What Style Countertop You Should Get Based On Your Personality

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

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It's almost springtime ladies and gentlemen, so that means the Spring cleaning bug is going to start biting some of us. That front hall closet needs to be cleaned out, the patio furniture will have to be washed off, and that countertop that has managed to pass by three spring seasons without getting repaired will need some attention. The list goes on so I think prioritizing is what needs to happen here.

Your kitchen is your main focal point. Think about it. When you have people over, you offer them a drink, or they usually bring snacks. Humans naturally center events around food. Why? Because why not? You're hungry; I'm hungry, let's stop beating around the bush and get to the kitchen. 

Whether you entertain guests with parties, have big family cookouts, or just try to keep the kids from knocking everything over, your countertop is not a decision you should make lightly.  It needs to be just right for your personality type.  There are different tiles, forms, patterns, and more that need to be considered for this investment you're about to make. Why not tailor it to who you are?

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For The Family Cooker...

The family is always in and out of your home because you seem to be the layover home between the pauses in life. You probably enjoy every minute of it, and as long as your counter is stainless steel, your kitchen will too. Stainless steel gets a bad rep because it can look very business-like but it can be modeled in a modern way to prevent that. Plus, you can use stainless steel just about anywhere in your kitchen, so you don't need to worry about appliances not matching. There's no better option for the constant cooker as it is easy to clean and can handle continuous use. 

For The On-The-Go Worker

You are typically so busy you forget you even have a kitchen  although it is an essential part of your home. Go big and go for a marble countertop. They are more susceptible to scratches, but if the countertop is not getting much use, it will add a decorative piece to the area. Marble provides enough durability for you when you do have a moment to slow down and enjoy your cooking space but serves as an excellent talking point when you don't. 

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For The Hipster

Don't worry; I didn't forget about you. Are you looking for something functional but not mainstream? Check out Concetto countertops. No piece is the same. Each tile is different than the next and makes the kitchen look unlike anyone else you know. The best part is you're not sacrificing any countertop necessities for this one-of-a-kind design. Concetto is heat, scratch and stain resistant. 

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For The Entertainer

You like to have people over, and you want to make sure everyone is having a good time. Quartz is the countertop style or you. According to Premiere Surfaces, quartz countertops are extremely durable and low maintenance. Stains, chips, and scratches are minimal which is a good deal for you because we all know accidents happen. By making your countertop easy to clean you can kick back and have fun too!

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For The Eco-Friendly Family

You're looking for something sturdy but want to make sure your footprint is as minimal as possible. I respect that, and you're in luck. Try out IceStone countertops. They add a nice dramatic touch to any kitchen and are created from 100% recycled material (mostly glass and cement). If you have rugrats running around or are an as irresponsible adult as I am, seal that puppy upon application, so it is easier to keep clean and not as porous. 

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For The Creative Artist

I say DIY loosely here because you will still need professional help with installation but if choosing just one type of style or pattern is too neutral for you, spice it up with Silestone.  There are over 65 silestone colors to pick from. Find that color that will inspire you the most and follow those energies. Say hello to your low maintenance, high sanitary countertop.

Countertops are an investment and need to be a high topic of discussion when the term "remodel" comes up. Picking the materials are of the upmost importance but design and pattern play a facrtor to. How long do you plan to use the counter before moving or remodeling again? These are all questions you need to ask yourself before you jump into home depot. Pinterest is a great start but get something practical to your lifestyle, not Instagram worthy. 

Happy hunting!

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