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Dekton, the material of choice for easy-to-clean, UV and humidity resistant surfaces in a modern villa

Kyoob Architects

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Location

Singapore

Material

Dekton | Sensa

Application

Façade, kitchen worktop, flooring and bathroom countertop and cladding

Thickness

12 mm | 20 mm

Architecture/Design

Kyoob Architects

colour

Bromo, Soke, Etzo | Black Beauty

End Date

2022

Quantity

350 m2

Taman Permata, in Singapore, is a very unique place located a stone’s throw from the city centre and, at the same time, facing the Windsor Nature Park, more specifically, opposite the MacRitchie Reservoir, a huge lake just a few minutes’ walk away.

The Kyoob Architects team was therefore aware that the façade design project for a residential villa in Taman Permata would be exposed to difficult weather conditions.

“As the project site is on the edge of the reservoir area, we were concerned that the constant high humidity would wear down the exterior surfaces”, explains the studio. “Furthermore, the owners wanted to take care of the cleaning themselves, as they are not used to having help for this task. We therefore needed materials that were practical, durable and easy to maintain, both indoors and outdoors”, they further say.

Dekton Bromo for a dark, textured finish with hard-wearing properties

In addition to these two requirements, the material to be used had to be dark. “We were considering dark coloured materials for the façade cladding, such as stone, charred timber, textured paint, mineral paint… But then we came up with Dekton Bromo, which has the natural effect of black, slate-like stone and does not look flat”, say the architects.

Among the many features that attracted the professionals was the fact that Dekton, unlike natural stone, is a non-porous material, which makes it easier to maintain. They were also attracted by its maximum thickness of 12 mm, which is much thinner and lighter than stone and, therefore, easier to install. “It is also UV-resistant, which makes it suitable for use on the east-facing front façade”, they say.

After making sure that Dekton could meet all their requirements, they chose another Dekton surface to finish off the pitched roof. Specifically, they chose Soke, a colour inspired by classic grey cement. “We like the fact that it is stain-resistant and more durable than the original concrete finish”, the studio says.

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Sensa Black Beauty, the star of the kitchen

Once the façade was decided, the project managers continued their research into Cosentino’s materials. “We are pleased that the Dekton series has so many colours, patterns and textures from which to choose. In addition to Dekton surfaces, we loved the look and feel of Sensa Black Beauty from the very beginning, and the dry kitchen was designed around an island with a 3-metre worktop in this material. It can be said that we are especially fond of dark colours”, the studio says.

“Sensa offers a wide range of stain-resistant, protected natural stone well suited for the functional kitchen island, which is also the hub for entertainment. There is no need to worry about placing hot pans directly on its surface or stains from accidental spills; it is another low-maintenance surface for which we are very grateful”, the studio explains.

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Matt finish Dekton Entzo, the perfect replacement for marble in the bathroom

Another colour Kyoob Architects fell in love with was Dekton Entzo with a matt finish, which turned out to be the perfect replacement for the matt finish statuario marble and volakas marble originally intended for the bathroom cladding.

“In order to optimise the Dekton slabs, we used the same stone cutting process as with marble. As Dekton slabs are thinner and lighter, the process resulted in larger pieces that could be safely handled and fitted. We are very satisfied with the large slabs, which allow for fewer joints. As a result, it is very easy to clean”, the studio concludes.

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Cosentino's materials used in this project

dekton bromo

Bromo

DEKTON
Soke-2

Soke

DEKTON
Entzo-Detalle-2

Entzo

DEKTON
sensa black beauty

Black Beauty

SENSA

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Two restaurants with a shared kitchen achieve visual continuity thanks to Dekton

Eduardo Rodríguez, from Mariana Artesana

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Location

Cuenca (Spain)

