"Most homes look and feel their best when there is some continuity throughout. Continuity in design and styling helps create a “feel” within a house and that’s possibly the most important element of any home ….. how it makes you feel." - Three Birds Renovations
One of the key design elements we carried through our recent reno project was a consistent stone choice in the kitchen and bathrooms. We love the look of marble but it’s not the most practical or affordable of surfaces and the beauty is that you can now get amazing quartz surfaces that look just like marble, but without the hassle or hefty price tag.
So, with that in mind we selected the New 2016 Design Caesarstone® Statuario Maximus™ for the vanities in both our bathrooms. The “Stat Max” (as we like to call it) is one of the latest Caesarstone® colours to hit our shores and has wide grey veins atop a soft white base colour. The veins look super-sized which adds a super-luxe vibe wherever it’s used. We designed our vanity joinery to accommodate a thick 60mm Stat Max benchtop and to allow maximum exposure of the veins, we chose undermount sinks rather than above-counter basins.
And just because you choose one type of stone for one room, that doesn’t mean you have to replicate the same stone in other spaces. Feel free to mix it up, so long as your choices complement each other. Case in point, we utilised Statuario Nuvo™ for our kitchen benches, splashback and floating shelf. Whilst this stone is still from the Statuario family, it’s veins are darker and more refined than those in the Statuario Maximus™.
"For those of you dreaming about a new kitchen or bathroom (or both!) don’t be afraid to mix it up but make sure the colours still complement each other ….. and whatever you do, don’t leave your stone choice to the end – it’s often a good place to start."