Replacing your kitchen counters is one of the biggest projects to take on. It involves choosing the right materials at the right price – and it can put a lot of stress on you and your family.
To avoid this stress, we recommend proper planning at Affordable Quality Marble & Granite so you can be sure to invest in the best kitchen countertops possible.
To make the process more straightforward, here are a few questions to ask yourself before getting started:
Do I like the material of the countertop I currently have?
What does my budget look like?
How much maintenance am I willing to do for my new countertop?
Make a note of these answers and use them to move forward and make decisions as you work through the process of replacing your kitchen counters.
The sheer amount of countertop options you’re presented with can get a bit overwhelming – especially if you’re not sure what you’re looking for. Just remember that you can always consult a member of our team for help, as we’re experts on all types of man-made and natural stone.
And, even easier, if you already like the material of your current countertop, there’s no need to switch it. It’s as simple as finding an updated slab for your kitchen.
In our showroom, expect to find natural and engineered stones. All of our selections are beautiful, and each have their own unique assets.
Our natural stone selections include granite and marble, which are the two most popular types of natural stone – for good reason. Granite is known for its strength and durability, and marble is known for its luxurious looks and sophistication.
As for engineered stones, you’ll find a wide variety of quartz slabs in our showroom in all sorts of different patterns and colorations. Since quartz is a man-made stone, you’ll find quite a bit of diversity in its looks – it’s also possible to find slabs that mimic the look of natural stone.
There are two ways to replace your kitchen countertops – you might be concentrating on your countertops only, or you might be redoing the entire room. Sometimes, starting from scratch and renovating your entire kitchen is the simpler option, as you can start with the countertop and design everything else around it in terms of aesthetics.
That’s not to say that doing a simple kitchen countertop replacement is impossible, though. It just takes a bit of extra thinking. Instead of starting with the countertop, you’ll want to take the rest of your kitchen elements into account and make sure your countertop complements them.
One way to make sure your countertop coincides with the rest of the room is to bridge the gap with a backsplash. Backsplashes bring out the beauty in all the elements of your kitchen, and they are great for functional usage as well.
Along with your backsplash, you’ll want to keep your under-cabinet lighting in mind, too. This might not be at the top of your concerns, but it’s something you’ll definitely notice if you upgrade from a dingy countertop to something ultra-shiny. The glare from your under-cabinet lighting on a shiny material might just be enough to bother you.
Affordable Quality Marble & Granite can supply the best kitchen countertops for your replacement or entire remodel. To get started on your project, reach out to us today at (803) 642-5416.