Your countertops play a starring role in your kitchen or bathroom design. Countertops set the style and tone for the entire kitchen or bathroom with their material, color, veining, edge, and more. There is a vast range of options available to enhance the style and functionality of any home. These range from granite to engineered quartz, marble, natural wood tops, and plastic laminates like Formica and Wilsonart.
Choosing your kitchen countertops doesn’t have to be difficult. Start by asking some simple questions, like, “How much can I spend?” and “What is my preferred style?” Laminate is a more cost-effective option and offers a wide range of color and pattern choices to fit any home design style. Granite and quartz are excellent luxury countertop choices. Both are highly durable and stylish options that have a timeless quality to enhance any kitchen design.
Natural materials like wood and marble are luxury materials that bring a unique edge to any design, but have specific requirements for cleaning and ongoing maintenance. Make sure you understand the ongoing maintenance requirements of your chosen material and be certain you are happy to keep this up over the lifetime of the countertop.
Next, ask yourself, “What’s my lifestyle?” Different lifestyles and family situations will favor different materials. For example, families with children will want something durable and stain resistant. Avid entertainers will prefer a marriage of style and convenience. Gourmet cooks will go for hard-working, durable materials that don’t stand in the way of cooking their favorite dishes.
McDaniels’ knowledgeable staff will help you select the best countertop for your needs. You will see dozens of countertops on display at McDaniels’ showroom. Come in to see, feel, and find the exact countertop you are looking for.