll appreciate the legacy of love and care that is built into every Signature cabinet.

Signature’s cabinetry comes in a variety of door styles, artistic finishes, and materials. All custom cabinetry is crafted using the finest hardwoods with proven and perfected blind mortise and tenon joinery. Their highly engineered drawer system includes solid wood, four-sided, dovetailed construction mounted on the finest, quietest, smoothest gliding drawer suspension system, boasting high-quality engineering guaranteed for life. The unique French dovetail construction employed by Signature for their casework makes their cabinetry very unique. French dovetails featuring interlocking male and female components create a completely self-contained construction feature putting Signature Cabinetry virtually in a class all its own. Along with traditional high-quality adhesives and fasteners, the unique French dovetail construction makes Signature Custom Cabinetry, the best value in the marketplace.

To learn more please visit Cox Kitchens and Baths’ showroom or click to Signature’s web site at