Whether you are remodeling your bathroom or you are designing a bathroom for a home expansion, there are a variety of things that you will need to consider before construction starts. One of the first decisions that you will need to make is what countertops you want to use. Choosing a countertop material and design should be done early on in the design process, as the look of your countertops could end up influencing how you choose to design and decorate your bathroom. However, with so many options available, it can be difficult to know where to start when choosing bathroom countertops. To help you in making this decision, here are a few things that you should consider when choosing countertops for your bathroom.
Maintenance and Durability
When considering countertop options, you will first want to consider how much maintenance you are willing to do, as some countertops are more durable and easy to maintain than others. The fact is that bathroom counters have to stand up to a lot of wear and tear as they are constantly exposed to water, makeup, soap, and various hair products (including hot curling irons and hair straighteners). Unless you are willing to constantly dry your countertops, clean tile grout, or protect your counters from burns, you may want to consider going with a durable, low-maintenance option such as granite countertops.
Of course, when trying to choose countertops for your bathroom, it is important that you do not forget about design and what type of countertops best match your personality and style. Choosing the right countertops can set the tone for your entire bathroom as you work out a color scheme and as you begin to look at decorations and fixtures for your bathroom. However, if you are choosing countertops for a smaller bathroom, you will want to go with lighter countertops as this can help the space to look bigger and lighter than it actually is.
Before you begin looking at countertop samples, it is critical that you set a realistic budget for your countertops. You do not want to fall in love with a beautiful piece of marble only to realize that you spent most of your bathroom budget on your countertops. Going into your countertop search with a budget in mind can help you to stay within budget as you begin designing your bathroom.
Choosing countertops for a bathroom can be the most difficult part of the design process. Contact us to learn more tips on how to choose the perfect countertops for your bathroom.