Your plan is to make the interior upgrades in your home the next priority. After some structural work to repair some foundation problems and to avoid any more possible damage from street creep, your husband then had the deck replaced. And while you love the new outdoor space, you want to now focus on some kitchen remodeling, including some specific upgrades to some of the countertops. Although you have loved the current counter that you carefully selected with the local laminate countertop manufacturer, you now want to see if you can afford to make some major upgrades after being in your home for nearly 20 years. You have been visiting some countertop distributors and although you are still not certain about your final decision you are getting closer.
From the information you remember when you worked with the laminate countertop manufacturer in the past, you understand the importance of making decisions about countertop surfaces. You know, for instance, that it is important to select a countertop that is easy to maintain and to clean, but that it is also important to pay attention to current trends so that you are able to make the best choices that will add to the value of a home. For the most part, even a minor kitchen remodel has an average return on investment of 82.7%, but it is important to select countertop surfaces that have lasting value and will still look good after they are used every day for many years in a row.
Consider some of these other facts and figures about the information that quartz, granite, and laminate countertop manufacturers share with their clients:
- Standard size slabs of quartz are usually 60 by 120 inches.
- Properly maintained, a laminate countertop can last as long as 10 to 20 years.
- Laminate countertops are typically made of at least four materials: including kraft paper, resin, wear layer, and decorative layer.
- Most quartz countertop manufacturers say their countertops can handle heat as high as 400 degrees Fahrenheit
- 25 square feet of counter space is typical in the average American kitchen.
- 69% of requested jobs were for kitchen remodeling, according to the National Association of Home Builders. This makes kitchen remodeling the second most popular request.