Kitchen Countertops: Function, Style and Budget Tips

As you consider your kitchen countertop renovation, make sure you have a well-thought-out plan that considers economics, function, style and budget.

I will quickly address the economics of updating your kitchen countertops. Think about how long you will be living in your current home and the return on your invest compared to the upgrades of houses in your area.

The Function of Your Countertops

The kitchen is typically the epicenter of your home. It is where you cook, you entertain, and where you relax – and your countertops need to reflect that. The choices you have in countertops is more exciting than ever with all of the choices available. Your kitchen countertops must suit your space and compliment your style of living.

Every family is different, and their needs are different. There is not really a one-size-fits-all countertop solution. Do your family dinners require an island serving area? Are cocktail parties your go to entertainment? Are you a chef in the making and chopping vegetables four or five nights a week? Are your kids messy eaters and leave food that stain counters during breakfast? Making a list of the needs you require from your counterspace is a starting point in your remodel process.

Decide on a Style

Decinding on which look, feel, texture and color will define the style you choose for your new countertop renovation. Think about your sink style: farmhouse, top mount, undermount, double basin, low divider are just the beginning of kitchen sink options. You will also need to consider thickness, amount of overhange, edge options, and material.

Our kitchen design specialist can assist you in determining your own personal style an determine how to achieve your dream kitchen with the budget you have available. Speaking of budget…

Establish a Budget, And Stick To It!

Remodeling and renovating your kitchen countertops is fun and exciting. Establishing a budget to do so, is not so fun. You must take every facet into account when creating your remodel budget. Materials, delivery charges, and installation, as well as any custom details will need to be accunted for. The key to creating a remodel budget is sticking to it. It is difficult but it is key to getting the kitchen you dream about.