Discover Your Dream Kitchen: Jaw-Dropping Design!

Discover Your Dream Kitchen: Jaw-Dropping Design!

Prepare to be captivated by the awe-inspiring marriage of natural stones in our latest kitchen project! Step into a world of rustic elegance with our farmhouse-style kitchen that beautifully showcases the irresistible pairing of Pizarra Verde Slate and Blue Tempest Quartzite.

Pizarra Verde Slate

With its earthy green hues, this stone adds a touch of organic charm to the space. The subtle variations in color and texture create an inviting atmosphere that embraces the rustic aesthetics of a farmhouse kitchen. Its inherent durability ensures your kitchen will stand the test of time while maintaining its striking appeal.

Blue Tempest Quartzite

This stone effortlessly captures attention with its captivating blues and greys, reminiscent of a serene coastal landscape. The natural veining dances across the surface, creating a symphony of elegance that instantly elevates the ambiance of the entire space.

The Kitchen Project:

Imagine the joy of preparing meals in this breathtaking kitchen, where every surface tells a story, and every detail is crafted to perfection. 

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6 Kitchen Floor Plans to Inspire From  

A kitchen design plays a crucial role in the functionality, efficiency, and overall aesthetics for the space. One of the most important things while planning your kitchen is to consider how you move while cooking, how intertaining this layout will be and your daily activities. 

We brought you today 6 different layout ideas for you to inspire from. 

1. The Galley Kitchen

Ideal for compact spaces, the galley kitchen is composed by two parallel countertops with a walkway in between. This layout maximizes efficiency by creating a seamless workflow. This type of kitchen is particularly great for one-cook households, adding excellent storage solutions along the walls.

2. The L-Shaped Kitchen

This kitchen layout forms an “L” shape and it’s the most common, utilizing two adjacent walls. The L-shaped kitchen provides counter space and storage options utilizing less space. You can also add a dining area or an island. This floor plan helps efficient work triangle and promotes a great traffic flow.

3. The U-Shaped Kitchen

Ideal for larger kitchens, the U-shaped layout offers three walls of cabinetry and countertops, forming a U-shape. This design provides great storage and workspace solutions. With its configuration, the U-shaped kitchen enables couples or friends to work simultaneously while maintaining an efficient work triangle.

4. The Island Kitchen

Perfect for open-concept layouts, the island kitchen adds a centrally placed island. This versatile addition provides extra storage, countertop space, and serves as a secondary seating area. The island kitchen provides a social and interactive atmosphere, making it ideal for entertaining guests while preparing meals.

5. The Peninsula Kitchen 

Similarly as the island kitchen, the peninsula layout includes a connected countertop extending from a wall or cabinets. It’s a partial room divider while providing additional workspace. The peninsula kitchen offers a balance between an open and closed floor plan, creating a welcoming atmosphere. 

6. The One-Wall Kitchen

Perfect for studio apartments or compact spaces, the one-wall kitchen features all appliances, countertops, and storage in a single wall. This layout maximizes space and adds a minimalist aesthetic to the space. 

Whether you prefer the efficiency of a galley kitchen, the versatility of an island or peninsula, or the spaciousness of a U-shaped layout, each plan offers unique advantages. Absolute Stone Design offers countertops that will enhance even more your kitchen’s beauty and functionality, creating a seamless blend of style and practicality. 

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Andes Quartzite in Kitchen Designs

With its captivating beauty and incredible durability, Andes Quartzite is the natural stone that will elevate home and commercial projects to new levels.

Andes Quartzite is ideal for those looking for a durable and low-maintenance natural stone that also embodies eco-friendliness. 

Its unique veining and subtle color variations makes each slab of Andes Quartzite is truly one-of-a-kind, adding personality and design to every room it is added to.  

No two installations of this natural stone are the same, allowing customers to showcase a distinctive masterpiece from nature.



Quarried in Brazil, Andes Quartzite can be seamlessly added into residential and commercial projects. Whether you’re planning kitchen countertops, elegant bathroom vanities, or an outstanding fireplace, Andes Quartzite will add sophistication and timeless beauty to your space. 

  • The stone offers resistance to heat, scratches, and stains ensuring that your investment will withstand the test of time, even in high-traffic areas.
  • It also resists bacteria and mold growth, requiring only a simple routine cleaning to keep its lustrous appearance intact.


We are so happy for being part of exquisite projects like this, built by Starwood Builders, renowned for their meticulous attention to detail and quality craftsmanship.

One standout feature we love is the full height backsplash in the kitchen. The Andes Quartzite perfectly complements the overall design, creating a stunning focal point that captivates the eye.

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Absolute Stone Design | 11200 Washington Highway, Glen Allen, VA 23059 | 804-752-2001

Full Kitchen Transformation: Before and After Pictures

We present you Taj Mahal quartzite leathered, the star of our recent kitchen renovation project in Richmond, Virginia!

In this project, we worked with Vaden Renovations to completely transform the client’s outdated kitchen into a modern and open-concept space. One of the standout features of this renovation is the stunning Taj Mahal quartzite leathered countertops. This natural stone blends warm tones of beige, gray, and cream with subtle veining to create a beautiful and durable surface that is perfect for any kitchen.

What is Taj Mahal Quartzite?

The natural stone is known for its durability and timeless beauty, making it a popular choice for homeowners looking to add a touch of luxury to their spaces. It is formed from quartz particles that have been cemented together by natural silica deposits, giving it a unique and distinctive appearance that is unlike any other stone.

Another advantage of Taj Mahal quartzite is that it is relatively low-maintenance. Unlike some other natural stones, it does not require frequent sealing or special cleaning products to keep it looking its best. Simply wiping it down with a damp cloth and mild soap is usually sufficient to keep it clean and looking like new.

Finally, the leathered finish that was chosen for this project adds an extra dimension of texture and character to the already exquisite stone. The leathering process involves brushing the surface of the stone with diamond-tipped brushes, which creates a textured, matte finish that is smooth to the touch. This finish not only looks stunning, but also adds an extra layer of protection against scratches and other types of damage.

The Project: Before and After Pictures

If you’re in the Richmond area and looking for high-quality natural stone countertops and custom fabrication services, visit us at Absolute Stone Design. We would be honored to help you bring your kitchen renovation dreams to life.

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Absolute Stone Design | 11200 Washington Highway, Glen Allen, VA 23059 | 804-752-2001