Countertops for Your Kitchen Remodel
One of the most exciting parts of a kitchen remodel is choosing your brand new counter tops. Tearing out your old, stained, scratched countertop and replacing it can bring a new look and ambiance to your kitchen. When choosing the perfect countertops for your kitchen remodel most homeowners should consider eco-friendliness, luxury, and budget.
Eco-Friendly Counter Tops
Many new first time home owners are looking for homes with environmentally friendly options. If you are interested in selling your home in the future, countertops that are eco-friendly can increase the appeal of your home to millennials.
Quartz is a great choice for eco-friendly countertops because they are made from recycled products and have a low toxicity rate for synthetic materials. Quartz is also very durable and requires very little maintenance.
Bamboo Butcher Block countertops are environmental and budget friendly options. Bamboo is an ultra-renewable resource produced with a low-carbon footprint. These countertops can be high maintenance, just like hardwood countertops but they provide a natural and warm ambiance. Another option is recycled glass, although this luxury countertop is one of the most expensive to purchase and install.
Luxury Counter Tops
If luxury is important and you are looking to impress with your kitchen then you should look at countertops such as fully cemented, marble, granite, stainless steel, or hardwood. Concrete is the most expensive at $100-$150 per square foot on average with installation; however, if sealed properly, a concrete counter top can last the life of the home.
Marble is classic while stainless steel looks modern and clean; but, these types of luxury countertops are prone to scratching. Granite is the most popular choice for kitchen remodels because it is cost-effective and durable; however, more exotic slabs can cost upwards of $100.
Your budget will be the final determining factor on the type of countertops you purchase for your kitchen remodel. The least expensive option is laminate which is also man-made and easy for doing it yourself projects. Formica countertops are the most well-known laminate choice; however, many kinds of laminate offer customization.
When you are ready to install your countertops for your kitchen remodel give Medina Exteriors & Remodeling a call for an estimate!