Tips on Choosing the Best Kitchen Countertops

Posted by Lori Bragg - 15 August, 2019

When it comes to a kitchen remodel, one of the major changes you can make is to install new countertops. In older homes, countertops are often outdated, installed in an odd color or cheap material. When you update your countertops to a quality material and beautiful color, it can transform your kitchen into an entirely different space. Learn more about your options below and tips on how to choose your new countertops.

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Choose a Durable Material

When looking for a new countertop material, it is important to choose a durable option. You want to use a material that will last for years to come and be resistant to scratches as well as heat. Quartz or granite are quality materials that you can use to upgrade your kitchen space with countertops that can withstand everyday use. Both materials come in a variety of colors and patterns to help you find a nice look for your home.

 

Match Your Color Scheme

When planning a kitchen remodel, you most likely have a color scheme in mind. Choosing a neutral tone will allow you to find a countertop that can fit within any color scheme down the road. Today’s countertops come in a variety of colors and designs, so every homeowner can find a style that matches their preferences. From simple white, black or gray quartz or granite, to more of a marbled design, the options are endless.

 

Consider your cabinetry color when choosing countertops as they will need to play off each other. Darker cabinets go well with lighter white or gray countertops and vice versa. Look at varying styles to find the right design for your new kitchen installation.

 

Mix and Match Styles

To bring in a high design look to your kitchen, consider adding a varying countertop to your island. This will help add contrast to the space. You can do this with your cabinetry as well by changing the color of your island cabinets. Mixing and matching countertop styles from your main countertops to your island creates interest in the kitchen as well as a conversation piece.

 

Invest in Professionals

If you want your countertop installation to be done correctly, invest in professional assistance. You can try to install the countertops yourself, but it takes know-how to get every edge to line up correctly. With just one mistake, it can cause damage or issues with your countertops. Always have professionals complete your installation so that you can enjoy your new kitchen investment.

 

These are just a few tips you can follow when installing new countertops in your home. Take time in planning your new kitchen design so you can achieve the exact look you are going for while staying on budget. If you’re ready to upgrade your kitchen countertops, contact S&W Kitchens today!

 

Topics: Countertops, Kitchen and Bath Expert, design, kitchen design


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