Project manager

Enrique Martínez Gil

Material

Dekton

Application

Tables, bar, kitchen veneer, worktops

Thickness

4 mm, 8 mm, 12 mm, 20 mm

Photography

Craus Fotografía

Architecture/Design

Eduardo Rodríguez, from Mariana Artesana

Collaborators

Mármoles Granero

colour

Khalo, Opera, Laurent, Rem, Lunar

End Date

2022

Quantity

110 m2

Refurbishment of the Casas Colgadas and Casa de la Sirena restaurants

The unique environment of the city of Cuenca is linked to the culture of this mountain settlement. Its steep cobbled streets and medieval buildings are part of this city where one of its main tourist attractions are its ‘Casas Colgadas’, houses perched on the limestone rock wall overlooking the two rivers that cross the city. This unusual and exceptional architecture lends its name to the Casas Colgadas restaurant which, along with the Casa de la Sirena, has recently been refurbished by the Mariana Artesana studio.

Both restaurants, which are part of the Tranto Restauración group, uniquely share the same kitchen space. The major refurbishment of these two gastronomic premises was based on the intention of providing visual continuity and creating a dialogue between the two spaces. ‘In the context of the large-scale refurbishment of Casas Colgadas, furniture that blends in with its surroundings was required,’ explains designer Eduardo Rodríguez Parra. With a view to achieving this integration and establishing a dialogue between the two premises, he chose Dekton, as it offered numerous possibilities in terms of colours, formats and thicknesses.

Light-filled kitchen

‘The aesthetic and technical possibilities of Dekton were such that we were able to use it in all areas of the project,’ says the designer. The fact that the material is stain and scratch resistant, as well as easy to maintain, makes it the ideal surface for work areas, such as the kitchen space of these restaurants, or for high-traffic and heavy-use areas, such as the tables and chairs in the different dining rooms.

‘We needed a resistant and hygienic material for the kitchen work areas but without compromising on aesthetics, so we opted for Dekton Lunar, which with its light tone allows us to create a clean and bright ambience,’ he assures. Therefore, 12 mm thick slabs were used for the worktops, while slabs of the same colour (but 4 mm thick) were used for the veneers, which increased the sense of balance and homogeneity.

Dekton as a dining experience

‘As for the restaurants, we have managed to infuse each one with its own character, using Dekton as a clean, hard-wearing surface on which tablecloths are not necessary,’ says Rodríguez Parra. ‘In this way, the surface itself becomes part of the dining experience,’ he asserts.

In the Casas Colgadas restaurant, they decided on the Laurent colour for the tables, in 8 mm thick slabs, thus ‘creating blocks with a continuous veining’, in the designer’s words. The rich texture of Laurent, with its dark background and golden veins, brings an elegant and deep atmosphere to the whole room.

In the private area, on the other hand, a bespoke table was designed with a full 20 mm slab in Dekton Rem, a colour inspired by one of the most elegant white marbles. Its meticulous design with brown and grey veining and hints of gold provide a sophisticated look reminiscent of Calacatta marble.

Meanwhile, the Casa de la Sirena restaurant has maintained its elegant aesthetics and introduced a fresh concept in dialogue with its peer restaurant. Dekton stands out in a large bar with a front for which the designer chose the Opera colour (in 20 mm slabs), reminiscent of the elegant Carrara marble.

The tables in this establishment are made from 8 and 20 mm Dekton Khalo slabs on a metal structure. This colour, inspired by Patagonia natural stone, brings a lot of light and sophistication to the space, thanks to its texture with black, gold and tan brown tones, which fits perfectly with the interior design of the space.

‘The adaptation of the space into two restaurants with shared kitchen has been possible thanks to the possibilities of Dekton, with which we have achieved visual continuity in the furniture, tables and chairs.’
Eduardo Rodríguez Parra

Eduardo Rodríguez Parra

Designer at Mariana Artesana

Cosentino's materials used in this project

Khalo

Khalo

DEKTON
Opera

Opera

DEKTON
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Laurent

DEKTON
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DEKTON
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Hanne Holsted

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Location

Oslo (Norway)

Material

Dekton

Application

Worktop

End Date

2022

Architecture/Design

Hanne Holsted

colour

Entzo

Quantity

2 slabs

Atop a steep hill with stunning views of the entire city of Oslo, lies a hidden gem that has attracted the attention of interior designers and trade magazines alike. This is the garden house of Hanne Holsted, an instagrammer specialising in decoration, and her husband Rune. The couple recently decided to add an outdoor kitchen to their little outdoor oasis, including a cabana and a swimming pool, so fantastic that it has won the Gullfjæren award for the best outdoor space in Norway 2022.

