Creating A Unique Look With Quartz Countertops

Posted on: 25 April 2018

Quartz countertops, such as those made by Cambria, offer a traditionally beautiful look for your kitchen. However, there are unique ways you can put this counter material to work in your kitchen. Here are just a few ideas to discuss with your contractor.

Rounded Breakfast Bar

Create a unique shape in your kitchen by upgrading your breakfast bar. Work with your contractor to have your quartz counter cut into a semicircle or rounded design, which can add depth and dimension to your kitchen. You can pair this idea with rounded custom cabinets to match. With this unique shape, you can create a space where your family can gather in the morning to share breakfast or where dinner party guests can enjoy a tasty appetizer. Pair your rounded breakfast bar with clear glass pendant lighting for a beautiful finishing touch.

Quartz Cabinet Ends

Instead of leaving the ends of wood cabinets exposed, extend the look of your counters by adding additional quartz slabs to the ends of your kitchen island and cabinet line. Pair marble-look Cambria counters with crisp white cabinets to add a luxurious look, or opt for quartz counters in shades of brown paired with espresso-finish cabinets. The quartz ends bring a luxurious look to your kitchen, and you can even have your contractor install them on a hinge so the ends can be extended for additional counter space or an impromptu dining area. For this option, you'll want to make sure your contractor adds a sturdy support to keep the extra counter in place as you prepare food.

Quartz Back Splashes

Quartz counter materials can be used to create a custom back splash for your kitchen, which adds a beautifully seamless look. Choose a contrasting color to make your back splash stand out, or use the same color to make the back splash appear as though it's a natural extension of your counters. You can also extend the back splash across the length of your counters to add a rich look to your under-cabinet space. Instead of using a solid slab, consider having your contractor cut the quartz into tiles, which can be used to create intricate patterns on your kitchen wall.

Browse the different Cambria designs, such as from Old World Stone, and discuss your available options for your counters with a contractor, and come up with a design idea that infuses your kitchen with beauty and style. Remember that you can have quartz slab counters cut to fit your available space and design ideas, which gives you added freedom when choosing your design.