Is it time to remodel your bathroom countertops?
Could your bathroom use an upgrade? One of the easiest ways to refresh the look of your bathroom is to replace an outdated bathroom countertop. How do you know if this is the way to go? And how do you know which new countertop to choose? We’ve got some ideas.
• How do you know it’s time to switch out the bathroom countertop? If your old one is showing signs of water damage, stains, or other flaws, it needs to go. Repairing a countertop is typically very difficult, so it’s better to just get something new. Additionally, if it’s made of low-quality materials, you should replace it, because it will drag down the look of your bathroom.
• When you shop for a bathroom countertop, there are several factors you should be considering. Color, finish, and feel can play a bigger role in the bathroom than in the kitchen, because your bathroom countertop is not going to have to face hot pans and spills. However, it still needs to be practical and able to stand up to things like water, steam, toiletries, hair dyes, and curling irons. It also needs to blend in with other elements in your bathroom, complementing the existing floors, fixtures, and walls. A good rule of thumb is to determine one part of the bathroom that you don’t intend to change, and build the bathroom around that, choosing other elements to go with it. Know your budget and how much square footage you’re working with before you shop for your countertop, in order to make an informed decision at the showroom.
• What materials are best for a bathroom counter? There are so many countertop options from which to choose that narrowing it down can be difficult. There’s elegant and timeless marble, classic granite, sleek quartz, affordable laminate, and more. They all have different looks and different qualities: quartz is extremely durable, marble and granite are timeless and add value to a home, and laminate is inexpensive but is also more easily damaged than other countertops. Talking to an expert about your options before you make a decision can help ensure you make the right choice.
When you’re ready to remodel your bathroom, Capitol Design Build can help. We’ve been performing custom remodeling since 1989 and building custom, high-end homes in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area for 29 years. We serve businesses and individuals in Virginia, Washington D.C, and Maryland, meeting every need from kitchen renovation and bathroom remodeling to custom home design and building. With experience spanning many disciplines, including engineering, design, remodeling, construction, and customer service, we look forward to working with you. Feel free to shop our website, call us at (703) 436-2069, or contact us online for a free, no-obligation estimate.