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Kitchen Remodel Guide: How to Update Kitchen Countertops

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Want to give your kitchen countertops a budget overhaul? For a kitchen makeover without the hassle of tearing the room apart, it can be as simple as cleaning and reorganizing the countertop, updating the accessories, examining lighting, and many other options.  

Let’s walk through some of the ways to keep your Caesarstone quartz countertop looking its best at all times.  

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Clean your countertops 

Though regular kitchen countertop cleaning is recommended, it’s a good idea to do a more thorough cleaning when attempting to upgrade the look of the kitchen. Removing old coffee rings and food residue should always be the first step. 

Wipe countertops thoroughly with soap, water, and a soft cloth. For stubborn spots, we recommend Vim Cream or Bar Keepers Friend. Make sure to wipe all areas, going right up to the edges. 

Update your accessories 

Utensil holders, plants, and small appliances may be diminishing the overall aesthetic of the countertop. Consider your accessories and whether they are making the countertop look better or worse. 

If the countertop looks great, it’s important that the accessories match. Since so much of the countertop is covered with the implements of cooking, it’s important that these items add to the countertop rather than detract from it. 

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The countertop is the centerpiece of the kitchen and deserves to be seen in its best light. Changing the lighting in your kitchen can help to revitalize the entire kitchen space. Stunning lighting is perfectly paired with Caesarstone countertops.  

Natural lighting shouldn’t be discounted as an option either. New drapes or blinds can change the natural light of a kitchen space and improve the aesthetic. 

Lighting is a major way to increase the enjoyment of a kitchen space. Make sure to consider all lighting options closely before making any other major changes.  


Another major component that affects the look of the countertop is the cabinets surrounding it. Each kitchen is different, but with cabinets potentially above and below a countertop, great cabinetry is key in making countertops look their best.  

There are many ways to upgrade cabinetry to make a countertop look even better. A fresh coat of paint or a new finish could make a big difference. Even something as simple as new drawer pulls could better accentuate the countertop.  

It’s important to plan effectively when designing a kitchen. With cabinetry playing such a vital role in the overall look, it should match or accentuate your Caesarstone countertop in a way that makes the kitchen look it’s best.  

New Appliances 

Finally, consider your appliances. Like cabinetry, the appliances need to work well with the countertop for a beautiful kitchen. New appliances aren’t always required, but making sure the styles coordinate and that appliances are clean and properly installed is important. 

There are many types and styles of appliances that can fit the look of any kitchen. When choosing a Caesarstone quartz countertop, it’s important to consider all aspects of the kitchen, as the Caesarstone quartz countertop will be the obvious focal point. Choosing appliances that work well with the chosen countertop will be crucial, as a striking countertop won’t be at its full potential with outdated appliances next to it in the kitchen.  

Keep your kitchen looking great 

To keep your kitchen countertops looking shiny and new, avoid using products like acetone, bleach, de-greasers, ammonia, and oven cleaner anywhere near them. We also recommend wiping up any spills and stains as they occur to prevent the need for stronger products. 

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Why Use Quartz to Upgrade Kitchen Countertops?

As homeowners have become frustrated with granite, quartz has taken its place as the must-have countertop. Like granite, quartz is beautiful and can fit into many types of décor. However, quartz is also nonporous, making it virtually maintenance-free.

When you choose quartz, you never have to worry about sealing or replacing kitchen countertops again. Quartz doesn’t stain easily and keeps bacteria from seeping in. In fact, quartz is so reliable that Caesarstone offers a lifetime warranty. It’s the choice for homeowners who want both beauty and durability.

Should I Remodel or Replace My Kitchen Countertops?

Traditionally, homeowners have replaced countertops when they want an update. This process involves completely removing the existing countertops and replacing them with beautiful new countertops. Caesarstone offers a variety of colors and styles with this option, but it’s not the only way to get new, sustainable kitchen countertops.

If the demolition dust and price of a complete replacement makes you nervous, you still have kitchen countertop options. Transform by Caesarstone allows you to overlay your new quartz over your existing countertops. The process takes only a few hours and gives you the same quality you expect from Caesarstone.

Will the New Countertops Fit My Style?

While quartz may seem like a newer phenomenon, it’s not and you don’t have to have an ultra-modern kitchen to take advantage of its many features. Whether you prefer the trendy modern farmhouse look, a kitchen with old-world Italian flare, or something more eclectic, you can find a Caesarstone countertop that fits your style.

What Else Can I Do to Update My Countertops?

Once you have chosen and installed your perfect surfaces, you are in the home stretch of your kitchen remodel. The best way to complement your new countertops is to let them speak for themselves. After all, Caesarstone countertops are stunning enough to hold their own.

If you can’t completely clear your counters, consider items that function both as organizational tools and as décor. For example, a vintage breadbox can bring out the charm in a rustic kitchen and store unsightly kitchen tools.

It really is that simple to create a kitchen you can love for years without worry and regain much of the value upon resale. Be sure to browse the Caesarstone online gallery for design inspiration.

Final Thoughts 

Overall, while a great countertop is certainly the main focal point of a kitchen, it can be overshadowed by other aspects of the kitchen organization and layout. Ensuring that everything in the kitchen works well together is a key way to make the countertop look amazing.  

Organization, cleanliness, and overall complementary elements of a kitchen can go a long way. When planning a new kitchen from scratch, the job is even easier. Start with a stunning Caesarstone countertop and plan all your lighting, accessories, and appliances around that for a kitchen that’s cohesive and functional.