"Choosing the Right Kitchen Countertops" - Dumpsters.com Contribution

We teamed up again with Dumpsters.com and one of their writers, Bretton Keenan, to provide some expert advice on how to choose the right countertops for your kitchen remodels, as well as what trends are emerging in 2019!

Here are some highlights…

How Will You Use Your Countertops?

How they’ll look is probably the first thing you think of when trying to choose the best countertops for your kitchen. But if you don’t pick a material that can withstand your daily use of the space, your money will be wasted. So ask yourself, how do you and your family use your kitchen?

“Do you cook a lot? Do your counters see wear and tear from hosting parties or from having children in the home? How long do you plan on living in your home?” 

Megan Lee, Marketing Manager at Odell Construction, Inc

How Much Maintenance Are You Willing to Do?

Be honest and realistic about this one. Before you fall in love with the look of a material, know the demands involved with its upkeep. Here’s what to keep in mind:

  • Porous materials like marble, limestone and granite require oiling and sealing once a year.

  • Other materials, like quartz, take just a simple wipe down.

  • Butcher block is durable, but it also requires regular sealing to avoid excessive damage.

Not sure which material is right for you? Jump to our breakdown of the most popular countertop materials.

“Quartz is a popular kitchen countertop material because there is no maintenance required. It’s non-porous and durable. Granite is also popular, but it’s softer than quartz and may require some resealing and refinishing.”

Megan Lee, Marketing Manager at Odell Construction, Inc.

What’s Trending?

According to Brueler, quartz beat out granite as the most popular kitchen countertop material in 2018.

Looking to developing trends in 2019, Brueler says nature seems to be an inspiration.

“Earth tones are emerging, and natural elements such as wood and stone are currently trending. Incorporating earth tones or natural materials in a space can create a calm and comfortable environment.” 

Lindsey Breuler, Interior Designer at Odell Construction, Inc.