The countertops you choose for your kitchen and bathroom matter quite a bit. They have to be durable, as they will take a beating, but you also want them to look the way you prefer. Here’s a quick guide to help you choose the right countertops for your kitchen and bathroom.

Budget

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While it’s not quite as big of a concern with the bathroom countertops, your budget does come into play. Kitchen countertops can be rather large and some bathroom counters are also large. Make sure you consider how much you want to spend before you start looking at materials. Some materials, such as marble and concrete can be rather expensive. However, granite and quartz can be found in the middle and you can choose a laminate if you need a very budget-friendly option.

Maintenance

Specific countertop materials will come with very little maintenance. When you choose a countertop material, such as marble or granite, you will have to have them resealed often. However, if you choose stainless steel or glass, these materials are harder to clean and will show fingerprints.

Softer stone materials tend to scratch easily, but materials, such as quartz may be a great choice. Quartz doesn’t have to be resealed and it’s one of the most durable options on the market.

Durability

Speaking of durability, when you choose your countertops for the bathroom and kitchen, you want a durable choice. They will take ab eating and both areas of the home tend to be rather high traffic. Make sure you choose a material designed to withstand the abuse.

Function

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The function of the countertop matters in the decision, as well. While the kitchen countertop will likely become a prep area and have more function than the bathroom, it’s important to consider the function with both. Make sure you factor the function into your overall decision.

Appearance

Of course, the appearance matters as you want a countertop that matches the rest of the kitchen and bathroom. You also want a specific look. Many of the best countertop materials offer unique patterns and some may be darker or lighter than others. Make sure you consider the resale value, as well, as appearance will matter to buyers when it’s time to sell.

If you’re remodeling, take the time to consider the type of countertops you want for the kitchen and bathroom. Use these tips to help you make the right decision.