Kitchen Countertops… But Make it Fashion!

Homeowners who are looking to make unique fashion statements off their home’s appearance are on the constant look out for countertops with exotic styles.

Exotic stone countertops offer elegant style and earthy beauty. They can be executed in different ways and with various materials such as Caesarstone quartz, gemstone or granite.

By taking inspiration from this guideline, homeowners can find the perfect way to fashionably incorporate an exotic stone countertop and transform their space.

What is an exotic stone and why use them as a countertop material?

Over thousands of years, the environment gradually impacts different types of natural stones, which lead to various color formations and patterns. Therefore, these alterations express themselves as various colors, veins and patterns on a variety of stone surfaces.

The different impacts on these ‘exotic’ stones, gives them a unique quality and look, which is why they are precious. Going beyond the ordinary, the countertops made of exotic stones present a touch of luxury to the kitchens.

Different materials and designs of exotic countertops

Exotic stone countertops are available in various materials and designs, making it easy to find one that fits a homeowners’ style and budget preferences.

Some of the most popular materials include exotic gemstones, geodes and quartz, which offer premium quality. Each of these materials has its own unique properties that can add beauty and value to a home. Many exotic countertops are prized for their durability but all receive that same praise for an elegant appearance. Marble is another popular choice for homeowners looking to add a touch of luxury to their kitchen.

Quartz is among the top choices due to the fact that it’s durable, long-lasting, sustainable, safe and hygienic. This natural material is also low maintenance and highly stain resistant. Quartz surfaces are naturally heat-resistant, making them ideal for use in kitchens where cooking is a frequent activity.

Also, homeowners can choose from a wide variety of colors, patterns, and textures, bringing an exotic breeze to the kitchen area.

Types of exotic countertops

Here are some of the most exotic countertop materials:

Gemstone countertops

These are made from stone embedded in clear resin. That is why they are resistant to fading and heat.

These cut gemstone slabs can be in jade, agate or amethyst. These exotic stones are usually used in small areas, such as breakfast bars and vanity counters in the bath or kitchen.

Unlike traditional countertop materials, each gemstone has its own unique pattern and coloration. As a result, gemstone countertops provide homeowners with a one-of-a-kind statement piece for their kitchen or bathroom.

Kitchen worktop in Blue Agate(available at Elegant Fittings Ltd,Nairobi-Kenya)


Caesarstone quartz countertops

Caesarstone quartz material provides an exotic and unique quality with a range of trendy colors and patterns that are updated every year. Homeowners who are looking for a timeless, classic style that reflects light in the kitchen are sure to love the aesthetic that Caesarstone products bring to practically any kitchen or bathroom space.

On the other hand, the bold, mysteriously dark Oxidian 4735, with its remarkable inky black base that is dramatic, veiled by a rust-like effect that captures the movement of a beautifully oxidized surface with shadowy dark hues, makes a striking statement. Much like exotic granite countertops, high-end quartz products can be used in the whole kitchen counter and island area to create a strong, coherent look.

How to pair exotic countertops with various designs in a home

For homeowners looking to add an eclectic touch to their décor, exotic quartz countertops offer a unique and luxurious option. But with so many different styles of quartz available, it can be difficult to know how to match the exotic stone countertop to the rest of the room.

Homeowners who have a traditional-style kitchen can pair the exotic stone countertop with classic or vintage-looking cabinets and hardware. Homeowners that want a rustic or country-style can try utilizing other natural features (like wood cabinets, tile floors, etc.) if they want to obtain a natural, cohesive appearance.

Conversely, those who prefer a more contemporary look could create a striking juxtaposition by pairing their countertop with sleek, modern, light-colored cabinetry.

Many homeowners are drawn to the beauty and durability of exotic stone countertops, but they may be unsure how to integrate these materials into their overall design scheme. Ultimately, the key is to let the stone be the star of the show and maintain a cohesive design aesthetic.

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