Replacing your counter is a difficult decision. Some people go an entire lifetime without doing it. However, some telltale signs indicate your counters are due for a replacement.
Before you commit to a new set of counters, ask yourself a couple of questions:
- Have you outgrown the style of your kitchen?
- Does the material of your counter interfere with your lifestyle?
- Is there severe scratching, denting, staining or burn marks on them?
You are a likely candidate for new counters if you answered yes to any of these questions. Keep reading to learn the next steps you should take.
How Do I Get Started?
The easiest path to counters you love is to reach out to a professional. Some companies even offer free consultation and design services. You can choose to go to a big box store. However, reaching out to a more specialized company brings more relevant experience, better service and convenience. Usually, the company will send a representative out to your home, negating your need to visit a showroom. They will provide professional recommendations and respond to your budgetary concerns.
Another benefit to having a professional come to your home for a consultation is seeing the whole picture. Often, it is easier to decide if you can see samples on the spot, right next to your existing appliances. Sometimes you might fall in love with a color, only to realize it does not fit with your walls, flooring and lighting once the counters are already installed.
Picking new counters for your kitchen does not happen very often. You only have one shot at getting it right, so make sure you consult with seasoned professionals before making a final decision.