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  • 12/8/2021 12:23 PM

Improve The Look Of Your Countertops With These Tips

Your home’s kitchen is one of the busiest rooms in your home. Especially during the holidays when you have guests over to celebrate, you will more than likely spend even more time in your kitchen. And what stands out most in your kitchen? Your countertops of course!

At GMS Werks, our team has installed hundreds of natural stone countertops Omaha in homes across the Omaha, Neb area. From granite to marble to quartzite and more, we have done it all! Below, we give some tips on how you can improve the look of your kitchen countertops and impress your guests this holiday season!


One of the easiest ways to improve the look of your countertops is by decluttering! Kitchen countertops can quickly become filled up with excess items. You might be surprised by how much countertop space you can gain by just taking unneeded items off and placing them somewhere else! 

In your kitchen, it can be difficult to decide what should stay on your kitchen countertop and what shouldn’t. One tip is to choose essential items to stay on your countertop that can be used in multiple ways or for multiple things. 

Clean and care

Once you’ve decluttered your countertops and have removed all the unnecessary items, now it’s time to give them a good cleaning! Cleaning your countertops will help freshen them up, and make them look clean and great! 

After you clean your countertops, it’s a good idea to also reseal them as well! Countertops need to be resealed periodically to help keep them resistant to water and scratching. 

Be decorative

While there’s not much more you can do other than cleaning and sealing that will make your countertops themselves look better, there are ways in which you can decorate around your countertops to make them stand out more! When it comes to decorating around your kitchen and countertops, be purposeful! Some examples of ways to decorate your countertops include leaving out your favorite cookbook, growing a potted plant, adding a flower vase or using picture frames to showcase your favorite photos of favorite art projects from your kids!

Use lighting

Lastly, lighting can make or break the look of your natural stone countertops. Whether it’s natural light or artificial lighting, strategically using light to your advantage can make your countertops shine and truly stand out!

If you have windows in your kitchen, consider opening your blinds during the day. Natural lighting also produces a more calm environment, and can boost your mood and productivity!

When it comes to artificial lighting, there are many strategies you can use. Installing cabinet underlighting is one of the coolest and trendy ways to give your countertops a little more light, especially during the night. Both natural and artificial lighting will enhance the look of your kitchen counterops!

When it comes to improving the look of your kitchen countertops, ultimately the best way to do so is by replacing them all together. However, decluttering, cleaning, resealing, decorating and adding lighting is the easier and cheaper way to do so! Use these tips to get your kitchen countertops ready for the holidays!

At GMS Werks, we are your countertops Omaha company. If you are interested in adding new natural stone countertops in your home, visit our website and learn how GMS Werks can help!  

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