Description: Explore the question of when and why to replace kitchen counters.
People often don’t pay enough attention to their kitchen countertops. They assume that once they’re installed they will last forever. The past year, however, is changing that. After spending so much time at home, people are thinking differently – they’re thinking about upgrades and where to begin. Here are six reasons to consider replacing your kitchen countertops.
1) Their Condition
Cracking or Erosion: The leading reason to replace countertops is simply that they’re already damaged. Countertops are one of the most used areas of a home, and damage is sometimes impossible to avoid. They may be subject to cracking if they’ve been exposed to extreme heat, or if they’ve supported weight with uneven distribution. A crack in your countertop can result in a dangerous sharp edge causing damage or injury. Erosion may occur due to constant use of the same spot. As a focal point of your kitchen, a damaged kitchen countertop can make the entire space unattractive.
Stains, Discoloration, or Burns: Countertops are subject to heavy use, and it’s unavoidable that they become stained, discolored, or perhaps burned over time. Countertops that are porous can be stained by liquid spills. Discoloration can occur if a countertop is exposed to direct sunlight for a prolonged period of time. Burns can occur from hot pots and pans. When these happen, it’s almost impossible to restore the countertop to its original condition, resulting in a noticeable blemish at a focal point of your kitchen.
2) They’re Dated
Some countertops reflect the age of a house in ways that are less-than-flattering. Countertops constructed with dated materials and colors that are no longer in style negatively announce the age of the house, and detract from its overall appearance. Imagine an otherwise elegant kitchen with a mismatched and dated countertop. It’s not a pretty sight.
3) A Change in Color Scheme
Sometimes changing the color scheme of a kitchen calls for replacing the countertops. A kitchen upgrade is a worthwhile investment, and it’s wise to consider how the color of the countertop might interact with the new color
scheme. Color is a powerful design element that can completely change the look and feel of a space.
4) New Fixtures and Features
Adding new kitchen fixtures and features often requires that you replace the countertops. For example, if you’re adding a second sink or extending your countertop, it would be advisable to install a new countertop rather than trying to match the new and old surfaces.
5) A Change in Lifestyle
Lifestyle changes often require a need for more space and an upgrade of kitchen countertops. Among the most common of these lifestyle changes are a growing family and an increased desire to entertain and cook at home.
6) Increase Your Home’s Value
Replacing kitchen countertops is one of the easiest ways to increase a home’s value – kitchens are major selling points. If you’re thinking about selling your house, keep in mind that most potential buyers prefer homes that don’t need a large number of upgrades.
For over 20 years, Distinctive Marble & Granite has been an award-winning leader in custom countertop design, fabrication, and installation. You will have access to the finest granite, marble, and quartz products from around the world. We supply almost every color you can imagine. If we don’t, we can order it and fabricate it for you. And with the most precise equipment in the industry, our installers will ensure a perfect fit.
To learn more and arrange for a free estimate, we invite you to call us at 614- 760-0003.
We look forward to serving you!