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MGS by Design–the best place to get stone(d)

2012 October 17
by Emily Hill

Before you get the wrong idea, I’m talking about granite, marble, travertine and terrazzo. And the best place to find custom stone is MGS by Design (aka Granite Gurus) in Vineyard (aka Lindon), Utah.


MGS by Design in Lindon, Utah

I kind of wish my kitchen were in need of a makeover because the stone at MGS by Design is absolutely lovely. If only I could remember the names Aimee rattled off to Stephanie and me during our visit. (Maybe Aimee will leave a comment telling us the name of each gorgeous piece. I’ll DM her on Twitter begging asking her to do so.)


MGS by Design custom stone counters

But wait, there’s more.


MGS by Design custom stone counters

MGS by Design custom stone counters

What really stole my custom-counter heart was the gorgeous terrazzo. Can you spot the one made from Tiffany lamp cuttings?

I totally call dibs on the terrazzo in the bottom left with the lovely shades of blue.


MGS by Design Utah terrazzo

Of course, this one is Aimee’s favorite and I can totally see why. How fun is that little bit of terrazzo?


MGS by Design Utah terrazzo

The MGS by Design shop is almost as impressive as the custom counters they design. I say almost because we’re talking large, noisy Italian machinery versus granite counters for multi-million dollar homes.


MGS by Design custom stone counters

If granite or marble isn’t your style, maybe one of these stones will suit your fancy:


MGS by Design custom stone counters

Here’s something I learned that totally blew me away:

The estimate for Steph’s custom kitchen counters came in lower than Home Depot.

LOWER, people.

I would never have guessed it. Like ever.

You know what that means, right? MGS by Design should be your first—and totally last—stop when considering custom stone counters no matter the project (home, office, outdoor, LDS temple; no, seriously, they’ve done temples).

If you visit their website you can check out the project gallery or get educated by reading their granite FAQ. For ever more fun (and lots of pretty pictures), check out their blog at GraniteGurus.com.

Have a granite/marble/terrazzo-related question? Send a 140-character or less tweet to @GraniteGurus. Aimee loves helping people get stoned…I mean, stone.


MGS by Design waterjet stone counter

You can find MGS by Design here:

426 East 1600 North
Vineyard, UT 84057
801.722.0050

Website ~ http://www.mgsbydesign.com/
Facebook ~ https://www.facebook.com/MGSbyDesign
Twitter ~ http://www.twitter.com/GraniteGurus
Blog ~ http://www.granitegurus.com/


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11 Responses Post a comment
  1. October 17, 2012

    Thank you so much for the post! The names of the stones, top to bottom, are Stonewood, SeaWave green, Kosmus, and the recycled glass and concrete product is Vetrazzo brand. If any of your readers have any questions at all, I would love to hear from them!
    Aimee´s deep thought ~ Whiteout Wednesday: 5 White Marble Slab Tub DecksMy Profile

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    Emily Hill Reply:

    I knew you’d come through for me. Can you also tell us the stone pictured in the collage (the one with the shimmery copper piece)?

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  2. October 17, 2012

    i would go there on your suggestion alone.
    not to mention the fact i am looking to re-do our floors.
    ~j
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    Emily Hill Reply:

    They really are awesome and I adore Aimee.

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  3. October 17, 2012

    The stone with the copper is a Serpentine stone (pretty much exactly like marble) called Rainforest Brown. It also comes in a green version, both of which are STUNNING! The piece with the waterjet cut outs is Rainforest Green :) The others in the collage are Crocodile by CaesarStone in the top left corner, and another man-made slab product called SlateScapes is the dark grey one in the bottom left corner, sitting atop Venetian Gold granite.
    Aimee GraniteGurus´s deep thought ~ Whiteout Wednesday: 5 White Marble Slab Tub DecksMy Profile

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  4. October 18, 2012

    We need new countertops in the bathrooms and kitchens. I need to go here. I LOVE that first picture with the quarzite. It looks like jewelry. I don’t have the budget right now, but next year!
    Kristina P.´s deep thought ~ My Blog is Just Like "The Satanic Verses"My Profile

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    Emily Hill Reply:

    For sure visit them. They’re awesome.
    Emily Hill´s deep thought ~ Fettuccine Alfredo with garlic basil chickenMy Profile

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  5. Sunny permalink
    October 20, 2012

    Aimee and MGS did the countertops for my kitchen and we are SO in love with them. They were able to help us out with a challenging “continent” (exponentially bigger than an island). Totally professional, stellar installation team and a MAJOR bonus of using them over a big box retailer is you get to pick your slabs and decide where you want to display special features of the rock – we have a nice rock detail that adds interest right on the visual corner of our continent.

    They’re on tap to do our bathrooms (when we get to them).

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    Emily Hill Reply:

    Thank you do somuch for the customer testimonial. Now I’m dying to see your continent–I bet it’s stunning!

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  6. October 21, 2012

    the terrazzo on the top left is perfect…
    evonne´s deep thought ~ he is addicted.My Profile

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    Emily Hill Reply:

    Isn’t that stone beautiful? I love it!
    Emily Hill´s deep thought ~ Fettuccine Alfredo with garlic basil chickenMy Profile

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