Designing a home is no simple task. One of the rooms that requires the most attention when taking on a project like this is the kitchen. Kitchens are complex and have so many different aspects and materials attached to them that it's important you spend a good amount of time planning out what exactly you want yours to look like. One of the biggest purchases you'll make in your kitchen is your countertops. Some of the latest trends in countertops can help you decide which direction you want to go.

  1. Classic and reliable; quartz. This has been a popular countertop material for years and probably will be for years to come. It's considered the “high end alternative to granite” and is nonporous. This means that substances like water and oil can't permeate the surface, unlike granite. Making quartz an ideal choice for your kitchen counters. Besides this, quartz also comes in many different colors, styles, and patterns as well as is one of the most hygienic countertop materials out there.
  2. Creative designs. While nothing to crazy is highly popular, getting a countertop that has a simple pattern or veining in it is in right now. It adds a little bit of character to the counter as well as what feels like a personalized touch. Materials like quartz can be redesigned to resemble other materials (marble, granite, etc.) for a fraction of the cost. This means you also have more creative control over what your counter looks like and are far less limited to the way the natural stone looks.
  3. Neutrals are back. While pops of color were popular for a long time, it's back to the basics with the recent trends. Neutrals are back in action as one of the top rising trends in countertops. They allow you diversity in all other areas of design as well as keep your space looking sleek and fresh for years to come. While bright colors added a little extra touch of personality to a space, we're now seeing the addition of different utensils and other things such as window treatments take the place of large pops of color.

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