There are several home design areas where pairing products (both practically and aesthetically) is desirable in some cases, and a great example of a common duo here is kitchen countertops and cabinets. Because these are typically two of the most prominent parts of any kitchen setup, many homeowners look to pair them in varying ways, whether for complementing, contrasting or some combination therein.
At Creative Granite & Design, we’re proud to not only offer a huge range of granite, marble, quartz and other countertops, but also to offer tips and resources for designing your entire room setup. For instance, our kitchen visualizer tool helps clients get a full idea of what their new layout might look like, including countertops, cabinets and numerous other elements. When it comes to pairing countertops with cabinets, this two-part blog series will go over some general tips we recommend to clients.
As you’re laying out your kitchen design in our visualizer or elsewhere, it’s generally best to start with the countertops first. Not only are countertops a central part of most kitchen designs (hence their “counter” name), but they’re also often a bit more expensive than cabinets, meaning you’ll want to get them set before you move on and finalize your cabinet choices.
Fortunately, our huge range of countertop options means there’s sure to be something that fits both your kitchen’s needs and your personal style. If you’re not quite sure what you’re looking for yet, take some time to browse through our selection and see what catches your eye; then, you can start thinking about how to move forward.
Decide on a Statement Piece
Most kitchens should only have one real “statement piece”, and in many cases, that statement piece will be the countertops. Whether you’re looking for a sleek, modern look or something a bit more rustic, your countertops can play a big role in this. As such, they should be one of your first considerations when designing your kitchen.
If you’re not sure what sort of statement you want to make, take a look through some kitchen design magazines or websites and see what sorts of styles catch your eye. Once you have an idea of the overall look you’re going for, you can start narrowing down your countertop options.
Consider Future ROI
As you’re browsing our selection and considering your options, it’s also important to think about future resale value. If you’re planning on selling your home at some point down the line, you’ll want to make sure the choices you make now will still be in style then, as that can help you recoup some of your costs.
While trends come and go, there are some countertop materials that tend to be more timeless than others. For instance, granite has long been a popular choice for many homeowners, as it offers a classic look that will usually still be in style years down the road. If you’re not sure whether a particular material will stand the test of time, our team can offer guidance.
In part two of our series, we’ll go over some further themes here. For more on pairing kitchen countertops and cabinets, or to learn about any of our countertop options, contact our team at Creative Granite & Design today.