Countertops are a major focal point in any kitchen. Not only are countertops multifunctional, serving in everything from food preparation to eating to entertaining guests, but they set the aesthetic for the space.
According to a Houzz study, countertops are the most popular renovation in kitchen remodels - with 91 percent of renovators updating their kitchen countertops. 35 percent of those reported spending more than they planned on their countertop choice. So, it’s safe to say buyers are willing to splurge on countertops - but just what are they splurging on? Check out the most popular materials and color trends for your Omaha countertops in 2022:
A lot goes into choosing a surface material for your kitchen countertops. Homeowners must consider cost, durability, maintenance, cleanliness and, of course, aesthetic appeal. Here are the most popular choices among homeowners this year.
Quartz comes out on top as the most popular material for kitchen countertops with 42 percent. Quartz is the ideal choice for its durability, strength, and overall appearance. Not to mention, unlike granite, it is non-porous. Therefore it is less prone to staining and requires little maintenance after installation. In addition, Quartz can be produced to imitate natural stones, like marble and granite, with the downside being that, as an engineered stone, quartz is not the most heat resistant.
Quartzite is the second-most favored countertop. Quartzite is a durable and strong natural stone that comes in a wide variety of colors - and is just plain gorgeous! It is however among the higher-priced countertop choices and it’s porous, requiring sealing upon installation and then annually to maintain its quality.
Another increasingly popular countertop material is granite. Granite is highly durable, resistant to scratching and heat, and aesthetically pleasing. However, much like quartzite, it is porous, making it prone to staining and harboring bacteria and requiring regular sealing. Our Omaha countertops experts can help you weigh the pros and cons of any material.
As for countertop colors, neutrals remain on top this year. A survey concluded that the top three colors for countertops in 2022 are:
White and off-whites bring a clean, fresh feeling to your kitchen. Not only does white go with any theme or color palette, but all-white kitchens are a timeless trend. White countertops can help you create an elegant and sophisticated space.
Gray is the second-most popular countertop color. Gray is another versatile color to incorporate into your kitchen design. From light to dark, gray offers a range of different shades to fit any aesthetic you choose.
Finally, black is another top color for countertops in 2022. Black is perfect for a sleek and modern design. A black countertop can act as a subtle accent in your kitchen to pair with any other colors.
For all of the latest countertop trends, choose Omaha countertops by GMS Werks. From quartz to quartzite to granite - you name it, we have it! Contact us today to upgrade your kitchen countertops, according to the latest countertop trends.