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Countertop Selection


Countertop Selections & Styles To Suit Every Design

Home renovation doesn’t necessarily have to be an extensive and large-scale project. With little tweaks and minor additions, you can transform the look and feel of your surroundings. There are always certain elements in one’s home that are somehow overlooked by homeowners, and you can change its outlook if you decide to do some minor tweaks. Kitchens and bathrooms are such areas in your home that don’t require major changes because you can get a modern and stylish look simply by changing the colours or even just by replacing the countertop.

Tips on Countertop Selection:

Have you ever thought about the importance of kitchen and bathroom countertops? Countertops are the most regularly and roughly used surfaces in your kitchen. If you have had selected the wrong material, you will be having a tough time maintaining it. 

The first thing you should remember is to select a material that is easy to maintain, and is porous and stain-resistant. Durability and aesthetic appeal of the countertop is yet another important aspect that you should consider while selecting the countertop. 

There are some materials that require high-maintenance while others are low-maintenance. Some develop a unique patina after some time that further enhances the countertop’s beauty and elegance. As per the latest kitchen countertop trends, having more than one countertop is becoming an increasingly popular selection, and we believe that it is often a much more practical and functional approach. Kay2 Contracting provides a dedicated team of interior designers who can help you consider the overall design scheme of the kitchen and bathrooms, and help mix-and-match the materials and selections. 

Countertop Style Trends 2020:

  • Granite to quartz and marble. It gives a smooth look with softer to high sheens and retains the stone’s natural appearance while adding a touch of elegance.
  • Countertop style has received considerable revamping in the past few years. Now, sinks are an important element of the countertop and homeowners are preferring that their sinks are incorporated into countertops in the most innovative manner
  • Matte black stone or granite sinks will be much in demand this year and the traditional silver or metal sinks, while still timeless, have taken a back seat
  • Experimenting with neutral tones is another important style trend that will dominate the home remodelling market this year. Forget about the bold Art Deco hues and think of using white and beige tones to make your kitchen look trendy and more sophisticated

Top Kitchen and Bathroom Countertop Selections:

Quartz Countertops

Nowadays Quartz is considered one of the best available material for kitchen and bathroom countertops. It is somewhat expensive but is a great substitute to granite Conversely, quartz is non-porous and doesn’t need re-sealing repeatedly. It is stain-resistant, durable, strong, low-maintenance, and is a hygienic option for kitchen countertops.

Granite Countertops

Granite is a natural material and happens to be an extremely durable, strong and stunning countertop and no two pieces are identical. However, the only downside of granite is its porousness; it has the tendency of absorbing the liquid spills such as wine, water, or oil if not sealed properly. These substances can cause staining, which not just ruins the appearance of entire kitchen but also gives enough room for bacteria to accumulate. When considering the undeniable beauty and uniqueness of granite countertops, ensure you’re prepared to maintain its sealant for maximum longevity.  

Solid Wood Countertops

Solid wood countertops, also known as butcher block countertops, are a great option to stand up to culinary rigors. These countertops are often chosen in pairs with another countertop option for food preparation areas. Their stunning grains are easily maintained with mineral oil and bring out a premium and sophisticated look in your kitchen without the premium pricing of other countertop selections.

Veneer Countertops

Veneer countertops offer a massive selection within a very reasonable budget. While not as durable as other types of countertops, this option provides the opportunity to update your look without breaking the bank.

Concrete Countertops

Concrete countertops are completely customizable and incredibly durable. Concrete is another countertop trend that is becoming increasingly popular and desirable and fall in the premium price range of countertops. Concrete countertops offer textures and finishes are to match any design style, including traditional, modern, contemporary, industrial, or rustic. However, like granite, concrete countertops are porous and therefore prone to staining and wear if not properly maintained. Concrete countertops also take time to design, cast and cure, which could be a disadvantage if you’re strapped for time. 

Whether you reside in Calgary, Canmore, Banff or Edmonton and surrounding areas, these style trends and countertop selection ideas will suit all kinds of décor and themes. For us at Kay2 Contracting, home remodelling and home renovations are not just a project, but an opportunity to showcase our professional acumen and exceptional designing capabilities. Home improvement has remained our forte since our foundation and we are proud to have a reputation of credibility, trust, and exemplary craftsmanship.

For more information on kitchen countertop replacement ideas, contact our award-winning team today! 

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