Natural quartz surfaces wrap the cooking station and top most of the kitchen's counters. The Silestone quartz emits low-to-no emissions of toxic chemicals and has built-in antimicrobial protection that deters the growth of odor-causing bacteria, mold, and mildew; Silestone (800/291-1311; silestoneusa.com). Efficient appliances from Bosch use less energy. The company also is committed to low-impact manufacturing processes (boschappliances.com).
Cooktop (#NGT745UC); oven (#HBL5035AUC); microwave (#HMB405, with trim kit #HMT405); warming drawer (#HWD305); dishwasher (#SHV46C13UC); refrigerator (#B20CS50SNS): Bosch, 800/866-2022,
Countertops ("Caramel Rhine Leather''): Silestone by Cosentino USA, 800/291-1311, silestoneusa.com.
Backsplash: The Powder Room, 516/365-5577.
Bowl on cooktop: The Breakfast Room Ltd., 516/365-8500.