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Choosing the Right Counter Top

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Make My Kitchen Pretty

With so many choices, it's hard to choose a perfect "stone" countertop. Before you rush out and buy the prettiest one, you make want to consider resale value. When choosing a new counter-top, base it on your lifestyle, not on price. If your kitchen looks dated, replacing your countertops and backsplashes will make a huge impact and it is less expensive than replacing a whole kitchen.




Quartz is a hard natural mineral. They are resistant to scratches, stains, heat, easy to clean are becoming the trend in luxury Edmonton houses. Depending on the grade, quartz countertops are about the same cost as granite.


Granite is one of the most elegant materials that can be used for kitchen work surfaces. When sealed properly, it is stain and heat-resistant so it continues to look beautiful in the years to come. Granite is a popular choice in our Edmonton homes due to its wearability and colour choices.


Corian is a mixture of binding resins and minerals and comes in over a hundred colours. Corian is a flexible material when heat and can appear seamless once installed leaving a smooth, unblemished finish. It takes on a sandblasted stone look.



Marble is are stylish, elegant and drop-dead gorgeous. Marble is usually less durable than granite, Corian or quartz and less resistant to stains and scratches. It is also more expensive to get installed. Marble Counter-tops are all about the look.


If you are planning to sell your Edmonton home in the near future, you may want to postpone changing those kitchen counters. Ask your REALTOR for the best advice. Today, buyers also have the option of a renovation loan which can be tied into their mortgage payments.

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