Feeling overwhelmed over what kitchen countertop to pick? We’ve got you covered.
Whether you’re thinking of diving into a full kitchen renovation or just a simple DIY weekend project, here’s a breakdown of some of the best countertops you can pick from, according to what you want your kitchen to feel and look like.
Laminate That Cabinet (and countertop)
Laminate countertops are both budget friendly and easy to install – perfect for a fun, weekend DIY project. Though laminate’s gotten a bad rep in recent years, it’s started to gain popularity again thanks to a couple of modern updates. If you’ve ever wanted the look of a stone, wood, or even quartz countertop at a fraction of the cost, laminate is your best bet.
Tile it up
A tile countertop could be the most stylish way to re-do your kitchen countertop. You can stick with one chic color or mix and match tiles to create a beautiful, one of a kind design. If you’re feeling adventurous, a long weekend should be enough time to DIY your own countertop with tile.
Butcher Block Style
If you’re looking for a warm, cottage feel, wood kitchen countertops might be your best bet. With proper sealing, you’ll have a multifunctional countertop that is tough enough for food prep, sanitary for meat chopping, and resistant to high heat. With a wide range of shares, you’re sure to find something that will fit into your home’s decor.
Quartz countertops are extremely popular because of their resistance to stains, acids, scratches, heat, and even heavy impact! While off-white and gray are some of the most popular shades, quartz does also come in a ton of other colors and patterns. If you’re looking for something stylish and low-maintenance, quartz might be the best way to go.
Unlike quartz, granite is 100% natural stone. Each piece of cut granite has a unique pattern and as such, is considered to be a high-end upgrade to your home. Granite countertops provide a durable prep surface but like any natural stone, it does require yearly maintenance.
If you want an elegant and timeless countertop, you should think about installing marble. While comparable in price and durability to quartz and granite, marble does require additional maintenance as it quite porous and delicate.
If you’re looking for a non-traditional countertop, look into stainless steel, concrete, or even recycled glass countertops – the sky’s the limit here! But before you get carried away, figure out your budget and the time you have available to dedicate to this project. Whether you go for a DIY or need a professional to help you with installation, Handy will be here for you.