Updating old kitchen
The perimeter counters are Caesarstone's Raven quartz, with a 1/2" mitered straight edge.
When a family of seven decided to update their kitchen, the homeowner's one requirement was that the new space feature Cosentino's Concetto surfacing, an innovative (and dramatic) material made from semi-precious stones.
Designer Karen Kassen highlighted the eye-catching product by restricting it to a curving breakfast bar and using a pure-white quartz on the remaining surfaces.
In the course of adding a two-story addition to a landmarked Brooklyn townhouse, architect Ben Herzog, working in conjunction with interior designer Elizabeth Cooke-King, added a large, light-filled kitchen to the home.
Kitchen designers often suggest marble, but clients are wary of the upkeep.While it's easy-to-clean, it does have to be sealed periodically to protect the natural stone.Design by Christopher Grubb In this sunshiny blue-and-white kitchen, a mix of materials helps break up the large expanse of the central island and to define its multiple functions.The material's adaptability is a big part of its popularity."Cast concrete is a truly handmade product that can be customized in a variety of ways and represents a design collaboration between the builder and the client," says designer Jayme Guokas.
Updating your kitchen can be an arduous, expensive task if you expect to install top-of-the-line appliances and elaborate granite countertops, but you can update your kitchen on a tighter budget just as simply.