The materials are the first things to consider when beginning the design process. (You can check out our products pages for specifics about each of the slabs we offer.) When thinking about materials, you want to consider the following questions:
- Do you have time for upkeep?
- If you have a busy schedule, can you fit in polishes and sealants?
- What cleaning products do you use?
- Will your countertops be exposed to solvents or heat?
We fabricate your countertops in our warehouse, so you get to modify the edges of your countertops to suit your aesthetic. Here are a few questions to consider as you peruse our Edge Guide:
- Do you have fragile family members who may injure themselves against straight-edged countertops?
- What is your overall style?
Certain countertops require specific sink types.
- What finish did you choose for your appliances? A matching sink finish can bring a sense of cohesion to your home.
- Do you often handwash dishes?
- Do you thaw food in your sink? If so, you may want to consider an asymmetrical style.
If we know your cooktop style, we can better assist you in your countertop choice.
- Freestanding: This option requires us to cut the countertops, so the stove fits smoothly. We also carefully smooth the edges to avoid scratching your appliances when you move them in and out of place.
- Drop-In: This option requires us to cut the space for the cooktop, much like we prep spaces for sinks. We also consider the mounting hardware to ensure your stove fits neatly and firmly in place.
The backsplash offers the finishing touch to your home. We provide several options of tiles for your consideration. Your answers to these questions can help us help you!
- Are you installing the backsplash yourself? If you are, and it’s your first time installing tile, we recommend choosing a more straightforward option.
- Do you have a color scheme? The backsplash can be a focal point, a bright spot of color in an otherwise neutral-toned room. Or you can choose a neutral pattern and color to allow some flexibility in your paint choices.
- Do you understand the maintenance and upkeep of the material you chose? For example, dark, shiny tile looks sleek and modern, but dust shows up more readily. If you don’t have time to schedule a regular cleaning, you may want to go with an earth tone.
Let us help you with this process.
If this process seems overwhelming, Rachel Holley can help!
Download the design PDF so that she can see a rough sketch of your space. She can help you pull the room together!