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Three Factors for Choosing Kitchen Counters

You’ve decided to put in new kitchen counters, but the question looms, “Now what?”

When faced with a big decision and seemingly unlimited options, it can be overwhelming to choose. It’s easy to have “analysis paralysis,” or some sort of fear about selecting your new kitchen counters. Although we can’t make that decision for you, here are three key factors to consider in your search for a new kitchen counter.

First, decide what type of material you want. Some of the most common choices are granite, limestone, marble, and quartz. Each is a beautiful option that can enhance any kitchen. All of these types of stone come in a variety of patterns and colors, so you aren’t restricting yourself too much by limiting to any one type of material.

There are a couple of cheaper options, like laminate and tile, which may be a better fit for your budget. However, if you have the option of stone and seriously want to make a lasting, fantastic investment in your home, choosing granite, quartz, or similar material is the way to go.

Second, determine whether you would like to install the kitchen counters yourself or hire a professional to put in your new counter for you. Unless you have a strong background in handiwork and remodeling, it’s going to be significantly easier to have somebody do this work for you. Although it’s tempting to do it yourself, many people often get started and then resort to handing the project over to a contractor partway through the remodeling process, making it difficult for both the customer and the company.

The third and final factor to consider, of course, is value. Choosing granite or quartz kitchen counters may be a little more expensive up front, but people often overestimate the cost of having a fancy countertop installed in their home. Regardless of whether you want to increase the value of your home or just create the “dream kitchen” you’ve always wanted, you can’t go wrong with granite or quartz kitchen counters.


If you are looking for new kitchen counters in Columbus OH or would simply like more information, contact us at The Granite Guy. We have the best prices in town, and our selection has over 80 different colors for you to choose from. Request a free estimate today!