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Between meal preps, cooking, canning, cleaning, and parties I spend a great deal of time in my kitchen. My current kitchen is in need of some updates!
Kitchen countertops are an important aspect of your home’s interior design. In fact, some say countertops are the soul of the kitchen. My current kitchen countertops are outdated and in need of an upgrade. Full disclosure, I’ve never upgraded countertops in a home. I have always just made due with the countertops that came with the properties I’ve lived in. The prospect of picking out new countertops is daunting, exciting, and possibly expensive.
We’ve already begun a small kitchen remodel and I can’t wait to share the before and after photos with you. The results were amazing! Our new backsplash has been installed using a non-traditional material that’s often used in ceilings. The backsplash turned out fabulous and cost us under $200 for materials and installation. Now that our backsplash is updated, we are moving on towards planning out a countertop update.
Premiere Surfaces Countertop Calculator
The Premiere Surfaces website features a Countertop Calculator. This calculator will allow you to estimate the square footage of your countertop space. I used an online calculator to estimate material costs for my calculations.
Granite countertops are the option that most realtors and interior designers would recommend. In some respects, it seems granite countertops are considered the gold standard of countertops. Granite countertops are stylish, unique, and offer a fantastic level of durability. Granite countertops are resistant to stains, mold, and mildew. In my kitchen, I’ll need a countertop that is resistant to stain and durable. I spend most of the summer canning tomatoes and tomato juice stains counters in ways I can’t even explain! In an ideal scenario, granite countertops would be the best option for my kitchen. However, granite is not at my price point.
The durability of quartz is unmatched, and the style is fantastic. Quartz is engineered with stones from quartz crystals and non-porous materials that combine to make a maintenance free countertop. Quartz countertops are ideal for high-traffic spaces such as kitchens and bathrooms. The durability and price of quartz make this option my top choice.
Countertops that are referred to as solid surfaces are comprised of man-made materials such as plastic resins and pigments. This is the only countertop that can be fabricated and installed without a seam! Solid Surface countertops are perfect for home bathrooms and kitchens but are also used in operating rooms, labs, and in other commercial settings. Solid surface countertops are one of the most cost effective options, but I’m still in favor of quartz for my own kitchen.
Countertop options are really endless! Especially when you move your search beyond traditional materials. Specialty surfaces may include stainless steel countertops, copper countertops, hand-crafted wood or decorative tile. Stainless steel/copper countertops will give your kitchen a modern, clean, and sophisticated appearance. While hand-crafted wood countertops will give your kitchen a farmhouse appeal. Decorative tile countertops will give you thousands of options and will ensure that your kitchen matches your home’s personality.
Estimate: Cost varies depending on the material selected.
The countertops I’ll select for my kitchen will need to be affordable, functional, and durable. After researching, and taking in a variety of factors, I’m almost certain I will be installing quartz countertops in my kitchen. I’m also certain that I will start my search at Premiere Surfaces.
Richmond VA Premiere Surfaces is the nation’s largest fabricator and installer of custom countertops. Not only are they the nation’s largest fabricator, Premiere Surfaces boasts 30 years of experience! Their experience, knowledge, and personal service will ensure that you find the countertops that meet your functional needs, design aesthetic, and budget. Premiere Surfaces also guarantees your satisfaction.
Want to visit a showroom? Premiere Surfaces has 17 showrooms around the country! I’m planning to visit their Richmond/Ashland location later this fall to check out their quartz countertop options.
Have you ever updated countertops? How was your experience? Did you love the results?
- Amanda is a native of Richmond, VA. She enjoys writing, blogging, traveling, shopping, and spending time with friends and family.