Spring Home Renovations: It’s Time for New Countertops
As home design trends come and go it’s important to keep your décor up to date. Making minor renovations throughout the years will help you avoid going all-in on an entire home remodel at once. Improvements like upgrading your kitchen countertops, resurfacing your cabinets, and updating your appliances can be made one step at a time, helping your home look it’s best without draining your bank account. Spring is one of the ideal times of year to make these home improvements since the holiday season is over and your tax return can often be enough to redo all your kitchen surfaces.
Kitchen countertops are more than just a preparation surface. The kitchen is the hub of the home, and the countertops are the visual centerpiece within them. Installing beautiful natural stone countertops will not only increase the aesthetic of your property but also its resale value. It’s a win-win. So let’s break down some of the pros and cons for the best countertop options.
Marble is one of our most popular stones at Marble.com. It is beloved by professional interior designers and homeowners for its stunning beauty and elegance. If you are looking to add a sophisticated and luxurious look for your countertops, there is no other countertop material that rivals marble classic aesthetic. Beyond its beauty, since marble maintains a consistent temperature, it is also ideal for baking areas in the kitchen.
Despite the amazing beauty of marble countertops, they are better suited for low traffic areas because they are slightly porous. However, wiping them down after each use and sealing your countertop twice per year will ensure its beauty and elegance last for a long, long time. Marble can last a lifetime with regular maintenance.
Granite is extremely durable and resistant to both heat and scratches, which means that it will last for a lifetime with the proper maintenance. Granite comes in countless different color and pattern options, and no slab is will ever be the same as another, making each project truly unique. At Marble.com, we receive shipments of new granite colors daily from around the world and we’re certain to have the option that’s right for your home remodel.
Granite does require sealing every six months to a year. But that’s it. Overall, granite is the best universal countertop option, especially if you’re about to put your home up for sale.
Since quartz countertops are engineered, it’s easy to find identical slabs. This is ideal for very large kitchen countertop projects. Quartz stones have consistent styles, and can come in a wide variety of colors, patterns and textures. Also, quartz countertops are very durable. They do not need to be sealed and are resistant to heat and scratches.
Quartz countertops are not unique in the same sense as granite and marble. These countertops are not one-of-a-kind pieces of stone, since they are created in quartz factories, opposed to in the Earth’s crust like other natural stones.
Marble.com Can Help You Find the Right Countertops
Marble.com has an unrivaled selection of countertops in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut. With a stock of over 200,000 slabs, we have everything from affordable marble countertops to exotic and rare granite counters. Our staff is well informed about the latest kitchen design trends and would love to help you discover what countertops are perfect for your property. We have the tools and technology to complete countertop fabrication and installation quickly – typically as little as three days. To get started, create a free estimate here. And to test out some of your design ideas for your new countertops, use the Virtual Room Designer from House Tipster. Marble.com will be featuring this great technology soon, too!