Mistakes To Avoid When Choosing Kitchen Quartz Countertops

Homeowners hold the kitchen in high regard because it is the room where they prepare meals and celebrate events. When renovating a kitchen space, one of the choices you are faced with is the countertops. Quartz countertops are maintenance-free, stain-resistant, and long-lasting. However, you should beware of the following mistakes when choosing kitchen quartz countertops.

Choosing in Isolation

Do not select elements in isolation. Remember, the kitchen has different elements that come into play when choosing a kitchen counter. Everything from utensils, cutlery, appliances, plumbing, and lighting will affect the kitchen's aesthetics and functionality. Therefore, they should all complement each other.

A kitchen with clashing elements is undesirable. Therefore, choose countertops bearing in mind all the elements in the room, including the backsplash, flooring, and cabinets. It is advisable to have one element that is the focal point of the kitchen. For example, if you choose a unique kitchen quartz countertop, the other features in the kitchen should be simple and more straightforward.

Choosing the Wrong Color

When choosing countertop colors, you should be guided by the surrounding colors, lighting, and kitchen size. The colors of the kitchen walls, cabinets, and floors should be in harmony with the color of your countertops. 

Lighting changes the way you see colors. For example, one color may be bright under natural light but has a different appearance at night when using artificial lighting. You can use this illumination effect to choose the color of your countertops. For example, if your kitchen space receives a lot of natural light, you can choose subdued and dark quartz countertops to ensure a balanced and calming effect.

Finally, the kitchen size should also inform your color choices. Colors are capable of opening up small spaces and shrinking big ones. For example, light-colored countertops will make your small kitchen appear more spacious, while dark colors will make it feel smaller. If you are in doubt about your color choices, consult a kitchen remodeling service for professional insight.

Choosing the Wrong Countertop Size

Countertops occupy a significant portion of your kitchen. Therefore, you should think about the size you want. Choosing a countertop that is larger than what you need is a waste of space. Similarly, choosing a small countertop will limit the things you place on its surface.

To be on the safe side, you can choose to retain the size of your original countertops. Alternatively, you can go with a smaller or larger size. You can seek recommendations from friends and relatives and determine whether the size of their countertops will work for your kitchen.