Whether you're building a new home or updating your kitchen or bathroom, your countertop is the centerpiece of the room. It's also the hardest part of the room to change once it's in place. Thus, before you plan your countertop installation, it’s important to consider your needs and aesthetic preferences. Here are a few trends to inspire you.
A Guide to Countertop Trends
1. Quartz & Marble
Natural stone countertops remain popular because of their durability and natural beauty. In particular, white marble and quartz fit with all-white color schemes—another kitchen trend. They have a translucent quality, giving them a glow. Plus, veins of color make each slab unique.
2. Laminate Countertops
This material is becoming increasingly popular because it can be made to look like natural stone but at a much lower cost. Additionally, it doesn’t require a lot of maintenance. However, it’s not heat-resistant, so never place hot pans or pots directly on the countertop surface.
3. Stone Apron-Front Sinks
Rather than a one-piece integral sink or a drop-in model, install a farmhouse sink. Also called an apron-front, this style is made from a large block of stone and is installed with the front exposed by a gap in the countertop. The basin is large, offering plenty of workspace.
This countertop design also creates more visual interest than a drop-in sink, as it interrupts the uniform edge of your counter. Pair it with a countertop made from a different type of stone to increase the contrast, or use another material entirely, such as wood.
For professional countertop installations using quality materials and trendy styles, choose Stone World at Red Bank. Serving Monmouth County, NJ, for over 12 years, they have over 300 natural stone colors in stock and offer both countertops and fireplace surrounds. Plus, they have a large showroom and expert designers to help you decide on the best materials for your kitchen. Call (732) 383-5110 or visit them online to learn more about their products and services.