‘I like to be careful about the materials I choose,’ explains Hanne. And she continues: ‘It is much more sustainable to go for a quality product that will keep the outdoor kitchen for years to come without damage than to choose something that will have to be replaced in a short time.’

The design lover therefore opted for Dekton, an ultra-compact and durable surface, installed in her home by Allstein AS. One of the main reasons for her choice is that it can easily withstand the high temperature changes in the area. This means that neither freezing in winter nor direct sunlight in summer can damage the surface, which remains unaffected and does not fade.

Gold tones and matt finish by Dekton Entzo

‘I wanted gold tones to match the wood that we have used in various places in the courtyard,’ recalls Hanne, who finally decided on Dekton Entzo for the worktop and the front of the outdoor kitchen.

‘My favourite was another colour in a high gloss finish, but in the end I received very good advice on choosing a matt finish for our outdoor space. We are very happy with this choice: the material does not reflect, and it looks just as nice all the time. The golden veining suits the wood perfectly, and it has just the right amount of detail to make it look good without being too overwhelming,’ ponders Hanne.

Dekton: low maintenance, high performance and carbon neutrality throughout its life cycle

A grill with lid is integrated into the worktop of this gorgeous space, so it was essential to have a surface that could withstand the high temperatures of the appliance and allow hot pots and pans to be placed directly on the bar. Dekton ensures that this can be done without altering its appearance in any way.

‘As well as being weather-resistant and aesthetically pleasing, the surfaces must also be easy to use. Dekton does not scratch with kitchen utensils and is easy to clean. I just wipe it with a damp cloth to keep it clean. The fact that the worktops remain in good condition for their entire service life without having to be replaced or polished is absolutely fantastic,’ says Hanne.

In addition to this, Hanne also welcomed the fact that Dekton is a carbon neutral product throughout its life cycle. ‘I really appreciate that Cosentino is so conscious and ambitious in terms of sustainability. It means a lot to me to know that I have also made a good choice for the environment,’ concludes the owner of this unique kitchen.

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SCAD Architects

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Location

Johannesburg (South Africa)

Material

Dekton

colour

Natura, Kreta, Greta (Dekton ID), Glacier, Valterra

Thickness

4 mm, 8 mm, 12 mm, 20 mm

Architecture/Design

ESCAD Architects

Application

Worktop, wall, bathtub, shower and drawer claddings

End Date

2021

Quantity

13,400 m2

However, it is its interior spaces featuring the finest and most precious finishes where the luxury of this development shines at its best. For this reason, from the very first phase of the project which included 284 high-end flats, Cosentino products have been a must-have.

“From kitchen worktops and vanities to wood-look drawer fronts and shower and bathroom claddings, Dekton stands out in every flat”, explains Cosentino South Africa. “After meeting with the architect, providing several samples and making a mockup of the show flat, it was decided to use Dekton in thicknesses of 4, 8, 12 and 20 mm”, they further say.

In the words of its developers, Stein City is a “residential city”, a high-end development spread over eight square kilometres of lush green areas in Johannesburg. Among its many luxurious amenities are its golf course (designed by the renowned Nicklaus Design firm), its heliport, its equestrian facility, its excellent school and its 300 square metre lagoon.

Dekton: one material, endless applications

Indeed, there are not many projects that showcase the limitless versatility of the ultra-compact Dekton by Cosentino surface like this one does. “Because of its resistance to scratches, stains, heat, freezing and thawing, its stability, its availability in large format slabs (which means fewer joints) and its low maintenance, Dekton was the ideal choice”, explains the team of Cosentino South Africa, who teamed up with SCAD Architects, who were in charge of the project.

