When it comes to your countertops, you want to make sure that you’re choosing the material that you’ll love for several years. Why? Countertops, no matter the material, is a lifelong investment that many homeowners only do a couple of times.
As a homeowner, who is researching countertops, you’ve most likely come across numerous countertop trends. Which ones do you follow and which do you leave behind?
TREND ONE: FINDING COUNTERTOPS WITH LITTLE TO NO VEINING
When designing your home, you may find that you are looking for countertops with fewer characteristics, such as veining. This could be because you are remodeling your home and will continue to utilize cabinetry and hardware that you have already or are just looking for a sleek natural-toned countertop for your aesthetic.
When looking for this type of countertop, our team recommends that you think about your kitchen’s purpose. For example, if your family cooks or bakes a lot, you should be aware that stones can be porous, meaning if you’re looking for lighter color countertops with no veining, any spills that happen could show up.
If you’re looking for countertops with a softer color tone, we’d love to talk to you about our White Sand Quartz, an American-made countertop that would compliment grey or dark wood cabinetry.
TREND TWO: FINDING COUNTERTOPS WITH VEINING
On the other hand, many individuals are looking for countertops with distinct characteristics such as veining or darker color tones. Choosing to follow this trend could be easier for those who are remodeling their entire kitchen or for those who are building a new home as you’ll be able to coordinate cabinetry, flooring, paint colors and hardware throughout your process.
If you are looking for a countertop that has distinct veining, we would love for you to take a look at our Calacatta Ultra Quartz! This quartz slab is bright white and features subtle grey veining throughout. It can pair well with grey cabinets, or you can really make it stand out on darker cabinets.
Joseph Oliverio chose our Calacatta Ultra Quartz for his kitchen remodel, and it looks fantastic! See what Joseph had to say about us here:
“We were very impressed with the professionalism of this company; they are second to none. We sat down with them, and their expertise made picking out a countertop painless and easy. They gave us great advice helping us plan the kitchen remodel, which made everything flow efficiently. The facility is amazing, and they have hundreds of products for you to look at. The installers were very courteous and worked extremely hard, getting the installation done in no time. Our kitchen is beautiful, thanks to Bad Lizard for the gorgeous tops and all their amazing help. We highly recommend Bad Lizard.”
TREND THREE: INCORPORATING AN OVERHANG ON YOUR COUNTERTOP
Depending on your home’s size, you may have little to no space for a breakfast nook. Or, perhaps, your family all congregates around the island while you’re preparing dinner. This trend may be for you!
Many individuals, especially when designing for an island or bar area, will choose to have their countertop cut to allow for an overhang. This will allow for extra seating or prep space.
TREND FOUR: CHOOSING QUARTZ COUNTERTOPS
In our blog, Granite or Quartz: Which is Better for My Home, our team discussed our thoughts on granite and quartz countertops, as well as how to choose the best one for your home.
Quartz countertops may be the best way to go for several reasons, including:
- Usability: Quartz is a non-porous material, meaning you won’t need to seal your countertops. Why is this a good thing? If there is a spill, it means you won’t have long-term stains.
- Durable: Like granite, Quartz is similar in durability. But you do need to be aware of how heat can adversely affect them. For those who use their countertops daily, quartz can be a safe choice as long as you follow some of our maintenance recommendations.
TREND FIVE: USING STONE REMNANTS THROUGHOUT THE HOME
This last trend is a personal favorite of ours. Not only are we seeing our customers choose awesome countertops for their kitchens, but we’re also seeing them use remnants for items such as bathroom vanities, fireplaces and tables.
At Bad Lizard, we’re happy to say we offer robust remnant selection, and they are competitively priced. Additionally, our pricing may include extra hardware such as sinks or back or side splashes with no additional charge to our customers.
This will allow you to continue decorating your home, but it’ll also be cohesive with the countertops you’re working with.
FINDING YOUR COUNTERTOPS AT BAD LIZARD
Finding a countertop can be difficult, and while it’s okay to look at countertop trends you like, this decision ultimately comes down to what is going to work best for your home. That’s why we want to help you with this decision.
Our expert countertop team is ready to assist you during your countertop process. Please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 304-472-6483.