Your countertops are a big budget item that will have a huge affect on the overall look and feel of your kitchen. They also see a ton of daily use. They should be built to last, and are one of the most common “splurge” purchases when it comes to a home remodel.
In the past it was heavily advised against to go with cheaper options for countertops. Granite, marble, and quartz were the epitome of design due to their elegance and durability. However, in 2019, design technology has come such a long way that there are a number of less expensive options that look just as luxurious as their more expensive counterparts. Here are some new options that are becoming more and more popular:
Many people tend to shy away from laminate options when it comes to choosing their countertops due to the stigma that they are cheap, flimsy, and tacky. However new laminate countertops have come a long way. They are often nearly indistinguishable from granite or quartz, and the plastics used nowadays can last for decades. True, they aren’t as scratch or heat resistant as granite or quartz, but a nice cutting board, hot pads, and pan holders can easily solve this problem at a much, much lower price.
Wood usually isn’t the first material you think of when it comes to kitchen counters. But these days butcher block countertops are rising in popularity. If they are installed and treated properly they go well with any type of kitchen from farmhouse chic to modern. They offer a large variety of shades to match all colors as well. The elegant look you get for such a reasonable price makes wood counters hard to resist. The main drawback is that they do require a fair amount of maintenance. They need to be washed and oiled monthly if you want them to last for years.
If you have any questions on how to achieve a luxurious look at an affordable price, stop into one of Naffco’s 3 locations, or call us at (813) 254-4066. You can schedule a free, no obligation consultation to learn everything you need to know about kitchen countertops.