The following post was written by Laurel Bledsoe Design for their blog, Little Black Domicile. They do a great job of spelling out how to choose the right kitchen counter top for your kitchen that meshes your needs with your design aesthetic . I have been working with Laurel and her partner, Kristen, for years, and we have worked on many kitchen projects together, including my own! To follow their blog for this and other great design information click on this link: Little Black Domicile.
More decisions today are made in our kitchens than in any of the board rooms across this country. This is especially true as life becomes more digital. How many times have you paid bills, planned trips, checked school assignments and synchronized calendars working off your kitchen counter? We confess, much of this blog gets written in this exact way. Early mornings and very late nights standing doing last minutes edits or notes for the next great idea we have. With our kitchens being the command hubs, counters have to take on so many different functions. Because this is a design blog…we say those counters need to look good while doing it! So what better way than to make a counter look good than to have a cake on it?!
Before we go further we need to give credit where it is due. We are obsessed with the recipes and photos by Sarah of Broma Bakery. We’ve followed her so long that almost all the photos in our library we chose to use for this post of baked goods are hers. If by chance you are one of the few that do not already know about this incredible blog…we’d like to share the link for you to check out all of her talents.
The White Quartz Family
It is very hard, if not impossible to get a solid white stone counter top. The granites of nature just don’t like to play this way. Stone fabricators offer quartz which is a man-made product only to the extent that crushed stone is mixed with resins to allow these lighter overall counter tops. With the resin added, these tops are about as maintenance free as you can get. They look good in a lot of applications and really shine in the “all white” kitchen.
When solid white is “too white” for your perfect LBD, you can choose from a variety of other quartz options that offer some pattern.
The pattern can be controlled for more consistency in a quartz.
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