If it’s time to invest in new kitchen countertops, after you’ve decided on a material, you may be wondering if you should choose a solid or patterned design. Even this aesthetic decision will have some consequences on functionality. If you’re struggling to choose, consider these pros and cons to help you make a decision.
Solid Kitchen Countertops
Solid kitchen countertops are easy to match with everything, from your backsplashes to your appliances. They’ll make your kitchen area more appealing to potential homebuyers who want to redecorate for that reason.
However, scratches are more visible on solid countertops, although if they’re light and close to the surface, they can usually be buffed out with a rotary tool. Deeper scratches may require more serious repairs.
Patterned Kitchen Countertops
Stains are harder to spot on patterned countertops making them look cleaner for longer. Scratches are also harder to see, so if they get damaged, you likely won’t need to replace the entire countertop.
But because they do such a good job of hiding stains, it can be difficult to tell when your countertops need a good scrubbing. Wipe down high-traffic areas after you cook or at least a few times a week to help prevent bacterial growth.
Patterned countertops are eye-catching, so these make a bold centerpiece in your kitchen. On the other hand, their many flecks and colors can make them hard to match your home decor. Talk to a kitchen design expert to help you pick a pattern that complements your style.
If you’re contemplating new kitchen countertops, consult the experts at Todd Branson Stoneworks in Kailua, HI. For the past 25 years, their team of professionals has helped residents across the islands tackle kitchen remodeling projects. From granite to quartz, they offer custom countertop fabrication and installation to suit your budget, vision, and preferences. For a full list of services, visit their website, or call (808) 230-8424 to request a custom quote.