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BHG.com Kitchens Kitchen Countertops Kitchen Countertops Quality kitchen countertops can be found in all styles and price ranges, and no one material is confined to a certain look. Countertops are an investment because they must withstand wear and tear and last for years to come. Browse our countertop buying guides to discover the best kitchen countertops for your kitchen and what material is best for your budget. Consider the range of options, including granite countertops, marble countertops, quartz and wood countertops. These materials are popular choices because of the associated quality of the material. Manufactured kitchen countertop materials such as laminate, cultured stone, concrete, and solid-surfacing are also stellar choices. These countertop materials are available in limitless colors, patterns, and textures. Plus, there are many eco-friendly materials available. Made from sustainable materials, these products are pretty and just as durable as more conventional choices. Depending on the material, installing — and even resurfacing — kitchen countertops is a viable do-it-yourself project. Facebook Pinterest Twitter Google Plus Email
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Kitchen Countertops Ideas

Kitchen Countertops Quality kitchen countertops can be found in all styles and price ranges, and no one material is confined to a certain look. Countertops are an investment because they must withstand wear and tear and last for years to come. Browse our countertop buying guides to discover the best kitchen countertops for your kitchen and what material is best for your budget. Consider the range of options, including granite countertops, marble countertops, quartz and wood countertops. These materials are popular choices because of the associated quality of the material. Manufactured kitchen countertop materials such as laminate, cultured stone, concrete, and solid-surfacing are also stellar choices. These countertop materials are available in limitless colors, patterns, and textures. Plus, there are many eco-friendly materials available. Made from sustainable materials, these products are pretty and just as durable as more conventional choices. Depending on the material, installing — and even resurfacing — kitchen countertops is a viable do-it-yourself project.
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Kitchen Countertops Ideas

Quality kitchen countertops can be found in all styles and price ranges, and no one material is confined to a certain look. Countertops are an investment because they must withstand wear and tear and last for years to come. Browse our countertop buying guides to discover the best kitchen countertops for your kitchen and what material is best for your budget. Consider the range of options, including granite countertops, marble countertops, quartz and wood countertops. These materials are popular choices because of the associated quality of the material. Manufactured kitchen countertop materials such as laminate, cultured stone, concrete, and solid-surfacing are also stellar choices. These countertop materials are available in limitless colors, patterns, and textures. Plus, there are many eco-friendly materials available. Made from sustainable materials, these products are pretty and just as durable as more conventional choices. Depending on the material, installing — and even resurfacing — kitchen countertops is a viable do-it-yourself project.
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Kitchen Countertops Ideas

1 Of 35 Sealed WoodCrafted from walnut, imbuia and anigre, a formal kitchen’s nearly 11-foot-long island was inspired by English antiques. While it evokes a stately heirloom, the custom piece has kid-proof durability. “The wood is sealed with an acrylic finish, so it resists spills, scratches, stains, heat — almost anything,” says designer Richard Anuszkiewicz. Jennifer Hughes 2 Of 35 Trendy BrassMetallic accents aren’t disappearing anytime soon. In an energetic Texas house, a gleaming brass counter matches the hardware on the refrigerator panels.Advertisement – Continue Reading Below 3 Of 35 Green SilestoneDesigner Kim Lewis enlarged this sliver of a kitchen by mimicking the wide-open outdoors. Along with sky-blue cabinets and cloud-white walls, there’s also a Silestone counter in Olivia. “It’s a deep forest green that performs like a neutral — it can go with anything,” she says. Courtesy of Kohler 4 Of 35 Butcher BlockMarble doesn’t exactly read “casual,” so the architect and homeowner went with butcher block for a relaxed beach house. Paired with pale oak floors and plank cabinetry, the room’s now a picture of warmth and informality. Mali AzimaAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 5 Of 35 Calacatta NuvoCaesarstone Calacatta Nuvo counters mimic the look of marble but are tough-wearing and low-maintenance. At a chunky 2½ inches thick, “they hold their own with the size of the island,” says designer Jim Dove of this sleek black kitchen. Pernille Loof 6 Of 35 Suede FinishInspired by the blue-gray veining on the Silestone countertops (Nebula Code in Helix with suede finish), designer Matthew Quinn chose matching subway tile and then warmed up the cool colors with brass trim in this Kips Bay Decorators Show House kitchen. Joshua McHughAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 7 Of 35 Glass TopDesigner Eldon Wong topped a pair of architects’ drafting tables with glass to serve as the kitchen island, and the adjacent Carrara marble top reminds him of a candy shop. Joshua McHugh 8 Of 35 Modern Wood This sunny Aspen kitchen, designed by Ann Wolf, showcases a blend of wood tones. The island countertop is iroko wood, with remaining countertops in a granite called Verde Eucalyptus. Ngoc Minh NgoAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 9 Of 35 Mixed MaterialsCarole Lalli, former editor in chief of Food & Wine magazine, designed this butcher-block-and-marble island in her Connecticut kitchen. “The really large island is because my daughters cook with me when they visit, and my husband is America’s best prep cook.” John M. Hall 10 Of 35 Hassle-Free ZincWith modern amenities and vintage touches, no-fuss zinc countertops suit a casual kitchen by Ruthie Sommers. Don Freeman Next Gallery This Might Be the Fanciest Kitchen We’ve Ever Seen That walnut island belongs in a museum. By Kathleen Renda
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Kitchen Countertops Ideas

