Kitchen Design in Olympia, WA

The start of any kitchen remodel begins with a new kitchen design. Today’s modern kitchens are not complete without tile and stone. Your countertops and backsplash will be the centerpiece of your new kitchen. Finding the perfect blend of stone countertops and tile backsplash will make a difference between an “Okay” design, and getting that “Wow” factor that your friends and family are going to notice right away when they walk into your new kitchen.

Where to Start?

First off, you will want narrow down the material and color selection for your new kitchen. There is a large selection of hundreds of countertop choices and thousands of tiles to choose from.

Another factor with the design is space utilization. What are your goals for the project? Do you want more cupboard space? Where is your stainless steel sink going to sit?

Different Types of Stone Countertops

Besides finding a stone that matches the color scheme of your kitchen, it is also important to note the functionality of the stone and tile you pick. Four stones for countertops include:

Soap Stone

Comparing Quartz and Granite Kitchen Countertops

Quartz Countertops

With proper care, Quartz countertops can last a lifetime. In addition, this stone is a great choice because of the surfaces nonporous nature, and because of its antimicrobial properties.

Granite Countertops

With granite you will be able to find a wide selection of colors. Aesthetics is a huge part of any new kitchen design. Find a color that works well with your new kitchen design, and one that can match almost any color of backsplashes.

Using Kitchen Counter Backsplash

There are a lot of kitchen design ideas out there. Trying to find the best way to add a tile backsplash to best match your countertops can be a difficult task. Or perhaps you should start with a tile backsplash, and design around that?

Here at Distinctive Tile and Stone with have over 25 years of experience in the Olympia and Lacey area. We can help you narrow down all the choices, so you can find the best possible design.

Contact us today to get started with your new kitchen design

After the Design Has Been Established – The Remodeling Process

Ok, so now you got the design sorted out. Now what about:

  • Fabrication?
  • Delivery?
  • Installation?

We got you covered.

Fabrication of the Stone and Tile

Fabricating stone and tile is not an easy process. It’s not as simple as pulling out your chisel. The modern tools used for cutting stone and tile are expensive, hard to use, and require a lot of skill. Contact us to learn about how you can get a professional looking cut for a reasonable price.

Delivery and Installation

It doesn’t take a stone expert to know that stone countertops are not easy to transport. We can deliver and install the new stone and tile to your Olympia or Lacey home in a timely manner with minimal impact to your day-to-day routine.


7009 Martin Way East, Olympia, WA 98516