New Countertops for Your Home in Reading
Getting Ready for New Countertops?
Countertops are one of the most important features in your Reading 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
The first consideration in choosing countertops is the material. There are a lot of different choices on the market- granite and quartz, wood and stainless steel, laminate and tile, concrete and more. Each of them are perfect for some people and terrible choices for others. Some are very durable and withstand heavy use and abuse. Solid surfaces don’t harbor bacteria and are easier to keep clean.
Know Your Style
The material that you choose says a lot about your personal style. What kind of statement do you want to make? Are you into sleek modern materials like granite and glass? A more industrial feel with stainless steel? Do you love the look of funky tile in bold colors? For a lot of families, the kitchen is the room where everyone gathers and spends most of their time. Find your own style and make it a room you love to be in.
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
When looking for countertops, many people don’t think about maintenance. It’s something that you should consider. Some materials need to be sealed, glazed, or finished every so often, and that should be included when looking at your budget. Other materials need cleaners that won’t scratch or leave marks. Those are factors that might affect your decision.
Choosing the Right Countertop for Your Kitchen
The countertops are one of the first things that people notice when walking into the kitchen. You want to make sure that they are both functional and beautiful. The way that the counters, cabinets, backsplash, and other decor aspects blend together is important for the overall look of your Reading home. Most decorators find that it works best to choose either the cabinets or countertops and then make sure that other design choices complement those.
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!