If you have a kitchen renovation project in your future, or if you’re currently in the process of building your dream kitchen brand new, you know just how important the countertop decision will be when the time comes. And with so many types of countertops to choose from, it’s important that you head to a store where a knowledgeable staff can help you make the right decision for your space and lifestyle. Here’s how to spot the best places to find great countertops.
Take your contractors advice
If you’re working with a general contractor to manage your building or renovation project, it might be easy to ask him for his recommendation on the best places to buy countertops. Chances are if they’ve built up a larger portfolio of kitchen construction projects, they know the best place to go in town. The same goes for your plumber or the carpenter working on your project. Any of these professionals will have insight on the place to find what you’re looking for.
Hit the internet to find countertops
The great thing about the internet is that when you ask a search engine to find a type of business, the results it returns will be geographically specific to you. That means your list of places to find countertops will probably be in your community or the surrounding area. You can also get a good vibe about a place from looking at the selection of products they carry online and reading about their specialties on their website and social media channels.
Choosing the right countertops
You’ll definitely want to pick a countertop company that will help guide you to the right choice of counter for your space and for your lifestyle. There are so many countertop materials to choose from including granite, marble, wood, concrete, ceramic, stainless steel, quartz, laminate and more even still. Each of these types of counters blend perfectly with certain design aesthetics and have pros and cons that a homeowner needs to understand before installing it in a space.
Color is everything
The thing that will probably draw you to a potential countertop the most is the color. Whether your choice goes bold or plays it safe in your space, either is an option for your kitchen. Current countertop trends include honed stones rather than high polish, large movement in natural stone, butcher block in at least some areas of the counter, and choosing quartz over other natural stones.