When the time comes for an update, here are a few countertop options that you may want to consider for your next kitchen or bath renovation:
Granite: On the plus side, everybody seems to love it; however, glasses and delicate dishes can break easily, and the surface does require some maintenance.
Marble: This is an absolutely beautiful option; price can understandably deter many homeowners, not to mention that it stains quite easily. If you are a red wine lover, you may end up with a nice pink stain!
Caesarstone: Price point here can run the gamut. New lines closely resemble marble, without the staining problem; or if you long for a bold color, there are plenty from which to choose.
Wood: A nice option for a butcher-block area and it is being used more and more for kitchen islands as well. Wood countertop in a pantry or bar area is easy on glassware.
Glass: An up-and-coming option, and now as strong as many natural stones. It is also completely non-porous, so no sealant is needed and it is very hygienic. Available in a variety of colors, this can make a lovely focal point of a kitchen, or a stunning bathroom vanity top.