Thus, the kitchen worktop features 12 mm Dekton Natura slabs, a surface that replicates the quintessential style of marble with a soft grey veining and a glass-like gloss, achieved thanks to a unique nanotechnology-based treatment. As for its cladding, the material of choice was 8 mm Dekton Kreta, a matt grey shade inspired by traditional cement floors that evokes a sense of serenity and restraint.

Cosentino creates a bespoke colour for the project

For the vanity worktop, the material used was Dekton Glacier, an ultra glossy surface with fine golden veins over a white background. As for the drawer cladding, the material of choice was Valterra, a colour that replicates the patterns of natural wood but with all the advantages of Dekton. In both cases, a 12 mm thickness was chosen, which was also used for the bathtub cladding. Conversely, a bespoke colour called Dekton Greta was created for the shower cladding.

“This project is of great importance to Cosentino South Africa for several reasons. First of all, it is the first major development in the country made entirely of Dekton, specifically, using a large quantity of Dekton Slim (4 mm). Secondly, Dekton was the ideal finish for a multitude of different interior applications thanks to its fantastic features and versatility. Had a different material been used, it would have been limited to certain applications, but not Dekton!”, Cosentino South Africa says finally.

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Xenia Andersson-Sutton

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Dekton

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Worktop

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A hard-wearing and sophisticated worktop that is all about beauty

She is a mother of four and also writes a lifestyle blog promoting healthy habits. That is why Finnish influencer Xenia Andersson-Sutton needed a multi-purpose kitchen where she could cook healthy recipes for the whole family without having to worry about scratches, spills or burns. But for it to light up her Instagram feed, it also had to be very photogenic!

The answer came in the form of the Dekton Rem surface, inspired by one of the most elegant white marbles on the market, the popular Calacatta marble. Its intricate design – with fine brown and grey veining and hints of gold under a subtle grain – reflects the traditional, almost linear structure of this stone, which offers the ultimate in natural sensitivity with the most advanced technological features.

‘Dekton has outstanding properties, but its stylish appearance was even more important in our choice. I was mesmerised by its pure beauty, its marble design seems to me to be very subdued and refined,’ she explains.

Dekton, the ideal surface for large and young families

After a few months of use, Andersson-Sutton admits that the kitchen meets the family’s demanding requirements exceptionally well thanks to its outstanding resistance to daily wear and tear and scratches as well as heat, fire and stains.

‘Our future home, where we will stay forever, will definitely feature a Dekton worktop for a number of reasons. First of all, it is great to use the one we have now. It is incredibly beautiful, exceptionally scratch resistant, does not absorb stains and hot pots and pans can be placed directly on its surface. I have no doubt that this worktop will serve perfectly for the lifetime of the kitchen,’ she says.

IKEA furniture and Beslag Design handles for a minimalist finish

The kitchen unit frames and doors were purchased from IKEA in order to maximise the storage capacity in the writer’s home, while the discreet handles are by Beslag Design. ‘The kitchen’s dominant standard white colour works well to compliment the attractive Dekton Rem worktop centrepiece,’ reflects Andersson-Sutton.

Another highlight of this design is the ‘waterfall’ shape in which the stone appears to fall from the worktop to the floor. The effect the blogger wanted was achieved by stone fabricator Ylämaan Graniitti, who cut the worktop in such a way that its joints are barely visible.

This minimalist style is enhanced by the cooktop extractor integrated in the island. ‘It has turned out to be a great addition, as now there is no need to use a traditional extractor hood,’ stresses Andersson-Sutton.

‘I am immensely pleased with our new kitchen. I love the large kitchen island and the beautiful Dekton Rem worktop. I still find myself admiring the stunning waterfall end of the island every day. The Dekton Rem pattern is powerful enough for my taste. I consider this worktop to be a really classic and sophisticated choice and we are fascinated by its very elegant matt finish,’ concludes the influencer.

