Two Beautiful Budget-Friendly Countertop Options for Your Kitchen Remodeling Project
If you’re remodeling your kitchen, then you’ve no doubt put a lot of time and consideration into the look and style that you’d like to achieve. The kitchen countertop is one of the most important elements of a successful kitchen remodeling project. The countertop needs to be practical and durable, and it also contributes significantly to the overall aesthetics of the room.
Unless you have an unlimited budget, which few renovators do, you’ll also want a countertop that isn’t too expensive. You might like the idea of an imported marble surface but your wallet may have other ideas.
Fortunately, there are several budget-friendly materials for countertops available. Here are two that you might like to consider for your new kitchen.
- Manufactured Quartz Countertops
If you like the look of natural stone but don’t like the hefty price tag, then manufactured quartz stone might the perfect compromise. These countertops are made by combining quartz aggregates with a binding polymer. Pigments are also added to give the surface a variety of hues and looks.
Manufactured quartz countertops come in a variety of looks that replicate the finish of natural stone. You can opt for a marble, sandstone or granite replicas that are virtually indistinguishable from the real thing. Different finishes, such as suede, volcanic or gloss also help to create the authentic look and feel of natural stone.
As well as being less expensive than natural stone, manufactured quartz countertops can also be a more practical material. The molded surface is nonporous, making it easy to clean, durable and low maintenance. Unlike many natural stone varieties, it won’t become stained or etched when exposed to oils, acidic liquids or food and drink spillages.
- Solid Surface Countertops
Solid surface countertops are similar to manufactured quartz countertops in that an acrylic polymer is used to adhere the materials together. However, solid surface countertops use a blend of minerals as the bulk of the mix instead of quartz aggregate. The result is an incredibly strong, highly durable and luminous finish that will give your kitchen a contemporary look.
Solid surface countertops can replicate the look of natural stone varieties but they can also create a bolder and more vivid look. You can custom order your solid surface countertop in virtually any color imaginable, giving you the unlimited freedom to create a completely personalized and totally unique look in your new kitchen.
As well as providing you with an extensive choice of colors, solid stone countertops also allow you to customize the shape of your bench top. The manufacturing process means that you can include seamless curves, add patterns and textures to the surface, opt for rounded edges, and have complete control over the thickness of your new countertop.
Our professional design and construction team at Callier & Thompson Kitchens, Baths and Appliances have extensive experience in designing and installing beautiful and functional new kitchens. We’re also experts when it comes to kitchen countertops, including the use of both manufactured quartz and solid surface varieties.
Our team can also give you information on other styles of countertops if these two options aren’t what you’re envisioning for your new kitchen. We supply only the best quality products for both kitchen countertops and every other aspect of designing and fitting a new kitchen. We will work closely with you throughout the design, planning and construction stages of your project to ensure that your new kitchen looks and performs exactly the way you desire. Our team will also work strictly within the confines of your available budget and help you feel comfortable in your home.