Published at Friday, 25 August 2017 by Carina Lefevre in Countertops, with total 32 drawings.
Pair light cabinetry with dark countertops or flattering earth tones with copper fixtures. Although laminate offers the widest variety of colors and cost-efficiency, stone surfaces are preferred for their durability and style. A chief concern when choosing countertop materials is staying power against spills, chopping and staining. Not only is stone nearly indestructible, but its style is also timeless. For top-of-the-line stone options, consider granite, limestone and marble; outfitting a smaller space makes them easier to afford.
If you are simply seeking a luxurious countertop, then you may want to consider a marble surface. Marble comes in a variety of beautiful textures and colors, including beige, creamy white, black and slate gray. Consider using a gray-toned marble countertop in a kitchen with white cabinets and a white subway-tile backsplash for a seamless finish.
Finally, if your heart is set on granite but your wallet is stuck on laminate, you're in luck. The hottest new laminates are made to look like the much more expensive granite. A cost-effective option is solid surface countertops. They're man-made from natural materials and acrylic polymer for a durable, nonporous surface that can easily be fixed if it stains or scratches. This product will probably cost 20 percent less than a stone countertop.