Save with your materials and color choices. These bathroom countertops are Silestone, a quartz material that can get pricey. But Atlanta DIY blogger and stylist Jo Torrijos purchased them from a home improvement store at the right time -- when there was a special offer. Plus, she says the color she chose was in the “A” category, so it was one of the less expensive color options and comparable to lower-priced granite.
A crisp Silestone vanity creates dimension and movement by jutting in and out. The Purist faucet adds to the clean, geometric lines in the space while a custom mirror slides back and forth in the background.
Get a modern classic look with affordable elements, like a black silestone countertop instead of higher-priced granite or marble, and cheerful furniture. These yellow barstools, which cost $260 for a pair, have a durable plastic seat to handle spills and messes.
A bathroom adjacent to the home office is punctuated by a mocha-brown color palette. A Silestone-tiled shower stall pairs with a Silestone-topped rustic maple Wellborn vanity in the HGTV Dream Home 2010.
The built-in acrylic tub by Americh in the HGTV Dream Home 2010 master bathroom is surrounded by natural Silestone tile, as is the adjacent glass-enclosed shower stall. A 12-votive candle centerpiece dazzles on the countertop.
Think outside the box with vanities in small spaces. Jo Torrijos, an Atlanta DIYer and stylist, created a makeup vanity area in her spa blue bathroom with a shelf that’s deep enough to hold the essentials. She used a small slab of inexpensive Silestone for the shelf.
A mix of neutral tones create a fun mosaic tile backsplash between the white cabinetry in this contemporary kitchen. The tile appears again in a little built-in office nook beneath a glass door cabinet. Two orange pendant lights add a pop of color above the small island and set of tall bar chairs.
This minimalist kitchen design features beautiful walnut cabinets, Silestone countertops and light hardwood flooring. A marble backsplash in a subway design is bright and cheery against the natural cabinets.
Within the garage-turned-media-room, "HGTV Star" contestant Boris Eckey added a horseshoe bar with Silestone countertops, a wine wall and dual refrigerators to create the ultimate indoor/outdoor party space.