When planning a remodel, there are choices to be made at every turn. Fixtures, knobs, appliances and flooring, to name a few. The most prominent, and most impactful visual, however, is the choice you’ll make for your countertop. With so many surfaces to choose from, how do you know where to start? Let’s look at some primary factors you’ll need to consider.
Function: Every kitchen is used a little differently. While some are serious, devoted cooking zones, others are gathering spots for family and friends.
Style: Some kitchens simply make a statement. They often serve as a point of expression for design and lifestyle.
Material: How are countertops made? How does each surface differ from a durability standpoint? What is the impact of that production? Does that matter? Eco-friendly production is a common oversight by many remodelers.
Budget: The big one. At the end of the day is the bottom line. What can you afford? What do you have to sacrifice? Budget defines every remodel, but it doesn’t have to define style or function.
Quartz countertops are an engineered surface comprised of ground quartz stone, binding resins and dyes. They offer a comparable look and feel to granite countertops at a more reasonable price point.
Stylish, affordable and versatile, laminate countertops provide an eco-friendly do-it-all surface that stands up well to any lifestyle. Laminate countertops can provide a look and of more expensive surfaces including wood, granite, metal or marble.
Clean, modern and cool, solid surface countertops provide simple yet elegant upgrade to any kitchen. Solid surfaces offer a great combination of versatility and durability.
The choice for commercial kitchens everywhere. Stainless steel is strong and dependable against anything you can throw at it. Typically, stainless steel counters are forged from a stain- and corrosion resistant alloy
Wood can provide a functional, yet soulful touch to any kitchen. Depending on your style, wood can provide a practical prepping surface or a more refined, lacquered texture.
Granite countertops have become the standard for durability, elegance and design. Completely natural, granite countertops provide a unique aesthetic for any kitchen.
A cement countertop is simply concrete formed to spec. Simple, bold and beautiful. Cement offers an industrial, yet clean, look that is almost certain to outlast any other surface on the market.