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5 Important Factors When Choosing Your Kitchen Countertops

modern kitchen with white countertops and silver appliances

It’s no secret that the kitchen is the heart of your home. Kitchen countertops in particular, can make or break the look of the room. And whether it’s for their aesthetic appeal or functionality, it’s important to choose the right one.

So what should you consider when making this decision?

It may seem like a simple question, but many people get it wrong. To help you nix the confusion and make the process easier, we’ve outlined five key factors when choosing your kitchen countertops.

So let’s dive in!

Appearance

Do you prefer a classic or modern look in your home? What color and style do you like? These are some of the questions you should ask yourself when it comes to your kitchen’s aesthetic appearance. After all, the style of your kitchen will have a lot to do with the type of countertop that you choose.

If you want a traditional marble or granite look, then solid surface materials will fit in well with your home’s décor. However, if you’re going for something unique or contemporary, then recycled glass or engineered stone products will do.

Cost

Your budget will play a big role in what material you choose. And while this may seem obvious, it’s one of the most important factors to consider before making a final decision. What’s more, you need to take into account how much it will cost to replace or repair in case of damage later on.

If cost is an issue for you, then choose countertop materials that are within your budget but still durable enough to last. When it comes to material costs, marble tends to be the most expensive. Natural stone, on the other hand, costs a little less than marble but is more expensive than solid surfaces or quartz.

Material

A key consideration should be what material will best suit your needs and complement your existing kitchen décor.

It’s important to note that each material has its strengths and weaknesses. For example, solid surface materials such as Corian, quartz, and porcelain have low maintenance and easy to clean properties. On the other hand, natural stone surfaces are more durable but need regular sealing to maintain their luster. Granite and marble are generally harder than granite but more expensive.

Durability and Maintenance

When it comes to your kitchen countertop, invest in something that will last but is not too difficult to maintain.

Some countertops require regular maintenance such as sealing and resealing while others do not need it at all. Therefore, find out how much maintenance a material needs before purchasing it.

If you don’t have the desire to keep up with maintenance, consider something more durable such as granite or marble.

Usage

When choosing the perfect kitchen countertop, you should consider your lifestyle and how will you will use it. Do you have little ones running around the house? Using knives to prepare meals? Planning to cook a lot of heavy meals using pots and pans? These factors directly affect which kitchen countertop material would work best for you.

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