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Caesarstone’s 5000 London Grey worktop surfaces lends timeless sophistication to this Victorian kitchen

On the outskirts of a small Surrey town, next to a charming working farm, interior stylist Susannah Hemmings and her husband Victor embarked on a five-year journey to transform their 1870 Victorian house into a modern and elegant design spectacle under the guidance of Sheraton Interiors. The centrepiece of this transformation is the kitchen, which was designed to be a spacious hub for cooking and entertaining, adorned with Caesarstone’s 5000 London Grey surface and complemented by an antique stained wood kitchen island.London Grey kitchen worktops from CaesarstoneSusannah envisioned a space that blended aesthetically and functionally. Mark Hassett, Senior Designer at Sheraton, explains: ‘’We were asked to create an open-plan space, incorporating both a dining and living area, a pantry and island. Susannah wanted an in-frame kitchen in a warm tone and an accent colour for the island.’’ Caesarstone’s 5000 London Grey was the ideal surface choice given its sophisticated and timeless appearance, lending a serene and calm feel to the space while making a quiet statement through its own subtle detailing.

Caesarstone London Grey kitchen worktop and splashbackSheraton knocked through the cold and stark north-facing kitchen to create a side extension, resulting in more light and added living space. They elongated the windowed kitchen doors, embracing the high ceilings, and ultimately creating a bright, airy environment. The doors were then painted in Portland Stone Light by Little Greene to match the colour of the Caesarstone surfaces. The key focus was maintaining high design finishes across the entire kitchen.Close-up of Caesarstone London Grey kitchen worktop and splashback“Our client looked at many worktops, but she fell in love with 5000 London Grey as soon as she saw it”, says Hassett. Susannah wished for a culinary space that acted as a peaceful, serene, and spacious retreat from the world, yet durable enough to withstand hours of food preparation and other craft projects, being a stylist herself.

Hassett continues, “Caesarstone as a product is great to work with. It is very robust, resists staining, and doesn’t harbour bacteria or viruses. Cleaning is straightforward and it can be cut and fit to almost any size and shape. The durability and timeless designs offered by Caesarstone mean that its surfaces can last for many years without needing to be replaced – making it a cost-effective long-term investment for the client.”

Caesarstone London Grey kitchen island with aged brass tapMor Krisher, Head of Product Design at Caesarstone echoes this, adding, “it’s essential to encourage consumers to choose aesthetically pleasing yet practical materials that they will love for years to come. The beauty of opting for Caesarstone is that you can achieve an aesthetic you love without compromising on durability.”

Close-up of Caesarstone London Grey kitchen worktops and splashbackCaesarstone’s surfaces are the result of years of craftmanship, blending advanced technology with a deep understanding of design aesthetics. From the initial conceptualisation to the finished product, Caesarstone invests time and expertise to ensure each surface not only meets high standards of quality, but also reflects the brand’s dedication to timeless elegance and durability. The result is a kitchen that feels both modern and everlasting, with a minimalist surface design that enhances the tranquil visual appeal of the space.Caesarstone London Grey kitchen worktops in a traditional kitchenAre you feeling inspired by this timeless and elegant kitchen renovation? Explore the Caesarstone catalogue to discover the perfect surface for your dream scheme. We also recommend that you test out the Caesarstone online visualiser tool, which will help you bring your design to life, allowing you to see what it will look like in your space.