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How to Pick the Perfect Countertop January 25, 2018

Choosing The Perfect Kitchen Countertops

The perfect countertop is out there for you. It’s just waiting to be installed in your home. How do you know which one is The One? When it comes to remodeling your countertops, we suggest you consider a few factors such as lifestyle, focal point, and cost.

Consider lifestyleKitchen Countertops Pittsburgh

Are you a busy family with young children? Maybe you have teenagers who use facial cleansers, nail polish, and curling irons? Granite countertops are a solid choice. Families love granite because of its durability.

When sealed properly, your granite countertop is non-porous. So, no need to worry about spilled juice, nail polish, or hot flat irons. Granite is heat resistant and durable. You might want to opt for the darker granite though when it comes to those peanut butter fingers.

  • Granite is durable—heat resistant!
  • Granite is non-porous, holding up to spills
  • Granite comes in a variety of colors

Consider focal point

Do you want your kitchen countertops to be the focal point? Maybe you have your heart set on a unique, swirly design—unlike any other? Granite is the way to go.

However, if you’ve got a modern kitchen, the uniformity of quartz may be preferred. Maybe you want the tile to be the focal point, not the counters.

Consider Cost

Here are ways to keep the costs down.

  • Choose colors that are easily attainable. They will cost you less.
  • Narrow your focus to light or dark granite samples, for example. Then, within the lighter colors, you’ve narrowed it down enough that the actual specific design is not going to matter to you.
  • Opt for a standard edge. The beveled or triple pencil edge is fancy, but it will cost you more. Maybe that’s okay.

There you have it. Stop by the Lexmar showroom to take a look at a wide selection of countertop options for your home.