When you decide the time has come to get the kitchen remodel you have always wanted, you have a list of things you need to decide on before the contractors come to your home. Picking a material for your kitchen counter space can significantly impact utilizing your kitchen space. Versatile materials help satisfy the various uses that your kitchen can have for your home; it all depends on your situation and lifestyle.
How Often Do You Cook?
For people who spend much time in the kitchen, you want a countertop material that can keep up with active cooking and maintain its natural beauty throughout its lifespan. The countertop surface should have a degree of heat resistance so you can put hot pots down without fear and be durable enough to handle any potential mishaps in the kitchen.
Finding a material that fits your lifestyle will help inform other aspects of your kitchen remodel that might have caused you to second guess your choices. Mixing and matching countertop materials can help you maximize the utility of your kitchen and give it a unique look that will wow your guests. Having a butcher block prep area surrounded by a beautiful natural stone-like soapstone will make your kitchen a premier destination in your home.
How Much Maintenance Do You Want to Do?
Every countertop surface is different and requires varying degrees of upkeep to maintain it properly. Depending on your material choice, you may need frequent maintenance to keep its signature look intact. Marble, limestone, and granite have a porous composition and require being oiled and sealed at least once a year, sometimes more based on its usage.
A material like soapstone is non-porous in nature and doesn’t require as much maintenance. Keeping soapstone clean through wiping it down and keeping an eye on it can do the trick.
How Much Material Will You Need and What’s the Budget?
When you set your home remodeling budget, knowing how much material you will need goes a long way towards understanding what you can do during the project. Stone countertop materials get priced by the foot, and knowing what kind of space you have to work with better informs your budget.
Once you determine how much actual countertop material you need, you can determine how much of it will eat into your renovation budget. Properly planning out your renovation goals will help ensure you don’t go over budget and still get the kitchen remodel of your dreams.
Choosing an Aesthetic
You have a material in mind for your remodel — it’s time to settle on the color scheme for both your counters and the kitchen. You want to select a theme and color scheme for the kitchen as a whole and get countertop materials that complement that choice. Whether in the same color family or as a degree of contrast, you can further solidify your new kitchen’s look.
Trust BC Soapstone With Your Next Kitchen Countertop
Deciding that your next kitchen countertop will be soapstone is a big deal. You want to use a company that has an established reputation for creating high-quality and long-lasting soapstone countertops for residential kitchens across the area. BC Soapstone can help you get the soapstone kitchen sinks and countertops of your dreams and make your new kitchen remodel what you always wanted.
If you want to learn more about our process, we’re here to help. Contact the BC Soapstone team today to learn more about soapstone countertops!