Overall kitchen bath design is designed with many considerations, such as, materials, color palette, technology, shape, focal point, and geometry. The following kitchen countertop design designed based on these factors.
Benefits of Granite Countertops
Granite countertops come in a range of colors — from warm browns and beiges to cool blues and grays — to suit any kitchen design. While granite is one of the more expensive materials available, granite countertops can last a lifetime and can increase the value of a home. Design by Dan Heldenbrand of DH Interiors.
Customizable Concrete Countertops
A hot trend in countertops, concrete can be custom cast to create one-of-a-kind designs. It can be ground, polished or stained, and embedded with embellishments from seashells to stones. Concrete countertops require regular sealing. Image courtesy of Buddy Rhodes
Natural Granite Countertops
One of the most sought after materials in kitchen countertops, granite serves as a beautiful, durable heat-resistant surface for meal preparation and daily use. Granite countertops are fairly low maintenance: a yearly resealing will help prevent stains and bacteria growth. Design by Christopher J. Grubb of Arch-Interior Design Group Inc.
Upscale Laminate Countertops
Today’s laminate countertops can mimic the look of pricey stone and solid surface countertops for a fraction of the cost. Laminate countertops are very low maintenance, but they’re not heat-resistant and are susceptible to chips and scratches. Image courtesy of Formica Corp.
Eco-Friendly Composite Countertops
Formed from materials such as fly ash or recycled paper, composite countertops inhibit the growth of bacteria and resist stains, scratches and heat. Most are free of VOCs, emit no radon gasses, and are considered food safe. Composite countertops sometimes require sealing or special maintenance. Image courtesy of Paperstone
Low-Maintenance Solid Surface Countertops
Nonporous solid surface countertops are durable and easy to maintain, with no sealing required. Today’s designs take style to the next level by mimicking materials such as granite, quartz, concrete and glass. Sharp knives and hot pans can sometimes damage solid surface countertops. Image courtesy of DuPont Corian®
Elegant Marble Countertops
Marble countertops add unmatched beauty to a kitchen. Although marble does stain and scratch more easily than granite, its smooth, cool surface is ideal for baking and rolling out dough. Marble is one of the most expensive options in kitchen countertops. Design by Erica Islas of EMI Interior Design