Modular Granite Countertops
Should you upgrade? Or consider laminate as a cost-effective choice?
When you’re designing a modular home, the kitchen is one of the most critical parts of your home floor plan. As the heart of the house, you’ll cook, eat, and make most of your memories in this space. With this in mind, it’s essential to take the time to find the modular kitchen design features that matter most.
As one of the largest spaces in your home, your kitchen countertops have an immense visual presence, so this is one design decision you don’t want to take lightly. While cabinets look beautiful on your walls, your countertops do most of the hard work, so it’s important to pick something visually appealing and highly durable.
If you want a lustrous countertop material that stands up to the harshest stains and will look brand new in ten or more years, granite countertops are an excellent choice for your home. This material is the perfect choice for busier kitchens while providing an elevated appearance. Plus, granite tiles and slabs come in a variety of colors and patterns, enhancing the look and overall value of your home. As one of the more affordable countertop options, when it’s time to build your kitchen, granite should be at the top of your list.
Love what you hear about modular home granite countertops? We have more information on this durable surface, waiting for you below.
Benefits of Granite Countertops
What is granite?
By definition, granite is an igneous rock that contains a quartz content of 20% or more. This durable rock can be cut and polished until smooth and includes unique and beautiful patterns based on its original mineral content. Granite has a variety of colors, such as black, grey, white, and brown. Its particles and texture are sure to catch your guests’ eyes as they make their way through your home. As a show stopper for kitchens, it’s going to be the main attraction for all your future holidays.
Below are some of the additional reasons why people choose to include granite countertops in their modular home:
- It’s durable enough to resist chips, scratches, and cracks.
- Whether you or the kids are cooking, there is no chance of your granite countertops becoming worn down. You’ll be able to maintain your countertops for years to come because they are the most durable material on the market.
- Granite is a naturally occurring stone that has a variety of colors and patterns.
- It will complement any style or color of the custom cabinets you choose.
- The non-porous surface resists bacteria and dirt, making it a safe and healthy choice for your family’s kitchen.
- It’s easy to maintain, keep clean, and resists staining.
- The heat resistant surface means you can move pots from the stove or baking sheets from the oven directly to your countertop.
- Heat won’t warp or discolor your countertops, so you won’t have to worry about the integrity of your countertops as you cook.
Most importantly, granite countertops add value to your modular home. Everyone knows granite is a preferred countertop material for a kitchen. A kitchen that already has granite countertops is a huge selling point for many home buyers. If you plan on selling your home in the future, granite is going to enhance the overall value.
When it comes to your home, countertops are an essential feature in the kitchen, so don’t overlook the design elements of this space. If you need help deciding which kitchen features to save and splurge on, ask your designer at Carolina Custom Homes. Our team will advise you on which custom home features are worth adding.
Benefits of Laminate Floors
If you love the traditional look and feel of hardwood floors, but don’t want to splurge on such a significant investment, laminate wood flooring is the perfect solution for you. Unlike vinyl flooring or tile floors, which can feel less luxurious, laminate floors are a highly durable surface that can alter the appearance of your home. Plus, when it’s time to install laminate floors, price by the square foot is significantly more affordable than hardwood flooring!
For an in-depth look at the pros and cons of laminate flooring, continue reading.
What is laminate flooring?
Laminate flooring is a synthetic floor surface, meaning it’s human-made. Laminate flooring is created by pressing layers of materials together into a single, durable board that resists moisture and warping. It can look like any other material natural, including wood. As a homeowner, this is highly appealing because it can maintain its appearance better than other cost-effective materials. However, because it’s human-made, you can expect to pay a fraction of the price compared to standard hardwood flooring.
People choose laminate floors because:
- The durable external layer of laminate flooring is resistant to scratching and perfect for high traffic areas.
- Dogs, kids, and dirt won’t make a dent on your beautiful laminate floors.
- The colors won’t fade in sunlight, unlike hardwood finishes.
- The stain-resistant surface makes cleaning spills a breeze.
- Laminate is ideal if you have young family members that are accident-prone.
- It comes in a wide range of styles and colors to mimic stone, tile, and wood.
- The airtight, moisture-resistant seal prevents warping and mold.
- You can expect your laminate flooring to last for years.
- Laminate sustainable and can be made to look like expensive hardwood while still using recycled materials.
- Resistant to the accumulation of both dust and mold, it’s an excellent choice for people with allergies.
- Has a higher resale value than vinyl flooring
- The similar appearance to hardwood makes it more appealing to future homebuyers.
No matter your style preferences, granite countertops, and laminate flooring come in so many colors and patterns, you’ll be able to make the perfect design choice and long term investment. When it comes to selecting your modular home flooring and countertops, there are a few final things to consider:
- Find something aesthetically pleasing for resale value.
- Flooring and countertops are some of the most critical surfaces you can have installed in your home. Because they take up such a large amount of visual space, it’s essential to find color tones and materials that compliment your taste as well as any design trends.
- Pick a few materials out ahead of time.
- If you already have a color scheme or palette in mind, bring those ideas and suggestions to your custom modular home designer. They’re a great resource that can help you decide which style would be best for your home.
- Ask about customizations