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A light gray caesarstone. Something gray but not charcoal gray.
Whats happening with the backsplash and wall color? I'm inclined to say black quartz for some contrast, but that could be all wrong depending on what else is planned.
white corian. squared edge.
Is price a consideration? Because I don't know how expensive caesarstone is, but it looks nice, holds up to stains, and comes in many colors. I happen to have a glass composite (expensive) which is also awesome. Personally I don't much like granite, but it is also an option. If she chooses tile my suggestion is to pick a grey or other darker color grout and seal it really well. Good luck to her.Thanks doll,The Glamorous Housewife
I think polished concrete would look great.
I think soapstone would go really well with the apron-front sink and the traditional cabinetry.
Caesarstone....one of the honed finishes they have available....maintenance free and looks like limestone. My clients all love it. Unless, like me, you go for the white marble cuz it is so pretty until the kids chip the heck out if it.
"Contrasting colors -- dark wood with light stone -- bring attention to each. ... or texturize your countertop to coordinate with cabinets and flooring"
Tortoise shell granite.
Without a doubt a white or creamy colored granite or soapstone. I think a dark color would not show off the cabinets well. Keep back splash in coordinating color--glossy subway tiles are always stylish and timeless. My two cents! My blog 'Affordable Luxury' www.jws-interiors.com
White corian or caesarstone. Very clean and crisp with the brown.
Poured in place polished concrete, honed (not polished) granite or soapstone. any of these would compliment the cabinets and will look better with use. Very small working area, so highly polished granite will show scratches soon.
We used Silestone in our new kitchen and love it! Always looks beautiful and requires ZERO maintenance.
For starters, be sure to go up to the bottom of the cabinets on the splash!! No tile!! Grout is always a problem. The best solid she can afford! Honed stone, (oh please, no granite that looks like the seagulls just invaded)! EWWW!Solid Caeserstone in cream. I also like solid cream Corian....eased edge..(if you keep the dark cabinets)... Now, out I step!! on the gangplank!! How about painting the cabinets!! That's what I would do!! They would look so much more traditional painted! Off-white? And then she could have mahogany counters with a bar finish! The lower cabinets could be a different color!People think it is sacrilegious to paint dark wood cabinets. There are a minuscule amount of really good dark wood cabinets....(usually veneer); old houses always had painted cabinets; I find dark wood cabinets in kitchens make the room smaller and cut-up! I also love white marble when it's all chipped! I actually look for it!There you go!
caesarstone... not inexpensive but super strong and will last a long time... light natural color... i think it is called quail egg?? call me or stop by if you need more info...happy new year...
Caesarstone....it's great. Mary
Emerald Pearl granite countertop, stainless steel backsplash, and paint those godawful cabinets high gloss black. Add some stainless steel cabinet pulls.
If the floors are dark, I'd absolutely go with a lighter countertop - yellow ornamental granite is what I used in my kitchen and would work well with the colors of the cabinetry she has (here's a photo of my kitchen pre-backsplash: http://dinnerdelish.blogspot.com/2010/04/finally-update.html). If floors are light, I'd still reco a lighter countertop because it's a nice contrast, but then she also has the option to go darker and I think a soapstone would be beautiful if she has a more traditional style she's going for. More modern style, go for the solid surfaces like silestone/ceasarstone(and concrete) that doesn't have much variation in color.
i'm gonna say ceasarstone. thick and white. like discharge.
Light white stone (something like syntetic or natural marbre), also for wall until window level to avoid water drops, I should paint the rest of the wall in a very light colour.I like the cupboards she has choosen.
Concrete. The soapstone suggestion was a good one too.
Umm if budget possible some big thick carrera. Otherwise something that would look just like it. The cabinets remind me of the stain on those in the kitchen in american horror story - and they were topped with fatty carrera marble and it looked amazing.
A terrazzo made from recycled bathtubs or one made from recycled glass?
I'd go with honed soapstone but if price is a major consideration a manufactured solid surface (acrylic version of corian) from a big box store is a tolerable option and low maintenance.
It probably depends on price; how much abuse the counters will take; how much care your friend wants to give them; and then color availability for the different types. We had looked at counter tops not long ago and found that corian or silistone, I think it was, were our best options.
I say polished concrete.
I say a zinc shade of Soap Stone with different hardware pulls. Or at least thicker, more substantial hardware. Just my 2 cents..
polished concrete or a light cream granite with large movement. maybe.
Concrete...unpolished. Although, we'd really need to know what their aesthetic is. I feel bad for you city dwellers and your tiny kitchens...
PS by the way You have the nicest and most truly helpful and earnest comments of just about any blog.This just really annoyed me. And this is really me. (remember when someone "impostered" me?)(I just invented a verb)Oh yay!
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