6 factors to consider when choosing a Kitchen Countertop

6 factors to consider when choosing a Kitchen Countertop

When it comes to kitchen renovation or remodeling, choosing the right countertop is an important decision. There are so many options to choose from, each with its own unique set of benefits and drawbacks. Our kitchen design team has helped countless happy clients in Calgary & Edmonton with their kitchen remodel decisions. To help make the decision easier, here are six factors to consider when choosing a kitchen countertop for your kitchen remodel project:

1. Durability

One of the most important factors to consider when choosing a kitchen countertop is its durability. After all, the countertop is likely to be one of the most heavily used surfaces in your home. Look for materials that are resistant to scratches, stains, and heat. Some of the most durable options include granite, quartz, and solid surface countertops.

2. Maintenance

When it comes to kitchen renovation or remodeling, one important factor to consider is the maintenance required to keep your countertop looking its best. Quartz and granite are both easy to maintain by cleaning with mild dish soap and water. Granite is porous and requires a sealant upon installation to protect it against stains. This sealant should be repeated every one to three years.

3. Cost

Of course, cost is always a factor when it comes to kitchen remodel. Kitchen countertops can range in price from relatively inexpensive (laminate) to mid-range (quartz) to very expensive (marble). Determine your budget and our team can help you choose from a wide range of countertop materials at various price points to fit your budget and style. Keep in mind that cheaper options may not be as durable or long-lasting as more expensive materials.

4. Style

The style of your kitchen countertop should complement the overall design of your kitchen. If you have a modern kitchen, for example, you might want to consider a sleek, minimalist countertop like quartz or concrete. If you have a more traditional kitchen, a natural stone like granite or marble might be a better fit.

5. Color and pattern

The color and pattern of your kitchen countertop can have a big impact on the overall look and feel of the space. Solid colors tend to be more versatile and can match with a wide range of design styles. Patterns and veining, on the other hand, can add visual interest but may be more difficult to match with other elements in the kitchen.

6. Functionality

Finally, consider the functionality of your kitchen countertop. If you do a lot of cooking and entertaining, you might want to opt for a material that can withstand heat and is easy to clean, such as quartz or solid surface. If you have young children, you might want to choose a material that is less prone to scratching and staining, like granite or marble.

Ultimately, the right kitchen countertop for you will depend on your personal style, budget, and needs. By considering these six factors, you can narrow down your options and choose a countertop that will serve you well for years to come. 

Contact our kitchen design experts today to make the kitchen of your dreams a reality! Our company is trusted by clients all over Calgary, Edmonton and the surrounding areas.