If you are planning a kitchen remodel this year, and it involves updating your countertops, you’ll want to know which ones are trending. Here are the materials that are sure to make a big impact this year.
The past decade saw white countertops at the forefront, but the beginning of a new decade will be a stark contrast to the previous time. This year, interior décor is going to be highlighted with natural materials and earth tones to add warmth and a certain level of elegance. Consider a dark-colored countertop that can be paired with lighter flooring and cabinetry.
Choosing One Material for Both Countertop and Backsplash
Extending your chosen countertop material up into your backsplash is also a trend to consider this year. In addition to being chic, it is also a practical design choice that can help you save on costs. To update your kitchen, try natural stone like marble or granite for a seamless, continuous look. Round it off with a shallow shelf placed on top of the backsplash to create a display area for your dinnerware or kitchen accessories.
Riding the Popularity of Quartz
Last year saw the rise of quartz as a popular countertop material. This year, don’t expect it to be out of fashion in kitchen remodeling. It is a great choice because it looks like natural stone, but without many of the disadvantages. Non-porous and nearly damage-proof, quartz comes in a variety of colors and patterns not available in natural stone.
Too much color in your kitchen can be a bit distracting. Remodelers, however, suggest mixing and matching finishes and textures. Various kinds of metal can be combined with matte or glossy finishes from countertops. Refine the whole space by adding different kinds of wood.
Refresh the look of your kitchen with updated quartz or granite countertops and new cabinets with the help of the pros from Granite Works. We are happy to help you narrow down your selections to ensure that you get the right materials for your home. Call us today at (301) 640-5010, or fill out our contact form to request a free quote. We serve residents of Maryland and Washington, DC.