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Kitchen designers Piqu chose Caesarstone Empira White surfaces for this modern renovation, perfectly suiting this busy family home.


Looking for a smart solution whilst remodelling their downstairs living space, Piqu’s clients decided to extend, increasing the size of their kitchen to create an open plan kitchen and diner area. Fundamental to the client’s everyday life, it was important to create a perfect space fit for both busy life with a young family and late evenings entertaining friends.

Incorporating a showstopper island with smart seating for fuss free meals was an important feature for Piqu’s clients, they also needed enough space to prepare meals on the opposite side without interruption. This kitchen space needed to be multifunctional and it was key no compromises were made on a more formal dining table for dinner parties.

With all of this in mind, it was crucial to maximise the space. Creating a single wall kitchen gave the open plan-living arrangement the clients were seeking whilst incorporating all the appliances and furniture throughout the room.

piqu-empira-white-02Adrian Graves from Piqu says "The design is almost perfectly symmetrical with the tall units ‘bookending’ the kitchen."

Understanding the bright and modern feel their client dreamed for, Piqu suggested using 5151 Empira White. Complementing the fresh white kitchen furniture effortlessly, the subtle but classic marble detailing, suited the sophistication of this family kitchen.

"The client wanted a marble look but something more subtle, Empira White fitted the bill."

piqu-empira-white-03The intricate organic forms of Empira White is showcased on the waterfall statement island, intelligently fitting both Bora hob and breakfast bar seating perfect for the family who loves to cook.

"Not only does it look great, but it functions really well - keeping all the cooking and preparation on one side of the kitchen island, and socialising on the other side."piqu-empira-white-04

As well as Empira White’s delicate design, Caesarstone’s surfaces’ low maintenance and improved durability made Piqu recommend this surface as a perfect fit for this modern family kitchen.

"The client loved the colour and the veining, it complimented the minimalist, modern kitchen look - as well as how tactile the Caesarstone worktop material is."

Piqu wanted to install kitchen surfaces that not only looked the part but performed for everyday life. Upkeeping this beautiful white marble design is simple; its anti-fungal protection and low maintenance makes for an easy to clean worktop on messy weekday mornings after breakfast.

piqu-empira-white-05Part of the Whitelight Collection, Empira White’s classic design sits alongside a suite of light tones and organic forms that brings the outside in. Anchoring to the surrounding world, the designs perfectly capture the composition of natural stone, showcasing warm, milky modern tones to earthy classical textures.