Help! I am having a terrible time deciding on our kitchen counters. We are now in the middle of our remodel and I've been trying to decide since Christmas! It's getting close!
Our perimeter cabinets will be white and our island (7 x 3 feet) will be "Maple Gunsmoke" which is basically black.
The perimeter counters are your basic L-shape. One thing that I'm really worried about is the seam. It would have to be in the corner and that really seems to be an area of the kitchen where your focus is drawn to. And it happens to be where I stand and work for the majority of the time.
I started out wanting soapstone on the perimeter and wood or marble on the island. I've decided that marble on the island is a terrible idea. It's what we use as a buffet during gatherings and is in general the spot everyone congregates to. I don't want to worry about the marble. And the wood seems too dark. There is not a lot of natural light coming into our kitchen. (Our kitchen is in the back of the house and the sun moves across the front of the house).
So now I am considering using Silestone's "Lagoon" which is a marble look-alike on the island with the soapstone. My husband also like the soapstone with Cambria's "Praa Sands" on the island. Is it okay to mix materials in such a way?
I am also considering using the "Lagoon" marble look-alike on the perimeter counters and wood on the island.
Also considering Viatera's "Natural Limestone" with the "Praa Sands" on the island or the "Natural Limestone" on all surfaces.
I also like Silestone's "Cygnus" on the perimeter and the "Praa Sands" on the island.
I would consider real marble on the perimeter with wood on the island, but it does make me nervous.
I am totally all over the place! Any suggestions would be much appreciated!
Below are some pictures. The "Natural Limestone," The "Praa Sands" with the "Cygnus" and the "Praa Sands" with the "Natural Limestone."
I'm sorry I don't have a picture of Silestone's "Lagoon."