Choosing A New Kitchen Counter

Though it may be tempting to choose a new counter based on appearance along, there are several more things you should consider before making your final decision.  We put together a few ideas and tips to help you choose the best counter for your kitchen.

Think About Its Use

One of the most important things to think about before you decide on a new counter is how you use it.  If you have several kids and plenty of messy projects you might not want to choose white granite or marble countertops.  Take the time to consider the kind of abuse your counter may take.

Explore Your Options

Just because you find something that looks the way you want it to doesn’t mean that is your only option.  You may find a marble or soapstone look you really like, but need something more durable.  Granite is available in a variety of shades and two different finishes.

Be Edgy

Though square edges are standard, using something different is a great way to customize your kitchen.  Choose from decorative edges like radius, bullnose, bevel, egg and ogee, if you are looking for something to set your kitchen apart from the rest.

Mix It Up

You don’t have to settle with just one material.  Many designers have used different materials for their islands and counters. You can also insert a different material for a specific purpose like a butcher block.


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