There’s no doubt about it: kitchens sell homes. If you’re thinking about putting your home on the market, swapping out the kitchen countertops for an in-demand material is one of the easiest ways to achieve a new look and also get a sizeable return on your investment. Here’s a look at what’s trending in kitchen counter materials right now!
Recycled Countertops: There’s much ado about recycling, and people want to do what they can to reduce their environmental impact. Recycled countertops include concrete, glass, paper, composite and recycled plastic.
Stainless-Steel Countertops: There’s a reason why so many professional kitchens use stainless-steel countertops: they prevent bacteria build-up. But the material is also modern and elegant, and pairs well with just about any color.
Concrete Countertops: Also industrial and modern, concrete countertops are one of the most popular choices right now. Concrete can be dyed a variety of colors, and the material is a great way to add texture to your kitchen.
Wood Countertops: Thick wood countertops are like a giant butcher block or cutting board, and can be used as such. Once sealed, they’re impervious to heat and are sanitary for chopping meat.
Glass Countertops: Glass countertops are clean, polished, and gorgeous. Glass can be stained in any color and cut to any size, making it one of the most versatile and hygienic options out there.
Travertine Countertops: If your kitchen is rustic, travertine is a great way to go. Just don’t forget to seal the surface, or food, bacteria and liquids can get into the pores. Travertine will require more maintenance on your part, but the warmth of the material is beautiful and worth the tradeoff.