Kitchen remodeling is both an exciting and stressful time. As soon as you begin, you count down the days until you can finally enjoy your newly renovated kitchen. There are many decisions that need to be made when renovating a kitchen, such as design, price, functionality, cabinet type, and countertop style, just to name a few. There are many aspects of your kitchen that require detailed decision-making; however, choosing natural stone countertops in Bucks County with BC Soapstone makes every decision feel effortless.
At Bucks County Soapstone, our custom countertops and sinks can revitalize any kitchen. There are plenty of simple factors that go into the design of your kitchen, but choosing the right countertop should take a considerable amount of thought.
Consider the following tips when choosing a countertop for your kitchen:
Choose a Material That Suits Your Home
As a homeowner, you have to consider the type of home you have and the style you want it to represent, as it should reflect the material you choose for your countertop surface. Whether it’s granite, engineered stone, concrete, or natural stone, it’s recommended to visit showrooms to view the value of each material with fresh eyes. At Bucks County Soapstone, our team uses soapstone for kitchen remodeling, promoting its durability and environmentally friendly benefits.
Be Mindful of Countertop Costs
It’s important to consider your budget when choosing the countertop of your dreams. Often times, when a budget is set in place, the cost of countertops can be overlooked or misconceived. Although a large portion of your budget will be dedicated to your countertop, choosing a material such as soapstone that is long-lasting is a long-term investment. It’s also important that you choose a countertop that is durable, moisture and bacteria resistant, and has a high heat capacity, such as soapstone. Sometimes, countertops that are more affordable, but low in quality fail to hold up in the future.
Choose a Material and Finish that You Can Keep Up With
Some countertop materials can withstand certain conditions that others may not. A soapstone countertop has become a favored option, as it requires very little maintenance. These countertops are highly durable, and non-porous — making it completely stain resistant. Most natural stone countertops require a sealant, but not soapstone! Instead, to bring out the natural color in soapstone countertops, applying a mineral oil every so often will aid in the stones natural oxidation process. Soapstone countertops may endure minor scratches; however, scratches can be easily removed with mineral oil or by light sanding.
For dark stone countertops in Bucks County, visit our BC Soapstone showroom to view our inventory first hand. Our team of professional craftsmen take an immense amount of pride in their detailed, hand-crafted work to match the vision each of our clients has for their kitchen. To learn more about our stone shop, call us at 215-310-0290 or fill out our contact form for further inquiries.