4 Vital Things to Consider When Choosing Your Kitchen Countertop


The times are gone when a kitchen space was only meant to cook food; today it has become a means to flaunt your personality and lifestyle. Lots of people are shifting from plain and traditional kitchens to ultra-modern and contemporary spaces.

The ‘designer kitchens’ instantly adds value to your home and leave a long-lasting impact on people visiting you whether it is your guests or prospective buyers.

The type of wall paint, interiors and other accessories you choose to decorate your kitchen can either make or break the look. One of the most important things that need to be right in its place for a great appearance of the kitchen is – the countertops.

A kitchen’s beauty increases manifold as a result of using spectacular countertops. Choosing the right type and color of countertops for your kitchen can enhance the aesthetics as well as the functionality of your most used space.

However, the task of selecting perfect kitchen countertops can at times get highly challenging because of the broad range of options available in the market, especially when you wish to get your hands on the most visually appealing yet affordable countertops.

To make your decision less puzzling, here is a quick guide to follow when you head out for the purchase –

Establish a Clear Budget

This has to be the first thing to consider when deciding to buy any countertop style. All the countertop materials cost differently. So, if you are planning a kitchen remodeling with limited finances, then you have to find a countertop that can you can actually afford. From inexpensive laminated countertops to high-end quartz stone, the variety is wide-ranging and you have to see which is most suitable amongst them.

Work it Out with Kitchen Cabinets

If you have decided to keep your existing cabinets, you have to look out for countertop colors that blend well with your kitchen cabinets and the rest of the interiors. You need to look at the color, material, and design of your cabinetries and pick a matching or coordinating countertop. Don’t go on investing in certain design and color of countertop that doesn’t gel well with your existing space. You better take expert advice to avoid any blunder.

Consider Your Lifestyle

It is extremely crucial to know what your lifestyle needs are before making any decision. If you prefer to cut food directly on the surface of the countertop, you require something that is scratch resistant and prone to spills like quartz or laminate countertops. For heat-resistant countertops, granite will be a better choice. So, always select a countertop that works well for your cooking needs.

Know the Degree of Maintenance Required

Well-maintained kitchens are always a treat to the eyes. They look beautiful and expensive but demand lots of effort to look that way for years to come. Even your kitchen countertop demands routine maintenance to stand the test of time. But since different materials need a different level of attention and maintenance; you need to consider the amount of time and care you would be required to put in before buying it for your kitchen.


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