When renovating or designing your kitchen, it is so important that you do not undermine the influence your choice of countertop has on the overall look of your kitchen. Choosing a countertop can change your kitchen’s whole appearance, deviate from the theme or simply just not match the rest of the interior, which is why we at The Kitchen Depot have compiled a simple kitchen countertop buying guide to make the process easier.
5 Tips for Choosing Your Kitchen’s Countertop
Keep reading this blog for a simple guide that is designed to ensure that you are choosing the best possible countertop for your new kitchen and guarantee that the overall look will match your vision.
Tip #1: Start by Determining Your Budget
When choosing a kitchen countertop, it is important you predetermine your budget, Certain countertops, such as laminate, is a more cost-effective option, as opposed to marble. It should be a priority to find a countertop that is high quality regardless of your budget; however, determining the budget in advance will narrow your search.
Tip #2: Consider Your Cabinets
Firstly, you need to decide whether you are replacing your kitchen cabinets too or working with what you’ve got. If you are keeping your current cabinets, you need to make sure that your kitchen counter matches the style, design, materials and colour, as cabinets and countertops go hand-in-hand.
Tip #3: Keep to Theme
Most kitchens have a subtle (or not so subtle) theme, therefore, you want to ensure that your countertop matches that theme. For example, a light, airy beach themed kitchen won’t suit an elaborate stone countertop, the same as a rustic farmhouse theme won’t suit a delicate marble countertop. Make sure that the countertop you choose will tie in with the rest of the kitchen.
Tip #4: Identify Whether Your Counter Requires Maintenance
Some countertops require a little more care than others. Depending on the countertop, care may include sanding, oiling, or resealing. If you don’t mind the extra TLC, then you open more choices. If you don’t have the time or finances to maintain the countertop, then look into the less demanding tops, such as stainless steel.
Tip #5: Determine What the Counter Will be Used For
If you are a person who has messy children or tends to forget using a cutting board, you may want to avoid a countertop of Zinc that stains and dents easily. You will want a concrete countertop that is durable and will last once sealed. Determine your family’s lifestyle habits before purchasing your countertop.
Let Kitchen Depot Assist You Today
Fortunately, all of this can be made simpler with the help of our trusty kitchen professionals. Our team are willing to help in every aspect of your kitchen renovation, not just with the countertop! Call us today and begin the journey to your dream kitchen!