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Different Styles of Kitchen Countertops: An Overview

by Angelique Gervais
Face Your Kitchen Columnist

Just like your clothes or furniture, you can have your kitchen designed in many different colors and styles. From the walls, kitchen cabinets, or backsplash to kitchen countertop designs, each area needs your attention if you are planning to design a new kitchen or makeover your old one.

Innovative kitchen countertop designs can help in enhancing the overall theme of your kitchen. Since a new kitchen countertops cost a lot and last for a long time, choosing a kitchen style requires a lot of thought. Kitchen countertops are often a focal point in your kitchen and can set the tone for the room.

Start by deciding whether you want a classic or a modern look in your kitchen. Making this decision helps you narrow down your choices on everything from wall color to kitchen countertops. Picking a very specific design theme, such as French Colonial or Art Deco, gives you even more of a design road map that you can easily follow.

Some of the most popular styles for your kitchen are Asian, Biedermeier, country, contemporary, English cottage, French country, modern, and neoclassical. For a more distinctive look, you can also experiment with colors, shapes, and sizes or draw on other styles like old world, rustic, Tudor, Tuscan, or Victorian.

Mixing and matching different styles can create an eclectic signature look, while a look that seamlessly blends traditional and contemporary elements is known as transitional. With so many kitchen countertop designs out there, you can choose from dozens of different themes for your kitchen.

Most kitchen designs can be achieved on any budget - just make sure you comparison shop and factor in the cost of labor.

About the Author
Angelique Gervais owns and operates a graphic design business serving rural areas in Northern Saskatchewan, Canada. She recently completed editing and compiling an anthology for her local Writers' Group, of which she is an active member. Angelique holds a degree in Biblical Studies, and she is currently expanding her education in the areas of psychology and human development at the Masters level.

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