In a lot of ways the kitchen is the heart and soul of every home. It’s where you prepare and eat meals with your family and where you entertain guests. The kitchen is also the area of the home that presents the largest array of design choices. From flooring, to light fixtures or faucets—there’s no shortage of choices available to homeowners building their dream kitchen. One of the major decisions facing these homeowners, from a design and functionality perspective, are countertops. Countertops take up large amounts of space in the kitchen and it’s important to make sure the type of countertop you choose is applicable to its environment and the design scheme. Below you’ll find a few popular options.
Stone is one of the more sought after materials for kitchen countertops. There are many different types of stone to choose from, all of which have their own unique style and attributes. It can stand up to the heat of hot pans and water but that doesn’t mean it’s impervious. With light maintenance and sealing you can keep them looking brand new. Stone countertops come in various price points and styles but they tend to trend upwards in regards to price.
These countertop types are even more common because of their upside. They’re easy to clean and are very durable. Laminates are also available in a lot of different colors and are easy to fit into an overall design scheme. In regards to price they’re fairly inexpensive and easier to squeeze into budgets.
Glass may not be an obvious choice for countertops but when used correctly they can be a stunning and contemporary addition to any home. Glass countertops are also very easy to clean and hygienic since they’re non-porous and stain proof. They can stand up to intense heat and moisture as well. Glass countertops are by no means fragile but they’re also not as durable as other countertop options, so always exercise care around them. Glass countertops can be back painted with glass paint in order to achieve a wide range of alluring colors. If you’re curious of the selection of colors available you can visit this glass paint gallery.
The author of this article has extensive experience with glass paint kitchen fixtures. Examples of his work can be found in his glass paint gallery.