Published at Monday, January 28th 2019. by Lise Kristensen in Kitchen Countertops.
Having just aced our first pass at laying tile, we wanted to move onto the backsplash but needed a new countertop in place first. We spent roughly around $2,000 on new counters. I needed a material that didn’t require much, if any, maintenance and in a color that lightened the room.
Know that every material here will require some shopping around, but keep this in mind: More than 15 architects and designers responded to our query, and the most popular budget recommendations were wood, engineered quartz, and stainless steel. As for the downright cheapest option? Good old laminate.
Since the L shaped kitchen is placed in a corner, it leaves two walls free so that you can have multiple entrances and exits. Traffic through the kitchen becomes much easier in such cases. Since the countertops utilize only two walls, you have access to more open space and can even open the kitchen up to another room such as the living room or the dining room.
When compared to stainless steel modular kitchen, the wooden kitchens are long lasting, rust free and completely ravishing. There are ample of options in wooden modular kitchen you can choose from. The wooden modular kitchens consist of wooden cupboards/cabinets along with refreshing countertops. You can choose granite, marble, glass, concrete, quartz etc material for preparing the countertop. Apart from wooden cabinets, you can also accommodate wooden open shelves, wooden dining area, wooden finish pull-out or tall storages etc.
A goal for this kitchen remodel was to respect the history and architecture of the home's late-1800 design. Katie wanted to keep the integrity of the home and incorporate classic and durable materials with an emphasis on quality craftsmanship and interesting details. The homeowners wanted to maximize their counter space, so all appliances are concealed in appliance cabinets, like this espresso cupboard! This not only keeps the appliances clean and out of the way, but allows for countertops to be used to their full potential.
Kitchen countertops must be prepared from high quality materials. Due to regular and intense use, the counter top might get scratches or appear dull. Instead of installing a completely new counter top, you can choose to give a new look to your countertops. Some of the most trending counter top materials are quartz countertops, polished granite counter tops, laminate countertops, serene wooden countertops, marble countertops etc. These materials are fire resistant and scratch proof along with durable and catchy.
While marble makes a smooth, cool surface for rolling out pastry dough, it stains too easily to be practical for general food preparation. It could serve handsomely, though, in the less rigorous role of a backsplash. Granite, probably today's most popular high-end counter material and one often used in "period-inspired" kitchens, would have been rare in early 20th-century houses. A process to cut granite slabs as thin as 1 wasn't discovered until the 1930s, and the material remained prohibitively expensive until the 1960s.
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