Upscale Kitchen Design: Choosing a Countertop
The countertop in your kitchen gets a lot of use throughout the day and while you may love a certain material or look more than others, the types of countertops that you have fallen in love with may not be the ones that are perfect for your lifestyle. There are three things that you should take into consideration before choosing the type of countertop that you want in your upscale kitchen.
How much time do you want to spend maintaining your countertops?
How many times a day do you wipe up spills on your countertops?
These are two important questions that you need to ask yourself before you even look at a countertop!
- Quartz is the easiest countertop to maintain, because it does not need to be sealed every few months. It also doesn’t stain easily like other countertops can.
- Granite is just as durable as quartz, but it needs to be sealed occasionally to ensure that it does not become damaged over time.
- Jerusalem stone and concrete are also very durable and their maintenance is quite easy as well.
- Soapstone is another material that does not stain and you may want to choose this material since it is resistant to bacteria that can build up over time.
Many people love marble countertops, be we want to caution you from installing them throughout your entire kitchen space. This material can stain easily and it can become chipped over time. We do recommend installing a small marble countertop though if you love baking, as it is the best countertop for rolling out dough.
The Look and Style
The style of your kitchen may determine the type of countertop you decide to install. Marble, quartz, and granite are best for traditional kitchens, while stainless steel or concrete look fabulous in more modern kitchens.
Butcher block countertops or ones made from recycled materials look great in a transitional kitchen as does a quartz material in either a marble pattern or a solid natural color.
No matter what material you choose, please keep in mind that a more luxurious look can be accomplished with a thicker counter instead of a thin one.
Your budget cannot get thrown out the window as you are choosing a new countertop for your kitchen. The countertops that cost the most include granite, quartz, and marble and the cheaper ones include concrete and butcher block.
We hope that these tips will help you as you’re choosing a new countertop for your upscale kitchen. We can help you as you are weighing the pros and cons of each countertop material and we can install it as soon as you have finally made up your mind as to which one will work best in your space.
When you’re ready to take the plunge and recreate your kitchen, give us a call at 404-378-6962. We’ll schedule an appointment for a consultation so we can get a better idea of the type of kitchen you want and need.