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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

COUNTERTOPS DAZZLE IN CAMBRIA QUARTZ

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Dramatic wavy gray veining in a crisp white stone add flair

Kitchens are the space that brings families and friends together. To cook, to eat, to tell tales and recap the day – they are the heart of a home.

Built by Tyree Custom Homes, this modern Bossier City kitchen does just that with flair. Light and bright with varying shades of grays, this cook’s dream has an abundance of storage and prep space. “This couple like the modern look, but didn’t want it to look too modern. We added rustic touches with the exposed brick, reclaimed wood beams above the island, and the beam that separates the kitchen from the living area,” said builder Matt Tyree.

A highlight of this room is the gleaming Cambria quartz countertops in Brittanicca from Stone Design Countertops. Brittanicca is a solid white with distinctive wavy gray veining. Fabricating and installing quartz countertops is Stone Design’s specialty. Engineered quartz countertops provide a white marble appearance in a more durable and higher performing material. Quartz is non-porous and resists staining, making it low-maintenance and easy to clean.

Adding glamour to the everyday space, the waterfall edge atop the 10- foot kitchen island directs the quartz countertop to flow continuously to the floor. Tyree says the edges were mitered to give the material a thicker look. The gray of the cabinetry below is pulled from the undulant curves of the veins in the quartz. “This is a bolder veining – they’re wider, and it has more movement,” said Rosie Ibanez of Stone Design Countertops. “Brittanicca has a little more character, and it’s more unique, especially if you have a large island like this. You can see every movement in that slab – you get to see the whole picture of it.”

The farmhouse sink in the island is from Coburn Supply Company. The kitchen also features white cabinetry by Builders Custom Cabinets of Bossier City with lighted glass upper cabinets. They also crafted the custom vent hood. Ample natural light fills the room along with the illumination provided by River Cities Lighting & Rug Gallery in Bossier. They also provided the wood tile flooring.

The fullheight backsplash contains the same Brittanicca quartz as the countertops, and runs up to the cabinets. “Typically, homeowners chose this when they want everything to match and blend together,” said Ibanez. “It is less maintenance. You just have to wipe it down – you’re not dealing with any grout.” The countertops in the master bath and closet are also by Stone Design.

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