Interior stylist and homes journalist Cassie Pryce (@Cassie.Pryce) chose Caesarstone quartz worktops for her recent kitchen renovation project.
Cassie Pryce is the former Deputy Homes Editor for Style at Home magazine and is highly regarded for her keen sense of style. Having purchased a new house, she knew that the kitchen needed an urgent update. The old kitchen had been fitted well before Cassie bought the property in 2019. In her words, “it neither suited the space, nor my taste and felt rather cold and clinical."
The previous kitchen was largely white, from the walls to the cabinetry and including the worktops. Cassie has transformed the room by injecting warmth and texture into the space, using green cabinetry, brushed brass profiles, brick slips and Caesarstone 4011 Cloudburst Concrete worktops. The finished look is contemporary, elegant, and inviting.
The kitchen layout has remained largely the same. However, Cassie chose to move the sink to beneath the window and swap out the peninsula for an island, allowing the room to flow better with the open-plan dining area. The waterfall finish on the island creates a sense of drama in the space and gives the island a much bolder presence.
The choice of worktop for Cassie was a simple one:
“When it came to the worktops, I was looking for something light in colour with a subtle texture for added interest. I went to see Caesarstone Cloudburst Concrete in a local showroom and took to it immediately. I love the smooth yet interesting texture of the surface, and the dappled effect gives a nod to the concrete feel without being too industrial or heavy.”
The worktops are 30mm thick throughout, creating a luxurious and unified feel particularly when combined with the 30mm upstands and matching splashback. The soft white and grey hues of the worktop coupled with the matt textured finish wonderfully complement the classic green finish of the cabinetry. The brushed brass profiles add a notion of opulence and tie in nicely with the tap and lighting.
Quartz is one of the most popular worktop materials in the UK, with Caesarstone being one of the most recognised brands. As well as an award-winning range of colours, Caesarstone quartz is known for its durability, as well as being stain and scratch resistant; features much appreciated by Cassie who loves ‘how easy it is to keep the quartz looking clean with just an all-purpose cleaner’. Cassie comments:
“The worktops are definitely my favourite feature of the new kitchen, the light colour lifts the whole room, and the matt finish is more to my taste than the previous glossy white surfaces.”
We couldn’t agree more with Cassie’s sentiment and love the finished project.