Updating Your Kitchen Countertops? Keep These Tips and Trends in Mind

Dated: April 7 2021

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Updating Your Kitchen Countertops? Keep These Tips and Trends in Mind

Many people spend more time in their kitchen than any other room in their home. And, as such, you want your kitchen to feel stylish, modern, and on-trend.

And a great way to infuse new life into your space? Updating your kitchen countertops.

But what do you need to keep in mind when installing new countertops in your kitchen? A recent article from realtor.com outlined essential tips and trends for updating your kitchen countertops, including:

  • Choose the right material. Marble may look amazing—but if you’re cooking on your countertops every day, chances are, at some point you’re going to stain or chip the stone. Instead, opt for a more durable countertop material, like granite or engineered stone—which will look great, but can also withstand the wear-and-tear of typical kitchen activities.
  • Go dark… White is a safe color choice for countertops. But if you want to go more bold and trendy, try a stone in a darker hue—like black, navy, or forest green.
  • …or wood. Wood may not be the most obvious choice for countertops. But it’s surprisingly versatile and can add visual interest to your kitchen design—so, if you want to do something different and unexpected, try installing wood countertops.

The Takeaway:

So, what does this mean for you? Countertops can completely change the look and feel of a kitchen, making it feel more modern and fresh—so, whether you’re renovating your kitchen for your own enjoyment or because you’re getting ready to sell your home, updating your countertops will add value to your life and house.

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Nicole Gates

As a wife, mother of 5, retired military spouse, Yuba/Sutter native, and a seasoned real estate professional, Nicole recognizes and values the trust her clients place in her. She strives every day to ....

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