Kitchen Countertop Update: Wood


Are you ready to update your kitchen but don’t want to break the bank at the same time?  Have your countertops seen better days?  Switching out your kitchen’s countertops doesn’t have to be part of a full kitchen renovation, but can update the look of the entire room. 


There are literally hundreds of options when considering replacement countertops – and the price range is just as diverse.  But if you’ve already decided that granite and quartz based materials just aren’t your style, why not consider wood!  Wood is one of the most versatile building materials and will always be a classic option for kitchen countertops.  When considering wood for your kitchen countertop it is important to keep in mind several key factors.  First, wood countertops can vary dramatically in price depending on wood species.  A standard maple countertop will be much more economical than an exotic wood like Iroko or Mahogany.  Another important detail to consider is the finish of the wood.  Because kitchen countertops typically need to stand up to a lot of wear and tear, a good natural oiled finish – much like your favorite butcher block – is usually the best option.  Furniture finishes and stains will not usually meet the demands of a functional kitchen.  Also, you will want to consider maintenance.  Wood countertops will need to be oiled every three to six months to keep the bacteria out and the wood grain beautiful.


Want to keep the costs down, then perhaps consider replacing just the island tops, or perhaps a bar area or nook.  With many woods and finishes to choose from, pairing up the new counters to the old is quite feasible.


If you’re thinking about a quick update to your kitchen to make it look and function better, give DogGoneHandy a call.  We can upgrade your countertops to the most beautiful wood surfaces, or practically any other countertop material you can imagine.  

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