Updating your kitchen can be both an exciting and stressful time. You can look forward to your new space but also be inundated with making design choices to match your budget and home.
This article highlights several factors to keep in mind to help you make the best decision for yourself and your kitchen when shopping for countertops.
Lifestyle And Needs
An often overlooked factor when it comes to kitchen renovations is factoring in your lifestyle, needs. and even dining style. These play a significant part in your day-to-day life, and your countertops should be supportive of this.
If you plan on cooking every day in your kitchen, you need durable counters. If you are the occasional cook, you can choose more aesthetically pleasing countertops to match your style.
Cleaning And Maintenance
Depending on the material, you should consider the cleaning and maintenance required for it. With granite, marble, and even quartz, you need to remember that harsh chemicals can affect the overall look of your counters and perhaps compromise the material.
While stain-resistant counters are always recommended to give the appearance of cleanliness for longer periods, they can be a bit pricier than other options.
Budget And Costs
If you have a limited budget, you may think you can only shop for a few options. But if you speak to your contractor about what you want, we may be able to source cheaper alternatives that are just as durable as the original expensive countertop.
It is worth considering how much maintenance is also required after the installation, as this can lead to other costs. With some materials, you may need to seal the counter, which can be more expensive than anticipated.
However, there are so many different types and styles on the market today that you can fit into your budget without overspending.
Kitchen countertops should not be dismissed as just another feature of the space. It often brings together the entire kitchen and can enhance your entire home.
Quality Restorations always encourage clients to take their time when shopping for counters.
With our expertise, we can best advise you on design choices that meet your needs and budget for your kitchen renovation in Toronto.
Call us today to get started on updating your space.