The kitchen has a central role in the family unit, and this is why most homebuyers will pay extra attention to it. It is among the most impactful areas. People tend to spend a lot of time in the kitchen, cooking and catching up with their family. Renovations in the area should, therefore, be practical and enjoyable.
Although any kind of an upgrade is a great idea; you should focus more on the areas that are mostly used, such as the countertops. A remodel will not only improve the functionality of your kitchen but will also increase the market value of your home.
In this post, we are going to look at choosing a beautiful, aesthetically appealing, and a generally suitable countertop for your kitchen to improve the value of your home.
What kind of countertops increases the value of your home?
Both natural and engineered countertops will make a great addition to any kitchen.
Marble and Granite Countertops in California are mostly preferred for their distinctive patterning and colors. They add unparalleled splendor and unique characteristics to your kitchen décor. Each slab comes in a unique shade and special streaks and flecks, which allows the fabricator to feature beautiful designs. These subtle variations and contrasts give your countertops a luxurious and stylish look in the kitchen, a unique selling point for any home.
Go for neutral colors that will blend with any cabinetry
Most fabricators consider neutral colors to be the safest option, especially for customers who might change their cabinetry at some point. Any potential homebuyer will be more attracted to a neutral countertop color because it is unlikely to clash with their furniture. If you have light-colored or white cabinetry the most suitable countertop for your kitchen is dark gray or black to add a modern, eye-catching contrast to the overall feel of your kitchen.
Similarly, darker cabinets will look fantastic if combined with beige, light cream, or gray countertops. Your granite countertops fabricator should help learn how to choose a countertop style with good versatility to allow for a brilliant blend in different home décors. Your fabricator can also help you derive different visual interests in your kitchen, to establish a focal point inside the room.
Involve a fabricator in choosing slab colors and patterns
One of the reasons why you are working with a fabricator is for assurance that you are getting the best value for your money.
Natural stone slabs are directly mined from the ground so that every slab will be unique and different from the rest. If you give your fabricator an accurate description of your kitchen, they should be able to help you select a deep slab color and pattern.
They will check to make sure that the slab of your choice is completely free of unwanted defects and that the movement of the countertop will be applicable to your home. If you are selecting slabs from display pictures, you will most probably not get what you selected. It is therefore essential to insist on looking at the actual samples and handpicking the slab from the showroom in person.
Purchase a consistent sealant and darker slab colors to make the countertop stain resistant
Marble countertops can stain after a period of exposure to moisture and sunlight. For a busy kitchen, therefore, getting a dark countertop color and a consistent sealant so that stains are not visible will be the best option. Granite patterns are not very intricate, meaning that the stains will be clearly seen if a consistent sealant is not used.
Consider thick slabs for an aesthetic appeal
California Quartz countertops come in thicknesses of between 2 to 5 centimeters after fabrication. Most homeowners will prefer a thickness of 3 to 4 cm. Your countertops fabricator should explain that this size will not require any support, and is the best choice for more aesthetic appeal.
A polished finish is easy to maintain and clean
For an increased resale value of your home, we recommend polished finish countertops. This will make cleaning and maintenance of the countertops hassle-free. Polish also makes your countertops look new and shiny.
For more insight on getting the most suitable countertop for your kitchen in California, contact Block Tops Inc. We have countertop consultants available on call to help you through every step from the selection to deciding the best finish after installation.