4 Countertop Picks for a Low-Maintenance Kitchen



When it comes to a kitchen remodel, one of the most frequent requests we get from our clients is materials that make the space easier to maintain. At DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Schaumburg, there are four excellent countertop surfaces that immediately come to mind if you want to have low-upkeep counters without sacrificing durability and aesthetics.

1. Stainless Steel

Stainless steel countertops are not just for commercial applications. Nowadays, kitchen renovation companies like to incorporate stainless steel into home kitchens to lend the space a more industrial look. It’s one of the most easy-to-maintain surfaces available, it’s inexpensive and easy to install, it never needs to be sealed or refinished and it can last you a lifetime. But probably the best characteristic of stainless steel is that it is the most hygienic material you can use in your kitchen.

2. Quartz

There is a reason why quartz countertops are a favorite for bathroom and kitchen remodels throughout the United States. Quartz mimics the look and feel of stone without having its inherent weaknesses. It does not stain and is nonporous, which means it is easy to clean and sanitize. Also called engineered stone, quartz should definitely be at the top of your list when shopping for easy-to-maintain countertops.

3. Recycled Glass

This is a relatively new product in the kitchen design space. A recycled glass countertop is a solid option for environmentally conscious consumers that want to keep glass out of landfills. The finished surface is smooth and completely nonporous, making cleanup quick and easy. Recycled glass countertops lend a very unique and attractive look that can be customized to suit your needs.

4. Laminate

Probably one of the most attractive benefits of laminate countertops (aside from their easy-to-maintain properties) is their relatively low cost. They are the most affordable option and perfect if you are looking for a low upkeep product that doesn’t cost too much. Laminate does not need to be sealed or refinished and, due to its low cost, can be easily replaced without breaking the bank. 

Let’s Start a Conversation!

Ready to get started on that dream kitchen makeover? Then turn to the trusted team of experts at DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Schaumburg. Give us a call at (847) 416-8451 or fill out our contact form to set up a free consultation today. Our service areas include Arlington Heights, Elk Grove and Palatine. We also serve homeowners in Hoffman Estates, Barrington and Bartlett.

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