Kitchen Countertop Comparison

One of the things on our never-ending list of things to do around our house (does everyone have one of those lists, or is it just US?!) is to update our kitchen! We haven’t done this yet for several reasons:

  1. IT AIN’T CHEAP!
  2. While there ARE faults in the cabinets and blemishes on the countertops, they can be hidden
  3. All of the appliances were already brand new when we bought the house (which will be two years ago next month), so they don’t need replacing yet

However, if you follow me on Pinterest, or Hometalk or Houzz, you will see areas dedicated JUST to my redo ideas for the kitchen.

CLICK HERE to see my “Kitchen” board on Pinterest
CLICK HERE to find me on HomeTalk
CLICK HERE to see my “Kitchen” ideabook on Houzz

And there are things I KNOW that I want. Like double ovens. (Can you imagine?!) And a big ol’ island. And shiny light fixtures. And non-white cabinets…because my current white ones get dirty SO easily.

But one thing that I have had the hardest time deciding on is what kind of counter tops I want! At first I wanted granite,  but then I thought maybe that was a bit too much maintenance. So quartz, I thought – I think it’s pretty! But isn’t that more expensive? What about that gorgeous white marble that’s coming back into style?!

I finally decided that I really had no idea what I wanted, and that would be the hardest part when it was time to redo the kitchen. Until Matt from Drury Designs contacted me and wanted to know if I wanted to share an infographic with all of you called “Kitchen Countertop Surfaces”. WHAT?! I had to go look at it immediately! And once I did, I knew you would want to see it, too! So check it out…

kitchen-countertop-options-and-care

Thanks for sharing this one with us, Matt! Well, I don’t know if I should thank him or not…NOW I’m wondering about soapstone! HA! Which one is YOUR favorite? What do you have in your kitchen right now?

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24 thoughts on “Kitchen Countertop Comparison

  1. When we bought our house, the people that had the house before us completely re-did the whole house, so they put in granite and I LOVE it.

  2. We enlarged and remodeled 5 years ago with granite – I have my goal for my own bathroom next – it really is wonderful – love the different photos and ideas you’ve given

  3. We just did a big remodel on our kitchen less than a year ago and we went with granite. I really love it and am so glad I made that choice but it is a hard decision because they all have such great positives. I love this infographic.

  4. We ended up with granite when we redid our kitchen. Local areas were quoting $5K for the kitchen, but we found a place 2 hours away in Chicago who did our whole kitchen and bathroom for $2300! I’d branch out a little further to see who has the best deals instead of always sticking local. I’m glad we did!

  5. We’re in a rental, but we upgraded our counters. We bought the dark brown/black in stock laminate at Lowe’s and I LOVE it! My parents have granite and it looks nice, but its not worth the cost in my opinion. Plus, granite gives of radon. Something to consider. I like cheap options….you can’t take it with you and they do the job :)

  6. My all time favorite counter top surface is Corian. I love the selections, versatility and durability of Corian. Marble is porous and will stain over time, although it is just beautiful. I’d actually like to own some marble top furniture for my bedroom!

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