Beach House White Quartz Countertops


The white quartz countertops are installed and I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love them. The beach house kitchen should be done soon!

If you have ever remodeled a kitchen, you know this is the scary/exciting part. The cabinets are in, the countertops are in, and everything I have visualized is becoming a reality. I am so happy because the reality is exactly what I have envisioned. Actually, it’s even better!

White quartz countertops on top of a white kitchen island.
white house with black shutters and green lawn
The Beach House

The Beach House Kitchen

White, tan and gray quartz countertop on the island and cabinets in the beach house kitchen

This photo makes me realize that we are one step closer to finishing the kitchen! Now that the white quartz countertops are installed, all that is left is one more coat of paint, final sanding, and staining of the floors, appliance installation, and tile.

I believe that should take about two weeks.

Here is a close-up of the white quartz countertop on our island. It’s called Eurostone Calcutta Gold and is designed after stunning Italian marble with a combination of thin grey and gold veining throughout.

White, tan and gray quartz countertop in the beach house kitchen

If you look at our kitchen mood board, you can see the appliances have gold handles. The quartz countertop has both gray and gold so it will mix perfectly with the appliances (which have both stainless and gold) and faucets. It is absolutely perfect!

Moodboard Beach House Kitchen (1)

Where to Find this White Quartz

White quartz countertops with white upper and lower cabinets.

You can learn more about this quartz and order it from Mission Tile West Kitchen and Bath. Mission Tile West is local, owned by friends of mine, they have impeccable service, and great prices. I will be sharing a lot more about Mission Tile West soon because I worked with them on many projects in the beach house.

White quartz countertops on top of white lower cabinets.

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Why White Quartz Countertops?

White, tan and gray quartz countertop on the island and family room with white mantle

In our house in South Pasadena, we have honed marble countertops and a butcher block island. In Waco, we have quartz countertops.

There is no doubt that quartz counters are more durable and resistant to scratches, cracks, and chips than marble and butcherblock. Quartz also resists water damage, heat, stains, cracks, mold, and bacteria.

So it was a no-brainer when I chose white quartz countertops for the beach house kitchen.

Benefits of Quartz Countertops

White, tan and gray quartz countertop on the island and cabinets in the beach house kitchen

There are a lot of companies that make quartz countertops and here are the benefits of the ones I got from Eurostone.

  • Scratch Resistant – EuroStone is among the hardest materials available, therefore will not easily scratch.
  • Stain resistant – Extremely stain resistant, requires no maintenance.
  • Heat and burn resistant – EuroStone is 93% Natural Quartz, and withstands hot kitchen utensils.
  • Chip and crack resistance – EuroStone’s strength and flexibility make it less vulnerable than Natural Stone.
  • Mold and mildew resistance – EuroStone’s non-porous surface makes it more resistant than Granite.
  • Non-porous – EuroStone’s non-porous surface is resistant to bacterial growth which makes it ideal for food preparation surfaces, hospitals, and clinics.
  • Maintenance-free – EuroStone is durable, needs no sealing or waxing, and will maintain its beauty.

Our White Kitchen

White, tan and gray quartz countertop on the island and cabinets in the beach house kitchen

I keep reading that white kitchens are going out of style but I don’t agree. I love how this white kitchen is shaping up and I think this kitchen will be in style for a very long time!

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Quartz vs Granite

Granite and quartz are both popular choices for countertops, but they have some key differences.

Granite is a natural stone that is quarried from the earth and cut into slabs. It is known for its unique patterns and colors, and no two pieces of granite are exactly the same. Granite is a durable and heat-resistant material, but it does require regular sealing to protect it from stains.

Quartz, on the other hand, is an engineered stone made from natural quartz combined with resin binders. Quartz countertops have a uniform appearance and come in a wide range of colors and patterns. They are also durable and heat-resistant, and do not require sealing.

In terms of maintenance, granite requires regular sealing to protect it from stains, whereas quartz is non-porous and does not require sealing. Granite is also more heat resistant than quartz.

