Kitchen Remodeling Strategies

How to Select Kitchen Counter Tops

You spend a lot of time in your kitchen; it really is the heart of your home. So when remodeling, it’s important to really put some thought into the elements that will be used every day. This is especially true when it comes to kitchen counter tops. These surfaces see food, school supplies and appliances on a daily basis. It’s important that they not only hold up, but look good in the process.

Here are a few things to consider when selecting your new kitchen counter tops.

When it comes to kitchen counter tops, the two major considerations in your lifestyle are durability and maintenance. If you have a busy family with kids, you’re going to want something that stands up to wear and tear. However, you also want something that you like because you will be looking at it every day (more on that later). Granite and quartz are two outstanding products when it comes to lifestyle needs. They are both highly durable, heat and stain resistant, and come in a wide variety of styles.

How much your counter tops cost is an important part of your overall kitchen remodel budget. At Country Creek Builders we help our clients factor in all cost elements of their kitchen remodel, including cabinetry, appliances, flooring, back splash, counter tops and more. Because there are counter tops on all ends of the cost spectrum, we help them find the one that suits their needs and more importantly, works within their budget.

As we mentioned briefly above, homeowners want to choose a kitchen counter top they really like…as they will see it every day, multiple times a day. The great thing is that there are tons of options to choose from. Granite, quartzite, and even marble, to an extent, have many variations, so one is sure to attract your attention. Counter tops add a tremendous amount of character to your new kitchen. Choose one that takes it to the next level and enhances all the other elements you’ve selected as well.

To give you an idea of what other home owners are favoring here are some of the top counter top surfaces (on a national scale) according to the NKBA (National Kitchen & Bath Association):
• Quartz – 88%
• Granite – 83%
• Marble and Solid Surface – 43%
• Wood – 29%
• Other Stone – 26%
• Recycled 22%
• Stainless Steel – 17%
• Concrete 13%
Country Creek Builders typically places granite and quartz counter tops in our kitchen remodels. This is mainly due to our client’s needs, tastes and budget, so your project may differ.

Contact us to talk about your remodeling needs. We’ll help you design the kitchen of your dreams and select the perfect kitchen counter top. Visit our website for kitchen remodel ideas and then call us at 952-484-9812 to set up a time for us to meet.

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