Right now, we have a lot of time in our houses, which can be a good thing–but it also gives us more time to look around our houses and realize all of the things we would like to change. If you are looking around your kitchen and getting ideas for things you want to change–we understand. Here are some kitchen countertop ideas you may want to think about the next time your mind wanders into a kitchen refresh.
Think About Granite
Overwhelmingly, people are choosing to update their countertops to granite. There’s a lot of reasons people love granite. First, granite comes in many colors, so you are sure to find a color that will blend in with your kitchen decor. You can find granite in red, brown, gray, black and pink among other colors. Many people love granite for countertops because it is a natural surface. Natural surfaces are the go-to choice for people who want to make their homes as green as possible. The stone surface is heat and cold resistant, and a little porous to guard against spills. This porous surface can present a problem though, because if you order a lighter shade of granite, you may stain it if you spill something.
Quartz is also popular. It is made of crushed stone embedded in a resin. That means it is partially man-made with natural materials. Quartz has several advantages as a countertop material. It comes in a lot of different colors because the resin can be colored to match nearly any color in your kitchen. This gives you the freedom to match the countertop to the rest of your kitchen vision. One of the best features of quartz is that it is not porous, so any liquid you spill won’t stain your countertop.
If you are looking for an avant-garde choice for your kitchen countertops, you may want to think about marble. Marble offers some amazing colors for your kitchen, it also denotes an elegant kitchen, perfect for entertainment. However, you need to know that marble is soft and breaks easily. It is also porous, so lighter marbles may stain. While it looks great, if you do plan to entertain by cooking a lot in your kitchen, you may want to choose another surface.
When you’re choosing a countertop surface for your kitchen, keep in mind how much time you’ll be spending in your kitchen, and what you plan to do in the kitchen. This may sound silly, but many people who have kitchens don’t do much cooking. Consider that whatever countertop you choose, it will be part of your kitchen every day, so love it before you buy it.
When you’re looking for a great new kitchen redesign, or you need a kitchen refresh, give JDP Designs a call today at 631-256-6355!