How to Select the Right Countertop for Your Home
When it comes to bringing your design vision to life, you’ve probably already worked out many of the details in your head. Imagining your shoe collection on display, having enough room in your kitchen to store what you need… it seems like you’ve thought of it all.
Inevitably there will be details you miss. That’s why we’re here—to ensure every small detail is addressed so your vision can come together seamlessly.
Once we address where you want to focus your efforts, what you need stored, and how much room you’ll need for your belongings, it’s time to get into the nitty-gritty.
Let’s discuss countertops in your home!
Where can you use a countertop?
In your kitchen: When most people think of countertops, they think of kitchens. Putting away groceries and preparing meals would be very difficult without a surface to use. Countertops are also a great space to store appliances so they are easily accessible during the morning rush or while you’re preparing dinner.
In your closet: Many people don’t realize the benefit of having an island or countertop space in their walk-in closet. For example, a countertop is a great area for folding laundry. After the laundry is done, repeatedly bending to grab articles of clothing to put away can be a pain. Placing your laundry basket on your countertop gives you space to lay out folded clothes and makes the dreaded task of putting laundry away as easy as possible.
A closet countertop is also a great place to gather clothing and belongings when you’re packing for a trip. You can lay your suitcase flat while still having the space you need to pair outfits together and fold them for safe travel.
In your garage: Having a workspace in your garage is important for proper tool storage and for making projects safe. When working with big tools or sharp objects, you don’t want to take any chances by balancing objects on a stool or uneven surface.
Garage countertops make a great addition to your work area—when you need to turn in for the night, your project can remain on your countertop undisturbed until the next time you are able to work on it.
Countertop Surface Options
Solid Surface: Solid surface countertops are made of a nonporous material that doesn’t require sealing and is easy to maintain and clean. Since this option doesn’t require sealing, it’s a great choice for a laundry room or kitchen. It’s also more cost-effective than quartz or granite.
Butcher block: The butcher block options are great for garage workspaces. Butcher block won’t dull the tools you’re working with, and it’s a more affordable option than stone. With this option, you have a variety of wood styles to choose from.
HPL: High-Pressure Laminate (HPL) is a countertop style that’s perfect for laundry rooms or offices. HPL is a very durable material that can be easily modified to accommodate a plethora of aesthetic issues, including wall inconsistencies. This countertop option comes in a collection of styles, from bright colors to stone and metal-like finishes.
Granite: Granite adds a touch of elegance to any space. This material is perfect for complementing a kitchen or adding a bit more class to an already tasteful closet design. Since this hard and durable material is natural, every slab will be slightly different. Seeing your options in person is the best way to go!
We know all the options can be overwhelming, so we suggest heading over to our showroom to see how your vision can come together. If you’re ready to chat with our award-winning team, click here to schedule your free consultation!