In terms of price, granite and quartz countertops are generally similar in price, but the cost can vary depending on the type of granite or quartz and the thickness of the slab.

So really, it comes down to personal choice. Granite is a natural stone with unique patterns and colors that require sealing, while quartz is an engineered stone with a more uniform appearance that does not require sealing. Both are durable and heat-resistant, but granite is more heat resistant. Both are similar in price.

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  1. Love this! We recently got quartz countertops that look similar and we are so happy with them. I’m sure you will be, too.

  2. The counter top looks beautiful, but you may be sorry you didn’t round the edges at the corners, would look softer and prevent running into them that causes bruises as you get older. Just a observation, didn’t see a waterfall either.

    1. Looks so fresh and clean. Love a white kitchen too. You can use accessories to change out the feel and color, as you well know! 😁

    1. Beautiful! I love that the countertop has gold in it to compliment the champagne bronze cabinet pulls. I noticed others have commented on the lack of a waterfall edge. I know that they are popular right now, but that wouldn’t be my choice either. I’m pretty sure that isn’t a hard and fast rule, unless maybe you were going for a very modern look. I look forward to seeing the completed kitchen!

      1. Hi Sharon! Thank you so much. Totally, it’s just not what we went with! Who knows maybe that will change down the line but for now I’m really happy with how it looks 🥰🙌🏻 I am so excited to see it finished too!

    1. Hi Leila! I chose granite for two reasons. First, quartz does not require sealing and is easier to care for. Second, I fell in love with this particular piece for the island, so that sealed the deal! No pun intended! There’s also a detailed section about quartz vs granite in the post, if you want to check that out 🤗

    1. Waterfall edges on the island would be too modern. This house is at the beach as mine is, but in NJ and I also do not have a waterfall island as my home is farmhouse/coastal. IMO waterfall looks good in very modern spaces.

  3. Looks great! We installed Vadara Calacatta Blanco quartz a few months ago in our kitchen and I love it. I have the Cafe refrigerator and the GE Monogram range. I love how the counter picks up the gold, grey and browns.

  4. Very nice! I had the same type of refrigerator surround and ended up spray painting it white on the inside so the wood tone wouldn’t show from a distance.

  5. We recently got some quartz countertops that resemble marble and I looooove them!!!! They feel so fancy in my kitchen! They’re easy to care for and just beautiful. I think you’ll love yours. I sure love mine!!

  6. Hi looks fabulous! I’m remodeling my kitchen right now, and been to many stone yards and I’m not finding anything that makes my heart pitter-patter. I do like this one, though, I like the flow and the veining and grey and gold-ish tones. On another note, what color did you choose for the walls?

  7. I have had quartz countertops in our vacation home for more than 3 years now, they absolutely are NOT heat resistant or chip resistant! I get hot glass dishes from out of the under counter microwave and set them on the counters over the years… there are rings! They look like water rings, they are permanent, I have ruined my counters by not using a hot pad. Be careful, mine are Palmari, from AZ Tile, in SoCal. The chipping came from the Vegas and Death Vally floods last year. Our house was complete for about 6 months before the flood hit our area. Spring Mountain Race Track…. The mud that came thru the house was devastating. We saved almost everything because we flew here and started the restoration process within hours, vs waiting for a company to help. But with that came clumsy contractors that dropped heavy tools on our countertops, they chipped in two different places, we had the countertop sub come sand, buff and reseal them. Please don’t say they are chip proof. We were here day and night, staying in our RV, managing all the subs during restoration and cannot figure out what was placed, dropped or hit on them. They are beautiful when you don’t want to go with natural stone, like quartzite, but they have their drawbacks. I needed 9 slabs to do this home, and without driving to 5 different locations to get a bundle that would all match…I settled for the man made Quartz.

    1. I am so sorry what you have gone through. What a nightmare! I mentioned in my post that the Eurostone Quartz countertops are heat and scratch-resistant. Not necessarily all of the brands.

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