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Delays with the flooring meant we were now way behind schedule with the renovations, so after living with a cupboard door as our benchtop for the past few months, it was finally time for the icing on the cake – our new Caesarstone benchtops!
 

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Choosing the colours for our benchtop was certainly no easy task. We were torn between both the Supernatural Ultra and Concrete Designs range – a decision made even more difficult with the addition of Caesarstone Statuario Nuvo.

In the end, we decided to create a two-tone look comprised of a statement Calacatta Nuvo™ island with a contrasting Raw Concrete™ benchtop which would offer the best of both worlds.

 

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The stonemason we chose to fabricate and install our benchtops was Form-Rite in Sydney’s South, a family-owned business with a strong reputation for quality and have the latest semi-automated CNC production process.

It is a common misconception that Caesarstone fabricates and installs benchtops, in fact, this process is carried out by independent stonemasons so I jumped at the chance to watch and film the fabrication process with Form-Rite as it was something I had never witnessed firsthand.

 

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The Calacatta Nuvo™ island benchtop uses a mitred apron to seamlessly create the appearance of a 40mm edge profile. The rear-facing cupboards not only offer up more storage, but also add extra depth to the island while also supporting the overhang of the breakfast bar.

 

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We chose an undermount sink from Oliveri which we matched it with a black gooseneck tap from Phoenix Tapware to match the sophistication of the Calacatta Nuvo™ benchtop. The island also incorporates a fully-integrated Bosch dishwasher to maintain the seamless look of the kitchen.

 

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The rear benchtop in Raw Concrete™ was also fabricated with a 40mm mitred apron and 3mm Aris edge to match the island. So as to not crowd the benchtop, we chose a slimline 90cm Electrolux induction cooktop which we combined with a flush-mounted Omega rangehood.

 

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Ideally we would have liked a window splashback, but without much of a view and considering the extra planning and costs required we chose a mirror splashback instead as this would reflect the scenery from outside the bifold doors and also bounce light into the lounge room below.

 

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With the kitchen complete, there were only a few small jobs left like kickboards and architraves before this stage of our renovation was complete!

 

 

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Since then...

 

George & Tenielle have also renovated their Laundry. A charming space, so perfectly styled, so airy and fresh - a place you would love to be in when sorting, washing & drying ...said no one ever!

Regardless of everyone's love/hate relationship for washing clothes, this impeccable neutral dream Laundry is fit for this home, both style & function. Featuring cabinetry from Ikea Australia, stunning Hexagon floor tiles all tied-in with Caesarstone Raw Concrete™ benchtops.





 

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