Published at Monday, January 28th 2019. by Lise Kristensen in Kitchen Countertops.
They are also a statement piece in the kitchen and a big investment. We went with Silestone – a mix of natural quartz and other raw materials -- in Blanco Maple, a white color with varying grey flecks. Once the counters were in -- literally 6 days after we paid for them -- we were able to install the backsplash.
To start, I needed a vision board: I spent hours looking at paint samples because paint is the one thing that can instantly transform a space – make it brighter, happier, even more inspired. I wanted a neutral color that felt clean and could take on fun accents, plus, if we ever sold the home could be a blank space for others. I went with a Behr paint in Ancient Stone – a blue-based, cool gray (did I mention I love the color gray?). We spent about $250 on paint and another $150 on spackle.
The earliest metal sinks often had backsplashes of metal, possibly zinc or lead. Copper sinks found their way into the butler's pantry because they were less likely to chip crystal than were stone sinks; there's little evidence for matching counters, although copper is being adopted for counters now.
An aluminium modular kitchen, as the name suggests, uses aluminium and glass as the main materials. It is perfect for anyone who is going for a contemporary look that lasts long and pleases the eye. Glass gives the kitchen a classy look, can be used innovatively and is easy to clean and maintain. It also has multiple uses; coloured glass adds a certain aesthetic when used as wall panels and is also great for wardrobe doors, kitchen cabinets and wall cladding.
You can also utilize other materials along with wood for your modular kitchen. For wall units, the combination of glass and wooden cabinets works well. For countertops, the combination of stainless steel and wood works amazingly. Experiment with different materials and make your wooden modular kitchen more stylish.
While marble makes a smooth, cool surface for rolling out pastry dough, it stains too easily to be practical for general food preparation. It could serve handsomely, though, in the less rigorous role of a backsplash. Granite, probably today's most popular high-end counter material and one often used in "period-inspired" kitchens, would have been rare in early 20th-century houses. A process to cut granite slabs as thin as 1 wasn't discovered until the 1930s, and the material remained prohibitively expensive until the 1960s.
Having just aced our first pass at laying tile, we wanted to move onto the backsplash but needed a new countertop in place first. We spent roughly around $2,000 on new counters. I needed a material that didn’t require much, if any, maintenance and in a color that lightened the room.
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