Most of you guys know that built a new home this year in our the town we grew up in and where our parents still live. It was great to move back, to be able to see everyone more and to feel like we aren’t missing out on everything that happens.
When we started to plan the home, we wanted to make sure that it really worked for our family and what we do. My husband and I both work from home so not only did he need a great office space, I needed an awesome kitchen to work and create in. Plus, we wanted to be able to live in this house forever – no more moving around.
I’ve shared a lot about one of my kitchens but today I wanted to share photos and some info about the main kitchen. The kitchen where I take all my photos and have a ton of space to work. So, here we go! I hope you enjoy!
The most important thing for me when it came to planning the kitchen, is that it needed to be light and open. I think I accomplished that with the white cabinets and the Statuario Nuvo Caesarstone Countertops. I was thrilled to partner with Caesarstone for my kitchen space not only because the color was perfect but as the installed said “the quartz will last longer than I will”.
We had thought about using marble but in the end it’s just not as strong of a product as Caesarstone Quartz, and I wanted something that would last and look good no matter what I did.
The Statuario Nuvo is a white counter top with a brown/grey vein running through it. It’s such a natural look and would go perfectly with any cabinet color really. With our white cabinets and dark hard wood floor, it’s perfect!
Here’s my tips for picking new countertops for your home:
- Pick what you LOVE – Counters are not something you change often. It’s not like paint on the wall, where if you get tired of it you can just grab a $50 of paint and change it up. You need to find a counter top that’s neutral enough that you won’t out grow it or find one that is unique enough that fits your personality. The most important thing is that you love it!
- Pick Something Durable – Caesarstone Quartz that’s a hard, nonporous surface that will be simple to clean. In most cases, soap and water or a mild detergent is all that is required to maintain its luster. If necessary, apply common, non-abrasive, household cleaners such as Soft Scrub Liquid Gel with Bleach directly on a damp cloth or sponge and wipe the surface, rinsing thoroughly after cleaning. To remove adhered material such as food, gum, or nail polish, first scrape away the excess material with a plastic putty knife and then clean the surface with a damp cloth to remove any marks left behind and any residual dirt.
To say that I’m kind of in love with my counter tops is a huge understatement. They are the diamond of the kitchen and the first thing people ask about when they come in! I’d use these again in a heartbeat!
Disclosure: I’m thrilled to have partnered with Caesarstone on this post. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.