Are You Asking These 5 Questions Before Finalizing Your Kitchen Countertop Choice?

October 15, 2022

Day-to-day, our kitchen countertops see a lot of action. They’re not only able to withstand all that abuse but also have to look good doing it. Searching for the right countertop material for your kitchen can feel like a big decision—but it doesn’t have to be!

Before you make any decisions, we recommend asking yourself these five kitchen countertop questions:

What’s your budget?

Speaking of budgets, have you spent much time contemplating yours? Thinking about spending money isn’t the most fun pass time, but it’s important to start your renovation project with a clear idea of how much money you’re willing to spend. Certain materials and specializations obviously come with a higher price tag—but don’t worry, we’re here to help you choose countertops you’ll love on virtually any budget.

How will your countertops be used?

It’s important to be honest with yourself here: Are you more likely to cut on your countertop than to reach for a cutting board? Do you need a super-smooth surface for rolling out pie crusts and pizzas? Or are your countertops more likely to be an aesthetic focal point—nice to look at, but not often utilized as more than a resting place? Getting clear on your family’s lifestyle will help you select countertops that make your everyday life a little easier.

What specifications do you need for your kitchen?

Do you have a general idea of how long or wide you’d like for your countertops to be? Do you know your kitchen features slightly abnormal dimensions? Are you dead set on having a huge island for your baking endeavors? Answering these questions is a great place to start—the size and shape of your countertops will influence cost, and your functionality requirements will influence which countertop material makes sense in your home.

What materials catch your eye?

If you have a favorite type of material, it may help you to choose your countertop. For example, many people are attracted to the sleek appearance of marble, the grainy texture of granite, or quartzite’s durability and pliability. By determining which materials stand out to you personally, you can begin to consider which materials to remove from consideration. We’ve only scratched the surface with the potential materials for your kitchen countertops. These diverse materials each come with their own set of pros and cons, so it’s important to do your research (or leave it to us!) to make sure you’re making the best decision for your home.

How much maintenance are you willing to take on?

Similar to our fourth question, this is a great opportunity to be honest with yourself. You might love the look of marble, but how will you react when your toddler spills red Kool-Aid on your new counter? Are you willing to stay on top of spills and stains, or do you need a countertop that can withstand a little tough love every now and again? Choosing countertops that are durable enough to fit your lifestyle is the first step in making sure your new countertops last for decades to come.

Have questions about what countertop materials make sense for your kitchen? Get in touch with us for your free quote!

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