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  • 10/20/2021 11:51 AM

UPDATED: Three elements to consider when choosing a kitchen countertop

So you’ve decided you want to renovate your kitchen, now it’s time to have some fun. Kitchen renovations are exciting because they give homeowners a chance to switch up the design of their home or even create the kitchen of their dreams! 

During a kitchen renovation, one of the most crucial areas that plays a huge role in the overall design of your space are your countertops. And when searching for countertops, there are so many options to choose from that it can be difficult to come to one decision! However, it’s crucial that you choose the right material, color and finish! Kitchen countertops are highly noticeable, not only because of the space they occupy but because they are continuously in use. They also need to be able to take a significant amount of pressure.

At GMS Werks, we offer top quality natural stone countertops Omaha homeowners can trust. We understand how challenging it can be to find that one perfect countertop. So, below we provide three elements that you should always consider when choosing a new kitchen countertop!

Consider the visual appearance

Your kitchen countertops will be the focal point of your kitchen design. They will be the first thing guests notice when they walk into your home! That’s why it is so important to create the perfect atmosphere using your natural stone countertop. For homes, your countertops should fit into the entire design of your home. This is important for businesses such as restaurants also. For example, light colors may contrast well with a slightly dark-colored countertop -- if your cabinets are dark, you can create a contrast with a light countertop. The design options are endless, but it’s important that you plan out or at least think of your entire design before choosing a countertop material, color, texture, etc.!

Sampling is vital for kitchen countertops 

If you’re already familiar with a couple of kitchen countertop materials, you know how important it is to sample your paint color next to your stone. The strategy is also useful for any kitchen countertop remodeling that you're considering. You will also want to determine if you like the feel and texture of the material you choose, and sampling will allow you to do so! 

Many decisions regarding countertops are often made in a store with paint strips, asking for a sample to take home allows you to get a feel for it in your own atmosphere. The last thing you want to do is decide you don’t like your new countertops after installing and spending a bunch of money! 

Consider how you will accessorize your kitchen

Lastly, before making a final countertop decision, it’s a smart move to consider how else you will be accessorizing your kitchen. If you are wanting to add a unique tile backsplash, a solid color may easily balance the room. If you like simple colors, the kitchen countertop can take a natural pattern coupled with multiple colors to provide a balance. For many individuals seeking countertops in Omaha, granite is the top choice. Granite is available in various colors such as beige and corals. It's also available in two main finishes, including polished and soft matte. However, marble, quartz and quartzite are also very popular countertop options as well, all of which come in a variety of colors and offer plenty of benefits! 

We understand that narrowing down your countertop options to one is not an easy task. When beginning a kitchen renovation, be sure to talk with a professional countertop company and keep these things in mind to ensure you are making the right choice!

At GMS Werks, we are your countertops Omaha company! With over 100 years of experience in the natural stone industry, our quality products and services are unmatched. To learn more about our company, or if you have any questions regarding your home’s countertops, do not hesitate to give us a call today

We have been meeting the needs of both residential and commercial customers for over 90 years.