Choosing Kitchen Countertops

Choosing Kitchen Countertops

📅December 12th, 2014, 13:16

Choosing Kitchen Countertops

There are many options for kitchen countertops in addition to the traditional laminate we grew up with.

For classic and traditional spaces, natural material, such as natural stone like marble, soapstone, or granite or man-made choices such as quartz or solid surface are popular choices. Butcher block or sealed plank wood tops can lend a warmth to your kitchen not found with many stone choices. For a more modern look, stainless steel, concrete, or glass may be used. An island countertop can be a different material or color from the perimeter countertops. One of the benefits of these new choices is the ability to use an undermounted sink, which makes maintenance easier and gives a clean, uninterrupted look to your counter. A decorative edge can add another level of detail to the design, but when there is seating at a counter be careful of choices that may result in sharp edges or make leaning on your counter uncomfortable.

A 4” high backsplash is traditional, but you can choose to go the full height under the wall cabinets or even all the way to the ceiling. This is especially successful at the stove area. A full height backsplash of the material chosen for the countertop can be spectacular. Backsplashes are frequently tiled and ceramic is most common. Subway tile is popular now because of its timeless look, easy application, and the variety of choices available. Glass tile and antique mirror are other possibilities. A recessed niche in the wall can hold cooking supplies or a display that adds interest and color.

With all of the possibilities, it’s important to research the options. When you select based on your needs and style preferences, you will love the results.

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