Your new countertop should be one that you love as well as one that can stand up to the need of each space. If you’re ready for a new countertop this year, here’s what’s trending:
Quartz, the strongest commercial grade stone, is known for its durability and the consistency of its color throughout the entire piece. When it comes to maintenance and upkeep, quartz counters are made from fine quartz crystals, making them completely non-porous. Like granite, hot pots can be placed directly on the countertop, no need to search for a trivet while holding a hot pot again. Quartz is on the higher end when it comes to cost.
Concrete also looks great in a large variety of architectural styles and aligns with contemporary interiors, industrial décor, and rustic looks. There are so many reasons why a homeowner would want to update to concrete countertops when remodeling. It is a great choice if your space is oddly shaped and other conventional counters just won’t make the cut.
Concrete is the easiest way to customize your space because it comes in a variety of colors, textures, and finishes. Does this all sound too good to be true? Well, there are two major downsides to choosing concrete countertops. The first being that they require regular sealing and the second that they are susceptible to cracking, but are easy to repair!
As we’ve mentioned before, sustainable and repurposed items are a top trend for 2019. Naturally, reclaimed wood countertops will be a hot choice for updating a kitchen or bath countertop. Some way to incorporate this trend into both areas of your home is easy. Think a vanity in the bathroom, a countertop or even open shelving in the kitchen. Using wood is a more sustainable and environmentally friendly solution to the sourcing of natural stones such as granite or marble.
This updated 1970’s flooring trend is really making a big comeback in 2019. Made of a combination of materials, like glass, marble, and granite, into a rough mosaic. You’ll see terrazzo popping up in different variations to be used throughout the home, not just as a countertop or flooring. Not all trends last, so I would tread carefully with this one. That being said, terrazzo is extremely versatile, ranging in a variety of colors, making it one of a kind focal point. If you’re looking for something really unique, terrazzo is perfect for you.
What’s Out In 2019
Updating ountertops is an investment back into your home, so you’ll want to be sure that you’re making a sound decision with any changes you’re making to your home. While trends do change, kitchen and bath trends change slowly and overlap throughout the years. These trends might out in 2019, but have no fear, what’s old is always new again.
While a white kitchen will never go out of style, now is the time to update your kitchen with some color. The daily upkeep of an all-white kitchen can be exhausting and time-consuming. By bringing in some colored cabinets or countertops, you will find that daily upkeep will be much less, so you can actually enjoy your kitchen or bath without your mind wandering to the dirt.
Once popular subway tile is now becoming less popular. While it will always have a timeless appeal, more homeowners are opting for other tiles as a basksplash.
“Traditional subway tile is not as popular as it once was,” Hoefler said. “While it’s always a classic look, I’m seeing a lot larger format subway style tiles that are more the size of 4 inches by 12 inches or even longer at 16 inches. These sizes require less grout and, in the right application, can make a space feel larger.”
Updating your countertops is an investment, one that you want to get right the first time and feel timeless year after year. Whether you’re completely remodeling your home or just need an upgrade, consider these current trends to keep your home in style.
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