5 Kitchen Countertop Ideas for Your Next Kitchen Remodel

These five kitchen remodels showcase diverse countertop material options.

A kitchen remodel can feature a variety of updates, such as energy performance upgrades, new flooring, updated appliances, and refinished cabinets. One update that heavily impacts the kitchen’s aesthetic are the counters. The color, grain, durability, and texture of the counter material has a strong impact on the kitchen’s look and feel. When deciding which material to use you must consider color, style, and most importantly, durability.

There are many materials available that are both durable and attractive. Take a look at the countertops chosen for each of these five Hammer & Hand kitchen remodels to get some ideas for your own remodel:

Kitchen Remodel Cardosa Stone Kitchen Counters

The clients of this Council Crest kitchen remodel, designed by Stephanie Tottingham, handpicked Cardosa stone for its unique grain pattern, feel, and durability.

Marble Kitchen Counters

The marble countertops of this Portland compact kitchen remodel, designed by Alissa Pulcrano of bright designlab, act as a great visual transition between the rich walnut cabinets and the light cream walls.

Concrete Kitchen Counter

Charcoal-toned lightweight concrete countertops add contrast to this bright and airy Bungalow kitchen remodel also designed by Alissa Pulcrano of bright designlab.

Butcher Block Kitchen Counter in Portland Kitchen Remodel

The use of two countertop materials bring variety to this retro-style kitchen remodel designed by Kevin Fischer of Alice Designs and Charlotte Cooney of Domestic Arts. One side features natural maple butcher block while the other side has a darker wood laminate with an aluminum edge band (an affordable and period-correct option for this style of kitchen).

Jatoba Wood Kitchen Countertops

This jatoba wood countertop adds a rich, traditional feel to a historic cottage kitchen remodel designed by Emerick Architects. Jatoba is a good wood for countertops and flooring due its hardness and durability. This kitchen counter also has a hand-rubbed oil finish.

Which countertop would you choose for your kitchen remodel?


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