Creating a Small, Dream Kitchen for a Busy Lifestyle We recently had the opportunity to meet with Amy Zolin of Clarity Home Interiors to take a look at a finished kitchen that utilized some of Connecticut Stone’s engineered stone products. We were thrilled to see the completed project and how well it complemented the rest of the open concept living space. This project perfectly exemplifies the importance of designing a space to suit a client’s specific lifestyle—and that amazing things can come in relatively small packages. Stunning, Low Maintenance Materials One of the first things you’ll notice in this beautiful kitchen is the fresh and polished backsplash, which is made of Bianco Dolomite marble. These marble tiles are great for brightening up a space and are extremely easy to wipe clean and maintain. They’re also durable enough to be used in high-traffic kitchens and will stand up to the test of time. The countertops in this kitchen are made of Caesarstone Cloudburst Concrete. This sleek material gives a poured concrete look that’s more polished than you might initially expect when you think of concrete countertops. This specific countertop material proved to be a perfect choice for this client due to its durability and low maintenance. The material is stain-resistant, so the client can cook with red wine and even use vinegar without having to worry about staining, etching, or other damage. Because of the durability that comes along with this beautiful and luxurious material, it allows the busy client to entertain with confidence and save time when it comes to care and maintenance. It doesn’t get any better than that! Small Kitchens and the “New Luxury” Lifestyle This kitchen design is an excellent example of what we’ve come to know as the “new luxury” lifestyle. Today’s clients are just as focused on luxury living as ever before—but they’re choosing to live in smaller and more urban spaces. Some clients are moving away from purchasing 20,000-square-foot homes on multiple acres of land. Instead, they prefer luxury homes in smaller packages that are located close to major cities and amenities. This kitchen is proof that you don’t need a ton of space to enjoy a beautiful and truly functional kitchen. The open concept and overall design, including the large island, provides plenty of prep space. Meanwhile, the smaller footprint made using luxury materials, such as marble and Caesarstone, more cost-effective for the client. We anticipate that we’ll continue to see more clients shift their focus to use high-end products and materials, just in smaller spaces—especially with priorities moving towards a “new luxury” mindset that values time with loved ones and less maintenance. Looking for more design inspiration? Connecticut Stone has all the product offerings to deliver luxury materials to clients that will suit their lifestyles, including interior and exterior stone options. For more design natural stone ideas, check out more of our Trade Talks with Tyra or reach out to our team at Connecticut Stone to set up a consultation at our headquarters and showroom. We look forward to working with you!