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Kitchen Countertop Trends for 2019
Granite has been a mainstay in luxurious kitchen designs for the past two decades, but in 2019, we’re seeing viable countertop materials grow into prominence and new trends emerging. It’s not just materials either; we’re also seeing some other design elements we think everyone considering a remodel should factor in to their plans, including options for sinks and backsplashes. The following countertop trends are not only beautiful, but are also just as practical and at Modern Kitchens & Baths, we think they are here to stay:
Undermount and Integrated Sinks
An undermount sink sits just below the countertop, creating a seamless look that enables easy cleanup. There’s no messy rim to catch food particles, so all you have to do after working in the area is wipe debris into the sink with a sponge.
An integrated sink is made from the same material as the countertop, so that there is a uniform appearance from counter to sink. This also provides a seamless and smooth appearance, and is an option in a variety of materials including marble and stainless steel. Integrated sinks are available in a variety of shapes, depths, and sizes, so you can have one customized to your precise needs.
As beautiful and timeless as granite countertops are, they are porous and require some upkeep in order to keep coffee and wine stains from sinking through the surface. That porosity also leads to the growth of bacteria if granite isn’t properly sealed and cleaned. Quartz provides a similar natural beauty without being porous. It’s resistant to stains and bacteria and comes in an infinite array of colors, patterns, and finishing techniques that can look as natural as stone, or as flashy as glitter and crystals.
Honed and Matte Finishes
For years, shine was a given in countertops, but now we are seeing varying degrees of sheen and finishes that resemble leather or natural slab. Honed and matte options offer a sophisticated and elegant look that blends well with other natural materials, including wood and glass in surrounding walls and backsplashes, as well as in cabinets and islands. These finishes also offer a pleasing texture that visitors to your home will appreciate.
Soft, Light, Neutral Tones
Black and darker colors are beginning to lose some market share to white, gray, and subdued tones like taupe and natural stone. Veining and other natural looking swirl patters are a popular option with these natural shades, as is very light blue that almost looks gray. These popular shades of subtle blue allow blue accessories like light fixtures to really pop, while complementing the countertops.
The countertop has always been a focal point of kitchens and a hallmark of a homeowner’s sense of style. Today, there are more options than ever – and many are as pragmatic as they are luxurious and beautiful. With so many choices to reflect your tastes, 2019 is shaping up to be an ideal time to consider a kitchen remodeling project.
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