If you are considering doing some upgrades to your kitchen to refresh it's look for or actually considering a full-blown kitchen remodel, one big component to it last time wisely is with your countertop selection.
There are so many choices for you to consider. We see so many people in the Clifton Park area going with traditional granite or quartz countertops. But, there are many more options to consider that might be even more appealing than what people are traditionally doing.
Countertops are where you do all of your kitchen work and are typically the focal point that gets peoples attention first. There is a lot to consider when choosing your countertops.
Granite countertops have always been extremely popular and courts was created as a luxurious alternative to traditional granite countertops. Granite has been the standard bearer for many years but people started looking for a more durable, equally appealing solution. Hence, quartz countertops were born.
Quartz countertops are not going anywhere. The problem with granite is it is very porous and liquids like wine and oil have a tendency of causing stain to the granite surface. They can also absorb bacteria and can leave your countertops unsanitary.
The benefit to quartz is is 100% non-porous and you do not have to go to the process of resealing it like you would with granite. It is practically impervious to staining or bacteria. If you also factor in its durability and good looks, you might want to consider quartz over the traditional granite look.
Another interesting development is that countertops today are getting thinner than they used to be. Countertops were traditionally 3/4 of an inch thick and could go up to 1 and a 1/4 inches. Now seeing that carrot tops can be a slim as half an inch. There is a lot of cool factor with thinner countertops for people who are into trendy and urban looks.
Lastly, we see people going with a lot of different kinds of patterns in there countertops. People like to see the veins of the countertop material. Here, you have many choices with granite or even quartz.
There are so many things to consider with your countertops. You might even want to go with a strong word or even a concrete countertop. At the end of the day, it is important to consider working with a kitchen remodeling specialist to help you with your selection based on the goals you have for your new kitchen.
If you are local to Clifton Park or live in the southern Saratoga County area, please consider giving Clifton Park Kitchen Remodeling a call today. We will come out to your home and give you a free session to do an assessment of your existing kitchen and start laying plans for your new creation.