Every homeowner is looking for the same thing: a space to enjoy and live their life. Renovations and upgrades that seem small can give you that sigh of delight when you walk into your home. As an added plus, they can add up and increase your home’s value.
One of the fastest ways to update your home’s look is with new kitchen countertops. To upgrade to the latest and greatest, check out these countertop trends for 2018.
1. Variation Between Countertops and Islands
A kitchen island is almost a necessity in a high-end home. In a traditional design, the island would match the rest of the kitchen cabinets and countertops. Today, homeowners are getting more creative.
One common option is to use stone countertops with a butcher block on the island. A rising trend, though, is to uses all stone and change up the colors.
If you use all stone, keep your main countertop and your island countertop in the same family. For example, let’s say your main countertop is black with specks of gray and white. Use the gray as your color goal for your island countertop.
2. High Contrast Marble
An emerging trend is marble with deep, bold veining and color variation. It is the perfect way to add an accent to your kitchen design. If you are not a fan of marble, you can carry the color variation trend into granite, quartz, and more.
3. Quartz, Quartz, and More Quartz
Granite used to be the gold standard for countertops. As stylish and popular as it still is, it does require some maintenance. That is why more and more homeowners are opting for quartz instead.
Quartz comes in plenty of styles and colors and it can bring a beautiful modern touch to any kitchen. Unlike granite, though, it is non-porous and it does not need regular sealing.
4. Dark Countertops
Bold, dark countertops are a massive trend in kitchen design today and for good reason. Depending on your color scheme, aim for black, dark brown or charcoal gray.
When you add dark countertops, be sure to keep the rest of the room light. If the room is too dark, it will look small and cramped. Instead, pair your dark countertop with a light backsplash as well as light cabinets, flooring, and walls. This option turns your countertop into a bold accent.
5. Merging Traditional with Contemporary Styles
Gone are the days when you need to choose between rustic charm and a modern edge. Thanks to today’s adventurous trends, you can blend both.
When it comes to your kitchen, try adding a modern countertop to antiqued cabinets. Another option is to install reclaimed wood cabinets and top them with a high gloss white countertop.
Updating Your Home with Countertop Trends
Replacing your countertops is a great way to update your home and add value on any budget. The beauty of the countertop trends above is that they can improve any home’s look. You can apply them to any aesthetic for a current, high-end feel.
If you are ready to take the next step to a more modern kitchen, then reach out to our countertop team.
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