If you are like most people, you spend a significant amount of time in your kitchen. Therefore, this area of your home should reflect your unique style and needs. Rather than a simple quartz or stone countertop that just covers your cupboards, consider adding some unique features. These are some things you may consider as you prepare your kitchen countertop.
Choose an Original Backsplash
Your backsplash can be used to add interest to your kitchen, especially if you have traditional cabinetry. You can use this area between your countertop and wall cabinets to add color and pattern. Of course, you can use traditional tile, but you could also use custom painted or glass tile, wood, beadboard, mirrors, heavy vinyl wallpaper or chalkboard paint. If you have a personal or family logo, coat of arms or a special design, you could have it painted into the backsplash or created as a feature that you can imbed in the wall. Don’t forget to add interesting lighting under your upper cabinets or behind any glass you install.
Consider Custom Fabrication
You can also have your kitchen countertop custom fabricated so that they are semi-transparent countertops. This will allow you to light them from underneath, giving them a glow or a specific pattern. You can also have objects embedded into them, such as metal, glass, coins, shells, fossils, etc. As the material is finished, it will give you glimpses of your objects and lighting.
You can also customize your edges. Most people have simple, straight edges, but you can have sculpted waves, swirls, curves and other textures in your edges. You can even make your countertops look like live-edge wood.
Think About Your Finishing Options
If you do choose to go with a stone, fabricated or quartz countertop, consider changing the finish. You don’t have to have polished granite. You can choose embossed, hammered, honed, leathered, flamed or caressed finishes.
You have unlimited options for your kitchen countertop. Consider a unique design that will set your kitchen apart.