When you decide to remodel or renovate your kitchen, the decisions may seem virtually endless. What hardware do you want on your cabinetry? Is open shelving for you? Which bells and whistles fit your budget?
One of the top questions for many people remodeling their kitchen is what countertops to choose. With so many choices available, and such a big price tag, it is normal to feel a bit overwhelmed. If selecting a countertop is feeling daunting, keep reading for a list of pros and cons for the top kitchen countertop choices. There is no single best choice, but the best countertops for you depend on your lifestyle, budget, and desired maintenance.
Granite countertops have been one of the most popular choices for the past couple of decades, coming in a variety of colors and patterns. Granite is a natural stone that is sold in slabs, which can range significantly in price from $25/square foot all the way up to $1000/square foot or more.
Sold in slabs made from a variety of woods, butcher block counter tops provide a warm aesthetic and are also a functional workspace for the home cook.
A mad made alternative to granite, quartz has become one of the most popular countertops in recent years. Quartz and other engineered stone is sold in nearly every color to give you ultimate customizability in your design.
Laminate is one of the most affordable countertop choices, available to fit a wide range of designs.
Soapstone is highly stain and bacteria resistant, and comes in a range of gray tones with subtle veining. This non-porous countertop has become a popular choice in gourmet kitchens.
Travertine is a classic choice for kitchens with an Old World or Tuscan design. It adds warmth to the design and makes a big visual impact.
Ceramic tile is one of the most versatile materials, durable enough to be used for floor tiling, a timeless choice for tiled walls, and a classic kitchen countertop choice.
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