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A guide to choosing your next countertop: 3 aspects to consider

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Remodeling can be a daunting task. There are many options to consider when making investment decisions for your home. There are many important updates to choose from when remodeling, and no home renovator would argue that having just the right countertops is at the top of the list. 

 

Here are three aspects to consider when choosing your next countertop 

 

Appeal

 

Opinions, we all have them. Styling your home is one of the great benefits of having your own space. WIth all of the various options out there, It would be productive to take some time looking at images of your various countertop options (Ex: quartz, marble or granite). When choosing your preference, you might consider tones, textures, and patterns. Do you prefer a countertop with a wide variety of style and color options? If so, focus in on the colors and patterns offered in each selection. Texture also plays a key role in your styling choice. Do you prefer a sleek modern look, or perhaps you prefer added dimensions and colors. No choice is a wrong choices, but finding the right one for you may take some consideration. 

 

Maintenance

Taking care of your investments makes your money go farther. All countertops require some maintenance and care. When making a countertop decision, knowing what will be required of you in the long run is important. 

 

Quartz is a viable countertop option. Users find that it is very durable because of it’s non-porous quality, though buyers must be aware that quartz may not be able to withstand high amounts of heat.

 

Marble is one of the more popular countertop choices. Because it is more porous than other options, marble requires re-sealing more often. Owners must also note that acidic substances and harsh cleaners may cause damage to the stone.  

 

Granite is a go-to in the world of countertops. The maintenance required is at minimum a yearly sealing. You will find it’s day to day use to be durable, stain-resistant, heat resistant, and scratch resistant. 

 

Cost

 

Knowing your budget can make or break your renovation dreams. Another very important aspect to choosing your countertops, is being aware of the price range of your desired piece. There are many variations in pricing countertops. Most companies sell their stone by the square foot. Your first step will be estimating the size of stone you will need to cover your space. This will help you to get a better idea of your budget needed. Generally speaking, countertops can range anywhere from $35-$120+ a square foot. The following will give you the breakdown of a typical cost between these three countertops. 

 

Granite Between $35 to $75 per square foot

Marble Between $40 to $100 per square foot

Quartz Between $50 to $120 per square foot

 

Considering your choices when it comes to style, maintenance level and budget will help you in making an informed decision regarding your next countertop. Discover the look and style of your new home at ease while finding a countertop that fits your style, but also your lifestyle and budget. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]