When considering countertop materials for your kitchen renovation, you’ll want to keep both aesthetics and functionality in mind. Out of the many materials available, quartz is one of the most popular choices among kitchen renovators who use Sweeten, the free New York City–based renovation service that matches homeowners with general contractors.
Quartz is engineered stone made from a combination of mineral and resin, available in a wide range of colors and texture complexity. It is prized for its extreme durability, which resists stains and scratches, and its non-porous surface, which retains polish without sealants or waxes. Quartz has risen in popularity in part because of these traits, and also because it’s slightly less expensive per square foot than some natural stone options. Read on for three kitchen renovations that feature quartz countertops.
Caesarstone: Pure White (photo courtesy of Sweeten)
Ron decided on a classic aesthetic befitting of the Upper East Side. Instead of a pricier granite or marble, his general contractor helped him choose a quality Caesarstone quartz countertop with traditional accents like custom bevel on the edges. The pristine white countertop matched the custom cabinets, making the entire apartment feel new and fresh.
Caesarstone: Ocean Foam (photo courtesy of Sweeten)
Lindsay and Matthew decided on a few budget-friendly, yet creative upgrades in the kitchen, where the finishes were somewhat “cheap” and bland. To get the most bang for the buck, they worked with their general contractor who replaced the laminate countertop with a quartz Caesarstone countertop and installed a classic white subway tile backsplash and a new stainless steel sink. These subtle upgrades aligned with their overall budget while brightening the space.
Caesarstone: Blizzard (photo courtesy of Sweeten)
To keep the space open and airy, Allison and Jovito teamed up with a general contractor who got rid of the upper wall cabinets and the dropped ceiling. With extra space, they added plenty of base cabinet storage for pots and pans and stacked glass-front cabinets up to the ceiling to display their collection of vintage glassware. To add contrast to the gray cabinets and to brighten the space, they replaced the beat-up laminate countertop with a durable Caesarstone quartz countertop.
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