3 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Kitchen Countertops

There’s no denying that the kitchen is the most important room in your house. It’s also the most expensive and most frequently renovated.

If it’s been a while since you’ve upgraded your kitchen (or if it’s never been upgraded), a great place to start is the kitchen countertops. You use them every single day, so they might as well be nice, right?

If you’re not sure if you need to replace your countertops, keep reading. Listed below are three major signs that a replacement is in order.

Modern gray Ozaukee kitchen features dark gray flat front cabinets paired with white quartz countertops and a glossy gray linear tile backsplash.

1. They’re Cracked or Eroded

If your countertops are made of wood or laminate, cracks and erosion are highly common. Even if they’re not damaged yet, there’s a good chance these kinds of issues will show up sooner or later.

It’s true that you can sometimes repair cracks. But, it can also be hard to find the right color match, especially if your counters are particularly old.

Remember, too, that cracks can be unsanitary. It’s easy for dirt and bacteria to accumulate in them and contaminate your food.

Instead of laminate or wood, consider granite or quartz countertops instead. It’s very rare for these to crack or erode.

2. There are Unsightly Stains or Burns

It’s easy for countertops to get stained, no matter how careful you are. Burns are also common, especially if you have family members who have a penchant for placing hot pans or plates on the counter.

Some stains and burns can be removed. But, other times, the damage is too great. This is especially true of heat damage, which can cause your countertops to warp or bubble up.

If you’re tired of looking at burns and stains, consider upgrading to granite to protect your countertops from future damage.

3. They’re Outdated

It’s also easy for countertops to start to look a little outdated. This is especially true of wood and laminate counters, which can cause your whole kitchen to look old and drab.

If you want a more modern-looking kitchen, you may want to consider upgrading to granite or quartz. These materials will provide a more timeless look, so you won’t have to worry about replacing your countertops again any time soon.

Other Reasons to Replace Your Countertops

Even if none of the above situations apply, you can still find an excuse to update your kitchen counters. Listed below are some other reasons why an upgrade could be beneficial:

  • You’re selling your home and want to increase its resale value.
  • You need to update the kitchen but don’t want to spend a ton of money on a full remodel.
  • You need to accommodate a disabled family member by lowering the countertop.

As you can see, there are lots of reasons why a countertop replacement can be a good idea. If your partner needs some convincing, be sure to show them this list.

Do You Need to Replace Your Kitchen Countertops?

Are you in need of some new kitchen countertops? Do you live in or around the Milwaukee, Waukesha, or Ozaukee areas? If so, we at JBS Home Remodeling can help.

Contact us today to get a free estimate and see how we can help you upgrade your kitchen.