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Home Design Trends: Part 2 & 3: Countertop Trends & Cabinet Trends

Welcome back! If you missed our post last week, you can find Part 1 on “Home Design Trends: Flooring Trends” on the post just before this one. Today we’ll get to read the final 2 parts of our post; Countertop Trends and Cabinet Trends. Find a comfy seat and cozy up to see what’s hot in countertops and cabinets!

Part 2: Countertop Trends

Did someone say quartz? If so, that would be a fantastic choice! Quartz is one of my favorite options out there for counters right now and based on what customers have been choosing the past few years, it just might be your favorite, too. We are seeing it used in virtually every room in the house; kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, mud rooms, you name it! Quartz is a man-made material and is considered nonporous. You know what that means, right? It means you don’t have to seal and reseal your countertops year after year. With all the craziness of regular life, less maintenance is always a victory in my book! Quartz countertops are also very scratch resistant. If you look up the hardness of quartz countertops online, many sites will indicate that quartz is as hard or harder than granite. You’ll likely find that the Mohs hardness of quartz will often be listed between a 7 and an 8. That’s pretty strong! To put that into perspective, granite countertops often land between a 6 and an 8 on the Mohs hardness scale, and marble often ranges from a 3 to a 5 on the Mohs hardness scale. Quartz, granite and marble can all still be dramatically beautiful options. We are still using all three materials in homes regularly, but quartz has taken the lead on our stats board. Just look at how clean it looks!