The kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s a central meet-up place for food preparation, meals and informal discussion. The countertop gets a lot of use and is a focal point in the room, so choosing the right style is important for function and aesthetics.
If you’re considering a replacement kitchen (or bathroom) countertop, there are a number of factors you’ll want to consider: how much of the replacement, if any, you will do; how much money you’ll want to spend; what countertop features are most relevant for your lifestyle; what styles and colours will look best in your kitchen; and what other upgrades might you undertake at the same time as the countertop installation. As with almost any home improvement initiative, the first step is thinking it through.
In this article we give you the lowdown on 7 different countertop options.