Kitchen & Bath Design News

MAR 2019

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LAURA WATSON, ASID/UDCP THE CLEARY COMPANY — COLUMBUS, OH Vicostone Borghini quartz, polished (island, perimeter) Walnut (pantry/hutch) There are several white countertop materials that might make aesthetic sense for a 100-plus-year-old home, says Watson. White granite is an option, and so is Carrara marble. But when you factor in price and functionality for this active family with three young boys and a dog, quartz was the logi- cal material choice. "My clients' countertops needed to be durable," she says. "They also wanted something that supported the architecture and era of their historic home while keeping the kitchen bright and airy. This Borghini quartz offers a vintage style with a Carrara marble look that is appropriate…it's like the little black dress that never goes out of style!" Watson utilized the quartz for the island as well as the pe- rimeter and added a floating shelf above the range for frequently used cooking supplies. To complement the quartz, Watson included a walnut top on the nearby pantry/hutch. "My clients had some walnut slabs that had been stored in their attic garage for years," she says. "They wanted to incorpo- rate them into their kitchen somehow and this was the perfect place. They cleaned up beautifully and add wonderful depth to the space." Final touches include pantry doors that were repurposed from a built-in hutch that was original to the house. They also served as inspiration for the custom doors above the range. Photos: Marshall Evan Photography Category: QUARTZ 50 Kitchen & Bath Design News • March 2019 SURFACING PROFILES

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