When you remodel your kitchen, you will have a lot of choices to make as far as appliances, fixtures, cabinets, and flooring. One of those choices is which material, or materials, you will choose for your kitchen counters. Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions out there about kitchen counters that cause many homeowners to settle for less than exactly what they want. Here are a couple of them, and why they are wrong.
Misconception: Granite is the Best Material for Kitchen Counters
If you like the sleek, polished look of granite but not the often-huge price tag, there are other materials out there that can mimic that look without breaking the bank. Caesarstone and Silestone are both types of engineered quartz that look similar to granite. They are made by crushing quartz and mixing it with super-strong resin to bind it. It has the look and toughness of granite but it isn’t porous, so you won’t need to seal and re-seal it year after year. Quartz also comes in hundreds of different colors, so you can choose the kitchen counters that work best for you.
Misconception: All of Your Kitchen Counters Should be the Same Material
Your kitchen counters are one of the largest design elements in your kitchen. Changing up the material used on one or two sections can really make your design pop. For example, if your kitchen has an island, top it with something striking to make it stand out. For a nice, functional accent next to your sink, put in some concrete and customize it with ridges and a small slope to drain dishes. Many homeowners like to include a butcher block in their kitchen counters. Featuring a small area of your kitchen counters with a specialty material adds an interesting element to your kitchen that will draw the attention of your guests and wow them for years to come.
New Kitchen Counters from Blair Construction
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