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Pairing Kitchen Countertop Shapes and Materials

When remodeling a kitchen, choosing the right countertop is one of the trickiest decisions—and one of the most important.

More than any other element, your countertop defines your kitchen’s space. Adding an island to a one-wall kitchen can make your kitchen better for hosting guests, at the cost of floor space. Converting your galley kitchen to a u-shaped kitchen can give you significantly more storage space under your counters, but can also make your kitchen feel smaller than it is.

It’s easy to overlook that counters aren’t just supposed to look good, either. They need to be functional. The material you choose for your countertops can have a real impact on how easy they are to clean and maintain, how well they can tolerate hot pans, and how much you’ll actually enjoy using your kitchen.

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To complicate things just a little more, every countertop material does not works for every shape of counter. For example, granite offers many more edge options than other materials, so it’s a great choice for configurations that show off those edges. On the other hand, it’s not always the best fit for L-shaped countertops, since it can be tricky to find the right cut of granite that doesn’t have to be joined together with seams.  By understanding your countertop configuration and material options, you can enjoy a smoother kitchen remodel with less time wasted and fewer headaches.

Pairing Kitchen Countertop Shapes and Materials

Source: Fernandez Designs and Builders


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