What to Consider When Choosing Kitchen Countertops

Posted on: 19 November 2020

When choosing countertops for your kitchen, you may start to get overwhelmed. You may have had an idea in your head, but it isn't going with what you've already chosen with your kitchen cabinets or flooring, or you may not end up liking what you originally wanted in person. Choosing kitchen countertops is a big decision, as you will have these countertops in your home for quite some time, you want them to be something you actually like, not something you're settling for.

Read on for a few things to consider when making your decision.

1. Countertop Material

The material you choose depends on how much care you want to put into your countertops. If you have children, you'll want something very durable and long-lasting. You want something that isn't going to be able to be scratched or damaged easily. The material you choose though also depends on what is in your budget. If you have a smaller budget, you may be limited to what you can afford. Laminate is a durable material, but it may not be very long-lasting, and it can be damaged fairly easily. Granite and quartz are both durable and long-lasting, but they are both costly. 

2. Countertop Style

Some countertops may limit the style you want. Laminate offers a wide range of styles and colors, as they are printed on the laminate material. You can choose a high-definition laminate, which will give you a granite or quartz look, but without the extra cost. With granite or quartz, you can choose from several different styles or colors, but you may be limited to the selection available.

3. Countertop Edge

The way the countertop is cut on the edge is also something to consider. If you want just a plain counter edge with a straight or rounded edge, or if you want something a bit more decorative, such as a waterfall edge, these are things to consider. The edge you want may also add to your cost. The backsplash is also something you need to consider. The backsplash is an extra piece of countertop that is added to the back of the counter to give it a more decorative look. This extra piece of countertop can also add to your expense.

These are just a few of the things to consider when choosing a countertop for your kitchen. Talk to kitchen countertop contractors about your budget and style options.


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