So your Kitchen needs a makeover? Exciting!
But, a custom kitchen can cost tens of thousands. Any options?
What about replacing the most used item in your kitchen… your countertop.
It’s surprising what a difference just a countertop replacement can make. Consider the benefits:
- Installing a new Solid Surface countertop can cost a fraction of a typical kitchen remodel with a fantastic new look!
- A countertop replacement only takes one day. Kitchen installs typically take 1-2 weeks or more, that's 1-2 weeks without a usable kitchen!
- Choosing the right surface for its workable characteristics actually makes for a smart choice, not just beauty that’s on the surface.
Many times the importance of the countertop appearance and workability is overlooked. Really, a great kitchen design should include thought given to what surface works best for the application. One surface we like to recommend is Solid Surface, recognized by Brand names such as Dupont™ Corian®, LG Hi-Macs®, Avonite®, Wilsonart™ solid surface, Samsung™, Staron®, and Formica™ solid surface.
Let’s start by defining what solid surface is. It comes in sheet form, and is made of acrylic resin and the mineral- alumina trihydrate (ATH), making for a non-toxic and very renewable product. Because it's non-porous it makes life for germs very difficult, important in the world we live in now.
When you think of that worn out kitchen top you have currently what don't you like about it? Is the backsplash coming loose? Or is the front edge coming away from the top? Maybe it never fit correctly against the wall. Perhaps there are stains that you can’t get out? Maybe you’re tired of sealing your granite top once a year so you can use peanut butter and lemon juice? How about letting your top work for you instead of you working for it?
Putting in a Solid Surface top eliminates all of those problems! Let’s look at the value.
The value begins with how easy it is to install a Solid Surface top. The installation crew will template right over your existing top, and you can still use your top until the day the new one arrives. The day of install the crew takes out the old top and handles disposal of the top. Then the new tops go in. We usually tell customers to have their plumber arrive around 2 pm that afternoon to reconnect the sink.
The results can be stunning! The design options available using Solid Surface make it a designer’s dream surface. Here’s why:
Among the brands of Solid Surface, there are hundreds of colors to choose from. Some prefer neutral tones that work coordinating with many colors. Solid Surface has solid whites and off-whites, something many surfaces can’t provide.
Now you have a chance to pick an edge you want. Solid Surface allows freedom to rout virtually any edge profile. For a cost far less than other surfaces.
Wow where do we start! There are 4 different types of splash:
- Loose splash
Typically about 3-4” high, loose splash is applied with water proof silicone. It doesn't have to be the same color of your top. You could get a little crazy and ask for a different color to achieve a look. Why not add a few inlays?
- Cove backsplash
Give your countertop that classic custom look. Scribed to the wall, it adapts to the imperfections in your walls creating a monolithic effect your friends will envy your kitchen for. Maximum ease of cleaning and value for the price.
- Tile cove
One of our favorite ideas! A radiused front ledge 3/8” x 3/8” seamed into the top to accept wall tile. Solid Surface tops with ceramic tile backsplash makes for a stunning use of dissimilar materials to create a one-of-a-kind design unique to your kitchen. Now that’s a facelift!
- Full height Splash
This usually goes up to the height of the cabinets. Patterns, inlays, directional lines can all be added to simulate the grout lines in a ceramic tile backsplash.
Talk about hygienic!
Custom Solid Surface sinks
Why be tied into a sink that everyone else has. Solid Surface allows you to create your version of the sink of your dreams. If you’re a professional designer or have a knack for it this customizable feature gives you the freedom you need to create the worktop of your dreams.
Like anything else, each option has its cost considerations, but all of them are much less expensive than a complete kitchen remodel.
Solid Surface Tops - your way to a quick and rewarding kitchen makeover!