Remodeling Your Kitchen: Unique Countertop Options

Posted on: 30 March 2015

Deciding to take on a kitchen remodeling project can sometimes be an overwhelming undertaking. You have a large number of factors to consider and many decisions to make. However, if you take each element one at a time, you will find it easier. When it comes to your kitchen countertops, there are a variety of options available to you. If you are looking to design a kitchen that stands apart from all the rest, consider some unique kitchen countertop material options. Get to know some of these unique materials and choose the new kitchen countertops that are right for you.

Glass Countertops

Most people do not think of designing a kitchen with any of their countertops made entirely out of glass. However, this is a unique and modern option that is available to you. Textured glass can add an element of sophistication to your kitchen that you may not have otherwise had.

Glass countertops are not only beautiful, but practical as well. Glass is a non-porous material meaning that moisture, food particle and residue, and other materials will not soak into the countertops.

This reduces the chance of mold or mildew, can prevent foodborne illnesses and makes cleaning easier than ever. However, you may find yourself wiping down your countertops more often when they are made of glass simply because fingerprints and other smudges will show more than with other materials. 

Reclaimed Wood Countertops

While wood countertops are not at all uncommon, reclaimed wood is a unique take on the traditional wood countertop. Reclaimed wood is high-quality hardwood that has been previously used in other buildings, signs, or furniture. 

This material is often less expensive than new hardwood, and each piece of reclaimed wood adds character and uniqueness to your home because no two pieces are exactly alike. Mix and match the types of hardwood you use and the finishes to create an eclectic, vintage kitchen. 

Quartz Countertops

Quartz is a stone countertop option that is relatively new to the market. On par with the glamour and classy style of granite, quartz can take your kitchen remodeling project to the next level. 

Quartz is available in a variety of colors and hues that allow you to customize your kitchen design. Some options such as white quartz can also have a luminous quality when also used as open countertops and legs (without cabinets underneath). This stone seems to glow when the light hits it adding a luminous and luxurious look to your new kitchen.

When choosing your countertop materials for your kitchen remodeling project, keep in mind that you can choose from unique and interesting options in addition to the standard materials. So keep these options in mind when you are shopping for your new countertops.