Your Kitchen Counter: Flat Out Beautiful!

By Leslie A.M.
RefacingCabinet.com Columnist

These days a new kitchen isn't new unless it has a kitchen counter that is granite, marble, travertine or some other material you usually only see in a museum. These fine materials often come with a hefty price tag. You've made the investment, now make it stand out.

Remodeling Kitchen Cabinets

Kitchen counters that really come to the forefront are those that can be seen; they aren't hidden in the shadows of the upper cabinets. This might require you remodeling kitchen cabinets to add some additional surface area. A large island or peninsula is a great way to add kitchen counter area for workspace and really highlight the beauty of your kitchen counter.

Refinishing Kitchen Cabinets

If you are refinishing kitchen cabinets, you obviously want to do that prior to getting your new kitchen counter installed. Now, if you already had a fantastic kitchen layout and quality cabinets, the installation of your new kitchen counter might have shown you that your next project is refinishing kitchen cabinets. Your maple cabinets might look a little dull now next to the sheen of granite. Your white kitchen cabinets might look a little yellow above your black marble kitchen counter.

Kitchen Renovations Worth Every Penny

When you think about how much you actually use your kitchen counter and the life of your kitchen, you can justify the price of a really nice kitchen counter. It improves the look of your kitchen and your home's value.

Make your kitchen renovations work for you. If you are willing to put forth the investment, you should choose materials that will last, are beautiful and make an impact.


About The Author

Leslie A.M. Smith is a freelance writer and desperately needs a new kitchen. Until she can afford it, she has her eye on refacing her cabinets.

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