3 tips to picking the perfect countertop

Picking the perfect countertop

It is amazing how much a countertop thoroughly changes the look of a kitchen. The kitchen is the core of the home and receives much attention from home buyers. It is an important area to invest in when you are building a new home or thinking ahead for resale value.

When it comes to choosing a countertop material, there are a wide variety of selections to pick from; the options are almost limitless. There are many choices when it comes to pattern, color, style and durability. Countertops range anywhere from affordable, low-maintenance ceramic tile to high-end semi-precious slabs so you are sure to find an option in your taste and budget.

Countertops are a long-term commitment. It is important to choose the countertop that will support your lifestyle and meet your specific needs.

Some of the options you can choose from are:

Ceramic Tile: Affordable, durable and easy to clean, ceramic tile is a good choice for the average hard-working home. The uneven surface and grout lines are minor disadvantages.

Engineered Stone: Made from bits of marble and other types of rock, engineered stone is low-maintenance and durable. There are a wide range of colors and patterns and a high level of consistency because it is manmade.

Vetrazzo: Crafted from recycled glass, Vetrazzo countertops are scratch-resistant, durable and simply stunning.

Semi-precious: Stain, scratch, and heat resistant, semi-precious slabs are beautiful pieces that will make a bold statement in your home.

Granite: High-end yet low-maintenance, granite is a beautiful option for kitchens that need durable but classy countertops. Granite tends to be more expensive but will last a long time. Other natural stone options include marble, limestone, travertine, quartzite, sandstone and onyx.

When selecting and installing your perfect countertop, remember to keep 3 things in mind:

  1. Color
  2. Durability
  3. Maintenance

Take a look at Primera’s product gallery to get an idea of how all these above options look visually or view our portfolio for more inspiration and ideas.

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Tips for choosing kitchen cabinets with primera

 

Mario Batali, American chef and owner of restaurants in New York City, Las Vegas, Singapore and Hong Kong, said, “The kitchen really is the castle itself. This is where we spend our happiest moments and where we find the joy of being a family.” The design of a kitchen should reflect that joy in its functionality and beauty. Cabinets really are one of the biggest features and the item that has the largest influence over the look of a kitchen.

When looking for the perfect cabinets for your home or project there are two major categories to choose from, frameless and framed. Framed cabinets are traditional and usually the most popular choice; they tend to work well with many different types of designs and styles. Framed cabinets highlight visual beauty and details, while frameless cabinets have a more modern look.

Frameless cabinets, also known as European cabinets, offer more storage because the doors open wider, which makes them a good option for maximizing space in a smaller kitchen. Always remember to make sure that the style you choose works well with your appliances, since certain types of appliances are intended to work best with a particular style of cabinetry.

Moldings are a great way to spruce up your kitchen and make your cabinets unique. The only thing that will limit your choices when it comes to molding is how tall your cabinets are, and how much room there is from the top of your cabinet to the room’s ceiling. Primera offers a large assortment of cabinet moldings to maximize customization and style preferences.

An additional component to take into consideration, a component which is one of the most dynamic pieces of your kitchen, is the hardware – the knobs and handles of the cabinets and drawers. Like our molding selection, Primera carries a great assortment of traditional hardware as well as top-of-the-line finishes like bronze and even chrome. Your hardware is your icing on top, your last and final touch.
If you are looking for new cabinets in Phoenix, Denver or Vegas, look no further. Head on over to a Primera showroom to see our selection of cabinets from top-of-the-line manufacturers like Royal, Cardell Cabinetry and Wellborn, and start creating a beautiful and functional kitchen.

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