When a guest walks into your kitchen, the first thing they most likely notice is your countertops. Are they looking a little outdated or worn down? Are they starting to show the wear and tear that comes with heavy duty cooking? Our team at Incredible Kitchens and Baths knows that it can sometimes be overwhelming to consider updating your kitchen, so we’re here to help you make the decision easier.
Any time you’re planning to improve your home, it’s important to set a budget before you begin. Depending on the size of your kitchen, your countertops could be a very large undertaking for your budget. Laminate is the most budget-friendly option, and there are now several laminates that mimic the appearance of stone. Granite and quartz materials tend to be more middle-of-the-line on the budget scale. And finally, if you’re willing to spend more money, marble, stainless steel, and concrete are top-of-the-line.
After you’ve set your budget, you’ll need to think about exactly how you use your kitchen so you’ll know what type of material you need. The kitchen tends to be a very high-traffic area; not only do we spend meal times there, but many times the countertop doubles as a homework station. Is your family the type that does everything in the kitchen, or do you tend to eat and work elsewhere? The answers to these questions can help you determine the importance of durability to your choice.
The final factor in your decision is how much countertop maintenance you are willing to deal with. For example, granite needs to be resealed regularly, and marble is a softer stone that scratches easily, so you need to be more careful with it. If you know your countertop is going to take a beating and you don’t want to put much work into it, engineered stone is probably your best option.
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At Incredible Kitchens and Baths, we will walk you through this process from start to finish. Contact
us today at (765) 437-1038
to schedule your in-home consultation with one of our expert designers. We will even go with you to a local home improvement store to help you pick out materials and then expertly install them.