Choosing The Right Countertops & Backsplash

The kitchen is arguably the most used room in any home.  For this reason, many people renovate this area to make it more visually pleasing and functional.  One of the most popular upgrades to consider when improving your kitchen is the countertops & backsplash.  However, it can be difficult to pick the right ones.  The following questions will help you choose the best materials for your new kitchen.

Where Will It Be Used?

First, make sure to determine where you plan on installing the countertops.  Tiles are more popular to use as a backsplash on the walls in between the cabinets and stove.  However, stone or solid surface is preferred for the actual countertops.

How Will They Look Visually?

Next, it is important to choose countertops & backsplash that look good visually.  They need to coordinate well with the other materials and finishes that already exist in your kitchen, including the following:

  • Cabinets
  • Paint
  • Hardware
  • Appliances
  • Flooring

When you choose finishes that coordinate well with these pieces, your kitchen will look more cohesive and have a more custom feel.

What Is Your Lifestyle?

Another important factor to consider with a kitchen remodel is your lifestyle.  For example, certain countertops are more durable and are less likely to get dirty with use.  If you have a large family or pets, you might prefer these options.  However, if your kitchen will be used infrequently or with greater care, then you can consider options that are more elegant.

How Much Can You Afford?

One of the main things to consider when you are installing countertops & backsplash is your budget.  Although you might like to install your dream kitchen surfacing, this might not be a realistic possibility.  Therefore, it is important not to get sold on something you can’t pay for.  Instead, make an effort to shop for the materials that are in your price range.  This way you will not be disappointed when you are making your decisions.

What Is Your Style?

Finally, make sure to choose the right finishes that match your taste and style.  Since it is expensive to upgrade a kitchen, it is unlikely that you will be doing it again in the near future.  Therefore, invest in something you really love.  This ensures that you will be happy with the results for years to come.

If you need help finding the perfect countertops for your kitchen, do not be afraid to ask for it.  The professionals at JRP Design & Remodel are always available to assist you and help you make the right decisions for your home renovation projects.

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