One of the many fixtures you’ll have to consider while remodeling your kitchen is the countertop. Granite and other stone-slab countertops are favorites of modern-day kitchen designs. However, these materials also tend to be the most expensive. There are other types of countertops that can help you stay on budget while not sacrificing the contemporary look you want to achieve with your kitchen remodel. Consider these alternatives:
Granite remnants are pieces of a slab that were cut off the main section as it was fabricated for another job. These remnants can be spliced and glued together to create a visually stunning kitchen countertop that costs much less than a solid granite slab.
Concrete countertops can be customized in many ways to create a new look for your kitchen. Once sealed, concrete kitchen countertops are hygienic and easy to clean thanks to their nonporous surface.
Though it doesn’t cost much less than granite, quartz nonetheless offers better value as a kitchen countertop because it does not require sealing and is more durable. Plus, it adds a beautiful natural stone look.
It’s hard to beat the visual appeal of natural wood. There are many species of wood that can be used for kitchen countertops, and they all vary in price. Wood countertops can be sealed to help reduce the need for maintenance.
Another material that offers long-term value is stainless steel. The upfront costs are high, but stainless steel kitchen countertops last a lifetime. And they are one of the easiest countertops to clean.
Get Started on Your Kitchen Remodel
At Dreamstyle Remodeling, we offer custom kitchen remodels for our valued customers. If you’re ready to upgrade to a modern kitchen that works better for you, contact us today. One of our designers will discuss kitchen countertop options and other ideas for your project.