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Natural stone is one of the most popular and luxurious materials someone can choose for their home’s countertops, flooring and other surfaces. This is due to the many great advantages that natural stone offers, such as its longevity and how easy it is to clean. .
With regular maintenance, natural stone can last for many years. However, even with regular maintenance, your natural stone surfaces can become worn out and lose their “brand new” look. Luckily, there are things that all homeowners can do to help improve the look of their natural stone services!
At GMS Werks, our team has many years of experience working with natural stone surfaces, and we are here to help you with all of your natural stone needs! Below, we go over some ways homeowners can improve the look of their natural stone surfaces!
One of the easiest ways to improve the look of your countertops is by decluttering! Kitchen countertops can easily become covered up with excess items. You might be surprised by how much countertop space you can gain by just taking unneeded items off your counters 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.
Once you’ve decluttered your countertops and have removed all the unnecessary items, it’s much easier 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 reseal them as well! Countertops need to be resealed periodically to help keep them resistant to water and scratching.
Another way you can make your natural stone countertops stand out is by decorating with an eye toward accentuating how they look. 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!
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 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 a cool and trendy way to give your countertops a little more light, especially during the night. Both natural and artificial lighting will enhance the look of your kitchen countertops!
No matter how much your natural stone ages, there are always ways to help improve the look and overall feel of your stone surfaces! If you are looking to revamp your natural stone, use this guide to help improve the look of your countertops and floors!
At GMS Wërks, we are your natural stone experts. Give us a call with any questions you have regarding natural stone countertops, flooring and more!