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Building Tip #45: Countertops

Building Tip #45: Countertops

Beautiful countertops can transform the overall design of the kitchen. They are a vital element that will pull the kitchen's aesthetics together. With many options available, it's easy to see how each and every home kitchen can become its own unique work of art. There are 4 primary materials used for creating elegant and stylish counters and we explain more here about the heart of kitchen design and what the best choice of countertop is right for you.

Natural Stone:

Natural stone has been a favourite countertop material for decades as it provides an elegant and luxurious feel to any kitchen, while also being rather resilient to heat and scratch damage, which goes hand in hand with everyday kitchen use. The most popular types of natural stone used for kitchen counters include: granite, soapstone, and slate. While beautiful, these countertops can be fairly expensive upfront but are long lasting and durable.

Solid Surfaces:

Solid surfaces for kitchen counters haven't always been a favourite and once received a lot of criticism for being "faux stone". However, the combination of acrylic and poly which make up solid surfaces have allowed for a cost effective and tough counter surface that can be installed without any visible seams, giving the kitchen design a completely smooth look and feel. The technical knowledge and hours of design that have gone into creating solid surface finishes have allowed for a wide array of surface textures and styles, giving the kitchen any look you desire. Find out more about the pros and cons to solid surfaces here: http://ow.ly/Mu3b30lqrZA

Melamine:

This durable, cost effective, and hard working surface is available in a massive range of different designs, with options from solid colours, to natural looking wood, and granite textures. The availability of various designs, cost effective prices and installation costs, allows you to re-decorate your kitchen as often as you'd like without spending a fortune.

Poured Concrete:

We haven't been shy about our love for the industrial look of poured concrete whether its been treated with a matte or screed finish, and for good reason. Concrete isn't just for floors but can be used to create stunning kitchen counter designs that literally break the mould. This durable, energy efficient, and trending countertop material is available in precast slabs to avoid messy installation and can be created to personalised specifications in width, length, colour, thickness, and roughness.

Whichever counter option is the best for you, feel assured that Homes of Distinction Developments can provide you with the skills and reliable, friendly service to transform your kitchen just the way you please.

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