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Stone & Tile in Kitchen Design








Aesthetic Appeal

In modern home design, a kitchen fireplace adds a touch of rustic charm or elegant sophistication, depending on the style. Architects and interior designers often use materials like natural stone, brick, or sleek, contemporary tiles to create a statement piece that complements the kitchen’s overall design theme. The fireplace can serve as the centerpiece of the kitchen, around which other design elements revolve. Its presence adds warmth and a welcoming atmosphere that is highly valued in a space where people often gather.

Functional Benefits

While less commonly used for daily cooking, modern kitchen fireplaces are sometimes designed to be functional for culinary purposes, especially in homes that celebrate the art of cooking. For instance, a wood-fired oven integrated into the fireplace can be used for baking pizzas or bread, providing authentic flavors that are difficult to replicate with standard kitchen appliances.

Modern Adaptations

Incorporating a fireplace into a modern kitchen requires thoughtful design to ensure it blends seamlessly with modern appliances and fixtures. Safety is also a paramount concern, with proper ventilation and heat-resistant materials being crucial components of the design. Modern kitchen fireplaces often feature advanced technologies like gas or electric fireplaces that offer the visual appeal of traditional fireplaces but with easier maintenance and operation.

Sustainability and Efficiency

Contemporary design also focuses on sustainability. Many modern fireplaces are designed to be eco-friendly, using materials and fuels that minimize environmental impact. For example, pellet stoves or eco-friendly logs can provide the warmth and ambiance of a wood-burning fireplace without the same level of pollutants.



Beautiful | Durable | Versatile


Stone backsplashes add a natural, timeless element to kitchen design, blending functionality with aesthetic appeal. They are made from materials like granite, marble, slate, or travertine, each offering unique patterns and colors that can complement any kitchen décor. Stone is durable and heat-resistant, making it an excellent choice for areas behind stoves and sinks where protection from splashes and stains is essential.

Stone Accent Walls

Stone accent walls are a popular design choice in modern interiors, providing a striking visual element that can transform any room. By incorporating the rugged beauty and texture of natural stone, these walls become the focal point of a space, lending both rustic charm and contemporary sophistication.

Advantages of Stone Walls


Natural Beauty 

The inherent beauty of natural stone, with its unique colors, textures, and patterns, adds a touch of authenticity and aesthetic appeal to any space.


Stone is a durable and long-lasting material, capable of withstanding the test of time and resisting wear and tear. This durability makes stone walls a reliable and sustainable choice.

Versatility In Design

Stone walls are incredibly versatile and can complement a wide range of architectural styles. Whether used in rustic, traditional, or modern settings, stone walls enhance the overall design with their adaptable nature..

Thermal Mass Properties

Stone has thermal mass properties, meaning it can absorb, store, and release heat slowly. This can contribute to the regulation of indoor temperatures, providing a comfortable and energy-efficient environment.

Sound Insulation

Stone walls offer natural sound insulation, helping to reduce noise transmission between rooms. This quality is particularly beneficial in creating private and peaceful spaces within a home or building.

Texture and Character Insulation

The natural texture of stone adds character and depth to walls, creating a visually interesting and tactile surface. The irregularities and variations in stone contribute to a unique and distinctive appearance.

Cultural and Historical Significance

Stone has been used in construction for centuries, contributing to the historical and cultural significance of stone walls. The use of stone can evoke a sense of tradition and connection to the past.

Low Maintenance

Stone walls are relatively low-maintenance, requiring minimal care over time. They do not rot, warp, or deteriorate as some other building materials might, reducing the need for frequent repairs.

Environmental Sustainability

Using natural stone in construction can be considered environmentally sustainable, especially when sourced responsibly. Stone is a natural resource that, when extracted and processed mindfully, can have a lower environmental impact compared to some synthetic materials.

Artistic Customization

Stone walls allow for artistic customization, with various patterns, shapes, and installation techniques available. This flexibility enables designers and homeowners to create unique and personalized spaces.

Stone Flooring


Marble Flooring

Marble is a luxurious choice that brings a classic elegance to any space. Known for its rich veining and the variety of its colors, marble flooring can elevate the aesthetic of high-traffic areas like entryways and bathrooms. It is prized for its unique appearance, but requires regular maintenance to keep it looking pristine.

Granite Flooring

Granite is one of the hardest and most durable stone flooring options. It resists scratches and chips, making it an ideal choice for kitchens, where heavy foot traffic and the potential for spills are common. Available in a range of colors and finishes, granite offers a high-end look while being practical for daily use.

Slate Flooring

Slate flooring is recognized for its natural slip resistance and rustic beauty. It comes in various shades of grey, green, and brown, and can be used both indoors and outdoors due to its durability and resistance to temperature changes. Slate floors are often chosen for their ability to provide a natural, earthy feel to a room.

Limestone Flooring

Limestone is a softer stone that offers a subtle elegance with its relatively uniform appearance and light color palette. It’s most suitable for areas with lower foot traffic, like living rooms. Limestone needs sealing to prevent stains and scratches and maintain its smooth finish.

