There are so many things to consider during a renovation, remodel, or new build. Ideally, your results will be functional, aesthetically-pleasing, and practical. This is much easier said than done, which is why it’s so important to have a comprehensive plan. You should most definitely include kitchen and bathroom countertops during your planning process. There are a few things to consider while choosing your countertops to make the beautiful results worthwhile.
Renovations and Pre-Existing Units
Changing the countertops in your kitchen and/or bathroom during a renovation can be tricky, but is possible – not to mention worth the effort! You can begin by taking the style and aesthetic of your home into consideration. The countertops can really complete a room, so it’s important that they flow with the rest of your appliances, units, furniture and décor.
This goes together with your style as well, so, you should pick countertops you find aesthetically-appealing. Bringing home samples of countertops can help you make the right decision. Getting a large sample can really help you to imagine how the countertops will match to the rest of the room and home.
Some questions you could ask yourself before you begin shopping for new countertops are:
- What weight can my existing cabinets and/or floor support?
- Do my cabinets need to be replaced as well?
- Does my sink, tap and/or faucets need an upgrade?
Often, it can be tricky to replace countertops without damaging the sink and/or cabinets. You may find it beneficial to weigh your options and explore replacing other components of your kitchen and/or bathroom, too. Here are some tips and tricks for pairing countertops with cabinets!
Once you have an idea of what you’re looking for and the space you’re working with, it’s time to begin shopping for countertops! Our specialists at Custom Granite can help you explore different styles and materials, per your preferences. If you’re working with a set budget, it can be beneficial to let your specialist know. We have the best deals on granite, marble, and quartz in Hamilton, Niagara Falls, and Burlington! Helping you find the best products available within your budget is our passion.
There are some things to consider when planning your budget. It can pay off to invest in long-lasting countertops that are crafted from quality materials. Countertops made from materials like quartz and granite will typically last longer, so you can get more out of your investment. Cheaper materials may fade quickly, or damage easily, requiring a replacement much sooner. When you weigh the options of quality versus price, it will often benefit you to invest in the better quality, more expensive, product.
You should also make room in your budget for unforeseen circumstances. It’s better to be safe than sorry, especially with a home renovation. The last thing you would like is an unfinished kitchen or bathroom. Don’t forget to include a new backsplash in your budget, as the backsplash and countertops go hand-in-hand!
Chances are, your countertops are going to encounter aspects of daily life. This can include anything from chopping vegetables and food preparation, to leaning and supporting additional weight. It’s important that you explore the durability of your countertop material. Both granite and quartz countertops can prove to be a beneficial investment to any home. It’s extremely difficult to scratch, burn, chip or stain granite, due to its resilient nature. There are many benefits to investing in granite countertops, from the variety and affordability, to resilience and cleanliness.
Quartz countertops, on the other hand, are a breeze to maintain. They have a non-porous surface, so they don’t need to be sealed, and they are very low-maintenance. Although both granite and quartz are durable, it’s still important to protect your investment. The use of hot pads, cutting boards, and coasters is always recommended. Learn more about the benefits of granite and quartz in a busy kitchen, here!
There are so many things to take into consideration when investing in new countertops. Speaking with a specialist can help you to create a comprehensive plan and find the right countertops for you. Contact our team of specialists at Custom Granite today to get started!