7 Kitchen Counter Top Ideas for Your Kitchen Remodeling Project
Are you considering a fresh look for your kitchen? Changing your counter tops is one thing you can do that will surely create a huge impact on the overall style of the room. If you need some ideas on what materials would be best to use for your kitchen remodel, rounded up below are seven popular kitchen counter top ideas that are functional and look great.
Granite Counter Tops
This is the safest choice since it’s incredibly durable. The aesthetic advantage to this material is it has a classic, elegant appearance; likewise, it can easily be worked into any interior style. Whether your home is chic and modern or a Colonial-inspired cottage, a granite counter top will always make sense. Granite counter tops are by far the most popular when it comes to replacing old ceramic kitchen tile.
Quartz Counter Tops
This material is the epitome of class. It has such a luxurious appearance because of the quartz crystal in the mix. It also boasts of being very easy to clean. In fact, most quartz counters sold these days even have antibacterial agents, making them really ideal for the kitchen feature where food is actually prepared. There’s no need to worry about water stains and germs, according our experienced kitchen designers.
This is an acrylic polymer-based counter top material. It’s a fantastic choice because it’s durable, cost-effective and nice-looking. Maintaining its polished appearance is a breeze as well; light scratches can be buffed out with fine sandpaper. The only downside to this option is it’s prone to scorching so you certainly can’t place anything fresh off the burner on it.
Laminate Counter Tops
This is basically particle board base topped with laminate sheets that come in a large variety of designs. It’s the most economical option; therefore, when it morphs in appearance due to years of use or frequent exposure to water, you surely won’t feel too bad replacing it.
These will provide you a multitude of options when it comes to design. Love mosaic patterns? Ceramic tiles are the counter top material for you. Also, if you need to work pipes through ceramic tiles, you or your plumber can easily drill a hole through them. They’re not that expensive and you can use them as a backsplash as well. The only issues with them are they tend to break easily, and their grout is prone to stains and accumulates dirt easily.
Stainless Steel Counter Tops
This is perhaps the most expensive option as it’s normally just used in professional kitchens. However, if money is no issue, this is a fantastic choice because it’s germ-resistant, easy to clean, and durable. Not to mention it looks sharp against white cabinets. Add in a farmhouse sink and you have a beautiful shabby chic kitchen.
Recycled Glass Slab Counters
This is perfect if you’re looking for an eco-friendly kitchen counter top. Style-wise, it’s lovely — it can give granite or quartz serious competition. It’s hard and non-absorbent too, making cleanup a breeze. The only problem with this is that it’s not readily available and expert installers are required to put it in place.
So, whether you are just looking to replace your counter tops or do a full kitchen remodel, at Turek’s Plumbing, we would love to provide you a quote to upgrade your kitchen to a more functional and beautiful living space.