1 Of 35 Sealed WoodCrafted from walnut, imbuia and anigre, a formal kitchen’s nearly 11-foot-long island was inspired by English antiques. While it evokes a stately heirloom, the custom piece has kid-proof durability. “The wood is sealed with an acrylic finish, so it resists spills, scratches, stains, heat — almost anything,” says designer Richard Anuszkiewicz. Jennifer Hughes 2 Of 35 Trendy BrassMetallic accents aren’t disappearing anytime soon. In an energetic Texas house, a gleaming brass counter matches the hardware on the refrigerator panels.Advertisement – Continue Reading Below 3 Of 35 Green SilestoneDesigner Kim Lewis enlarged this sliver of a kitchen by mimicking the wide-open outdoors. Along with sky-blue cabinets and cloud-white walls, there’s also a Silestone counter in Olivia. “It’s a deep forest green that performs like a neutral — it can go with anything,” she says. Courtesy of Kohler 4 Of 35 Butcher BlockMarble doesn’t exactly read “casual,” so the architect and homeowner went with butcher block for a relaxed beach house. Paired with pale oak floors and plank cabinetry, the room’s now a picture of warmth and informality. Mali AzimaAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 5 Of 35 Calacatta NuvoCaesarstone Calacatta Nuvo counters mimic the look of marble but are tough-wearing and low-maintenance. At a chunky 2½ inches thick, “they hold their own with the size of the island,” says designer Jim Dove of this sleek black kitchen. Pernille Loof 6 Of 35 Suede FinishInspired by the blue-gray veining on the Silestone countertops (Nebula Code in Helix with suede finish), designer Matthew Quinn chose matching subway tile and then warmed up the cool colors with brass trim in this Kips Bay Decorators Show House kitchen. Joshua McHughAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 7 Of 35 Glass TopDesigner Eldon Wong topped a pair of architects’ drafting tables with glass to serve as the kitchen island, and the adjacent Carrara marble top reminds him of a candy shop. Joshua McHugh 8 Of 35 Modern Wood This sunny Aspen kitchen, designed by Ann Wolf, showcases a blend of wood tones. The island countertop is iroko wood, with remaining countertops in a granite called Verde Eucalyptus. Ngoc Minh NgoAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 9 Of 35 Mixed MaterialsCarole Lalli, former editor in chief of Food & Wine magazine, designed this butcher-block-and-marble island in her Connecticut kitchen. “The really large island is because my daughters cook with me when they visit, and my husband is America’s best prep cook.” John M. Hall 10 Of 35 Hassle-Free ZincWith modern amenities and vintage touches, no-fuss zinc countertops suit a casual kitchen by Ruthie Sommers. Don Freeman
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Kitchen Countertops Ideas

Granite Countertops With BacksplashQuarts Countertops KitchensPopular CountertopsCountertop ChoicesCountertop MaterialQuartz CountersKitchen CountersKitchen BathDream KitchenForwardGranite and quartz are two of the most popular countertop materials today. Each have their own strengths and weaknesses, so it’s very important to familiarize yourself with both before you make a decision. Along with picking our the right kitchen cabinet style, these two materials can change the look of your entire kitchen. Here’s a quick guide that will help you pinpoint the perfect countertop material for your kitchen.See More
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Kitchen Countertops Ideas

If you’re going to install laminate yourself, don’t be afraid to consult with experts. Barclay bemoans customers who think their special-order laminate countertop was made incorrectly. “But the customer really didn’t know how to install the product that we delivered to them,” she says.For the most part, Quinn found the process simple. “It was quite easy to work with,” she says. Ten years after installation, the only durability issue is that the countertops have risen slightly around the seams, a problem caused by moisture build-up.Common installation pitfalls include making sure the laminate fits perfectly against uneven surfaces, such as textured, tiled, or brick walls. It’s not a difficult process (all you really need is a compass and a pencil), but done incorrectly, it can look unprofessional.For Quinn, laminate countertops have another benefit: Instead of being committed to granite or quartz for decades, she can change up her kitchen on a whim.“If we’d spent a ton of money on granite or anything else, we would feel like we probably shouldn’t change it,” Quinn says. “This way, we get to make changes when we’d like to.”

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