There’s nothing quite like a beautiful gleaming countertop that adds the finishing touch to a custom home and thought out kitchen. However, kitchen countertops must also hold up well under a wide variety of demanding cooking and household tasks. In this post, we will outline some of the newer trends in kitchen countertops that are guaranteed to add great style to your dream kitchen, while still offering all the practical features needed in a very busy area of most homes.
If your overall home design is modern or industrial, you might want to consider installing concrete countertops as part, or even all of your kitchen countertops. Concrete countertops come in a wide variety of colors and textures and can hold their own against the beauty of more traditional kitchen countertop materials such as marble or tile. An appealing feature of a concrete countertop is its ability to retain heat. This means your home is easier to heat in the wintertime. A concrete countertop will retain heat when the temperature in your home rises, then release the excess heat as the temperature is reduced in your home, typically during the overnight hours.
Glass countertops are another popular choice for modern home designs. The sleek and sophisticated look of glass, along with practical features such as its stain-resistant properties and non-porous surface, makes it one of the easiest types of countertops to keep clean and hygienic. The price tag for glass countertops is on the high end, however it comes in a wide variety of textures and colors making it very customizable.
Although glossy granite countertops are popular with many homeowners, for those who are looking for something a bit more singular, honed granite has a lot to offer. Instead of a traditional glossy finish, honed granite comes in a matte finish, yet it still retains all the durable qualities of traditional granite countertops including exceptional resistance to scratching, heat marks and chipping.
If you would like to know more about selecting newer trends and the perfect kitchen countertops for your new home, please contact us!