Once you have decided to make upgrades to your bathroom or kitchen you’ll need to start searching for the right counter tops. They are available in a wide range of materials and you’ll have to base your decision on a few different factors. You should take a look at the durability of the surface, the appearance it provides and how a certain counter top would fit into your budget.
The countertop you decide to purchase will be a long-term investment and in many cases you’ll get your back your money, or at least a good part of it, once you decide to sell your home. In the meantime, you’ll be able to enjoy all the benefits of your new counter.
Your budget will probably play a huge role in the decision-making process for your new counter top. If you have a limited budget, you may have to overlook the natural stone choices and look at the other budget-friendly alternatives. You will be able to find something that works into your home renovation cost plans that can look great once it is installed.
Remember that your countertop can set the entire tone of the kitchen so be sure to choose it carefully and decide on one that reflects your own personal style and what you need in terms of functionality. Many home buyers want to see granite in the kitchen but engineered stone such as quartz has become more popular due to its durability, stain resistance and aesthetics.
If you’re looking for consistency in your countertop you’ll do best with a solid surface or a quartz top. These types of counters also require minimal maintenance and are extremely durable. These 2 types of counters don’t need to be sealed and can mimic the appearance of granite and slate.
If you want something that is warm and neutral take a look at slate, soapstone and granite. While these natural stones require slightly more maintenance, they have earthy tones with a natural appeal.
If you want something that fits all of the above, Formica steps up to the plate. Available in just about any type of pattern style and color, you’ll find just what you want and best of all, you’ll find it at a lower price point.
When it comes to kitchen renovations, this can be the room that is the most stressful to try to remodel or upgrade. There are simply so many options available for counter tops that it may be hard to get started. If you need any help or guidance, please stop by and show us some pictures of your kitchen. Our consultants will be able to help you match your lifestyle and personal preferences with the right countertop that also fits into your budget.