3 of 2020's Most Practical Trends in Countertops
While you may not be ready to commit to a full kitchen remodel, if you're feeling that you need to bring your kitchen into the new decade, updating your countertops could be the best place to start for maximum impact. Last decade's countertop trends leaned heavily towards dark, mess-hiding granite. Here, we'll look at the materials that are taking over 2020's kitchens.
Quartz is incredibly durable, making it the perfect material for kitchen countertops. While slightly more expensive than granite, it has the added bonus of being a non-porous material, meaning fewer places for bacteria to hide. They're also water-resistant and don't require sealing. Like granite, quartz comes in a variety of colors and patterns. If you're looking for a bolder look, a slab of quartz with large veins is a natural statement piece.
If you're looking for a more raw and industrial look, consider cement. Don't worry, no one will confuse your island for a parking space. When done by a professional, concrete counters can have a more custom and polished look than you might think, plus they're sturdy and heat-resistant. Just make sure to re-seal it to keep it looking like new.
Butcher's block or reclaimed wood
If you want something unique, but want to bring warmth into your kitchen, consider a butcher's block, or even reclaimed wood for all of your counter surfaces. A butcher's block island will complement any traditional stone countertop. With sustainability in mind, reclaimed wood in the kitchen is making a comeback. Without sacrificing practicality, you'll gain a unique and timeless look, with a story behind it.
When replacing your countertops, make sure that you consider how they'll coordinate with your floors, cabinets, and backsplash. And, of course, a timeless farmhouse sink will fit seamlessly in with whatever material you choose. For more information, contact us.