Kitchen Countertop Make-OverBy
The focal point of any house is usually the kitchen and if you have ugly, outdated countertops, this will hurt you lots. Lucky for you, there is a wide-variety of choices for countertops to fit any budget! The possibilities are endless but make sure you do your homework before you install for some countertops will suit different people’s needs.
Avonite – this is an inexpensive way to update the tops yet give the appearance of stone. You can get this is a variety of colors and shades that will match any style of kitchen.
Pros: inexpensive, variety of colors/shades to choose from
Cons: not heat-resistant; can warp when heat is applied
Granite – This is the most popular of them all, this stone will come in many colors and shades as well, it is also heat-resistant.
Pros: heat-resistant, reasonable prices, durability
Cons: Have to reseal often for water will ruin stone; if heavy object drops onto it, can chip or crack
Tile – elegant, while still maintaining a budget, tile will come in all shapes, shades, and colors, which some can tolerate applied heat.
Pros: huge selection to choose from, maintainable budget, durability
Cons: Can crack of chip if something drops onto it, harder to change or replace
Glass – very sleek design, more for looks rather than usage
Pros: very different look, variety of colors
Cons: more for looks than use, can easily break
Wood – Another innovative top, easy to maintain
Pros: the overall look, some heat resistant usage, easily manageable
Cons: can become pricy, can set on fire if intense heat is applied
Metal – a very modern design for countertops, comes in a variety of metals, will last a long time
Pros: durability, overall look
Cons: scratches/dents easily, harder to maintain, pricy
Cement – This is becoming popular in today’s kitchens, you can tint/color the cement to any color.
Pros: sleek look, durability, long-lasting
Cons: Pricy, harder to change, repair
What ever you choose, you will be upgrading your kitchen countertops immensely! We, at Qualtire Plumbing & Construction will work with you in coming up with the perfect countertop that fits your needs and desires! After this small improvement, you will want to show off your new kitchen to everyone!