Speaking of granite, soapstone is a softer stone and is cut into smaller slabs. Consequently, large areas‐typically more than 7 feet‐will require more than one piece and will have seams. The larger slabs of architectural grade come from Brazil, according to Sierra Soapstone, but it is also quarried in India and parts of the east coast of the US, such as Appalachia and Vermont.
As always, mixing and matching types of kitchen storage is also an option. Today‘s kitchen designs can include storage that is closed, some that is open, along with added specialized units, all in combinations that suit the way you live. The open units at the end serve as display space, the center wine rack is a special feature that some homeowners will love, and the cabinets include standard doors as well as frosted glass. It‘s the best of all worlds in a casual and functional space that includes multiple types of kitchen storage.
Stone is one of the most popular kitchen surfaces and among all the options, soapstone countertops may be the most durable and generally care‐free. These totally natural countertops develop their own patina and character over time. As with most countertop materials, it‘s important to research the pros and cons before investing in a particular type of material.