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November 7, 2021

Choosing The Best Countertops for Your Custom Home

Choosing The Best Countertops for Your Custom Home

Choosing the right countertop for your custom home makes the interior exactly what you want while adding value to your home. But how do you make the right choice? Deciding which countertops will be the best for your custom home isn’t an easy task. Some countertops are more durable than others, some are more attractive, and some cost more. That’s why we’ve put this post together. Read on to learn all about choosing the best countertops for your custom home. 

What Types of Countertops Increase Home Value?

If you’re hoping to increase the value of your home by choosing high-end materials, you need to invest in some of the best countertops on the market right now. Luckily, a lot of these are already commonly used in homes, so you’re bound to find something you love. 

  • Quartz

While many people choose quartz countertops because of how attractive they are, this material has a lot more going for it than just looks. Quartz countertops are very durable; they’re scratch-, stain-, and heat-resistant. Its seams also blend easily, which makes for a great continuous look. Quartz doesn’t need to be sealed either, making installation much easier. 

  • Granite

Another popular countertop material is granite. Granite countertops usually come in the form of a large slab of stone that is cut to fit your counters. Granite countertops come in a variety of finishes and colors, making them great for design. They’re also scratch-resistant and fairly durable. 

  • Marble

Marble is a natural stone that is a great option if you want a truly eye-catching countertop that offers a traditional and elegant look to your space. However, marble countertops aren’t the best option for surfaces that will see a lot of use, as it isn’t very durable when compared to the other materials mentioned on this list. Nonetheless, it could make a great option for a bathroom or other area where looks matter more than functionality. 

  • Soapstone 

Soapstone countertops are an up-and-coming material that is a great option to increase home value. Unlike quartz and marble, which are only heat-resistant to a certain point, soapstone is insanely heat-resistant. Soapstone is also very durable and stain-resistant. Because it’s not made of synthetic materials, soapstone is a great environmentally friendly option as well. 

  • Concrete

A less traditional option, concrete countertops done right can add great value to a home. As one of the most durable materials, you can choose, concrete is heat, stain, scratch, and chip resistant. Concrete is also available in the widest number of colors, and you’ll never have to worry about running out of stone to fit your space. 

  • Dekton

Dekton countertops are unique and long-lasting. If you’re looking for a single piece with no cuts, joints, or limits, then Dekton is a great option. We’re seeing more and more of these countertops in our custom homes.

What Is The Most Popular Countertop Material?

While granite was the longstanding favorite countertop material for home builders for years, quartz countertops are quickly gaining in popularity. Recently, quartz countertops and granite countertops are about neck and neck when it comes to which one homebuyers choose more. 

Schedule A Meeting to Review Your Next Project

Our team at RES Contracting has years of helping people build their luxury custom homes in Prescott, Arizona. If you’re considering building in Prescott, give our office a call to schedule a meeting to review your next project. We’ll work with your ideas to come up with a design that is perfect for your custom home.