New Countertops for Your Home in Wakefield
Getting Ready for New Countertops?
Countertops are one of the most important features in your Wakefield 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
Once you select your favorite material, then you can consider the countless available finishes. The material goes a long way in determining the feel of a room. Are you looking for something classic and simple? Do you like a funky modern vibe? Do you want something clean and futuristic? You’ll be spending many hours in your kitchen over the years, so you want to put your personality into it.
Know Your Budget
The budget, for many people, is the last thing that they want to think about. You want to design your dream kitchen, not a cheap kitchen. But it really is important to decide what you’re comfortable spending before you start shopping. Once you fall in love with a countertop, you don’t want to have to pass it by because you can’t afford it. By limiting your shopping to affordable options you are saving yourself a lot of disappointment.
Know Your Maintenance Needs
One thing that many people overlook when shopping for countertops is maintenance. Materials like stainless may need a special cleaner to prevent scratching. Others, however, might need to be sealed or re-glazed periodically. Consider that expense when choosing a material. It can make a big difference to the price over time.
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 Wakefield 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!