Adding Glass To The Kitchen Countertop
The kitchen has changed radically over the past 20 years. While earlier the kitchen was not embellished but left bare, it is now being treated on par with the living room and decorated accordingly.
As a result of this more new materials are now being used for kitchen countertops. One of the most recent materials to be used is glass. A variety of different glass panels are now being used for kitchen countertops. Some homeowners prefer plain blue glass, while others like to install kitchen countertops that have speckles on them or which are frosted.
The advantage of a glass kitchen countertop is that it gives the kitchen a very modern and sleek look. Slim cuts of transparent light blue glass also help create an illusion of a larger space. Another advantage to glass kitchen countertops are that they are easy to clean and maintain. The biggest drawback, however, in the use of this material for a kitchen countertop is that it can crack and break easily.
Another modern day material that is being used to create kitchen countertops is bamboo. This gives the kitchen a very natural look. However, a professional installer is required for bamboo kitchen countertop. In addition, the bamboo has to be treated before it is installed.
However, despite the introduction of new materials for kitchen countertops, marble and granite continue to be the most popular choices of most homemakers. The advantage of a marble countertop is that it adds to the resale value of the home. In addition, it adds to the elegance and charm of the home. The only difficulty with a marble kitchen countertop is that it can get easily scratched. In addition, if it is not sealed properly, liquids can seep into the stone and can cause it to lose its natural shine.
Granite countertops are also a very popular choice with many homeowners. The advantage of a granite countertop is that it is available in a wide variety of colors. This natural stone is also very durable and so granite kitchen countertops do not have to be replaced for a few decades.
Some interior designers are also combining glass with granite to create unique looking kitchen countertops. The most popular combination is blue granite with a deep blue glass that is frosted or has speckles. This combination gives a modern look to the kitchen countertop while at the same time adding value to the home and the kitchen.