Need more space in your kitchen? It may be time to consider an island.
Long used to help homeowners have more cooking freedom, having a quartz countertop installed can make your kitchen islands even more beneficial in the long run.
Given the styles and colors of quartz, there are also plenty of ways to incorporate it in your kitchen redesign.
To get you inspired, today we’re sharing seven quartz countertop ideas worth incorporating into any renovation.
Before we get started, though, let’s first talk about the benefits of adding islands to a kitchen.
The Advantages Of A Kitchen Island
Design-wise, an island provides an extra area where you can add a primary or secondary color and texture to the space.
Due to the huge unbroken surface area, the effect is always eye-catching.
When you consider the function, too, they can seem like a no-brainer, as kitchen islands offer home cooks more space for chopping, dicing, and mixing.
The advantages aren’t just about the act of cooking, either. With more storage space, including shelves for cookbooks, drawers for utensils, and cabinets for pots and pans, kitchen islands keep you organized.
Socially, they make your kitchen even cozier. It’s easier for friends and family to get involved in food prep – or just keep you company. In that way, a kitchen island becomes a comfortable meeting place. Plus, if your dinner table fills up, the island can also service as a backup seating area.
Even outside of prime cooking hours, these large kitchen countertops can serve as workspaces for both job and school-related tasks. Most modern islands include nearby outlets, which are perfect for tablets and laptops.
Why Quartz Countertops Make The Ideal Kitchen Island
Quartz is a practical approach to give a space an opulent appearance without the concerns that come with opulent materials.
In most cases, expensive kitchen materials like marble and granite require constant upkeep. While these stones are beautiful, they are pricey and demanding to maintain.
After prolonged use, cleaning is required, with periodic sealing needed over the long-term.
In contrast, quartz is relatively simple to maintain while still having its own natural shine. Quartz countertop hues and patterns can even resemble those of marble and granite. Plus, the majority of general-purpose cleaners work well for keeping quartz counters spotless.
Quartz also doesn’t need to be sealed. Even the darkest wines can be removed because the surface is non-porous.
Quartz is also scratch-resistant, a feature that makes it superior to other countertop materials in working kitchens.
How To Use Quartz Countertops As Your Kitchen’s Island
Quartz countertops can be used with a variety of styles, from a rustic kitchen to an urban industrial one.
Here are some ideas for colors and styles of quartz you might include in your kitchen island redesign.
- Carrara Lumos
Create the appearance of white marble without the price.
With Carrara Lumos, you’ll get a surface that is creamy white with a subtle, light gray veining. Any kitchen design that would otherwise call for the more expensive marble may be completed with this quartz.
Plus, you can cook calmly knowing that quartz is resistant to stains, especially from acidic substances like wine and tomato sauce.
- Vena Carbona
Vena Carbona has delicate veining and is a subdued light gray that serves as a striking backdrop for your other decorations while also being handsome enough to stand alone.
Another feature of quartz is that it stands up well to close examination. Its surface is devoid of the naturally occurring imperfections that best even the best granite.
Instead, you can sit back and enjoy as your guests are drawn to the countertop’s handsome styling.
- Babylon Gray
Looking for a gray kitchen island that isn’t so dark? A mid-range gray, Babylon Gray is appropriate for a variety of color combinations and design plans with a tone appropriate for a simple setting.
The pattern in this quartz is ideal for maximalist kitchens and other designs that rely on more visual cues. As an example, quartz with a concrete-like appearance is also offered in Babylon Gray.
- Soapstone Metropolis
With slate gray quartz, such as Soapstone Metropolis, you’ll create an elegant, sophisticated kitchen.
This works well with a color scheme grounded by a neutral color as it gives lighter-colored chairs and cabinetry the balance they require.
It can also compliment a stainless steel kitchen sink well. This color of quartz adds depth to a kitchen without appearing overly heavy, thanks to its white veining.
- Calacatta Goa
Looking for a waterfall island top? Calacatta Goa has a heavy veining that spills over its edge, helping to naturally highlight the waterfall effect.
This is also a nice choice for avoiding an all-white kitchen. Because the quartz is a warm white, it serves to personalize the space rather than leaving it cold and overly formal.
- Calacatta Miraggio Gold
Because of its gold veining, the luxurious white Calacatta quartz adds another dimension to the white kitchen.
The colored streaks give a white kitchen more character – without interfering with your overall design.
You can also extend its design impact to the hardware in your kitchen. For example, bronze cabinet hardware may complement the veining, whereas black hardware may offer a striking contrast.
- Calacatta Ultra
Given how popular white kitchens continue to be, Calacatta Ultra makes for a beautiful, complimentary quartz countertop choice.
This marble-like quartz features fine gray veins criss-crossing a solid white background.
Choosing The Right Quartz Countertops For Your Kitchen
If you’re considering having an island installed in your new kitchen, a quartz countertop may be the ideal choice. With quartz’s resistance to scratches and stains, you’ll know that in addition to improving the aesthetics of your kitchen, you’re also making it simpler to maintain.
For more information on quartz countertops or to talk with a specialist about your kitchen redesign plans, reach out to the expert team at Johnson Lumber today.