Benefits of Mix Matching Materials for Your Kitchen Countertops

Mix matching materials for kitchen countertops can save you money, make your kitchen unique, and add visual interest to the kitchen design.



Can’t decide on just one countertop or kitchen cabinet material? Be bold and consider mixing two different materials in one place.

It’s industry standard that the outside edge of countertops under the cabinets are one material while the island is another. Usually the kitchen island is the ‘Wow Factor’ because it’s visually more attention-getting. By using a less expensive material for the perimeter countertops while indulging on something more luxurious for the kitchen island you can save money and still end up with a unique look.


Choosing Kitchen Countertop Materials that Fit Your Needs

Homeowners should consider their lifestyle before settling on a countertop choice. If you have children and will be making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches on the counter tops every day, you might not want to go with that white granite. The good news is if homeowners have their hearts set on a certain look, but the material just doesn’t match with their lifestyle, odds are there’s another material that does.

To find a good fit, designers are blending marble with walnut, granite with reclaimed wood, and quartz with maple butchers block. This build diverse and functional counters for working, eating and gathering with your family.


Choosing the Right Kitchen Countertops for Your LIfestyle

There is no wrong way to mix and match kitchen countertops. Some of our customers fall in love with one style to use for all of their countertops and some choose a unique combination of materials to bring some spice to a mundane kitchen.


Above you can see a photo of a kitchen that uses dark quartz for the countertop materials and a mix of wood and white lacquer cabinets. This emphasizes the large space without taking away from the clean look of the kitchen.

The contemporary rustic kitchen combines quartz and butcher block on top of the island. The two materials work together to break up the space within the kitchen and create a rustic aesthetic.

Regardless of what materials you select, balance is key. When selecting countertop materials, choose one that’s subtle and one that’s bold. This way the two materials won’t compete with one another.


Why Visiting a Showroom is Key when Choosing Kitchen Countertops

Before you make a decision on countertop material, it’s important to see the surface in person. Visit ashowroom or order samples in-home. By visiting a showroom, you can ask the designers questions. It’s tempting to choose a countertop based on looks alone, but be warned! You definitely need to consider a material’s durability, maintenance needs, and cost. These are very important factors to consider when making a selection for your kitchen remodel.

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We hope you found this bit of information helpful, inspiring, and motivating toward making plans to renovate your kitchen and bathroom.



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