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Jun 6, 2008
How to Choose a Countertop for Your Kitchen

Many homeowners get scared off at the thought of choosing a countertop for their kitchen. This is really no surprise, considering not only the numerous options that area available but also the general high cost of countertops and therefore how much of a financial investment they are.

Choosing the right countertop really does not have to be difficult however, and with a few helpful tips and tricks you will be well on your way to finding the perfect countertop, one that fits your needs and budget and which is going to be well suited to your home.

Choose the Material

One of the first steps is going to be for you to choose the material for your countertop. To find the ideal material for your kitchen, you are first going to have to determine how much will need to be used and how much you have to spend. Obviously you can only pay for what you can afford, so if you are strapped for cash for instance, this is going to determine what materials you are limited to for your countertops.

Granite and marble are two of the most popular choices, because they are so durable and aesthetically appealing. They are more expensive than most other materials however, so again if you are on a tight budget you will more than likely have to choose another material to go with.

There are many other natural stone options that you may be interested in, such as limestone and soapstone, and although these are obviously not as attractive and high quality as the granite and quartz, they are still quite beautiful when done properly and also much more affordable.

Color

Another step is to choose the color for your countertop. This can also be tricky, because you want to choose a color that is going to go well with your existing dcor - or the future design plan of the room - and one that you are going to enjoy for years to come and not grow bored of or regret.

For these reasons it is best that you choose a neutral color for your countertop, although if you are more daring you could always do it with a splash of color such as red or blue. If you think that resale value may be a consideration for you at some point in the future, you will want to keep your choice fairly low-key. Also consider whether your kitchen is visible to any other rooms in the home, because if not you have a lot more versatility and can have a lot more fun with it.
About the Author
Charlie Reese is a cabinet expert and refinisher. He as well enjoys getting astrology and health advice.
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