Richly veined marble has always been a sought after feature for kitchen designs. Sophisticated and timeless in its appearance; it’s pure luxury that will elevate the aesthetics of your overall design.

Veined stone works well in modern and traditional style designs. When choosing a richly veined stone for your kitchen, it’s important to consider the overall application to ensure you take full advantage of the movement of the veins for a seamless finish.

In line with Caesarstone Australia’s newest veined stone release ‘Calacatta Maximus 5114’; we held an Instagram LIVE session with Caesarstone to discuss this elegant new surface and best practice for using veined stone in your kitchen.

Hosted by our Kitchen Designer Rebecca Taupin; here she shares her top tips to best showcase veined stone in your kitchen design.

Go Vertical

Think stone waterfall ends, think splashback. When investing in a veined stone a vertical application that flows from the ground up really creates a show stopping effect.

You don’t even need to stop at the splashback says Rebecca.

Minimalist kitchen designs are replacing overhead cabinetry with feature floating shelves which also provides great opportunities to send stone splashbacks all the way to the ceiling”, she says.

“Circular or concealed rangehoods also work well in these designs and create another spectacular design feature.”

Avoid Joins

Designing the individual elements inside the kitchen to properly cater for waterfall edges, mitred edging for your benchtops and splashback heights is crucial to ensuring the veins in your stone flow accurately.

To create luxury thick benchtops and seamless appearance islands, good workmanship matters. For example when designing an island that is 40mm thick you need to accommodate the island edges within the stone slab size to create the flowed vein effect from the top and down the edges.

“A lot of careful consideration goes into island sizes, benchtop lengths and splashback heights when working with veined stone” says Rebecca.

“It’s my job as the designer to conceptualise my clients dream kitchen and ensure that this aligns with the production process to ensure their vision is realised in the completed kitchen”.

Workmanship is Key

Creating a spectacular kitchen design is only the first part of the process. Bringing a client’s vision to life in production is where the experience and service of your kitchen renovator will make all the difference.

“Onsite at our manufacturing facility in Bassendean we complete all of our designs, cabinetry and stone masonry” said The Maker Designer Kitchens General Manager Lincoln Trager.

“For 20 years now we have been creating luxury kitchens for West Australians.”

“Our qualified Kitchen Designers are directly involved in the production process, (including cabinetry walk throughs on the factory floor) to ensure their creative concepts are precise.”

“This is a significant point of difference you get with us as your kitchen renovator.”

At The Maker Designer Kitchens we specialise in bespoke luxury kitchens. Our experienced kitchen designers will help you design your dream kitchen to suit your space and your lifestyle. We will get a feel for how you use your kitchen, what’s important to you and provide advice and ideas on the design concept.

We will also help you select a kitchen design style to suit your home; help you choose colour schemes, styling and the most up to date material selections.

If you are thinking of renovating your kitchen and you would like to chat more with one of our Kitchen Designers please click the link below to enquire about a Design Consult.

Alternatively you can visit us in our Perth showroom or contact our office on 1300 270 000.

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