3 Mindsets To Avoid As You Redo Your Kitchen Countertops

Posted on: 29 December 2016

If you are in the process of getting ready to redesign your kitchen, changing out your kitchen countertops will be a big part of redoing your kitchen. Here are a few mindsets that you should avoid while choosing how to redo your kitchen countertops.

#1 Don't Let Potential Longevity Hold You Back

There are so many articles out there about which material is the best for your kitchen countertops. If you start to read them all, it can start to feel like some materials are not that strong and will not last that long. However, if you have your heart set on a material that may get marks on it over time, such as wood counter tops or marble counter tops, you should not let that hold you back because they are not as mark-resistant as granite countertop.

All countertops that are on the market under rigorous testing to ensure that they can withstand being exposed to foods and liquids for years.  They also undergo testing to ensure that they will be able to withstand all the wear and tear that they are going to be subject to over time. Any material you get is most likely going to last for years, until you are ready to redesign and change up your kitchen again or until you move to a new location.

#2 Don't Feel Like You Have To Use The Same Material

Next, do not feel like you need to use the same material on all of your countertops in your kitchen. Your kitchen will still look great if you use different materials. For example, you may want to use granite on your countertops around the edge of your kitchen and use marble on your kitchen island.

Just make sure that you pay attention to how the colors complement each other. You want to use colors that are complementary, not contrasting. For example, you may want to use a solid color on your outer countertops and a more patterned one that picks up the solid colors for your kitchen island.

You can use more than one material on your countertops, just make sure that they look and work well color-wise with each other. Since most kitchen countertops materials come in a wide variety of colors and patterns, it should be a matter of just finding the right patterns to go with one another.

#3 Don't Hold Back With The Details

Finally, don't feel like you have to hold back with the details. If there is a detailed or colorful backsplash that you really love, go for it. Don't feel like you have to keep everything simple in your kitchen. Another place where you can have fun with the details is the edges of your countertops. You can use curved edges instead of square edges on your countertop or you can use built-up edges instead of straight edges. These little last details to your kitchen countertops can really help your kitchen stand out. 

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