Ideas for a Kitchen Countertop Remodel
Long gone are the days of gold-flecked Formica cabinets, butcher blocks and ceramic tile. Today, there are a dizzying number of choices when it comes to kitchen countertops. The old favorites are still around, but they’ve been pushed to the back burner by innovative, new materials (made out of old materials), like cement, recycled paper, granite, marble and glass. Glass Continue Reading
A kitchen is the heart of a home. It’s where we gather with our families and friends to do everything from cook and eat, to study, hang out, and socialize. Because this multi-purpose space gets so much use day in and day out, it’s a room that should be not only functional, but stylish, too. Even if you rent and Continue Reading
Finding the perfect kitchen countertops
Kitchen countertops are a major design component. They contribute to the overall aesthetics of the kitchen. In addition to that, they’re a functional aspect of the design. Quite possibly, your countertops actually serve a variety of functions. When it’s time to decide on a countertop material, durability, maintenance, texture, cost, and appearance play a role in the decision-making process. It’s often style and lifestyle that determine the type of countertop material that’s best in individual settings.
Marble is attractive but also porous, which is an important factor to keep in mind. Butcher block has the unique ability to be equally attractive in a variety of decors ranging from contemporary to rustic. It does require occasional oiling. Stainless steel, granite, engineered stone, and solid surface material such as Corian and Formica are low-maintenance materials. These are just a few of the countertop materials available. Because there are so many options, it’s important to note that current design trends often include the use of more than one countertop material. Diversity can make your kitchen more attractive and your countertop space more purposefully functional.