Caesarstone 4011 Cloudburst Concrete worktops feature in a modern seaside cottage kitchen.
Sleek and modern, yet warm and cosy, The Glaven Kitchen by Naked Kitchens was designed for a young family’s seaside holiday cottage. Elizabeth Sherwin, Creative Director at Naked Kitchens shares, “our clients asked for a contemporary space that features tactile finishes and textures. They were looking for a relaxed, inviting feel that suits a beachy, rural getaway – without going for the typical country shaker look.” She continues, “the finishes, and in particular the surfaces, needed to be durable as the family rents the space out as well as holidaying in the cottage themselves.”
With this in mind, the kitchen features brushed limed-grain oak and white cabinetry, topped with Caesarstone 4011 Cloudburst Concrete worktops, and complete with open shelving and ample storage space. Soft billowings of pure white veil the worktop’s solid, creamy base, for a subtle yet captivating interpretation of poured concrete which harmonises with the softness of the blonde wood units.
When asked why Naked Kitchens selected Caesarstone 4011 Cloudburst Concrete for this design, Elizabeth explained: “We were looking for a highly durable yet beautiful, tactile worktop that would create a rustic, earthy, and natural feel. Uniquely, the surface is not polished like most quartz kitchen worktops. We’ve noticed that lots of competitors will only offer a polished finish or a textured surface that still has a certain level of sheen, whilst Caesarstone offers entirely matte options. Cloudburst Concrete’s matte look and rough texture is perfect alongside the limed oak and off-white units, painted in our shade ‘Seal Pup’.”
Abundant storage is provided by generous cabinetry, plentiful island drawers, and a tall larder, finished with Naked Kitchens’ distinctive solid oak bar handles - perfectly sized for convenient opening of high-reaching units. The functional design keeps dry goods, crockery, and small appliances ordered and accessible to satisfy the most organised of home cooks. Open shelving on the Caesarstone-topped island allows books, laptops, and magazines to stay within easy reach of the barstool seating.
Along with copious storage, the central island provides ample surface space for both preparing meals and socialising. Elizabeth shared: “We are a huge advocate of Caesarstone worktops. We love the wide range of finishes available and the high quality of the surfaces. Our clients are looking for durable, low maintenance surfaces often in contemporary, light colourways and Caesarstone's offerings tick all the boxes.”
A panelled, beadboard-esque splashback brings a cosy, subtly traditional farmhouse style to the space whilst reeded glass makes an appearance on the corner wall cabinetry, breaking up the monotone solid fronted doors and creating a space for the display of crystal glassware. Brass handles, a Quooker tap, and a white ceramic sink bring a cool, contemporary feel to the space. The end result is a kitchen that achieves a clean yet homely aesthetic which can be imagined working equally well in town and country, and by the sea.
Are you feeling inspired by this holiday home kitchen? Explore the Caesarstone catalogue to discover the perfect surface for your dream scheme. And don’t forget to try out the Caesarstone online visualiser tool, which will help you bring your design to life, allowing you to see exactly what it will look like in your space.