The Cutting Edge

Your countertop will play a starring role in your kitchen design, helping set the style and tone for the heart of your new kitchen. There are so many options, from granite to solid surface to laminates. You’re afraid of making a bad decision – and who wouldn’t be? But choosing your kitchen countertops doesn’t have to be difficult. By determining your design profile, you’ll learn what works for you, hence making choosing your countertop easy and fun.

The first step in finding your design profile is to ask some simple questions. Start by asking, “How much can I spend?” If you’re on a budget, laminate offers great looks at wallet-friendly prices. For folks with more resources, Corian-solid surface, Silestone or granite are excellent choices that all have lasting value.

Next, “What’s your lifestyle?” Different circumstances will rate different materials. For example, families with children will want something durable and stain-resistant; gourmet cooks will prefer hard-working materials and avid entertainers will like a marriage of high style and convenience.

Now that you’ve got a handle on the types of countertop materials that might work for you, it’s time to start focusing on the last piece of the puzzle: your personal style preference. Think about your clothes and accessories. Ask yourself, “What do I like to wear in colors, styles and textures?” Now, apply this thought: When you look into your closet you see: a) An abundance of colors and patterns b) Mostly neutral clothing; comfort is key c) Classic pieces with colorful accents.

When it comes to clothes shopping, you: Enjoy the latest trends and update your wardrobe regularly or do you prefer comfortable clothing and aren’t interested in trends.

If you chose mostly classics then a long lasting stone surface is for you. But if you have a bold style and prefer something on the cutting edge, there are many edge styles and colors that are sure to fit you perfect!

This article was provided by Kitchen Magic. Visit them at www.kitchenmagic.com .

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