How To Make Kitchen Remodel Statement With Countertops Albany NY

The many choices available offer varying cost, weight, durability, upkeep and aesthetics. So which types of countertop materials best fill the bill? The right countertop choice for your kitchen remodel project depends on what's most important to you as a homeowner.

Modern Kitchens of Albany
(518) 783-3864
20 Petra Ln.
Albany, NY
 
Larry Miller Designs
518-852-0493
35 Par Circle
Albany, NY
Licenses / Certifications
Certified Kitchen Designer (CKD) , Certified Bath Designer (CBD) professional designations, Certified Master Kitchen & Bath Designer (CMKBD)
Awards
Larry has received the Certified Kitchen Designer National Merit Award on nine separate occasions.
Membership Organizations
NKBA
Years in Business
30

T. M. Lewis Kitchens
(518) 331-0004
P. O. Box 11452
Loudonville, NY
Services
Kitchens
Butler's Pantries
Dining Room / Family Room / etc. Built-ins
Master Bathrooms and Master Suites
Bars
Wine Cellars
Entertainment Centers
Membership Organizations
NKBA Member, former chapter "Long Range Planner" chair.
Years in Business
16

Andrea Langford Designs, Llc.
518.464.4714
16 Oakmont Terrace
Albany, NY
Services
Full Design Services Available for:

Kitchens
Butler's Pantries
Bathrooms
Walk in Closets
Fireplace mantels & surrounds
Mud Rooms
Laundry Rooms
Wine Cellars
Awards
Honorable Mention in the National Kitchen and Bath Association's design competition
Rutt Handcrafted Cabinetry National Competition

Creative Kitchens Of Glenmont, Ltd.
404 Feura Bush Road
Glenmont, NY
Services
Personalized Design including: creation of floor plans, elevations, accurate three-dimensional color perspectives and mechanical plans.
Space Planning for renovations or new construction.

Membership Organizations
NKBA

Di PA Mar Construction Inc
(518) 438-7164?
820 Livingston Avenue
Albany, NY
Licenses / Certifications
Fully Insured
Years in Business
44

Bennett Contracting, Inc.
518-462-6731
693 South Pearl St.
Albany, NY
Licenses / Certifications
Yes, available upon request.
Awards
For over 10 years we have been the only Full Service Remodeler on the Capital District Business Review's List of Top 25 Contractors. Bennett ranked number 125 of the Top 500 Remodelers in America.
Membership Organizations
NAHB, NARI, BBB
Years in Business
95

F.R. Kennedy & Son Construction
(518) 432-9298
7 Locust Lane
Loudonville, NY
Services
Our services include home remodeling and room additions, home painting, installation of windows and doors, roofing and gutters, siding, general carpentry
Licenses / Certifications
Yes
Years in Business
64

Andrea Langford Design, LLC.
(151) 846-4714
16 Oakmont Terrace
Albany, NY
Services
Certified Kitchen Designers
Awards
Multiple national designs.
Membership Organizations
NKBA

Kepner Kitchens
(518) 944-1940
22 Rugby Road
East Greenbush, NY
 

How To Make Kitchen Remodel Statement With Countertops

If you’re considering remodeling your kitchen and you want “to make the room both comfortable and practical,” “picking a durable and good looking countertop” is a key ingredient. So said the Associated Press in a recent article titled “Countertops speak for the kitchen.”

“Durability, ease of maintenance and appearance are important aspects to keep in mind when choosing a countertop. And the nicer and more expensive countertops … can also add value to your home.” Indeed, countertops have an enormous impact on the look and feel of your kitchen. The many choices available offer varying cost, weight, durability, upkeep and aesthetics. So which types of countertop materials best fill the bill? The right countertop choice for your kitchen remodel project depends on what’s most important to you as a homeowner. Here are some of the most popular countertop options, with their pros and cons outlined:

• Laminate – “Still the most affordable countertop surface,” laminate is easy to install, simple to maintain and comes in a wide range of color choices. DuPont™ Surfaces come in hundreds of patterns and colors and can be custom cut and installed for limitless design possibilities. What’s more, the durable, seamless surface resists heat, stains and scratches.

• Granite – The National Association of Home Builders says that granite is fast becoming the most popular countertop material in new homes. Because it adds value to your home and can last a lifetime, granite is a good option for kitchen remodelers who can afford it. Granite Certified by DuPont offers you the beauty of natural stone, is carefully selected and comes backed with the DuPont limited warranty. The caveats: “Granite can cost in the hundreds of dollars per square foot, including installation. It is porous, so it must be treated with a sealant to resist stains; if not, stains can be very difficult to remove.”

• Solid surface countertops – Corian®, an acrylic solid surface made by DuPont, is the standard for style and can be customized to create unique and seamless surfaces, intricate inlays and trivets. It is nonporous and easy to clean, but may not stand up well to heat.

• Quartz – Gaining in coutertop popularity, quartz is a natural stone that is as sturdy as granite. Zodiaq® by DuPont incorporates pure quartz crystal, making it exceptionally durable and scratch resistant as well as beautiful. And because it is non porous, it does not require sealing.

• Butcher block wood – “Handy for chefs and their knives,” this material can be hard to keep clean.

• Ceramic tile – “Easy to clean and stands up well to heat,” ceramic tile’s downsides are that it “is uneven and can chip or crack.”

When deciding which countertop surface is best for your kitchen remodel project, look for an online resource that provides kitchen remodeling ideas and links to top manufacturers. Browse through its gallery showcase of kitchen countertop selections before making a final decision. The ideas, inspiration, choice, assistance and advice, such a resource affords you can help ensure that your kitchen remodel is the one of your dreams.

Carmen Fontana is a Web Services Manager for http://www.wris.com Western Reserve Internet Services. You can get further information on http://www.superkitchens.com/WebControls/Clients/BaseSite/countertops.aspx kitchen countertops at the http://www.superkitchens.com SuperKitchens website.



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