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Subiaco (Australia)

Material

Silestone | Dekton | Sensa

Application

Worktops, fronts, showers, wall cladding

Photography

Silvertone Photography

Architecture/Design

Hillam Architects

colour

Charcoal Soapstone Suede, Kensho Suede, Miami White Polished, Calypso Suede | Opera, Domoos | Black Beauty Caresse

End Date

2022

High durability and care for the environment thanks to Dekton, Silestone and Sensa

Common areas to relax in, stunning roof terraces, two swimming pools, barbecue huts, lounges, gym… The second phase of Element 27, the first rental community in Western Australia, has just opened its doors in a luxury setting with every possible amenity.

Element 27 is also a sustainable complex, with charging stations for electric cars, energy-efficient appliances and innovative strategies for water and energy treatment. As a result, it has become Australia’s first carbon neutral flat community.

To obtain the strength that the materials of a rental flat require, the sophistication inherent in this high-end complex and the respect for the environment that Element 27 embodies, the award-winning firm Hillam Architects had it clear: Cosentino surfaces would be their reference product.

“Any Cosentino surface is extremely hard and resistant to stains and marks. This development was built for rental purposes, so the durability of the materials is very important”, explains the studio. And they further say: “Seamless shower walls and trays are a great advantage in terms of maintenance, especially considering Perth’s hard water. At the same time, Cosentino products offer a visually appealing quality”.

In fact, Sentinel, the developer of the complex, always uses materials from the Cosentino brands in their projects: “Sentinel’s overall policy is to use Dekton, Silestone or Sensa by Cosentino for worktops, splashbacks, etc. This helps to maintain consistency between the projects they own and manage, and to ensure a global supply chain”.

Powerful and sophisticated colours

The worktops and fronts in Element 27 feature Cosentino surfaces. Specifically, the material used was Silestone Charcoal Soapstone with a velvety Suede finish. Inspired by the popular soapstone, this tone has a blue-grey finish with strong grey veins, which stands out for its character, depth and movement.

Silestone was also the material of choice for the worktop and front in the laundry area. In this case, Miami White’s warm shade and glossy Polished finish was chosen. In the bathroom, the walls are clad in Dekton Opera, a colour inspired by the elegant Italian Carrara marble thanks to its simple light grey veining that adds depth and character to its creamy white background.

Meanwhile, the shower tray features the Kador Suite model, a rectangular-shaped tray with a contemporary style, for which Silestone Kensho Suede was chosen. Its silky, harmonious grey surface creates environments with an Asian and Zen touch, which makes perfect sense given the decorative aspects of the project.

A rich, textured colour palette inspired by high-end ceramics

“The design of Element 27 responds to the identity of the Fine China precinct, where the complex is located. The rich material palette used for the project conveys the industrial heritage of the site, while blending in with the materiality of the surrounding developments”, says the studio.

In addition, the details of its façade, specially the nuances in its pattern, allude to the subtle variations in texture and colour of this type of ceramic.

For instance, Silestone was used for the walls of the lift and the custom-made desk at the entrance of the building. In this case, the colour chosen was Calypso, a sober and refined tone that adds contrast and depth to bright spaces.

Last but not least, a different Cosentino material was used for the worktop in the barbecue area. The surface chosen was Sensa Black Beauty, an Indian granite with exclusive anti-stain protection. With its black background crossed by white veins reminiscent of the foam of the waves in a wild ocean, this tone is perfectly suited to the richness that Hillam Architects wanted to capture.

Cosentino's materials used in this project

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Charcoal Soapstone

SILESTONE
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Kensho

SILESTONE
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Miami White

SILESTONE
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Calypso

SILESTONE
Opera

Opera

DEKTON
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Domoos

DEKTON
sensa black beauty

Black Beauty

SENSA

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When designing a kitchen, we should let ourselves be guided by our tastes and dare to go beyond the conventional. If you want a house full of character and personality, choosing a black kitchen is a sure hit, especially if you know how to combine the elements.

Undoubtedly, black is synonymous with elegance and, although it may seem daring for a kitchen, the truth is that it has been in vogue in recent years. There is nothing more sophisticated and inviting than a black kitchen!

Kitchens shouldn’t all be the same. That’s why at Cosentino, we have a full range of different colours and textures to suit every personality.

