Maybe you’ve tried an interim measure, a quick budget fix, but that too reached its expiration point. The time has come and you couldn’t be more excited. But, before you get too giddy about buying countertops in Alabama, there are some bad decisions you can make that can disable a well-planned countertops project.
In this post, we are going to look at some of the common mistakes homeowners make when buying countertops.
Waiting too long to choose countertops
It is always best to select your countertops first. This doesn’t just apply to Alabama countertop buyers only, it is a rule that should be applied everywhere. It is much like choosing a couch with a wild print, this becomes the centerpiece in which you construct the rest of the room around. Use the same process in designing your kitchen or bathroom.
Getting the wrong measurements for the counter space
Too much kitchen countertop space can eat up too much space, as this space could be used for seating, storage, appliances or walking. Too little kitchen countertop space can lead to you having to clean up your space frequently to free up some space to cook or bake. Take the time to think about what you need the space for. A baker will need more room than someone who only chops a few vegetables. A kitchen with multiple chefs in the room at once will need twice the kitchen countertop space. Design according to how you’ll be using the kitchen, not according to where there is some space.
Having a poor layout in order to save money on the countertops
You need to look at your work triangle concept and see how you can best layout your countertops. Your stove, fridge, and sink need to form a triangle that is easy to navigate. People in Alabama, who complain about poor design are in real sense complaining about having a bad work triangle.
Buying cheap countertops at the cost your kitchen ventilation and lighting
We all know that your oven needs a ventilation hood and that other areas should have access to windows; but additional ventilation can be helpful. Speak with a professional to figure out just how much ventilation is necessary for your specific needs. You can also discuss with them how to follow through your well-planned countertops project.
Let there be light! Without adequate lighting, it’s easy to make mistakes. From reading recipes to carefully inspecting the quality of certain foods, you’ll need to have enough light. Look for recessed lighting combined with overhead and countertop color options.
Watch out for wrong countertops materials
There is such a wide range of materials available for Alabama Countertops. That being said, many people underestimate the luxury, appeal, and durability that come with natural and engineered stone countertops. Out of the 93% of homeowners who are updating countertops during a kitchen renovation, the majority are choosing natural stone materials. Plus, according to the National Association of Home Builders, marble countertops can last up to 100 years with proper maintenance; or even for a lifetime. So to achieve a well-planned countertops project, it’s worthwhile to discuss your entire natural and quartz stone options with your Alabama Countertop Contractor.
Choosing price over quality when buying countertops in Alabama
This happens when you choose what you believe is a cost-friendly option instead of high-end countertops. The products fall apart and the value isn’t good enough to justify any purchase. Always focus on buying the best quality countertops in Alabama.
Pick your countertops first, under the mindset of the general tone and style that you want. Then choose countertops materials and colors based off your chosen slab. Stone Interiors Alabama has consultants available on call to help you with your countertop selection. Call us today, and let us guide you through buying countertops in Alabama.