Cabinets / Countertops

We have partnered with several vendors that can provide whatever type of countertop you want. From granite to quartz, our designers can guide you on color, price and effectiveness. We will serve as your contractor to complete this portion of the project.

Below are a few features of the countertops you may be considering

Quartz (engineered stone)

  • Less maintenance than granite
  • Mimics look of stone
  • Mostly stain resistant
  • Heat resistant
  • Scratch resistant
  • Great for cutting


  • Unique exotic coloration
  • Mostly stain resistant
  • Heat resistant
  • Scratch resistant
  • Periodic resealing required
  • Great for cutting


  • Classic “clean” look
  • Can stain
  • Periodic resealing required
  • Vulnerable to heat
  • Vulnerable to scratches
  • Best for low traffic areas


  • Heat resistant
  • Fair stain resistance
  • Fair scratch resistance (but can be repaired)
  • Needs to be periodically rubbed with mineral oil

Tile (Ceramic or Porcelain)

  • Wide variety of options (colors, variation, durability)
  • Need sealed grout line
  • Heat resistant
  • Great for cutting

Butcher Block

  • Easy install
  • Easy repair
  • Varnished – Stain resistant
  • Oil finished – Vulnerable to stains
  • Heat resistant

Stainless Steel

  • Sleek modern look
  • Seamless appearance
  • Easy clean
  • Heat resistant
  • Mostly stain resistant

Laminate, Formica

  • Stain resistant
  • Mostly heat resistant
  • Variety of looks
  • Cost-effective
  • High impact resistance


Our designers can help you select the style, materials, handles and color for your kitchen or bathroom cabinets. We contract with vendors we have partnered with for years who specialize in manufacturing and installing cabinets. SEI integrates this element into a renovated kitchen, bathroom renovation or new home.