How to Pick Countertops for your Cabinets

How to Pick Countertops for your Cabinets

One important decision you will face when remodeling your kitchen is the choice of countertop. With a wide variety of material and color options, it can be difficult to know what to pick. Matching your countertops with cabinets involves more than just picking out the right color. In the guide, we will discuss some considerations and ideas to keep in mind as you are selecting your new countertops.

How to Get Started with Your Countertop

The best way to start any home project is with a plan. Before we get to sizing and materials for countertops, take a look around your kitchen. Think about how you typically use the space for things like prep, cooking, serving, and cleaning. This will help you narrow down your searches, and it will help you make the most informed decisions.

Another thing to take into consideration is the needs of any other housemates. For a family home, stainless steel can be a great option. The reason behind this is stainless steel is resistant to corrosion and does not support the growth of bacteria. It is easy to keep clean, so maintenance is a breeze.

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Think Holistically About Countertops and Style

As you browse through options for your countertop, don’t forget about the rest of your house. While some styles can seamlessly blend into one another, others are mutually exclusive. For example, if you were to choose a stainless steel countertop, then you could pair it with sleek, darker cabinets for a modern look. Or you could create something unexpected and unique, like in the picture above. It is important not only to consider the way the countertop and cabinets coordinate but also the way your new kitchen will look when seen alongside the rest of your home.

Looking at Color and Texture

When it comes to color and texture for your countertop, think about how it will work with the cabinets you have or have chosen. However, this is not a limiting factor, as cabinetry can be painted or stained, and cabinets can be ordered in a wide variety of material options including bamboo, metal, glass, solid wood, or other materials like thermofoil.

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Contrasting colors can be used to make stunning visuals. A dark countertop with white cabinetry can create a sleek modern look. Here are some other ideas of how different colors and textures can work together:

  • If you are thinking bold colors, lime green cabinetry and stainless steel countertops create a bold contemporary look.

  • With laminate countertops, you’ll have a limitless range of patterns and colors to choose from and match your cabinets.

  • If you want a modern look, you can pair granite countertops with gray or brown cabinetry to create a modern look.

  • Maybe you are thinking of something in a natural finish. If so, match your wooden cabinets with marble countertops. Additionally, you can add glass doors to your cabinetry to bring this look together.

Final Thoughts for Countertops

Before you can start browsing showrooms, or websites, it is important to have a plan. This plan should not only include items and measurements, but also should include notes about colors, textures, and features that you want to have in your space. Once you have your plan ready, you can start browsing styles and products.

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As your project progresses, your plan is likely to change. This is totally normal, so keep your plan handy and regularly update it. Keeping an updated plan will help you stay on track both with time and budget. If you are struggling to get started, have questions, or need assistance with things like measuring, feel free to give us a call at 1-844-326-6680 or an email at