Friday, June 12, 2015

A Guide to the Most Luxurious Countertop Materials!

If you are planning on giving your kitchen a facelift, consider investing some extra cash into your countertops. These will serve as a focal point in the room, so you definitely do not want to cut corners when choosing the material for them.

Remember, the more you invest in your kitchen, which is probably the most important room in your home, the higher your property value can be. A few of the most luxurious countertop options are listed below. 

Granite: A Popular Choice

One of the most popular choices in countertops is granite, and it really is no surprise because it is a high-end material that will be durable and long-lasting while providing your kitchen with a modern appearance. Granite countertops come in a variety of colors, from greens to golden hues, black, and more, so you can choose the color that will fit the design scheme of your kitchen best. No matter what design and color you go with, though, just rest assured that if you upgrade from old-fashioned countertops to granite, you will definitely see a difference in the overall appearance of the room.

Marble: Adding Beauty to Any Kitchen

Marble goes perfectly in a white kitchen, though its color and design can contract darker design schemes too. This classic option will always be in style, so you can rest assured that investing in it once will allow you to save money on upgrades in the long run. Beware that this material can actually stain and scratch quite easily, so you really need to take care of it to keep it looking like new.

Zinc and Pewter: Eco-Friendly and Low-Maintenance

Countertops that are made of a combination of zinc and pewter are a truly unique option that is low-maintenance, stain-resistant, and eco-friendly. And with the right care, these countertops will last for many, many years. This is definitely a unique option that may be a little harder to come by than the other options on this list, but if you can find it, definitely check it out and see if it would be the right fit for your kitchen and your budget. 

Quartz: An Ideal Alternative to Granite

A great alternative to granite is quartz because it has a similar appearance to granite but it is usually more affordable and it is also more eco-friendly. You can choose from just about every color, and you can rest assured that this will be a tough, durable, non-porous option for your countertops.

Tempered Glass: Something Different and Durable

Tempered glass countertops are yet another great alternative to granite, and they are a really modern option as well. They provide a translucent, thick material that is tough yet easy to keep clean. Plus, these countertops also come in a variety of colors to match any décor. Basically, if you are in search of something a little different for your kitchen, it is recommended that you take a look at tempered glass options, as these have a really unique appearance that many people love.

Wood: A Long-Lasting Option with Loads of Appeal

You may not think of wood when it comes to kitchen countertops, but once you see the most modern and luxurious wood countertops, you will definitely see why this is quickly becoming one of the most popular options in kitchen design. You can opt for solid wood or stick with a wood-finished option that is more affordable, and you can also choose from colors that range from ebony to mahogany and everything in between. Bamboo is also a popular option that is perfect for eco-conscious consumers who want to purchase sustainable materials.

Stainless Steel: Match All of Your Appliances for an Ultra Modern Look

Stainless steel is huge in kitchen design, with everyone upgrading their appliances to stainless steel models that are sleek looking and ultra modern, as well as luxurious. If you want to do something truly different, though, you may want to stay away from stainless steel and granite because they are somewhat overdone. Nevertheless, this is a great way to bring a fresh new look into your space and changes its entire vibe.

Ceramic: Nearly Indestructible and Attractive

Ceramic countertops are perfect for those who really love to cook and use their kitchens a lot. These countertops are nearly indestructible, super durable, really easy to keep clean, cool to the touch, and scratch-resistant. Dark finishes will pair perfectly with wooden cabinets, too.

With so many beautiful countertop options available in the world of kitchen design, and many options that provide a sense of luxury, you can definitely upgrade your favorite room and make it look completely new and modern.

1 comment:

  1. Great post, I agree and I am so over granite. Our own kitchen has Silestone quartz countertops and it's amazing! Beautiful and looks as beautiful today as it did 4 years ago.


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