Whether you’ve recently purchased a home, or you’ve been itching to do some renovations, there are plenty of things to think about when it comes to updating and remodeling. The kitchen is one of the most important areas to focus on, because you can install new appliances, cabinets, and lights. However, one of the most important components to your kitchen is the countertops, so if you’re struggling to decide on a style or theme, here are a few tips on how to choose a kitchen countertop for your home!
Settling on Your Kitchen’s Theme
Choosing the countertops and deciding on your kitchen’s theme aren’t mutually exclusive; more often than not, you’ll need to figure out one before the other. The countertops actually play an important role in not only the functionality of your kitchen, but also its aesthetics. Considering that they cover a lot of ground, you’ll want to consider multiple styles and colors, so you can establish a theme and tone with your kitchen. You can check out a few DIY blogs and posts relating to home makeovers to get a few ideas, too.
Figuring Out the Material You Want
Countertops come in a variety of styles, colors, and even materials. You don’t have to be an expert geologist to figure out which stone is right for your kitchen, either. However, you do want to make sure that whatever material you settle on—whether it be granite, quartz, marble, or quartzite—you’ll carefully inspect the options. You’ll be able to get a sense of their durability, the color options, as well as their longevity, so you can choose a material that you can count on to look great and last in your kitchen for years.
Calculating the Costs
Most stone slabs are affordable, but considering that re-doing your kitchen will most certainly lead to some pretty substantial costs, you want to be absolutely sure that you’re not going over your set budget. You’ll want to make a list of all your remodel expenses, including materials, tools, accessories, and even labor. Once you’ve established a budget that’s a fair estimate, you’ll be ready to move forward with your project.
Choosing a Reputable Business for Your Countertops & Installation
You’ll want to get a sense of the companies out there that are highly respected and well-reviewed. Make sure that they’ve got plenty of options to choose from, like multiple stone types and styles. When it comes to installation, you’ll want to leave it to the professionals. These stone slabs are heavy, so you’ll want to minimize any risk of damaging them. These professionals not only know the proper methods to installing your countertops, but the material you choose also may need special coating to keep it looking its best for the long-term.
Get Started on Your Kitchen Countertop Experience
Once you’ve followed a few of these tips and tricks on how to choose a kitchen countertop, you’ll be ready to start seeing your plan into action. When you’re ready, you can contact us at Villa Marble & Granite to schedule an in-home estimate. By determining the size of your kitchen and space for countertops, we’ll be able to provide you with a quote, so we can get started on installing your new kitchen countertop.
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