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How to Know When Your Kitchen Countertop Needs an Upgrade

How to Know When Your Kitchen Countertop Needs an Upgrade

Kitchen countertops are perhaps the most important surface in the home. Not only must they must be functional and sanitary to prepare meals, we also want them looking fantastic. When is it time to replace them? Here are a few clues to look for.

It’s out of style. If you’ve been in your home more than five years, chances are your kitchen counter is a fad from another era. And unless it’s made of stone or marble, it’s likely worn or lost its luster. If you look around and say “meh,” your family and guests are likely doing the same.

The tiles or stone is cracked. If you have a tile or stone countertop, cracks happen. Over time, not only are they unsightly, but bacteria can grow and thrive in there (ewww). If there are more than four chipped tiles or the stone is majorly cracked in a food prep area, it’s time to think about change.

There are ugly stains or burns. If you weren’t careful with your counters, setting a hot pan or not wiping up liquids right away, your surface may be permanently damaged. How many blemishes do you see when you walk through the door?

It’s cluttered and difficult to work on. If you find yourself constantly moving things out of the way to make space to cook, that’s a sure sign you need a change of pace (or at least a change of space). A new countertop design that more efficiently utilizes the area may be in order.

You are selling your home and not getting any offers. The kitchen is often a main selling point of home and if no one’s impressed with yours it may dampen sales prospects. An investment in new counters can be easily recouped in the final selling price. After all, you want prospective buyers to walk in and say “wow.”

Do any of the above apply to you? The simplest, fastest, and most affordable solution is to call Artelye Marble & Granite. We have over 20 years experience with homeowners and commercial projects, designing, fabricating, and installing a wide variety of countertops in all different spaces. We have over 2,000 different stones to choose from, both classic and exotic, to match your tastes.

Our trained professionals use 3D equipment to measure everything exactly. Then, each counter piece is fabricated or cut to perfection. Finally, it is installed by a skilled craftsmen and backed by our total satisfaction guarantee.

Don’t spend another day with worn, cracked, stained, or just plain boring counter space. Contact an Artelye representative today for a free estimate!


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  • Granite countertops
    June 16, 2017, 7:24 am REPLY

    Countertops in the kitchen are of daily use and needs time to time upgrade. Thanks for sharing some tips about how we get to know when it’s time to upgrade our kitchen countertops. Thanks for sharing he blog.

  • Diego Alex
    February 24, 2018, 12:43 pm REPLY

    If you want to give new looks to your kitchen then you should upgrade the kitchen counter-tops. It is also less expensive. You should give new look with paint, then you can create tile counter-tops, install butcher block. It is better that to upgrade the kitchen counter-top you should take the help of a professional contractor.

  • Tammy Houston
    March 20, 2018, 12:02 am REPLY

    It was great how you pointed out that the countertop needs to be replaced if we ever see blemishes and other spots like burns and scratches that make it look horrible to the sight. I guess I was not careful with the old countertop as I can see a lot of burn marks all over it. I will get it replaced with a newer, indestructible version. Something that does not burn. Perhaps, quartz will do the trick. Thanks!

  • Vanessa Blair
    July 9, 2018, 2:42 am REPLY

    My dad wants to surprise my mom by replacing our kitchen countertop. It was explained here that a countertop needs an upgrade if it’s out of style or when it’s difficult to work on. Moreover, it’s recommended to go to professional contractors when planning to have a new countertop.

  • Taylor Bishop
    July 27, 2018, 4:34 pm REPLY

    Thanks for explaining when to upgrade a kitchen counter top. I had no idea that if you are constantly trying to move stuff off could mean that you don’t have enough space on the counter. Maybe ti could be good to explain this problem to the professionals when you are looking for a counter, especially if they know a good solution.

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