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Elements To Consider When Choosing the Perfect Countertops

Elements To Consider When Choosing the Perfect Countertops

Countertops are crucial for any home. However, you don’t just want any type of countertop in spaces like your kitchen or bathrooms. You want countertops that elevate your home’s value and are both functional and beautiful. Here are elements to consider when choosing the perfect countertops.

Style

Style is the first element you’ll want to consider when choosing the ideal countertops for your home. You want your countertops to fit in with the overall design style of your home rather than clash with it. Therefore, selecting countertops that complement your home’s style is best. For example, if you have a modern, minimalistic home, you’ll want sleek countertops to match. On the other hand, if you have a farmhouse-style home, you’ll want to stick to a more rustic theme by using butcher block or reclaimed wood counters.

Cost

The next thing you’ll need to think about is cost. Countertop costs will vary significantly depending on the material and style you choose and how much material you need to complete your project. Therefore, you’ll want to come up with an appropriate budget for yourself. It helps to get an idea of the average costs of various countertop materials so that you can select an affordable option that doesn’t exceed your budget.

Material

Material is another vital element to keep in mind when selecting countertops. This part of the process allows you to have some fun and be creative with your choices. The material of your countertops will be the biggest factor influencing both style and cost. There are many options to choose from, including marble, quartz, soapstone, granite, butcher block, ceramic tile, concrete, stainless steel, and more. You want to select an option that best matches your design style while also prioritizing affordability.

Durability

It’s also important for homeowners to consider a countertop’s durability. The material of your countertops will determine how much heat or wear and tear they can handle. This factor is especially crucial for kitchen countertops, which typically experience the most use. Quartz is the most durable countertop material, which is great for homeowners because it’s also one of the most beautiful and popular options. Granite and recycled glass are also incredibly durable options that can withstand impacts and use.

Color

Of course, you’ll also need to think about color. When choosing the perfect color for your countertops, you’ll want to consider the color palette of the room in which you’re installing them. Again, you want your countertops to complement the overall design and not stick out like a sore thumb. The color options will vary depending on the material you choose, as not every material comes in a wide variety of colors. Understanding the top trending colors for granite countertops is beneficial, especially if you want to increase your home’s value.

Keep these things to consider when picking the perfect countertops in mind as you begin your project. Before you know it, you’ll have stunning countertops that elevate your home’s design and add value to your property.

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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a freelance writer living in Orlando, Florida with many published bylines in magazines, newspapers, and multimedia sites. As a professional lifestyle writer, Karen specializes in art, architecture, design, home interiors and personality profiles. Karen is the writer, producer and host of the streaming series, The Design Tourist (www.TheDesignTourist.com) that brings viewers a global dose of design inspiration with episodes featuring the latest looks and trends from the world’s premiere design events and shows. She also publishes a quarterly magazine on design travel that you can read by clicking the link: https://thedesigntourist.com/the-magazine/ Her journalism background includes seven years on-air experience as a TV news reporter and anchor covering a range of issues from education to politics. Her educational credentials include a Master of Arts in Mass Communications from Northeast Louisiana University and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Louisiana State University. Throughout her career, Karen has written and produced dozens of documentaries and videos for educational, commercial, corporate, and governmental clients and appeared in many TV and video productions as a professional host.

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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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