The Best Countertops for Farmhouse Style Kitchens
November 15, 2019
Of all the modern home design trends, the farmhouse kitchen is perhaps the most highly sought-after. Whether your dream farmhouse kitchen is more elegant, rustic, airy, or earthy, we can provide natural stone countertops to help bring your vision to life.
When it comes to mastering the farmhouse look, you’ll want to choose counters that are simultaneously bright, sleek, but relatively neutral. These are a few of our favorite materials to achieve that look.
1. Light-Colored Quartz
Quartz is a long-time favorite countertop material for a reason—it’s at once super durable, easy to maintain, and absolutely stunning. For a farmhouse look, we’d recommend going with a white or light grey natural quartz slab, though a darker slab would make a great statement piece in a more contemporary farmhouse kitchen.
Resilient, adaptable, and easy to care for, soapstone is a frequent favorite for families designing with a farmhouse aesthetic. Oiled soapstone offers the aesthetic punch of a stone like quartz or marble, with the added bonus of being nonporous and thus, incredibly stain resistant.
Let’s face it—it’s hard to beat the striking appearance of a natural marble countertop. Marble is a classically beautiful countertop material that will stand the test of time and never become outdated. It’s only downside is that its porous nature makes it susceptible to staining. However, if you can commit to keeping your countertop clean and well-sealed, marble countertops are an especially gorgeous option.
Popularized by home renovation shows like Fixer Upper, concrete countertops have seen a recent surge in interest. An affordable, mid-range option, concrete countertops are ideal for creating a more industrial feel in your rustic farmhouse kitchen. While concrete countertops are a somewhat durable option, it’s worth noting that they are capable of cracking, and that it can be tough to hide flaws in a concrete countertop. You shouldn’t necessarily let that scare you away though—cracks in concrete countertops can be fixed, and concrete is known for the rich patina it develops over time.
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