The Block alumi Julia & Sasha selected Caesarstone’s Calacutta Nuvo for both their benchtops and splashback for this glamourous Hamptons-style kitchen.
Quartz surfaces from Caesarstone are a beautiful and classic choice for your kitchen benchtops. Boasting a wide range of colours and textures, there is something for everyone. Our pick is marble-look tops with a white base and subtle veining such as Calacutta Nuvo as they suit a wide range of kitchen styles and are classic choice. If you wish to create a more modern, industrial kitchen look no further than Caesarstone’s new Primordia, an organic grey concrete-look top.
We love the Natural Halifax Oak timber-look Karlie & Will presented on The Block 2016, Port Melbourne series- the judges loved it too, scoring the kitchen a perfect score!
Laminate benchtops are an amazing & cost-effective option. Freedom Kitchens’ Natural Halifax & Tobacco Halifax Oak Feelwood colours are an amazing way to introduce a timber-look to your kitchen with the added benefit of being easy to clean. These tops are characterised by the authentic character, knots and planking of true solid wood with the ends featuring vertical grain edging to complete the look.
Design tip: Consider mixing benchtop surfaces and looks used on your Island and on other tops in your kitchen. For example you might like to use a show stopping marble-look quartz top on your Island and pair it with timber-look or simple block coloured tops on the back runs.
Island Benches: Take a Seat
Kitchen Island Benches are a very popular design feature in many Australian kitchens – and for good reason. They offer stylish and functional preparation space in your kitchen, maximise storage and allow your space to flow beautifully and easily. They also create a beautiful gathering space for your family and/or guests when you’re entertaining. What you include in your island bench design really depends on your needs, style and lifestyle.
As the heart of the home, it makes sense to incorporate seating within your kitchen at the island bench, ensuring the room becomes a favourite gathering space for your family and guests.
We predict that having no appliances such as a cooktop or sink & tap on the island will continue to be an increasingly popular design choice as it becomes a large seating area, acting as or taking the place of a dining table. So if you’re short on space and don’t mind not having a conventional dining table this could be a great option. This design also allows you to maximise storage and seating- win, win!
Storage: Organisation is Key!
Find a place for everything in your kitchen with our smart storage solutions which will transform how you use your room. Choose from an extensive range of internal organisers, from adjustable drawer dividers, knife holders, corner carousels to base units built into drawers or cupboards allow you to optimise your kitchen space.