Countertops are one of the first things that people notice when looking at a kitchen. This means that choosing the right countertop material (such as granite countertops) and color (like clean white, or shiny black) should take high priority in every kitchen remodel.
The challenging part for homeowners, however, is having to sort through literally hundreds of options available today. Let our remodeling experts at Harbour View Kitchen & Bath offer you some helpful tips to make the decision-making process go that much easier and smoother.
Back to the Basics
White marble countertops are an all-American staple. Many homeowners choose this color as a safe option when redesigning a kitchen. However, this choice doesn’t have to be boring. Off-white or softly-flecked white variants are available for many common marble countertops which could give your kitchen a little more personality. White counters also contrast well with darker-colored kitchen cabinets, which is a must to create an illusion of space for smaller kitchens.
Wood signifies warmth and evokes a closeness to nature more than any other stone material. However, choose an extra-strong coating material to keep wooden surfaces from getting warped and damaged in the high-moisture environment of a kitchen. Faux wood can also be a good option if you’re worried about moisture damage and high-maintenance requirements.
The Dark Side
Dark-colored objects tend to draw the eyes more than any other color. So dark-colored countertops can be a great way to distract from some features of your kitchen that are a little less than desirable. Small kitchens benefit as well because black or dark-colored countertops can make a space look bigger than it actually is.
Get the dream kitchen you’ve always wanted with the help of our skilled craftsmen at Harbour View Kitchen & Bath, your number one trusted provider of high-quality countertops as well as kitchen and bathroom cabinets. Give us a call at (757) 644-0848 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a consultation with our friendly representatives and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Chesapeake and all nearby areas in VA.