Countertop Options for Kitchen Remodeling

18 Dec

Countertop Options for Kitchen Remodeling

Kitchen remodeling is an improvement that can add significant value to your home. With the right design choices, this project can ultimately boost resale value.

While there are many benefits to such an undertaking, it is also one of the most expensive projects a homeowner can choose. Thus, choosing the right countertops is necessary to the success of your kitchen remodeling project.

Every homeowner should be able to find quality countertops at the best price. Here are the top five options you can chose from.

  1. This the cheapest type of countertop material. Several homeowners opt for laminate countertop because of its ability to recreate the designs of marble, granite, wood and even stone countertops. It is easy to maintain and clean compared to other materials and replacing it can be a simple DIY project.
  2. Granite is one of the best natural stone countertops. It stands up well to weather, heat, scratches and has been a popular choice for construction for many years already. However, granite is expensive so you should keep your budget in mind when shopping around.
  3. Stainless Steel. A countertop made of stainless steel is your best choice if your primary considerations are durability and hygiene. It doesn’t give way to cracks, grooves, gaps or joints where water, gunk and food tend to accumulate. It is also resistant to heat and stain.
  4. Ceramic Tile. Many homeowners opt to install ceramic tile countertops as they are durable, easy to clean and cost-efficient. They come in several color choices and can be installed easily.
  5. If you have a rustic and homey taste, a wood countertop will have the ideal look and feel for you. It gives character to your kitchen and it is bacteria-resistant. However, wood countertops also come at a higher cost. It is sensitive to scorching and may also trap odors. You will need to maintain it regularly by deodorizing and sealing the surface with oil.

Countertops in particular are very hard to choose, since they all have to withstand different degrees of activity based on your household habits. With the kitchen counter top options given above, you can now make an informed decision.

Jennifer Fields
Oklahoma City & Edmond Real Estate Agent


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