Hosting for the Holidays: The Top Three Countertops for Your Kitchen Remodel
T-minus 68 days and counting until Thanksgiving and the official kick-off of the holiday soiree season. It’s that time of year when the art of the entertainer will be on full display, including serving dishes, party apps, ambient lighting, gourmet desserts, music, and that one really cool novelty item you splurged for online at three o’clock in the morning. This is your home’s – and more importantly your kitchen’s – time to shine.
Now that we’ve got you in a holiday mindset, is it also time to think about upgrading your kitchen countertops? Don’t worry. We’re here to help and offer up expert tips for creating the space of an entertainer’s dreams.
Kitchen Countertops for the Hostess with the Mostess
1. Granite Wins the Day
In a world full of uncertainties, there is always one thing for sure: granite is king in the world of kitchen countertops. Granite countertops rule purely based on their durability, especially when it comes to high traffic. It’s made to withstand heat, stains, scratches, and your mom’s famous salad dressing recipe.
Plus, this gorgeous natural stone has seemingly endless varieties of color, veining and patterns making it easy to match with any design style. With granite countertops, you have nothing to fear when friends and family come calling this holiday season.
2. Don’t Sleep On Quartz
The look of natural stone attracts the purists who crave the touch of Mother Earth in their kitchen. The variety offers both style and functionality that really can’t be beaten. That said, you don’t want to overlook the allure of the engineered stone – quartz.
The idea that you’d be giving up a lot of style options by choosing quartz is simply not true. Our Ellipse and Polarstone Quartz countertops provide a touch of luxurious style that rival the likes of a white marble straight from the Italian countryside. Through advancement in stone manufacturing, quartz material can be made to mimic almost any natural stone in the game.
Aside from the aesthetic collection of looks quartz can offer, it also holds up against highly acidic liquids and food stains. Quartz countertops offer a basically maintenance-free area perfect for entertaining guests. Red wine? No problem. The stain-resistant, non-porous surface is ideal for cooking your favorite meals or hosting the party of the decade. Maintenance-free. Stain-resistant. Wild with style. What’s not to love?
3. Quality Quartzite
Quartzite is one of those natural stones that is a double threat. It can have a marble look but features granite-like qualities that make it a popular choice for kitchen countertops. In fact, our Sea Pearl Quartzite is one that we can barely keep in stock.
Did you know it’s also the hardest of all the natural stones? Yes, even harder than granite. Quartzite should definitely be on your radar when deciding to upgrade your kitchen countertops.
Quartzites do need to be sealed, but once that’s done, worrying about spills or stains become a thing of the past. Entertaining guests becomes the priority and all your stress melts away faster than your favorite fondue.
Host for the Holidays
Hosting friends and family for the holidays doesn’t have to be a stressful affair, especially with an upgrade of stylish and functional kitchen countertops. With all of the selections our showrooms provide and with the help of our personal designers, your kitchen will be the talk of the season.
Make your personal appointment to shop our showroom and raise a toast to the trappings of a holiday filled with food, love, laughter, and luxurious kitchen countertops.