Travertine Flooring

Travertine is a type of limestone that is known for its pitted surface and tumbled appearance, adding a touch of antique flair to its surroundings. This flooring is softer and more porous than granite or slate, making it comfortable underfoot but also more susceptible to staining if not sealed properly.

Sandstone Flooring

Sandstone flooring offers an earthy charm with its grainy texture and variation in color. It is less durable than granite or slate but can be sealed to enhance its durability and resistance to moisture. Sandstone’s warm tones make it a popular choice for creating a welcoming and cozy atmosphere in homes.

Quartzite Flooring

Quartzite is a hard, metamorphic rock that offers a striking crystalline appearance resembling marble but with the durability of granite. It is highly resistant to wear and tear, making it suitable for high-traffic areas. The shimmering quality of quartzite floors can bring a luminous quality to any space.

Custom Brickwork

We Specialize in:


Brick Walls

Accent walls for your kitchen in a variety of styles from rustic to modern.


Brick Flooring

Timeless elegance and durability


Brick Pizza Ovens

A must have for pizza lovers!


Brick Fireplaces

Add warmth and coziness to any kitchen

Countertop Options


Granite is highly sought after for its beauty and uniqueness, as no two slabs are exactly the same. It’s very durable, resistant to heat, and if properly sealed, can also be stain resistant.


Quartz countertops are engineered stone products that offer a wider range of colors compared to natural stone. They are non-porous, making them highly resistant to staining and very hygienic. Quartz is also durable and does not require sealing.


Marble is prized for its rich veining and luxurious feel. It’s naturally cool temperature is ideal for baking centers. However, it’s more porous and softer than granite or quartz, making it susceptible to scratches, stains, and etching.



Soapstone is another natural stone option that is highly resistant to heat and does not stain easily. It has a softer feel than granite or quartz and develops a distinct patina over time which can add character to the kitchen.


Concrete countertops are versatile as they can be cast in any shape and tinted any shade. They offer a unique, industrial look and are quite durable. However, they must be sealed regularly to resist stains and water.


Kitchen Design

Custom Tile Installation

Ceramic, porcelain, glass, stone, and mosaic tiles,Backsplashes, countertops, and flooring Detailed tile patterns and custom designs


Countertop Design

Granite, marble, quartz, and other natural stone options

Custom-cut countertops to fit any kitchen layout

Integrated sinks and edge detailing

Cabinetry work

Custom-built cabinets to fit your kitchen

Refacing and refinishing existing cabinets

Installation of pre-manufactured cabinets

Kitchen Layout Planning

Space optimization and functional layout design, Integration of kitchen islands and peninsulas, Workflow and accessibility planning


Backsplash Design

Custom tile backsplash designs

Installation of mosaic and patterned backsplashes

Selection of materials and color coordination


Flooring Solutions

Tile, hardwood, laminate, and stone flooring

Heated flooring systems

Durable and easy-to-clean options

Lighting Solutions

Task, ambient, and accent lighting solutionsUnder-cabinet lighting installation

Selection of energy-efficient lighting options

Wall Finishes

Decorative plaster and stucco finishes

Brick and stone veneer installations

Custom paint and texture finishes



Q: What should I consider before starting a ktchen remodel?

A: Before starting a kitchen remodel, consider your budget, the layout and functionality you want, the style and design preferences, and the materials and appliances you wish to include. It’s also important to think about the timeline and any potential disruptions to your daily routine.

Q: How long does a kitchen remode typically take?

A: The duration of a kitchen remodel depends on the scope of the project. A minor remodel may take 2-4 weeks, while a major renovation can take several months. We will provide a detailed timeline during the planning phase.

Q: Do I need a permit?

A: Permit requirements vary by location and the extent of the remodel. Generally, major changes such as electrical, plumbing, and structural modifications will require permits. We can help you navigate the permit process and ensure all necessary approvals are obtained.

Q: How do I choose the right materials and finishes?

A: Our design team will assist you in selecting materials and finishes that match your style, budget, and functional needs. We provide samples and can recommend options that are durable, easy to maintain, and aesthetically pleasing.

Q: Do you offer design services?

A: Yes, we offer comprehensive design services, including layout planning, 3D renderings, material selection, and color coordination. Our goal is to create a kitchen that meets your needs and reflects your personal style.

Q: How do you handle unexpected issues during remodel?

A: While we strive to plan for every detail, unexpected issues can arise. We will communicate any issues promptly and work with you to find the best solutions. Our team is experienced in handling challenges and ensuring the project stays on track.

Q: What is the process for a kitchen remodel?


Our process includes:

  1. Initial Consultation: Discuss your vision, budget, and timeline.
  2. Design Phase: Create layout plans, 3D renderings, and select materials.
  3. Permitting and Approvals: Obtain necessary permits.
  4. Demolition and Preparation: Prepare the space for construction.
  5. Construction and Installation: Complete the remodel according to the plan.
  6. Final Walkthrough and Inspection: Ensure everything meets your satisfaction.

10. Do you offer financing options?

Yes, we offer financing options to help make your kitchen remodel more affordable. Contact us to learn more about our financing plans and how we can assist you in managing your project budget.

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Based out of Federal Way, WA

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