With a new year on the way, you may be thinking of making some changes around your home. One of the best ways you can upgrade your whole house’s feel is by replacing your old kitchen counters. The kitchen is the room in which people spend the majority of their time; it is the heart of your home, and the countertop is the heart of the kitchen. With that idea in mind, here are the top trends in kitchen countertop design for 2021.
Classic Counters Never Go Out of Style
Some countertops have remained in demand over the decades with good reason. These classics look great and are durable, and that is why they persist into 2021. Let’s take a closer look.
Granite countertops began to gain popularity in the 1980s and have stayed a favorite of homeowners since then. Why is granite so popular? The first and lasting reason for the popularity of granite countertops is aesthetics. Granite countertops have a luminous sheen, and each countertop has a unique pattern that was cut from where they were quarried. Granite countertops are also stain-resistant and durable. Another reason that in today’s world, granite remains popular, is its natural resistance to microbes.
Like granite, stainless steel is popular due to aesthetics; there is no denying a stainless steel countertop with matching appliances is a sleek and modern look. There is far more than just looks to a stainless steel countertop. A stainless steel countertop can take a lot of abuse. It is resistant to heat, cold, stains, water, and scratches. If you are going to cook in your kitchen frequently, this is the best countertop for you. It also is resistant to microbes, which, as we stated before, is a timely benefit.
Now, these are the classics. Let’s look at the top trends in kitchen countertop design for 2021.
The Future of Kitchen Countertops
Acrylic countertops are a mix of resin and mineral, which gives them a high amount of versatility. They come in such varied colors as navy blue, tope, white, black and gray. Not only can you choose a color to complement your home, but it has also added physical benefits. Acrylic countertops are nonporous, which means that it doesn’t allow runoff from cooking to be absorbed. The same properties make acrylic countertops resistant to stains. If a hot pan is set on it, a burn mark may occur but can be easily buffed out.
Composite countertops are popular in green construction because they are made largely from recycled materials. The composites can include granite or quartz, include low VOC resins and come in a wide variety of colors. Composite countertops are highly stain-resistant and are easy to clean. One thing to keep in mind with composite countertops; they are very heavy and need materials strong enough to support their weight.
How Are Kitchen Counters Installed?
The process is quite extensive.
- Cut the countertop; must be perfect.
- Prep work; leveling, supports.
- Set the countertop.
- Install the fixtures.
- Securing the countertop.
- Seal the joints.
- Connect the plumbing.
- Run wiring (if applicable).
To give you a better idea of the process, here’s a how to install kitchen counters video that goes over all the steps.
Since you are dealing with a solid, seamless countertop, it has to be measured perfectly, or it won’t fit correctly, if at all. The adage measure twice cut once was never truer than when installing a countertop. Countertops are quite heavy and will require enough abled bodied people to lift and carry them into your home. Some countertops may require sealing and will need the proper tools and training to ensure there are no errors. You also need to ensure the materials holding up your kitchen counter can support their weight.
Let Coastal Kitchen & Bath Replace Your Old Kitchen Counter
Contact us and let us help you with your kitchen counter replacement. Our experience team of professionals will handle everything while you sit back and relax. Even better, we provide a free, no-obligation quote so you’ll know exactly how much your replacement will cost.
It’s hard to beat free!
To schedule your free consultation, contact us by phone or by filling out our online contact form. Filling out the form is easy and we will call you back using the number provided at the time you requested.
Don’t wait any longer for the countertops you’ve dream of.
Let Coastal Kitchen & Bath show you why we are the #1 home improvement contractor on the Gulf Coast.