The kitchen is the nucleus of everyday life. Whether it’s to whip up something quick for hungry kids, prepare a 4-course meal for the classiest dinner party, or work from home, all of us use our kitchens every day. And since the kitchen is such an important part of our daily routines, it must be an enjoyable place to be in. Ideally, we’d all have a kitchen that combines a perfect balance of functionality and beauty. Having a kitchen that looks good, feels nice, and works well can have a big positive effect on your mood and productivity.
Choosing the right worktop is one of the main factors in determining how nice your kitchen looks and feels. As many interior designers attest to, a kitchen countertop is what determines the look of the room. A good solid surface countertop can also have a positive effect on your home’s value. After all, the kitchen countertop you choose will be seen and touched almost every day. So, this part of the kitchen must be aesthetically pleasing.
And although Instagram may make it seem like everyone’s opting for the same kitchen countertops (ahem, white marble, ahem), there is no shortage of choice in gorgeous countertops. Thanks to new stylistic and technological advancements, there’s a huge range of solid surface countertops to choose from ranging from the tried and true classics to some cool new alternatives. There are also plenty of places for the enterprising kitchen remodeler to get design tips and tricks.
If you’re considering a kitchen remodeling project, consider this list of classic and alternative kitchen countertops. You might just find one that’s right for you.