When designing your dream kitchen you can have both beauty and durability.
Kitchen counters are the most used counter surface in a home, so this is the perfect place to start. There are plenty of countertop materials, but you simply can’t beat quartz. For a gorgeous natural stone look without the fuss, quartz is the perfect choice. It is antimicrobial, never needs to be sealed and can resist scratching and withstand heat. If budget isn’t a concern, then it’s marble all the way! Marble is stunning and timeless with a little extra care and maintenance required. Granite, Quartzite and Soapstone are other natural stones choices. Do your homework ahead of time to see what material is the best fit for your dream kitchen.
When it comes to messes and clean ups, the sink sees it all. From hot pots and pans to liquids and food that can stain. Cast Iron has been a solid choice for years. One of the highest ranking sinks known for its durability is a stainless steel sink. It is can fall under a variety of style categories and its budget friendly too. It is stain and heat resistant. If you’re looking for a seamless look from countertop to sink, you can choose the same stone – like that durable quartz we spoke about. Natural stone is a porous material, so keep in mind that it will need sealing. Solid Surface sinks are also a favorite, they are non-porous alternative to stone, easy to clean and scratches can be sanded and polished out.
Touchless faucets are all the rage, bringing a lot of pros when compared to a regular faucet – one of those being less water and energy waste. And easy to use for the cook, no need to touch the handle with messy hands.
Engineered Hardwood can be durable enough to withstand heavy traffic from kids and pets. It can also be moisture-resistant – a great quality for those messy spills. Another great quality of engineered hardwood flooring is the ability to transition from one room to the next – a huge plus for open-concept homes. Be sure to test your samples to see how easy the wood will scratch. Some species are a little tougher than others. Luxury Vinyl plank flooring is a great alternative to natural wood floors. They are affordable, waterproof and scuff and wear resistant.
If you are ready to remodel your kitchen, or simply update your surfaces, contact us! We’d love to help!