As a work, dining, and cooking surface, countertops are the hardest working surface in the kitchen—these four tips ensure your next kitchen project will feature counters homeowners love. When homeowners plan to renovate their kitchens, countertops are the most popular feature to be upgraded, according to a recent kitchen trends survey by Houzz. Realtor.com’s first tip for countertops is to prioritize zero-maintenance materials. Everyday liquids such as coffee, red wine, and olive oil can damage, stain, and generally wreak havoc on certain surfaces.
“These countertops can be customized to fit the unique look and feel of your kitchen,” he says.
Busch says they rank high in durability, last long, and maintain their original look. Costs typically range from $50 to $80 per square foot but can be more costly with more exotic slabs.
For a marble look without the hassle, Huh recommends and also uses Et Calacatta Gold from Silestone or Dekton Aura 15. Huh says both are durable, require no sealing, and have low or zero porosity.
“You can truly live in the space without worry of stains from everyday use,” says Huh.
2. Mix, match, and get moody