Our design experts know exactly how to combine worktops, claddings, kitchen units and floors with black to create the perfect black kitchen.

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Why choose a black kitchen

If you are still not sure why you should choose a black kitchen, let us tell you the advantages of this colour.

  • Black suits a wide range of styles, from modern to traditional, from rustic to industrial. It adapts to any decorative style.
  • It brings sobriety and elegance to any room, conveying luxury and high quality.
  • It is an easy colour to maintain, as stains go more unnoticed than in other colours, such as white.
  • A black kitchen adds character to your home, making it unique.
  • It is a very suitable colour for a large, well-lit space, as black absorbs light, providing a cosy and intimate feel.

How to achieve an all-black design

To create an all-black look, different shades of black will be used for worktops, floors and claddings. At Cosentino, we have a wide range of shades and finishes in black from our brands, Silestone, Dekton and Sensa, which you can combine to achieve this effect.

You can also choose black accessories such as taps, sinks and electrical appliances, so as not to break the harmony.

If you want to give your design an eye-catching touch, you can combine black with brass, gold or wood details.

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Examples of black kitchens

We bring you a selection of the best black kitchens featuring our brands, where you will surely find inspiration for your perfect black kitchen.

Black kitchen with wood

Both elegant and warm, the combination of wood with Silestone Eternal Marquina is one of the most popular. Dark wood in particular adds warmth to the kitchen without losing any of its character.

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Black and white kitchen

A tried and tested classic is the combination of black kitchen units with a white marbled worktop, such as this one from Silestone in Calacatta Classic.

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Modern black kitchen

Straight lines, minimalist design and decorative elements in black such as ceramics and stools: the perfect combination for a modern kitchen.

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Classic black kitchen

Black is also a perfect choice to create a classic style, combining it with golden details, such as taps and unit handles.

Black industrial kitchen

And if you prefer an industrial style, take a look at this black marbled island featuring Dekton Kairos. It matches perfectly with the spotlights and the rust coloured ceiling beams.

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Do you know why order is so important for our well-being? Several studies have linked clutter and stress, such as the one conducted by the Princeton Neuroscience Institute in 2011. It concluded that in order to be able to concentrate and process information properly, it is necessary to tidy up the space in which we find ourselves, be it our home or our office. According to this study, we are more productive, less irritable and less distracted in a clutter-free environment.

Keeping the kitchen tidy is one of the main challenges for any family, due to the pace of life we lead, the amount of tasks we carry out in the kitchen and the amount of objects and utensils that we have to store in this part of our home.

The kitchen is the heart of the home, but it can also be the heart of chaos. That is why we want to share with you these tips from some experts in the field to help you avoid chaos.

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Keeping the interior of kitchen units tidy is vital

When it comes to the benefits of tidiness in the kitchen, the list is long:

  • Thanks to tidiness, we are aware of what we store and make efficient use of space.
  • We save money by not buying things twice
  • We waste less food by knowing what we have stored in the pantry
  • We save time cooking and cleaning the kitchen
  • We can have room for recycling
  • We reduce visual noise, which gives us a sense of calm and well-being
  • We make our worktop look better by keeping it neat and clean

All this will make us enjoy our kitchen even more and spend more time in it with the family, cooking and hanging out together.

How a professional organiser can help you

 

When faced with the difficult task of organising the interior of kitchen units, the help of a professional organiser can be very useful. This occupation, which has become popular thanks to Marie Kondo, is growing more and more in Spain as organisers help families to tidy up their homes to live better. These experts have innate organisational skills and their training has qualified them to provide a range of services to families and businesses.

 

In Spain, many entrepreneurs have set up their own space organisation business, such as Inma Ruiz from @henko.ordena, Alicia Iglesias from @ordenylimpiezaencasa or Lucía Alfonso from @luaspaces.

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Tips for organising the inside of kitchen units

If you have a large kitchen, with plenty of storage space, it will be easier to have room for every item. Even so, you need to be disciplined, because it is easy to run out of space by hoarding uncontrollably.

