If you’re exploring design possibilities for your kitchen renovation project, you likely are realizing how many tough decisions you will have to make. A reputable general contractor will help you weigh the pros and cons of these tough decisions. Kitchen countertops are something that you should think long and hard about before making your selection, afterall, it is quite literally set in stone. At Prince & Sons, we’ve put together a few kitchen countertop trends that seem to be hot in 2020 to help you give your new kitchen that wow factor!
Top Kitchen Countertop Trends to Look Out For
- Show individuality with veining and patterns – Homeowners want to show a bit of uniqueness in their countertops. Today’s countertops can come in a variety of patterns that can really catch the eye. Certain materials like quartz can be designed to mimic natural stone like marble and granite which give you eye catching patterns within your countertop slabs.
- Quartz countertops continue to be popular – While granite countertops have long dominated the residential countertop landscape, quartz is quickly gaining popularity. The downside of granite countertops are that the surface is porous, which means certain liquids and oils can seep through the surface causing staining. You can always seal your granite with a non-porous sealant, but this sealant can wear off over time. Quartz is non-porous and doesn’t have to be resealed, making it a great alternative if your budget can afford it.
- Intricate Backsplashes – Matching solid surface backsplashes are a great way to really draw attention to your countertops. Today’s homeowners are using their countertop material and installing them as backsplashes. While this is a very expensive option, it takes your kitchen to the next level of elegance and sophistication.
- Honed or Leathered Granite – Countertop fabrication companies have found middle ground between quartz and that classic polished granite look. Since granite is now the status quo, naturally people want something different than “average”, unfortunately, not everyone can rationalize spending the money that quartz requires.The new trend is “Honed” or “Leathered” Granite. While it does cost a bit more than the traditional polished granite, it does offer a new sophisticated look. While the product is still granite, the finish has a flat/matte look and leathered feel that most certainly sets kitchens apart from others.
Interested in Learning More About Any of These Kitchen Remodeling Trends?
If you’re interested in learning more about any of the kitchen countertop design trends mentioned in this blog, feel free to reach out to the Prince & Sons team today by phone at 919-383-0888 or through our online intake form. Our online form allows you to tell us a little bit about your home renovation project so that we can better understand your plans and vision. We look forward to hearing from you soon.