Kitchen and bathroom countertops provide a solid foundation for your space. Choosing quality materials that allow you and your family to participate in any messy, creative or culinary endeavour is ideal. The right product selection takes some consideration in order to be happy with the aesthetics and functionality of your choice. Start To Finish Construction Ltd. in West Kelowna can transform your residential or commercial countertops into a modern work of art! Your budget and your personal tastes need to be determined in order to deliver the results you crave. Deciding what look and feel you desire can take some time with the multitude of countertop options: Soapstone, Sandstone, Recycled Glass, Granite, Tile, Stainless Steel, Quartz, Corian, Butcher Block and the list goes on!
Existing Layout, New Construction or Overhaul?
Our friendly and experienced crew understands that your kitchen or bathroom layout is the initial place to begin. Countertops are custom ordered or made on site depending on the materials you choose. As these are typically expensive and heavy materials, it is vital to tweak any design flaws ahead of time. If you are in love with your existing kitchen or bathroom layout, we can simply order and install a fresh countertop. However, if you desire an island or kitchen peninsula, wish to add a secondary sink or want to flip your existing space, we will have to address any layout or plumbing changes first. Start To Finish Construction has the experience you require in order to ensure your new counters can be installed seamlessly and stunningly! Your countertop budget will be a huge factor when it comes to choosing your materials. Our educated team can help you determine the exact square footage ahead of time so you will have some solid numbers to crunch.
If you desire natural stone of any kind, understanding the amount of maintenance they will require is vital to keeping them looking and feeling their best. Some stone such as soapstone is naturally softer and needs extra attention. Educating your family members to never place hot pots or pans directly on your new counters and to only use a cutting board can save you big time. It is easy for old habits to die hard; especially when you have been living with scarred and ugly counters. However, educating everyone in your home in terms of preventive maintenance is essential to ensuring a lasting aesthetic. Granite is often described as gorgeous but “cold,” while other natural stone requires constant “sealing.” It is easy to fall in love with how a material looks and feels; however, in order to be truly lasting, it is imperative to know how to look after everything once it is installed.
Smooth and Sleek or Textured Surface?
Many people adore the thought of a tiled counter or wooden surface. Incorporating patterns and designs can be an exciting focal point in your redesign. However, grout lines can become the source of frustrating bake-a-thons and spills can occur with uneven surfaces. If you are determined to go with tile or wood, Start To Finish Construction recommends relying on superior sealing products to protect you from red wine, turmeric and beet juice stains. Smoothing out any indents will help your rolling pin work its’ magic. If you simply cannot avoid minor grout depressions or have chosen an impressionable material such as wood; consider incorporating some large, solid tile cutting board pieces or food prep areas to provide a solid location to chop, dice and roll.
Extravagant Lighting Options
There are some fun illuminated countertop options that can cast a modern and exciting glow. Corian is one of the most popular options for kitchen and bathroom counters that can transform your space in the dark. Start To Finish Constructions can add hidden LED options or under mounted cabinetry lighting to induce a soothing ambiance beyond the stove light at night. Your kitchen and bathroom are integral parts of your home that you enjoy at all times of day. Adding some strategically placed lighting increases night time safety and provides the ultimate entertaining backdrop. Contact Start To Finish Construction in Kelowna today and let’s customize your countertops together in 2017!