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July 20th at #KBtribechat – Kitchen Islands

A design discussion – sponsored and hosted by Caesarstone.

Kitchens are more than just a place to cook – they’ve turned into the heart of the home.


At Caesarstone, we aim to make the kitchen look, feel, and perform to the highest standard with the ultimate countertop. With colors inspired by marble, (like Statuario Maximus) or cement (like Sleek Concrete) you can achieve the look of your dreams with the durability of quartz!



Our surfaces are ideal for kitchen islands: scratch-resistant, stain-resistant, heat-resistant, mold/mildew-resistant, long lasting, low maintenance, and requires no harsh chemicals for cleaning. That means these surfaces can stand up to even the messiest of families, while keeping your home safe, healthy, and green.

Our KBtribechat questions:

1. What materials and finishes are currently on-trend for kitchen islands? Countertops? Cabinetry? Hardware?

2. We’ve been noticing an increase in waterfall counters lately!  What unique island shapes/designs have you been seeing?

3. Do you like to match the island colors/materials to the perimeter or diversify? Why?

4. How do you design islands that increase efficiency and work in conjunction with the rest of the kitchen?

5. Islands often require choices (storage vs. seating; sink vs. cooktop). What are some tricks or tools that you use to identify what your client needs in their island vs. perimeter?

Caesarstone loves sharing interior photos submitted by our favorite Designers, Architects and Dealers! We promote your designs to our audience of over 450k with our Featured Designer Program! Submit your Caesarstone designs HERE.

Join this Twitter Chat discussion

on Wednesday, July 20

from 2 to 3pm eastern

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

Here’s the transcript for this KBtribechat.

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Designing Dining Options

A Kitchen Design Discussion

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When planning seating at a kitchen island or peninsula, do you prefer  to have the entire counter at 36″ high or stepped up to 42″?  Some like to have one big flat work surface and others like the look of bar stool height counters.  What are the pros and cons of each of these options?  What other design solutions do you like for island seating?  What walkway clearances do you employ around eating bars?  What do you do when  you have clients who ask for this feature but actually do not have adequate space?

We want to see pictures of beautiful kitchen island seating!

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Built-in windowseats are often employed for dining seating, at least on one side of the table.  They offer storage and reduced need for chair space.  Do you prefer to access the space via a lift-top? or drawers? Please share pictures of successful windowseat dining solutions!

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Banquettes are sometimes designed into the kitchen space today.  Do you like the idea of booth seating in the home?  Share pictures of designs you like!

We will be discussing each of these common kitchen built-in dining design choices and more Wednesday, November 6th, at Kbtribechat.  Join us on Twitter from 2 to 3pm eastern time!

Here’s the transcript for this Kbtribechat.


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