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8 Top Trends in Kitchen Countertop Design For 2018

By Brian McMonagle

May 22, 2018

Derry, Donegal, Fermanagh, Galway, Mayo, Sligo

Every home owner wants a good looking, durable countertop for their kitchen. Countertops should be accommodative in style, and offer in everything you want to help in the preparation of foods. Ensuring you choose the right materials that are easy to wipe and maintain to a high hygiene level is paramount. Make sure to choose a design and countertop that needs low maintenance to save money. Kitchen worktops made of high quality may be slightly more expensive than their plastic counterparts but as they are resistant to acids, scratch, heat and high impact they will last a lifetime.

Top Trends for Kitchen Countertops 2018:

Quartz for kitchen countertops. Quartz is best when it comes to kitchen countertops as they are non-porous meaning that they don’t require any sealing. Thus, requiring low maintenance and making your work easy. Countertops made of quartz are very strong and at the same time very flexible in style

High quality Countertops last a lifetime, cannot be easily destroyed by great impact and are highly resistant to stains. Ensure the countertop is placed by high quality workmen so to not cause the slightest damage during installation. 

Texture, polish and finish. For a kitchen countertop to be complete make sure that you choose the right texture. The look will vary depending on the stone used, but ensure that you get a stone that is smooth and with a low sheen surface.

The kind of texture on top of your countertop will determine whether it will be prone to scratches or not. Deep colors tend to disguise scratches so this is always a good option. You can also choose to laminate using a colored core.

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Design your countertops to have patterns and veining. Technology is here to give different patterns to choose from which will enable you to get the character you want out of your kitchen. There are creative personalities that can be used like creating veins which bring amazing and interesting patterns swirled on your kitchen countertops.

Include modern sinks in your kitchen. To complete the kitchen countertop of course you need to add a sink that will not contrast the countertop. A beautifully integrated sink into the overall design is a strong kitchen trend in 2018. You can have your kitchen sinks made from the same material with countertops to complete the look.

Neutral tones. Bright colours seem to be loosing place when it comes to kitchen countertops. The trend of the day is to use colours like white, beige and soft greys. also to look for colours that will compliment your floor and cabinets.

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Striking Backsplash Tiles. Backsplash tiles are the trending thing in 2018 when it comes to style. When choosing colours for both, try canvas for backsplash and neutral tones for countertop slabs.

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The savvy Home owner knows the right stylish kitchen countertop will play a big part  in bringing the style of their kitchen together. For the best styles, materials and advice contact McMonagles Marble & Granite today.

Brian McMonagle

About the author

Brian took over McMonagle Marble & Granite from his father Cathal in 2009. A family run business McMonagles was originally a fireplace distributer. Brian’s innovative steps has now expanded the company to over 20 employees, International markets and into the leading marble and granite fabricator of the North West of Ireland.

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