Christmas is over and the hustle and bustle of baking, cleaning and wrapping gifts is winding down. During the busy holiday season, chances are you entertained family and friends in your home, and chances are a lot of that time was spent in the kitchen. With so much time spent in the kitchen, you may have noticed that it does not look or function as well as it use too. With the new year approaching what better way to celebrate than with a kitchen upgrade?
New countertops and cabinetry can make the space feel bigger and work better for your family. You can add an island (which comes in mighty handy for holiday baking) or add more efficient cabinetry.
At C and C Stoneworks, we know all about kitchen remodels and drawing upon all of our experience we have put together tips for matching countertops and cabinetry to help you get started with your kitchen renovation.
- The best thing you can do is to choose your countertop before you select your cabinetry. This is because the stone you choose, especially with granite and marble, will be completely unique and unchangeable. Granite color is made by nature, not in a factory, so no two slabs will ever be identical – while cabinetry can be changed with paints and stains to get the best possible match.
- When it comes to matching countertops and cabinetry you have two options: contrasting or complementary. An example of contrasting is the classic dark and light kitchen, where we may see dark-stained cabinetry with white or light gray countertops. Complementary would be, for example, an all-white kitchen with white cabinets and white countertops. While this may sound monotone and boring, remember that light colored granite still has veins of different shades throughout that adds dimension and can be highlighted with accent pieces.This is a good time to think about your backsplash too. Do you want it to make a statement or fade into the background? Both are beautiful options, our experts can help you decide which is more your style.
Contrasting: Blue pearl granite countertops with ogee edges and white cabinetry.
Complementary: White cabinetry with light countertops and backsplash.
- Once you decide on countertops and cabinetry colors, get a sample of each and take home. It is important to see them together in your own kitchen. Different lighting can bring out different colors and tones. Look at them at various times of the night and day to determine if it is just what you want.
- One last tip. When deciding on your countertops and cabinets, finding the right stone and wood finish combination can be a little bit overwhelming. There are so many beautiful choices out there. The best way to make sure that you see your options is to work with a high-quality company, like C and C Stoneworks in Greenville, NC. We are able to offer you personalized service and take the time to help you see what options are best for your home, lifestyle and taste.