Custom Kitchen in LibertyvilleTraditional Kitchen, Chicago

This custom kitchen, built by Century Bay Builders, features black slate countertops, slate farmhouse-style sink, custom white cabinets with inset doors and drawers (By Joliet Cabinetry), site built coffered ceiling, and hand-scraped wide plank oak floors throughout the first floor.

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jstanley398 wrote:Dec 31, 2014
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    Hello, Carmine. This isn't my project, but I have slate counters and they are uniformly flat just like any other stone counter. I love it. It's durable and beautiful. I also had a slate top made for my outdoor dining table and after 5 years in the elements it remains smooth and unstained.

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    Century Bay Builders

    Hi Carmine,

    These tops are not completely flat. There are a few areas that do have some high and low spots but are not quite as pronounced as a slate tile. As we were laying out the counter tops with the client and counter fabricator, we selected to put the "character" ridges off to the side of the main working areas. I hope this helps.

lovepasos wrote:Nov 30, 2014
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    Century Bay Builders
    The floors are from Anderson Hardwood. Simarron 5" handscraped, color = HSRO5796-bay
hspokrywka wrote:Apr 8, 2014
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    Century Bay Builders
    The backsplash tile is a 2x4 ivory subway tile with a crackle glaze from spain.
cpulkrab wrote:Mar 16, 2014
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    Century Bay Builders
    The floors are from Anderson Hardwood. Simarron 5" hand-scraped, color = HSRO5796-bay.
meredithp75 wrote:Mar 16, 2014
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    Century Bay Builders
    Yes, the sink is made of the same slate as the countertops.

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Kathryn Peltier Design added this to Kitchen Countertop Materials: 5 More Great Alternatives to GraniteMar 3, 2014

Black is a popular color choice for slate too. Pros: Nonporous, durable, fairly inexpensiveCons: Limited color rangeCost: $50 to $65 per square footGood for you if: You want a natural, earthy countertop

What Houzzers are commenting on:

Jonathan Honour added this to Kitchen RemodelOct 9, 2019

Storage and barstools under island

HU-759197923 added this to KitchenOct 9, 2019

I like the idea of the stools fitting underneath the counter top to save space. I also like the contrast of dark/light counters and cabinets.

evvljm added this to bathroom ideasSep 11, 2019

Slate counter "Durable, nonporous and affordable"

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