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CountertopsRemodeling your kitchen is an exciting venture, especially if you have decided to include new countertops in your renovation plans. To ensure your countertops blend in flawlessly with your newly updated kitchen, here are some tips to keep in mind prior to the start of the renovation process:

1.  Pick your countertops first—Your new countertops will likely be the most expensive update to your kitchen. Plus, they will likely have the biggest impact on the overall feel and look of the space. For both of these reasons, pick out a countertop colour and style before you do anything else.

2.  Consider the other finishes—Your new countertops should work with the other finishes, fabrics, paint colours, and design themes in the rest of your kitchen, especially if you have an open floor plan. Always make sure you look at stone samples in your actual kitchen during the selection process.

3.  Mix it up—Don’t be afraid to use multiple countertop materials throughout your kitchen. For example, having a solid granite countertop and then a bolder one with more veins installed on top of your kitchen island is a great way to make a stylish statement.

4.  Get creative—Edges and backsplashes can really make your countertops stand out. As you pick out your countertops and make other renovation plans, think about how these two features can add to the overall design of your kitchen.