Considering a Kitchen Countertop Replacement?

The countertop and stone fabrication experts at GranitePro!

Considering a Kitchen Countertop Replacement?

Replacing kitchen counters is a big undertaking, and it takes quite a bit of consideration. This is definitely not a project that you should jump into without proper planning—but what exactly does proper planning entail?

First of all, it helps to know that you’re ready to replace. Once you’ve got all your t’s crossed and i’s dotted, you can move forward with replacing your kitchen countertops.

At GranitePro, it’s our goal to make life as easy for our customers. That’s why we put together this article—to give you an idea what to consider before you replace your kitchen countertops.

Important Questions

Before you do anything else, ask yourself a few questions surrounding the replacement process. These questions will help you move forward and make important decisions:

  • How do I feel about my current countertop material?
  • What kind of budget am I working with?
  • What is my desired level of maintenance for my countertop?

As you move forward, keep your answers on the forefront of your mind. They will be a great help in making choices!

Choosing a Material

Everyone gets excited over choosing a new countertop material, and we definitely see why. This is easily the most fun part of the process because, at GranitePro, we have so many options to choose from.

It’s true that the decision process can be a little overwhelming, but the questions you answered in the last section will make it easier. Here’s how:

  • If you’re happy with your current countertop material, there’s not much work to be done. Simply find an updated version (perhaps a new color or pattern) of what you already have and go from there.
  • If you’re not satisfied with your current material, it’s time to branch out and try new things. Our team would be glad to help you figure out the best choices for your preferences and lifestyle!

Your Available Options

At GranitePro, expect diverse countertop options. We carry natural and engineered stones in our showroom, and we’re proud of each and every slab.

Regarding natural stones, we carry marble, granite, and soapstone. These stones don’t just add value to your home in terms of the amount you can sell for, but the aesthetics they contribute are out of this world. Natural stones are known for their sleek and elegant appearances, and their innate ability to liven up a room. Marble and granite are porous stones, meaning they’ll need to be sealed, but soapstone is nonporous—no sealant needed.

As for engineered stones, you’ll find a wide array of quartz and porcelain at GranitePro. Quartz is well loved because it’s a man-made material that is nonporous and therefore easy to take care of and clean. This option is great if you’re looking for the aesthetics of natural stone but don’t want the maintenance that comes with them. Porcelain countertops are very durable but could chip so you need to be careful with them in the kitchen.

Your Kitchen as a Whole

If you’re completely renovating your kitchen and starting from scratch, the countertops are a great baseline to work from. But if you’re simply redoing your countertops and nothing else in the kitchen, you’ve got to make sure that your new slab complements the rest of the room.

A great way to tie your countertops in with the rest of your fixtures and appliances is by adding a backsplash that brings out the best in every aspect of the kitchen.

As you’re updating your kitchen, it’s also important to consider under-cabinet lighting. This often goes overlooked because it’s taken for granted, but trust us, if you replace a dull countertop with a shiny and new one, you’re going to notice those lights because of the intense glare. Make sure that your lights coincide with the type of countertop material you choose before you settle on it!

Making Decisions for Your Kitchen

The kitchen is easily the most important room in your home, so we have no doubt that you want it to look perfect. And we want to help make sure that happens! To learn more about replacing your kitchen countertops or to get started on your project today, reach out to GranitePro.