Mixing and matching countertops is a popular trend that extends functionality and adds variety to kitchen remodeling design. Here’s why you should consider mixing and matching kitchen countertops.
Why Should You Choose Different Countertop Materials?
There are reasons why you should choose different materials for your kitchen countertops, including:
Aesthetic – Contrasting colors and textures add visual interest to your kitchen and create a visual cue that indicates its purpose. For example, you can match the cooktop area with the cabinetry to designate the prep and cook area.
Budget – Some countertop materials cost more than others. If choosing a particular material would dramatically increase the remodeling cost, consider having it installed on a smaller portion of the kitchen.
Functionality – Different countertop materials have different properties. For example, a marble or granite countertop is suitable for rolling dough because it’s cooler than other materials. Wood countertops would be best when set against cooktops because they’re heat-resistant.
Tips for Mixing and Matching Countertop Materials
Kitchen contractors offer a wide selection of countertop materials. While our design experts can help with the material selection, we ultimately leave the final choice to the homeowner. We’ve found the following tips to be helpful when faced with many choices:
Rank your kitchen tasks – Your kitchen workflow dictates the things that you need in your kitchen. If you do a lot of baking and making homemade pasta, then your largest countertop should have a nonporous material that can withstand a lot of kneading. It should be strong enough so you can clamp a pasta machine or a similar device without worrying about damaging the edges.
Consider non-neutral colors – Countertop materials typically come in neutral colors. However, many countertop materials are also available in more striking colors, such as natural red marble. Manufactured material like engineered stone may also be ordered with specific colors in mind.
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