It is finally time for our farmhouse countertop update! We had these quartz countertops installed over the summer and are absolutely loving them. I wasn’t sure how I wanted to share about our countertops, so I went to Instagram to gather any questions you guys had & thought I would answer them all in one place!
What are the countertops?
Why did we get new countertops?
This all started because were looking to move our island back into the kitchen (it had been in our in-home office) & our island has real marble on it. Only half of our kitchen had countertops at the time and the other half had woodblocks for the counters. We originally weren’t planning on quartz on the other half of our kitchen but once we decided on that we were having a hard time matching the original quartz. One thing I really like about the quartz we installed in the whole kitchen is that it matches really well with the real marble on our island. We loved our old counter, it was great quality and held up really well but we are happy we decided to make the switch to this new quartz.
Do you have to worry about staining them?
No that’s the best part of the quartz! You get the look of marble but it doesn’t stain, scratch, or burn like marble does! It is great for anyone who tends to be messy [like I am] or wants low maintenance counters.
How do you make sure the counters coordinate with a white cabinet color?
I would recommend seeing if you can get a sample of the material you want to use for your counters and comparing it to your house to your cabinets! For the most part, I’d say anything goes with white cabinets. It just depends on if you want warm or cool undertones to your countertops.
How much décor should be on your counters?
I only keep what we really use on the counters, I don’t like having clutter on our counters. So, I try to make sure that the only stuff on our counters are things we use regularly. On one side of our kitchen, all I have on our counters is our speaker, coffee makers, soaps, and a dish drying rack. On the other side of our kitchen, I have more items on the counters. Over here on the counters, I have our sugars and flour jars, toaster, mixing bowl, cutting boards, and eggs. My goal is to have as much workable space as possible on our counters!
Does putting in new counters destroy the wood cabinets?
We hired professional installers to put in our countertops and it does not destroy the cabinets to remove and install new counters. They have the tools to properly remove and replace the countertops without it causing any problems. If you do it yourself without the proper tools, I would imagine you could end up with some damage.
How do you make your counters cozy?
I would say adding candles is a great way to cozy up your kitchen counters. Also having a little snack on the counters makes your home feel more inviting and cozy, in our case, it’s gluten-free pumpkin bread! And of course, you can’t forget the cozy essential in our house … COFFEE!
Do you think you’ll change these or do you want to keep them?
I absolutely love these countertops, they are exactly what I wanted, and I love that they match the marble in our island. I don’t have any plans to change these counters, my vision for our kitchen has finally started to come together fully and I love it so much.
If you guys want to know anything else about our kitchen, let me know in the comments. I’d love to do another post to help answer your questions or show you guys what you want to see! Thank you guys so much for stopping by the blog today and every day. Xx Liz Marie