Kitchen Remodels

Kitchen Countertop Know-How

The kitchen is often thought of as the heart of the home. It is where moments are shared that stay with us for a lifetime.  Consider the memories you’ve made in your own kitchen: baking cookies during the holidays, late-night talks with your loved ones, countless school lunches prepped for the next day, the list goes on and on. From the kitchen, love flows. Kitchens are designed to show off the personalities of our homes. It is no wonder that the materials you choose to install in your new Melbourne, FL kitchen remodel by TJ Builders matter! They will tell the story of your family for years to come.


One aspect of a kitchen remodel that often leaves clients flummoxed is what kitchen countertop surface to choose. In this day and age, the consumer has endless choices. Let’s take a look at some current trends.


Current Countertop Trends for Kitchen Remodels


1. Quartz

This incredibly versatile material is non-porous (so don’t worry about spilling your red wine), resistant to heat, and doesn’t need to be sealed. It’s a great choice and ranges in price.


2. Granite

If you’ve watched any HGTV, you know that granite is the current gold standard for homeowners, and for good reason. Granite lends itself to a “high-end” look and is very user-friendly. It does require sealing but makes kitchen prep a breeze. One thing to keep in mind is that you need to clean spills quickly to preserve the surface.


3. Wood/Butcher Block

The current farmhouse trend has brought this durable and heat resistant surface back to the limelight. If cozy and efficient is what you desire, wood may be a great fit for you. Wood surfaces MUST be sealed but if you make sure to stay on top of this, your countertops will be good to go for a long time to come.


4. Laminate

This particular surface is by far the most affordable and has made a resurgence thanks to trendy designs. Laminate may conjure up thoughts of dingy studio apartments or homes from the ’80s but today’s laminate is far from the surface of old. If budget is your concern, laminate may just be your best friend.


5. Marble

If understated elegance is your style, this surface fits the bill. Marble is a classic material and adds luxury to any room. However, it is highly porous and will stain easily.


Clearly, you have tons of options when it comes to your kitchen countertops. If you just don’t know where to start, give us a call. Our professionals are ready to assist you. Here at TJ Builders family values always come first. This is more than our tagline; this is the way we do business. From start to finish, your project is treated with respect and your wishes are taken into account. No matter the size and scope of your needs, TJ Builders is here for you. For more information on our services or to schedule a consultation, contact our offices today. We look forward to serving you every step of the way.

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