4 Kitchen Countertop Trends to Watch

In 2016, more than 10% of American homeowners completed a kitchen remodel.

Those remodels ranged from $20,000 to $49,000 depending on the state and the tasks completed. That’s no chump change.

When you put that much money into a kitchen remodel, you want to make sure you’re going to end up with a result you’re happy with.

Not many people think about it but the kitchen counter is one of the first things that people look at when they enter your kitchen. They’ll either think “how pretty” or “how ugly.”

That might be a bit of an exaggeration, but you get our point. Your custom countertop options in Suwanee should not only make a statement but it should also be functional.

If you’re going to remodel your kitchen or, at the very least, replace your countertop, you should know what this year’s countertop trends will be. Keep reading to learn more.

Quartz Is the New Granite

Quartz is officially the new darling of the countertop world. There are a few reasons for this

First, quartz can stand the test of time. It’s a durable material that fits in with practically any kitchen.

Second, it’s completely non-porous, meaning it needs no sealing and isn’t as prone to chipping as granite or marble.

Third, quartz comes in a variety of colors and each looks like a piece of art. Choosing a quartz countertop is entirely personal and allows you to pick exactly what you want.

Wood Is Still In

Last year, wood countertops emerged as one of the top countertop trends and will continue to be one well into 2018.

You have a few options when it comes to wood countertops.

The first is a cool-toned, light wood plank countertop. This style countertop lends itself particularly well to a lighter, minimalist kitchen.

The second is a reclaimed, butcherblock countertop. It’s a rustic style that also helps you reuse and recycle old wood from a shop or from around your home.

Integrated Kitchen Sinks

With traditional kitchen design, you would have a slab of granite or marble with a cutout the exact shape of your sink. One of the newest trends we’re seeing is kitchens with sinks that are made of the same material as the countertop.

Theoretically, there would be no limits to which stone material you could use for an integrated kitchen sink.

Having an integrated sink means you can have a clean, minimalist look throughout your kitchen. It also helps prevent the growth of bacteria and mold as there aren’t small crevices for those bacteria to grow in.

No More Ceramic Tile

Ceramic tile might still have a place in the bathroom but there’s no room for it in the kitchen.

Most of the kitchen design trends you’ll see this year involve creating minimalistic, clean kitchens. Unfortunately, there isn’t room for clunky tile in this trend.

That being said, large, solid ceramic tiles can still find a place elsewhere in your kitchen like on the backsplash.

Top Countertop Trends for Your Kitchen Remodel

Whether you’re looking to upgrade your kitchen to sell your home or a new homebuyer looking for a “livable fixer-upper,” you should keep an eye on the top countertop trends. They will not only add value to your home but also ensure you’re happy with the work you put into your home.

You can learn more about pricing for new countertops here.