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Kitchen Remodel Guide: How to Update Kitchen Countertops

09/24/2021
3 min read

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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Lighting 

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.  

Cabinetry 

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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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.