How to Choose the Right Countertops for Your Newly Installed Cabinets

Renovating your kitchen is an exciting and also stressful time. There are many decisions you need to make and these decisions will be with you for a very long time. Countertops are a vital part of our kitchens. They are lovely to look at and also serve a great purpose in our daily lives. Here are some options for you to consider.

Which Countertop Is Right For Me?

One of the first things you need to keep in mind is your budget. There can be a wide gap in prices for certain materials.

Laminate

Laminate is easy on those of you with a tight budget. Plus, it has come along way in the past few years. You can find laminate countertops that come in many colors and patterns.

Find these countertops to look like marble or granite at a fraction of the cost. If you take care of them, they will serve you well for many years to come. Get them to match your new cabinets.

Butcher Block

These wooden blocks make great countertops. They are inexpensive and while they require proper care, they are unbeatable for value and a great rustic, natural look. If wood is the theme with your new cabinets, why not go a lighter or darker color.

Ceramic Tiles

Tiles are another way to go. The nice thing about tiles is they are not as expensive as some other materials, they are easy to install and they can come in many different patterns, shapes, and colors.

You can even mix it up a bit with a few different colors to bring out the color or lack of color in your new cabinets. They do need to be sealed, as the grout around them can become stained. If one does get damaged, you can simply replace it, and not have to replace the entire countertop.

Stainless Steel

For quality and endurance, many will not meet the stainless steel countertops. Not terribly expensive, they have that sleek, shiny look that you see in professional kitchens. For serious cooks and more, match them up to the silver knobs and handles on your new cabinets.

Quartz

With quartz, we are moving in the higher end of materials. Not as expensive as marble or granite, it is easier to install and doesn’t require the high maintenance of the other two just mentioned. They can be made with pigment to match new cabinets or look more like marble and granite without the price tag.

Marble

Looks fantastic but for the price you pay, you are going to need to take great care of them. Marble will be easily stained or marked with sharp objects or scratched when sliding things. They look nice but require a lot of care.

Granite

Granite is still a very popular choice for countertops. It is rather reasonably priced when compared to other natural stones and doesn’t require a lot of maintenance. However, if the sealant wears off, it can get stained very quickly with things like mustard, beets, or wine.

Pick What You Like

While it can be tempting to pick countertops or cabinets by what is ‘trending’, it should really come down to what you want. Why would you want your kitchen to look like countless others?

Find what you like and do your own thing. There are so many options available and you can get cabinets to match the countertops in many of the materials mentioned. Ask your professionals about what they think. They see them all the time and have great insight into what will work best for your new kitchen.

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