Choosing the Best Kitchen Countertops for Your Home

Choosing the Best Kitchen Countertops for Your Home

Our customers end up installing a kitchen countertop for all sorts of reasons. Whether you’re redoing the entire room or simply updating the countertop, WS Granite Tops is here to support your choice. We’re also here to help you make it!

Countertop options for a kitchen are seemingly endless. Not only that, but after you land on a material, you then have to choose the color and pattern! This can be tough, especially if you’re going for a kitchen countertop replacement to match your existing space.

Don’t worry. While this might seem like a lot to handle, we’ve put together the perfect resource where you can get the process started. In this article, you’ll find a list of questions to ask yourself as you’re considering new kitchen countertops so you can choose a material that best suits your lifestyle.

Choosing New Countertops

Here are five questions to ask yourself before landing on a material:

1. How will your countertop be used?

Aesthetics are probably the first thing you think of when you start looking for a countertop, but you should also consider the type of use that your countertop will see. Different materials can withstand different amounts of wear and tear, so it’s wise to know what durability standards to hold.

If you cook frequently, you’ll want something that can withstand that type of activity, like kitchen countertops in granite. If you’re a baker and you want a surface that stays cool, we recommend marble kitchen countertops. Let us know your lifestyle, and we’ll clue you in on what materials will work best.

2. What is your desired level of maintenance?

While you might be overcome with the excitement of a new countertop, it’s important to remember that that excitement will fade over time. You’re the one responsible for taking care of your countertop, and if you aren’t willing to do the work it requires, its looks and integrity will degrade. For this reason, you should get something that matches your desired level of maintenance.

If you’re someone who is dedicated to making your countertop shine and you have the time to do it, marble is a great option. But if you’re someone who would rather your countertop look pretty without much work put into it, then quartz countertops are a safe bet for you.

3. How much space do you need?

The amount of space that you need plays a big role in how much you’ll pay. If you’re operating under a certain budget, you’ll need to know the amount of linear feet of countertop space that you have in order to know how much material you’ll have to buy—and how much you can afford.

4. What’s your budget?

Speaking of budget, you don’t want to get in over your head. It’s essential not only to think about how much you’re going to pay upfront for a countertop material, but how much it will cost over the years in order to maintain it.

5. What works with your home’s aesthetic?

Now, for the question that many enjoy pondering: What looks best in your kitchen? You’ll want to choose a tone that either coordinates or contrasts with the cabinets, not a close match. Think about (a) what shades of countertop you’re drawn to and what they might look like against your existing walls, (b) whether you’re going to change the look of your kitchen in the near future, and (c) whether you’re happy with the style of your current kitchen.

Having this information top of mind will make it easier to choose a countertop that complements your kitchen perfectly.

Finding Your Match

WS Granite Tops is glad to help you with any element of your kitchen countertop replacement. To get started, give us a call today at (954) 234-2377.

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