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Have you decided to spruce up your kitchen countertops? No matter if you’re upgrading your existing ones, designing for new construction, or moving into a new home, there are so many options available in kitchen countertops that making a decision can be quite dizzying. After all, countertops are the cornerstone of any kitchen – the focal point of a space that’s the bustling hub of your home.

The Basics of Kitchen Countertops... Easy as 1, 2, 3!

So where do you start? The basics of kitchen countertops are as easy as 1, 2, 3! The ideal kitchen has three basic ingredients: fiscal value, functionality and aesthetic harmony.

The Basics of Kitchen Countertops... Easy as 1, 2, 3!

  • Fiscal Value: Just because your dreams may be too big for your budget, your ideal kitchen doesn’t have to be out of reach. Suppliers and installers of quality kitchen countertops can offer you a number of great options to suit your budget and increase the fiscal value of your home.
  • Functionality: The countertops in your kitchen shouldn’t only be beautiful, but also durable and extremely functional. If you are a chef extraordinaire, you’ll love tough, beautiful granite, spectacular quartz, or the timeless elegance and coolness of marble (the perfect baking surface), all of which are heat-resistant, easy to clean and hygienic.
  • Aesthetic Harmony: Whether your style is French provincial, old world, traditional or ultra-contemporary, your kitchen countertops should reflect that design. One great thing about granite in particular is its natural ability to suit any kitchen design, from modern to rustic, while marble and quartz evoke a contemporary, sleek feel. To add visual dimension, interest, color and character to your kitchen, you could even consider using two different countertop surfaces.


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