Choosing Kitchen Counters and Backsplashes that Wow
Buyers interested in Lee Summit new homes may fall in love with the home’s current kitchen scheme. However, many new homeowners may want to put their own touch on this culinary space with new countertops and backsplashes. Here are some tips for choosing the best type to meet your needs.
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The key ingredient to choosing the right countertop is functionality.
Are you rarely found in the kitchen, or are you the type who loves to cook? The more time one spends in the kitchen, the more resilient countertops need to be for longevity.
Ingredient two is style. Kitchens don’t have to be utilitarian, and an attractive countertop and backsplash can make or break the aesthetic appeal of the space.
Here are three solid choices to consider for countertops and backsplashes.
Granite—By far, granite is the countertop and backsplash of choice for those seeking a luxurious look and feel. Granite is scratch and heat-resistant and is a very durable material. While it requires no sealing, granite can stain rather easily, and it requires a significant investment.
Quartz—Consistent in color and pattern, quartz is second in popularity only to granite countertops and backsplashes. Quartz provides a look like marble and has clean, smooth edges. This material is stain and chip resistant and requires very little maintenance.
Laminate—While once considered ‘cheap,’ laminate materials have come a long way in recent years. Today, laminate comes in more resilient options that can resemble high-quality materials such as marble and granite. It is stain and scorch resilient, making it a great choice for busy kitchens.
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