Think about how much time you spend in the kitchen. After all, that’s why it’s known as the heart of the home. And even if you don’t spend that much time in the kitchen, there’s one thing that can change that – a kitchen renovation.
Beyond having an aesthetically beautiful kitchen, renovating allows you to upgrade your space from a functionality standpoint and customize it to your unique needs. Maybe you cook nearly every day and need a larger island. Perhaps you want to provide more countertops and seating around the kitchen to invite more gatherings.
And while some people have a vision of what their ideal kitchen looks like, others have no idea. And that’s OK. But it doesn’t mean you should settle. Here are some kitchen countertop renovation ideas to spice up your space and make it your own.
Built-in Wood Cutting Boards
If you spend a lot of time cooking, you spend a lot of time slicing and dicing. Replacing part of your countertop with a cutting board is a unique and modern kitchen renovation idea that will instantly pay off. Integrated cutting boards can sit flush with your granite, quartz, or porcelain countertops, which allows you to easily access them while prepping your food.
Built-in cutting boards are typically wood, creating a beautiful contrast with natural-looking stone countertops. The only upkeep required is to apply the typical cutting board oil to prevent the wood from cracking.
Install an Island for More Counter Space
Unfortunately, many homeowners lack the space to host large gatherings. This can especially be disappointing if you have a large family. The easy fix to this problem is extending your counter space with an island. By adding an island with a nice, clean-looking stone countertop, you not only give yourself more room to prepare your feast and more storage, but you also create more seating for your guests.
Remember the importance of getting a granite, quartz, or porcelain countertop if your guests eat at the island. And if you have a smaller party or gathering, you can use the island as a buffet-style serving station. Not ready to commit to an entire island? No problem. Start with a rolling kitchen cart to see how you like it.
Install Granite Countertops
A full kitchen renovation isn’t always in the cards… or the wallet. But simply replacing your existing countertops can make a huge difference. Granite is the perfect marriage between durability and beauty, so it’s a tempting stone to consider if you’re remodeling.
Granite is virtually indestructible due to its resistance to heat, moisture, chipping, and scratching. That’s why it’s ideal for those who like to frequently cook at home and need a surface that withstands heavy wear and tear.
But the most seamless aspect of adding granite countertops to your kitchen is that the material comes in various colors and patterns, so you can select one that matches your existing cabinets and appliances.
Any big project is an investment. That’s why you need to ensure that the job is done correctly. The experts at Youngstown Granite & Quartz have completed more than 25,000 projects and have installed more than 7,000 kitchen countertops. We work with you from start to finish to ensure you get the kitchen of your dreams by installing the most quality granite, quartz, and porcelain countertops. Don’t wait any longer to create your dream kitchen.