A fast way to give your bathroom an update is to swap out your sink, vanity, and countertops. Many people automatically think of kitchens when discussing counters, but your bathroom is another space that can have an aesthetic upgrade by changing out the vanity tops.
If you’ve been looking to make a change, but can’t afford a complete bathroom remodel, a great place to start is by looking at the counters in your bathroom space.
Here are a few things to keep in mind when considering new countertops for your bathroom.
- Best Bathroom Countertop Materials
- Ease of Maintenance, Due to a Damp Atmosphere
- Design Includes Understanding Light and Space
Best Bathroom Countertop Materials
Our top choice for bathroom countertops is to go with either granite or quartz. Marble and Soapstone are other options, but due to the properties of granite and quartz, we recommend taking a look at these. Why? I’m glad you asked.
Granite is durable, heat resistant, and stain resistant. This hard material is natural, can work well in damp areas, and will maintain its elegant look for years to come. It comes in a wide selection of colors and can be cut to size.
Quartz is another great choice for many of the same reasons. It’s durable, easy to clean, and is resistant to most things you throw at it. Another reason to consider quartz is due to the ability to customize your design and colors. Because it’s made with crushed stone and resin, your selection of choices is wider than that of granite.
Ease of Bathroom Countertop Maintenance
It’s impossible not to note that the bathroom is a damp environment, due to the nature of shower steam and the continual use of water. With that in mind, while it’s not unheard of to choose a butcher block countertop, it wouldn’t be the best choice. Yes, you can seal it, but you’ll need to do the upkeep much more regularly than granite or quartz.
Durability of Countertops
Whether you’re looking to shave or use heated appliances like a hair dryer or curling iron, the durability of your countertop should easily hold up to the many uses. Most counter surfaces offer durability that can withstand basic use, but the harder surfaces will work better for heated appliances. Again, we’d recommend quartz or granite over butch block for these instances.
Understanding Light and Space in Design
Light and space can be interpreted in multiple ways. We can make a room look larger or cozier by playing with lighting. That means choosing colors that work with the other elements in your room, like walling and flooring. If you’re trying to open up a smaller space, light colors give you the illusion of a bigger area. Likewise, if the room feels cold or lacking personality, using warmer colors, or complimentary colors can enhance the space. Looking to add impact, aim for contrast in your materials. Lighting isn’t just about fixtures, but rather how the colors in the space work together.
Now that you’re familiar with your options, the easiest choice is to give us a call. We’d love to work with you and help you upgrade your bathroom countertops. We specialize in all types of countertops whether you’re searching for new vanity tops, kitchen counters, counters for outdoor kitchens, or even wet bar counter spaces. Our expertly trained staff can help you from the beginning of the process by helping you choose the right colors and materials to the final installation.
If you’re in the market for new countertops, be sure to contact us today.