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Three Kitchen Extension Design Ideas 

May 27, 2022
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As a family begins to grow, they tend to seek more space for additional belongings, decor pieces, and other curios and souvenirs. When this happens, many families think that their only option is to find a new home. However, this isn’t always the case…

Instead of finding a new property, homeowners can invest in a home extension. Extending a home is a term that refers to adding a room (or multiple rooms) to an existing property. Homeowners can expand on any aspect of their homes, including their kitchens!

Extending a kitchen may seem like a daunting task, but it’s well worth the effort, especially when homeowners use a high-quality material for their kitchen countertops, like engineered quartz — continue reading to learn the latest, most stylish kitchen extension design ideas for Canadian homes.

1111 Vivid White

Why should homeowners invest in a kitchen extension?

There are a number of reasons why homeowners can benefit from extending their kitchens. Some common reasons include:

  • Easier to organize 
  • More space for a growing family 
  • Further storage for cooking utensils and kitchen decor 
  • Additional space and comfort for guests 
  • Improves the appearance of a home 
  • Can increase a home’s value 

Modern kitchen extension ideas for Canadian homeowners

Here are some stylish and innovative kitchen extension ideas that work well in a variety of residential spaces:

Design idea #1 — Utilize natural light to make the quartz countertops shine

Anyone who is planning on adding premium quartz countertops to their kitchen extension plans should consider looking for ways to maximize the amount of natural light in their space. This is particularly true for homeowners who are purchasing polished quartz countertops (more on this shortly).

How can homeowners integrate natural light into a kitchen? A simple and effective way to do so is by adding large windows, skylights and sliding glass doors to a kitchen extension.

Natural light can make a residential kitchen feel warm and inviting, especially if it features polished neutral-coloured quartz countertops, like Caesarstone’s 3142 White Shimmer or 1111 Vivid White.

Polished quartz features a reflective finish, which can maximize the warmth and brightness provided by the natural light in a well-lit kitchen extension. Alternatively, homeowners looking for a subtle, natural feel can install honed quartz for their kitchen countertops.

Click here to learn about the differences between honed and polished quartz products.

Design idea #2 — Complementing high-quality quartz countertops with tile flooring

Tile flooring can make a wonderful addition to a variety of spaces in residential properties, including foyers, bathrooms, stairways, corridors and, of course, kitchens.

In comparison to other flooring materials, tiles are relatively easy to clean, have a long lifespan and can make residential kitchens look charming and delightful. Not to mention, most tile flooring is quite complementary to high-quality quartz kitchen countertops. 

Homeowners planning on darker-coloured tiles for their kitchen extension can achieve the best results for their quartz countertops by working with a neutral hue, like the shades found in Caesarstone’s 1004 Stoneburst or 1001 Riverlet.

On the other hand, homeowners who want lighter-coloured tiles can give their kitchen a timeless look by using them as a backdrop for dark, bold shades of engineered quartz surfaces, like Caesarstone’s 1003 Raindream or 4735 Oxidian.

Contrasting colours help certain aspects of a kitchen, like countertops, maximize their visual appeal. Homeowners should keep this in mind while leafing through kitchen design ideas online or in magazines.

Design idea #3 — All-white kitchen extensions give a home a breath of fresh air

There’s no denying that an all-white kitchen is a thing of beauty. All-white kitchens look fresh, clean and timeless. The only issue with all-white kitchens is that they can feel stagnant at times; this is often caused by the lack of energy in the space. Thankfully, there’s a way to fix this issue — integrating white quartz countertops with prominent veining. 

Veining (in regards to quartz) is a term that refers to the patterns formed within a countertop material. Veined quartz can add a significant amount of life, character and personality to an all-white kitchen. White-veined quartz can transform a bland residential kitchen into a beautiful, modern dining space when used correctly.

Caesarstone’s 5151 Empira White and 5143 White Attica are some great examples of white quartz with bold veining.

Where can homeowners find more kitchen design ideas?

Homeowners looking for more design ideas that incorporate quartz countertops should scroll through Caesarstone’s Written in Stone blog. Caesarstone’s Written in Stone blog features a variety of posts that homeowners (and business owners) can reference while redesigning or renovating their residential or commercial spaces.

Who manufactures high-quality quartz countertops in Canada?

Anyone who knows their stuff about quartz is aware that Caesarstone is one of Canada’s top quartz countertop manufacturers.

Caesarstone has been manufacturing high-quality quartz countertops since 1987. Over the past 30 plus years, Caesarstone has come up with an innovative engineering process for quartz countertops. This process makes Caesarstone’s quartz countertops strong, durable and undeniably beautiful.

Homeowners who want to get a clearer picture on how a particular Caesarstone product may look in their home can play around with Caesarstone’s 3D Interactive Visualizer. This new tool allows homeowners to compare various products at the click of a button. Being able to compare colours, styles and patterns makes it easier for homeowners to find the right type of quartz for their homes.

Please note that Caesarstone does not repair or install quartz countertops or other quartz products. Caesarstone is a manufacturer; contact a professional service for assistance installing or repairing quartz countertops.

5143 White Attica

FAQ about quartz countertops

Here are some commonly asked questions that Caesarstone receives about quartz countertops:

How long does quartz last?

Quartz can last for a very long time! In most cases, quartz can last for several decades and even has the potential to outlast the home it is installed in.

What colours does quartz come in?

Caesarstone offers the following colours of quartz:

  • Black 
  • White 
  • Grey 
  • Beige 
  • Brown 

Where can homeowners find Caesarstone products?

Homeowners can find Caesarstone products at a nearby retailer or showroom.