June 22, 2017 Steve Shinn, CR

High-End Countertops for Your Remodeled Kitchen

Gone are the days when you have to install a basic countertop in your kitchen. There are so many choices available now and many of them will give your kitchen the high-end look that you have always dreamed of. The only thing standing between you and your dream kitchen is that first step. Are you ready? Here are four ideas to keep in mind when choosing your ideal countertop.

Here are 4 high-end countertops for your remodeled kitchen:


Granite has been the number one choice for countertops for a while now, mainly because it is available in a large variety of colors. This material can be cut into longer pieces too, so there are fewer seams when it is installed. The sealant that is used on the counter makes it stain resistant, but needs to be replaced every so often to keep it in excellent condition.


Not too many people want to install wood countertops, because they need to reapply the oily finish every four to six weeks to keep it looking nice. However, these counters are perfect for food prep and baking and the natural beauty adds warmth and style to any kitchen.


The newer concrete countertops are pre-poured and delivered completely finished, so there is no more waiting for the counters to dry during a remodel. The finished product is similar to a slab of natural stone and pigments can be added to the concrete to change the color of the finished countertop. You can even add shells or other objects to the concrete countertop to personalize it and make it more visually appealing. These countertops do not stain because of the sealant that is used.


Most people will not use marble counters throughout their entire kitchen, because the material is quite expensive. However, it does add an elegant and luxurious look to any kitchen space. We do recommend that if you do a lot of baking, that you consider installing a marble countertop in one area of your kitchen. The reason for that is the marble is the best material for rolling out dough for pies and cookies.

Match Your Countertop to Your Cooking Style

It is important to choose a countertop that will work with the way that you use your kitchen. If you continuously drop things, then a concrete countertop might not be the best choice, just like a marble countertop probably isn’t necessary if you do not do a lot of baking. However, the choice is yours and you need to choose the one that will turn your kitchen into the space of your dreams.

Our goal is to help all homeowners in the greater Phoenix area design and build their ideal kitchen. We’ll help you make the tough decisions regarding materials, colors, lighting, and flooring. Call us at 480-895-3442 to schedule an appointment with us to start making plans. Let us help you take those first steps toward your dream kitchen!