Finding Your Type
Got big dreams for the look of your home? Think countertops. Amazingly enough, counter choices can make a big impact in the way your home looks, as both of them claim a substantial amount of real estate in areas like the kitchen and the bathrooms. The types of countertops you choose can make all the difference in creating rooms that look well planned rather than thrown together. Believe it or not, when you’re hoping to achieve a certain aesthetic, that countertop can make really make or break you.
The types of countertops available on the market today are endless. Not only in terms of color and pattern, but also in terms of material. Marble, granite, and quartz countertops are all considered to be among the best countertops when it comes to beauty and durability, but they’re also some of the most expensive materials to use. Of course, not everyone loves the look of the far more cost-effective laminate countertops; but even if you’re on a tighter budget, you still have a great deal of options that still feel high end.
As remodeling trends show, houses with amazing kitchens and jaw-dropping bathrooms have the commonality of one major thing. No matter how large or small the space may be in their square footage, those stunning kitchens and baths would be nothing without the right countertops. Think of it like this: choosing a color or a pattern that clashes with the cabinetry or the flooring is like putting salt in your coffee. Big, big mistake. And one you’ll definitely regret, every time you enter the room.
So with all of those different types of countertops at your fingertips, how do you decide which type is your type?
Here are some of the options you’ll find:
- Laminate: An inexpensive, heat and moisture resistant material that comes in an endless variety of colors, patterns, and textures.
- Bamboo: An eco-friendly choice, but also one that’s easily damaged.
- Butcher block: Easily refinished and great for chopping, but it also requires a great deal of maintenance.
- Concrete: One of the most popular types of custom countertops. It also damages easily and can be costly.
- Soapstone: A beautiful and unusual choice that is heat resistant but sensitive to cuts, stains, and scratches.
- Quartz: A manufactured stone material composed of minerals and resins that closely resembles natural stone. It’s extremely durable and requires very little maintenance, making it ideal for kitchens.
- Granite: Extremely durable and generally heat-resistant. One of the more expensive options, but also one of the most unique, as each slab of the natural stone differs in color and pattern.
- Limestone: Luxurious in its appearance, but one that damages easily and soaks up stains.
- Marble: A natural stone beauty that chips easily and needs regular re-sealing.
Don’t let your countertops be counter-productive to the look of your home! Call the experts at Omega Construction & Design, Inc., today!