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Three Ideas for Your Office Kitchen 

May 27, 2022
6 min read

Quartz is a go-to choice for many homeowners, and is among the best materials for residential countertops. Quartz countertops are eye-catching, durable and can last for many years to come when treated with care.

However, many business owners tend to overlook the benefits of using engineered quartz in their commercial spaces, like an office kitchen. High-quality quartz countertops can transform a run-of-the-mill office kitchen into a beautiful communal space that employees can use to relax, chat and eat during their lunch breaks.

Business owners that are currently thinking about renovating or redesigning their office kitchen can read on for inspiration and design ideas to transform their spaces.

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5810 Black Tempal

What are the best quartz colours for an office kitchen or breakroom?

One of the aspects that homeowners and business owners like about engineered quartz countertops is that they come in a variety of colours, styles and patterns. Most quartz countertop manufacturers, like Caesarstone, offer products in the following colours:

  • Black
  • Brown
  • Grey
  • Beige
  • White

Dark-coloured quartz products, like Caesarstone’s 5820 Darcrest or 5810 Black Tempal, can make a striking addition to residential or commercial spaces with light-coloured decor pieces. In an office kitchen, the result is a pleasant contrast that seeks to balance the room while making the countertops a focal point of the space.

Alternatively, business owners can achieve a different effect (with a similarly eye-catching, luxurious appearance) by installing light-coloured quartz. Some popular examples of light-coloured quartz are Caesarstone’s 1001 Riverlet, 5121 Layalite and 5222 Adamina. Light-coloured quartz adds a sense of subtle refinement to practically any space, including communal breakrooms. In general, light colours make an area feel open and welcoming, which can work well to boost employee morale.

Pairing quartz countertops with other aspects of an office kitchen or breakroom

Business owners should consider the below factors while designing an office kitchen with quartz countertops:

Bring the space together by pairing the right cabinetry with premium quartz countertops

Cabinetry plays a massive role in making any kitchen look modern and feel accessible. For example, business owners can opt for minimalism with just a few cabinets. Doing so gives employees the ability to store some key essentials, like plates, bowls and cutlery.

In contrast, business owners can choose to install several cabinets, allowing their employees to store additional items like snacks, drinks and other goods while at work. Having multiple cabinets also makes it easier for staff to stay organized and keep the space clean.

While picking out cabinets for an office kitchen, business owners should look for one that pairs well with their quartz countertops. Business owners that want dark-coloured quartz countertops, like Caesarstone’s 3100 Jet Black, can achieve fantastic results by pairing them with light-coloured cabinetry.

On the other hand, business owners who are set on light-coloured quartz, like Caesarstone’s 1002 Wyndigo, can make them the room’s focal point by pairing these surfaces with dark-coloured cabinetry.

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5121 Layalite

Finding a fridge that works with the quartz countertops in the kitchen or breakroom

Is a kitchen really a kitchen if it doesn’t have a refrigerator?

A communal fridge allows employees to store perishable food that spoils when left at (or above) room temperature, while also keeping their beverages ice-cold and refreshing.

The type of fridge that a business owner should choose depends on the size of the space. For instance, if a business owner has a large office kitchen, they can purchase a full-size fridge. On the other hand, business owners with small communal breakrooms may opt for a compact mini fridge instead.

Both full-size and mini fridges come with their own benefits. Full-size fridges have more space for perishable food, while mini fridges take up less space in the office kitchen. In fact, business owners can save even more space by installing their mini-fridge underneath their quartz countertops.

However, size isn’t the only factor at play. Business owners should also look for a fridge that meshes well with their quartz countertops. For example, business owners who have a stainless steel fridge in mind can make their office kitchen sparkle by opting for white quartz countertops, like Caesarstone’s 5112 Aterra Blanca.

Alternatively, business owners that prefer darker-coloured fridges may want to consider a grey product like Caesarstone’s 1006 Agger Grey or a beige surface like Caesarstone’s 5220 Dreamy Marfil in order to produce a cohesive feel.

Don’t forget the importance of accessories and miscellaneous items in a kitchen or breakroom

Lastly, business owners should look for unique ways to spruce up their communal breakroom with commonly used accessories and miscellaneous items. Some examples include:

  • Toaster 
  • Coffee maker 
  • Plates, bowls, etc. 
  • Placemats 
  • Seating 

These small details can help give any office kitchen that extra hint of character and personality that it needs.

Business owners can also make their quartz countertops pop by placing said accessories and miscellaneous items on top of them. Although this may seem like it could potentially damage the countertops, there’s no need to worry. Quartz countertops are scratch-, heat- and stain-resistant, making them extremely durable and long-lasting.

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1002 Wyndigo

Where can business owners find the best quartz countertops for a kitchen or breakroom in Canada?

Finding the right quartz countertops for a home or business isn’t difficult if you know where to look. Both homeowners and business owners should start their search for premium quartz countertops by visiting a nearby Caesarstone retailer or showroom. Visiting a retailer or showroom gives business owners the opportunity to get up close and personal with their favourite quartz products.

Business owners who are stuck between a handful of products can also use Caesarstone’s 3D interactive visualizer. This innovative tool gives business owners (and homeowners) the chance to see how various products look in a space, which can help with the final purchase decision.

Business owners and homeowners alike should note that Caesarstone does not install or repair quartz countertops. Caesarstone is a quartz countertop manufacturer that solely creates high-quality quartz products. Anyone that needs assistance installing or repairing their quartz countertops should reach out to a professional service.