The one feature in a kitchen’s design that truly influences its appeal is the kitchen countertop. Replacing or updating old and worn-out countertops can effectively bring new life to the look of a kitchen without making the kind of heavier investment needed for a complete kitchen makeover. At AZ Neighbor, we routinely do this sort of work, redoing kitchen countertops in Phoenix, Arizona.
Countertops are one of the most hard-working surfaces in the kitchen. Day-to-day use of the kitchen countertop includes using countertops to cut, slice and chop food, place hot pots and pans directly on them or place heavy kitchen appliances on countertops, entertain guests and use as a handy workspace area for work and arts and crafts activities.
In addition to this, food and chemical stains, splitting seams, exposure to too much direct sunlight, ruptured surfaces, poorly crafted joints, heat damaged and scratched surfaces all take a toll and can ruin the look of countertops.
While countertops are usually made from quality materials resistant to heat, staining, scratches, spills and applying too much weight, they are not indestructible and wear and tear over time can damage your countertop. Countertops do not last forever so there will come a time when you will want to redo them to recover or boost the aesthetic appeal of your kitchen.
Want to redo your kitchen countertops but don’t have a big budget? Here are a few budget-friendly ideas to refresh the look of the countertops in your kitchen.
4 Budget-friendly ideas to update the look of your kitchen countertops
1. Update with quartz
You can make a big difference to the look of your kitchen by choosing to replace old countertops with quartz countertops. Quartz is a cost-effective material option for kitchen countertops with the added benefits of being durable and not porous therefore requiring stress-free maintenance to keep its aesthetically-pleasing value. Quartz is also available in an extensive array of colors, streaks and swirls to make them highly customizable to suit individual tastes and preferences.
2. Refurbish with slabs of granite
If you love the look and feel of granite and need to refurbish countertops on a small scale then you can smarten up the look of your kitchen with leftover pieces of granite slabs available from granite companies that can give you a modern looking kitchen minus the heavy price tag of granite. Mix and match scraps of granite for a completed cohesive look to countertops and island blocks.
3. Choose dolomite for a seamless elegant look
If you love the classical elegance of a white or light gray kitchen, then you might want to opt for a dolomite countertop. Dolomite countertops carry a relatively low price tag which makes them wonderfully affordable, highly durable and heat resistant. The natural stone material is porous which means it will require sealing and is relatively scratch resistant.
In an ideal scenario, our recommendation would be to blend cost-effective concepts with the latest countertop trends.
Benefits of updating kitchen countertops
Modernizing the look of your kitchen countertop surfaces will add value in two significant ways. Firstly, you will enjoy the use of a highly functional kitchen and secondly, you will enhance the resale value of your home should you wish to put it on the market for purchase.
Redoing your kitchen countertops is an opportunity to replace the materials in favor of more serviceable or maintenance-friendly materials that better suit your lifestyle needs.
Why choose AZ Neighbor to redo kitchen countertops?
Need your kitchen countertops to look as good as new? Why not contact us at AZ Neighbor to discuss your ideas with one of our experienced home remodeling experts. We are a trusted home remodeling contractor based in Phoienix, AZ and specializing in quality kitchen and bathroom makeovers. Give us a call for professional-quality custom countertop makeovers.