The kitchen countertop is both functional and decorative, and is usually the centerpiece of any kitchen remodeling project. It’s important to pick the right one, however, because not all countertops can do the same thing. In this post, we’ll help you narrow your choices down.
Elegant Kitchens Need Elegant Countertops
An elegant, neo-classic kitchen that’s all about visual aesthetics needs an equally attractive countertop. Premium materials include granite, quartz and marble. Granite countertops, in particular, are sought-after since they last a long time, and they’re easy to maintain.
Quartz or engineered stone is a viable alternative to granite. While not as striking as marble and granite, it costs less. It’s almost as durable as the other two and requires little to no maintenance to remain beautiful.
Modern Kitchens and Minimalist Aesthetics
For modern and contemporary kitchens, functionality supersedes ornamentation. As a result, your kitchen countertop will likely be the only adornment in your kitchen. Stainless steel countertops are the ubiquitous choice for more modern kitchens due to their minimalist appearance and low-maintenance properties. It’s also a practical choice as stainless steel is the most affordable material as far as countertops are concerned though some worry over its stark, industrial aspect.
Porcelain is another good choice for modern kitchens. Though commonly used in the bathroom, it’s trending among new homeowners due to its simplicity and cleanliness.
Reclaimed wood is another option and the most vividly pleasing out of all the minimalist kitchen countertops. The natural wood finish stands out well, especially in modern kitchens. Because it’s reclaimed, you’re also doing your part in preserving virgin lumber and keeping our forests intact.
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