Inspiration and DIY Designing a Kitchen Island with Natural Stone Slab

Photo features Topsail 6 x 24 in a staggered pattern on the floor with Stone Radiance 5/8 x Random Mosaic in Morning Sun/Tortoise/Mushroom blend mosaic on the backsplash.

Photo features Topsail 6 x 24 in a staggered pattern on the floor with Stone Radiance 5/8 x Random Mosaic in Morning Sun/Tortoise/Mushroom blend mosaic on the backsplash.

 
 

Designing a Kitchen Island with Natural Stone Slab

An island isn't just a part of your kitchen, it's the heart of the room. The kitchen island is a functional space used for preparing meals, and when it's not in use, it's a place where guests can gather. So why not give your island a modern makeover?

You can turn your kitchen island into an eye-catching feature by opting for a countertop that's made from natural stone. The beauty of stone can help guide your kitchen design, and it will ensure that you create an island that sets the tone for the rest of your home.

Transform Your Island with a Natural Stone Slab

If you're designing for looks alone, no material stands out like a natural stone slab. Placing natural stone across the countertop of your kitchen island will make it the highlight of the room. As a gorgeous and functional element in your kitchen, a natural stone countertop will invite you to run your fingers across its smooth or textured surface and take a closer look at its dazzling flecks. That's the impression you'll create for your guests, too, which is exactly the sort of style you want to show off in your home.

Photo features Chiaro 12 x 24 field tile on the floor in a grid pattern with Crystallize quartzite slab on the island.

Granite is a natural stone that features a variety of different textures and patterns. Some options have swirls and bands of colors running through them, and others have small flecks of color that reflect light to create a sparkling look. Other stones feature bands of gold that create a textured look across the material. Natural Quartzite in Crystallize, for instance, features light, neutral tones with light veining for added texture.

Choose the Right Stone for Your Kitchen

Each natural stone slab has its own unique characteristics—and that's something guests will notice. Depending on the stone you select, you can choose from several color options, ranging from warm shades of gold and brown, to cool shades of pink and white. Depending on the current lighting in your kitchen, you may even notice different colors and highlights, which is a common characteristic of most natural stone.

Photo features Topsail 6 x 24 in a staggered pattern on the floor with Stone Radiance 5/8 x Random Mosaic in Morning Sun/Tortoise/Mushroom blend mosaic on the backsplash.

Of course, you can't design based on looks alone. Natural stone is also a very practical, long-lasting material for the kitchen. Whether you go with marble, granite, or quartzite, natural stone provides beauty and function, making it the perfect material to use within your kitchen design.

If you start with a great natural stone material, it will be a lot easier to create the perfect kitchen island. After all, a standout countertop can completely transform your entire space. Check out the different shades and patterns of natural stone slabs that are available to you, and then get started on your kitchen design today.