Choosing your countertops is typically an important factor of most major kitchen remodeling projects. The countertops are a major design element and they are one of the most used parts of the kitchen. DreamMaker Bath and Kitchen of Grand Rapids, an experienced kitchen remodeling expert, explains the factors you need to consider when choosing your countertop:
Countertops in home stores are sold by the linear foot and not the square foot. A linear foot is 12 inches wide and 25 inches deep. This is because the standard depth for kitchen countertops is 25 inches. How much countertop material you need to buy will depend on your kitchen remodel. Certain kitchen designs don’t use a lot of countertop space, so consult your kitchen remodeler to determine your options.
There are many countertop materials to choose from. Granite is a classic choice because it is incredibly durable and each granite slab is one of a kind. Take note, however, that it requires periodic maintenance. Soapstone is also durable but it is susceptible to stains without polish. Laminate countertops are more affordable and they can mix the appearance of other countertop materials. As a kitchen and bath remodeling expert, DreamMaker Bath and Kitchen of Grand Rapids will discuss each of our countertop options in detail to help you narrow down on what works best for your home.
You need to evaluate your lifestyle and circumstances. Different materials meet different needs. For example, a family with young children need a countertop material that is durable and won’t stain easily. People who like entertaining guests in their kitchen want countertops that look elegant and beautiful. Someone who cooks often will want a countertop that’s practical and hardworking, something that can stand up to repeated use without losing its appearance.
DreamMaker Bath and Kitchen of Grand Rapids can also help you with your additions and exterior remodeling projects. We are a trusted design-build firm who will assist you through every step of your remodeling project. We will help you come up with your new kitchen design, assist with the planning and scheduling and complete the remodel. Call us at (616) 200-7495 to learn more about our services and products. We serve Ada, MI, and nearby areas.