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Kitchen Counter: Make it Count!

By Leslie A.M.
RefacingCabinet.com Columnist

Talk about an activity center! Your kitchen counter is the be-all, end-all in your home. It's not just where you prep food, it's where you form your thoughts for the day on your to-do list, it's where you spread joy decorating cookies for your children's classmates, it's where you enjoy a glass of wine with your spouse before you sit down to a nice dinner. Consider all the ways you use your kitchen counter as you choose a new one.

Remodeling Kitchen Cabinets

While considering the many uses of your kitchen counter, you might find what you are really considering is remodeling kitchen cabinets. Maybe what you need is a place to add a few barstools where the kids can eat breakfast or kitchen counter area on both sides of your stovetop to accommodate both right-handed and left-handed chefs. All of these things are important when you are investing in a great kitchen counter.

How to Clean Kitchen Cabinets and Your Kitchen Counter

There are so many materials used to make an ideal kitchen counter for your use. Some opt for stainless steel while others fall in love with the rich colors of granite. In between there are kitchen counters made of tinted concrete, wood laminate (think butcher block), marble, and tile. How you have to clean these surfaces should be something you consider. Cleaning your kitchen counter goes hand-in-hand with how to clean kitchen cabinets. If you are using a degreaser on your painted white kitchen cabinets regularly, then the kitchen counter needs to be able to withstand that cleaner if it drips down on it. Consider your materials as part of a whole.

Replacing your kitchen counter is an investment in your home and in your family life. Your decision really counts, so make it carefully.

 

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About The Author

Leslie A.M. Smith lives in a 1929 house in Long Beach, California. When she isn't fixing things and redecorating, she is a freelance writer and public relations consultant.