If your kitchen is small, however, you will need to use the space more intelligently and look for clever solutions that make the most of every centimetre.

According to the method suggested by Roberta Schira in her book ‘La alegría del orden en la cocina’ (The joy of tidying up the kitchen), all food and utensils that are not eaten or used must be removed from the kitchen. The less utensils and food we store, the more space we have and the better we clean up.

If you are planning to organise the inside of your kitchen units, we recommend that you take a day to do it and follow these steps:

  1. Take everything out of them and be aware of what you have accumulated.
  2. Tidy by category.
  3. Discard anything that is broken, out of date or has not been used in the last year.
  4. Recycle, give away or sell what you have discarded.
  5. Look for suitable storage systems for each category according to the size and quantity of items.
  6. Designate a place for each category and use labels to mark out each space.
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How to organise the interior of kitchen units

Once you have decided where each category will go, start to organise the interior of the kitchen units. To do so, we suggest you follow the advice of the professional organiser LUA SPACES:

 

  • Put the things you use everyday in handy cabinets, and the things you use less frequently in the higher cabinets.
  • Use storage systems inside drawers and cabinets to make the best use of space.
  • Use glass or perspex jars for food in the pantry to make them more visible and give the pantry a more uncluttered look.
  • Use the full height of the cabinets with shelves.
  • Arrange textiles, pot lids and Tupperware lids in an upright position, using organisers for drawers and cabinets.
  • Stack the pots and pans by nesting the smaller ones inside the larger ones.

A tidy and clean kitchen featuring Cosentino materials
In addition to tidying up the inside of the kitchen units, it is equally important to keep the worktop clean and uncluttered. At Cosentino we recommend our Dekton and Silestone surfaces for kitchen worktops and cladding because of their low maintenance and extraordinary hygienic capabilities.

Both Dekton and Silestone are ideal for worktops due to their low porosity and high resistance, which allows you to use regular cleaning products without having to worry about damaging them.
Thanks to their large-format pieces, the number of joints in the surfaces is minimised and they are therefore more hygienic and easier to maintain. Not to mention the neat, minimalist aesthetic that these formats bring to any design.

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Yolanda Cubo Studio

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Location

Calviá, Mallorca (Spain)

Material

Dekton

Application

Worktop

End Date

2022

Architecture/Design

Yolanda Cubo Studio

colour

Sasea

Thickness

12 mm

According to Yolanda Cubo, the renovation of this beachfront holiday home has turned it into a “haven for calm”. For the interior designer in charge of the project, this home located in the tourist area of Torrenova, in Calviá (Mallorca), is one of her most “refined” works.

“Minimalist in style, yet warm and delicate, it is inspired by sea sand, whose small pebbles, as they slipped through my fingers, reminded me of terrazzo, the material that I then used for the bathrooms and kitchen cladding”, she says.

A renovation project with a focus on the kitchen

Indeed, the kitchen was key to the renovation. According to Cubo, the project focused on moving the kitchen from its original location at the entrance of the house to the place where the former master bedroom and the dressing room used to be. The reason? The old kitchen was dimly lit, making it a dark, dreary place where you wouldn’t want to be.

According to the professional, the new layout has provided “a fluid space for the kitchen, living room and dining room open to the sea and brightly lit, which is the new meeting point of the house”.

Dekton Sasea to maximise the brightness of a kitchen with a sea view

To enhance the feeling of spaciousness and brightness, the kitchen features light-reflecting colours that contrast slightly with the natural oak texture of the kitchen island and the beige tone of the tiles used for the front. For this reason, the ultra-compact Dekton by Cosentino surface was used for the worktop.

Specifically, the colour chosen was Sasea, a colour inspired by Sahel limestone that features a cream-grey background full of details, yet soft and gentle, which has all the elegance of Sahel limestone and all the quality of Dekton. From the wide range of thicknesses available, which range from 8 millimetres to 2 centimetres, they opted for 12-millimetre pieces cut into three large slabs for the sink area, the island and the splashback, providing a very modern, clean and minimalist sense of continuity.

Cosentino's materials used in this project

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Sasea

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