How do you make a great room greater? By adding beauty, versatility, and durability to every facet.

Caesarstone Kitchen with No People
Thomas J. Story

When a busy Los Angeles couple with a young child remodeled their open-plan kitchen and great room, they saw an opportunity to design a space that was warm, welcoming, beautiful, and that could stand the test of time. To check things off this domestic dream punch list, they chose to integrate Caesarstone into every facet of their living space: from the bar to the fireplace to the central hub of a kitchen designed to grow with their needs. Here are four smart and stylish ways they used Caesarstone’s unmatched combination of beauty, versatility, and durability to transform their new house into a multifunctional family home.

1. Island Retreat

Caesarstone Kitchen Island

Thomas J. Story

The focal and functional center of the kitchen is this impressive island that serves as an infinitely flexible space for the homeowners, both busy professionals. Made of two massive pieces of Caesarstone, it’s big enough to serve as a dining table, kitchen prep zone, and laptop-ready workstation… all at the same time. Worry-free and easy to clean were paramount to the homeowners, and Caesarstone fit the bill due to its quartz foundation that makes it harder than steel, more durable than other surfaces, and naturally antimicrobial.

2. No Vein, No Gain

Caesarstone Kitchen Counter

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Caesarstone’s numerous designs give homeowners and designers extreme flexibility in dialing in just the right shade and degree of detail. The subtle veining in the Palm Shade quartz countertop they chose for the island and counters gives the surface an organic and natural quality without being distracting. The overall impact is one of a soothing white serenity, but it welcomes the sort of use and casual function this busy family requires of such a central cooking, dining, and work space.

3. Hearth and Home

Dog by Hearth

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To help modernize the traditional fireplace mantle, the homeowners also used Black Tempal. The dark hue, with its contrasting smoke-like detailing, creates a soothing sense of shadowy volume and echoes the darker design elements in the room, such as the bar stools and light fixtures.

4. Bar None

Caesarstone Bar

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Just across from the fireplace is the great room’s bar, which the couple uses when entertaining visiting family and friends. Here they used Caesarstone in Black Tempal on the two-level counter, picking up the color of the fireplace. The handsome bar is the perfect surface for both drink prep and putting out snacks as it’s stain-proof and can take high traffic use around the holidays.