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CHOOSING THE RIGHT COUNTERTOP

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 counter tops and backsplashes will make a huge impact and it is less expensive than replacing a whole kitchen.



  • Quartz countertops are 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 countertops are 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 countertops are a popular choice in our Edmonton homes due to its wearability and color choices.
  • Corian countertops are a mixture of binding resins and minerals and come in over a hundred colors. 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 countertops are stylish, elegant and drop-dead gorgeous. A countertop made of 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 Countertops 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 advise. Today, buyers also have the option of a renovation loan which can be tied into their mortgage payments.

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