When you design your kitchen, there are many factors you need to consider, such as paint color, cabinetry, light fixtures, style of hardware etc. kitchen layout, appliances and accessories such as plumbing fixtures, window coverings and furniture. They are all are a part of the process.
The style of decor you have in your home will set the tone for the style of decor you are going to have in your kitchen. It will also determine the type of flooring and kitchen counter tops that best reflect the look and feel you wish to create.
As for kitchen cabinets, they not only enhance the appearance of your kitchen, but also facilitate the arrangement of kitchen equipment and protect against insect pests. The color of the cabinets should also match with your kitchen interior theme. Moreover, the color of cabinets should be in harmony with the kitchen, kitchen equipment and dining table.
Cabinet countertops are a very important issue when it comes to designing the kitchen. There are several options that you can choose from in regard of the material of the cabinet countertops, such as marble, granite, laminate, solid, stone or butcher block countertops. Choosing the color, styling as well as the design of the kitchen cabinet countertop should be your next step. But you have to take the overall setting of the kitchen and the kind of furnishings you have into consideration.
In the following section, we are going to discuss some of the material of the kitchen cabinet countertops. Let us begin with laminate countertop. Laminate countertops are one of the most common countertops used on kitchen cabinets. They are extremely durable and are resistant to scratching scuffing and even burning. There is a wide variety of colors, textures, patterns and finishes that you can choose from.
Solid countertops are also durable though a bit on the expensive side. In this type of countertops you can have sinks and drop levels integrated into them.
Stone countertops are the most durable amongst all the cabinet countertops. Despite being somewhat expensive, these countertops are in demand because of the style and elegance they impart to the overall kitchen decor.
Butcher block countertops do not score high on durability, but they surely start looking better with time as the scratches and wear that comes with time make butcher block countertops all the more interesting. Butcher Block Countertops are perfect for a kitchen that has country or rustic look.
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