Kitchen Countertops

Written by Adam Blau
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When planning out the design for a new kitchen, it is imperative that you give ample time and consideration to the construction of your countertop. The kitchen counter is usually one of the centerpieces of activity in a household. It is also usually the item in the kitchen that requires a heftier investment than many people might imagine.

The Role of the Kitchen Countertop

Many people tend to be appliance-driven while planning out new kitchens. Refrigerators, dishwashers and sink fixtures are all obviously integral parts of a functional kitchen. With so many doodads and high-tech gizmos available for kitchens these days, however, the countertop might take the proverbial back burner for a while.

By planning a kitchen countertop's construction early on in the process, it is possible to create some innovative and efficient schemes. For example, some contractors can custom-build a countertop that will easily fit in chopping boards, sinks and trivets to your liking. They can even mold a countertop to a particular shape, if they use a concrete base for the structure.

Countertop construction takes time and planning. By figuring out the proper dimensions and building materials for your kitchen, other items like appliances and gadgets will fall easily into place. As the countertop is in many ways center of a kitchen, its design should be planned early in the process.


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This is so timely.Your home is beufatil! Thank you for this post, we moved in our home almost 3 years ago and we too had plans to refinish and remodel. But there are some many things going...like a growing family to focus on. We are doing it slowly but surely, but I am encouraged to be at peace and thankful for our home.Btw, just found your blog, glad I did!Nisha @ embracingthecall.com