Remodeling your kitchen is one of the most exciting things you can do to improve not only the look, but the function of your kitchen. You’ll add loads of value to your home and you’ll love the look of your new kitchen when it’s done. One of the most important aspects of your kitchen remodel is choosing the countertop you are going to install on your cabinets. Choosing the right countertop can drastically improve the high-end look of your kitchen, but also help you maintain a safe and sanitary kitchen work surface for preparing food. There are just so many benefits to upgrading your countertops, even if you aren’t planning a full remodel, it’s worth investing in a quality countertop. We’ve put together some of the best options for your next kitchen countertop.
Granite’s popularity has continued to rise over the last number of years, and it’s no wonder: this stuff lasts forever. It’s the most durable counter surface you can install; although, it is quite expensive and does require professionals to install so that you don’t crack the materials, which, as hard as they are, are very fragile in transit and during installation. Granite comes in all colors and patterns and you can find a customized piece of granite to match any decor.
Soapstone is a great alternative to granite if you are trying to stand out from the crowd. It’s more affordable than granite, but still at a higher price point than other traditional materials. It’s natural and does require some manual upkeep, but the finished product is stunning. Installing soapstone insures that your countertops are safe and sanitary and will remain beautiful for years. One thing to note about soapstone is that it does usually come in darker colors, based on the source of the soapstone, and it needs to be treated with mineral oil to maintain its finish.
Marble is often thought to be one of the most luxurious countertop products available. It has stunning designs and comes from all over the world. The variations of marble are plentiful and you are sure to find something for your home decor style without trouble. Installing is also a bit fragile, similar to the granite, but once in place, it will last for years. A high-shine finish, long lines of color and texture turn your kitchen into a showpiece.
Quartz countertops are not made from natural materials. Instead, it is a combination of man-made materials and quartz particles. Sometimes, it is mixed with other materials and it comes in a variety of colors. Custom quartz countertops are also available and can be designed with your style in mind. Quartz is engineered stone which makes it highly durable and easy to maintain.
When it comes to installing the right countertop for your newly remodeled kitchen, the team at Eakman Construction can help you make the decision that fits your budget, style, lifestyle, and more. Whatever your needs and budget, there is a countertop that is going to make your kitchen shine bright for years to come.