Should I Consider Using the Same Countertops in My Kitchen and Bathroom?
Whether you’re remodeling, building a new home, or buying a fixer-upper, you know the decisions are endless, especially when it comes to kitchen and bath designs. You must consider flooring, tile, paint colors, wood finishes, appliances, cabinetry designs, and countertop styles. One of the questions you might have is: Do the kitchen countertops have to match the bathroom countertops?
There is no clear “yes” or “no” answer to this question. Generally speaking, there’s no reason that bathroom countertops and kitchen countertops absolutely have to match. However, some homeowners can create a cohesive look when they use the same countertops in their kitchen and bath designs. Here are some important questions to think about as you decide on countertop styles for your kitchen and bathroom.
How close are the bathroom and the kitchen?
If the bathroom in question is a powder room off the kitchen, you might consider matching the countertops to provide flow from one space to the next. If, however, the bathroom is in another area of the home or on a different floor, there is no need to match the countertops.
Do you want complementary countertops?
Instead of matching countertops exactly, consider styles that complement each other. For example, if your modern kitchen boasts a sleek granite countertop, then a traditional bathroom countertop will stick out like a sore thumb. Choose kitchen and bath design style elements that complement each other, rather than compete.
Have you thought about tying everything together?
Choosing different countertops for different spaces works well when there are other elements throughout the home to tie it all together. That may mean choosing complementary wall colors from room to room, a single style of flooring that flows throughout the home, or a specific design element that repeats in all or many of the rooms.
Are you having fun?
The answer to this question should be a resounding yes. If you are feeling pressure to ensure your kitchen and bath designs match a certain aesthetic or look a certain way, then it’s time to take a step back and re-prioritize. When all is said and done, you’re under no obligation to design your home in any one specific way. These days, more and more homeowners, builders, and designers are creating beautiful homes that don’t always follow any conventional rules of design. As long as you love your kitchen and bath designs and you create spaces that work for you and your family, then you’re golden.
Are you aware of the benefits of granite and quartz?
Regardless of whether you decide to match your kitchen and bathroom countertops or not, we recommend granite or quartz countertops for both spaces. Both types of countertops are durable, stain-resistant, and bacteria resistant. In addition, granite and quartz can withstand the temperatures found in both kitchens and bathrooms. Quartz has all the same benefits of granite in a variety of different colors, but it does not need to be sealed. If you select these stones for both spaces at the same time, then you may be able to save yourself some money.
If you want to learn more about the benefits of matching your kitchen and bath designs, then contact Special Additions today. Our design staff will work with you every step of the way from the initial meeting to installation. Family owned and operated since 1978, we’re one of the largest and most reputable cabinetry dealers in the New Jersey/New York Area.