When asked which room they would most like to renovate in their Scottsdale home, the two most common answers are the kitchen and the bathroom. Completing a kitchen renovation is a big project, and there are many decisions the homeowner needs to make.
A very important decision and one that has a significant impact on the renovation budget is in choosing the countertops. Today, counters and cabinets are a major focus in kitchen renovations and choosing wisely can add value to your house for life. To help you choose Home Solutionz has put together a summary of the most common options.
Natural stone countertops are typically considered the classic choice in Scottsdale homes. These most commonly include granite, marble, soapstone, slate, and limestone. They do need to be sealed in most cases, and they require some special care to retain their beauty. However, natural stone is a lifelong option that adds value.
Quartz counters offer the beauty of natural stone but add about 7% resin to the ground quartz. This is a non-porous surface that is highly resistant to scratches, heat and any type of staining.
Concrete and Composite
Concrete and composite types of countertops, including terrazzo and other similar combinations of resins, glass, aggregate stone or other materials are popular. There are differences in costs and quality that needs to be carefully considered when making a choice.
Tile countertops offer a unique option to add color, design, and style to a kitchen. Tile can be either large or small, and different tiles can be used to create counter surfaces and backsplashes for an additional design element.
Wood counters are great for a rustic look or a butcher block type of counter. They do need to be sealed for protection. They are the softest option in counters, which means they are more easily damaged with typical wear and tear.
Take the time to look at kitchen blogs and renovation sites and carefully consider your options before making a choice.
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