New Countertops for Your Home in Andover
Getting Ready for New Countertops?
Countertops are one of the most important features in your Andover kitchen. Along with the cabinetry, they set the tone and style of the room. This is why homeowners and designers spend so much time searching for the perfect style. At CJB Group Kitchens, we have many different choices available so that you can find the perfect countertops for your dream kitchen.
Kitchens are one of the areas in a home that take the most abuse. Years of wear and tear will leave their mark. Hot pans set down, knives that slip off of cutting boards, sticky kid fingers and harsh cleaners will all leave surfaces scratched, nicked, and faded. Whether you are designing a kitchen for a new construction project or updating an existing one, there are several considerations that you should keep in mind when shopping for your new countertops.
Know Your Options
Before you can make any decisions, you need to know what’s out there. There are a variety of materials, and each have different benefits and drawbacks. Some are durable and less likely to scratch. Others, such as solid surface materials, are more hygienic and don’t harbor bacteria. Whether you like the modern sleek look of stainless steel, a trendy and colorful tile, or beautiful natural granite, compare and contrast their various qualities as you shop.
Know Your Style
Are you after a classic and timeless look? Something retro and a little funky? There is no right or wrong style, so create a kitchen that really showcases your personality and what you love. For many people, the kitchen is the room they spend the most time in. It often turns into a gathering place for friends and family, so make it uniquely yours.
Know Your Budget
Before you start shopping, know how much you can spend. It is devastating to fall in love with a countertop and then discover that it’s way out of your price range. Once you decide how much you can realistically spend, you can focus your search on materials and features that you can afford.
Know Your Maintenance Needs
Before you commit to a countertop, learn how to take care of it. Do you need special cleaning products? Should it be re-glazed or sealed periodically? Granite and wood need much more care than a quartz or laminate material. If it needs expensive maintenance, consider that cost when making your decision.
Choosing the Right Countertop for Your Kitchen
It’s important to make sure that your countertops, cabinets, backsplash, and other decorating decisions all work together. In more cases it is best to choose either your counters or cabinet finish first, then use those as a base for your other choices. You want to make sure that your colors, styles, and patterns are harmonious and complementary in your Andover home.
Designing your dream kitchen is both challenging and fun. At CJB Group Kitchens, we have a wide range of materials, colors, and features for you to choose from. When you come to our Reading, Massachusetts showroom for your free consultation, you can see a variety of product samples and displays for a look at how different styles and materials combine to create different looks. Call us at (978)-337-7256 to schedule your appointment today!