You spend a lot of time in your bathroom, and it deserves to feel like an oasis where you start the day and wind down at the end of the night. So many factors go into making a bathroom space feel special, and bathroom countertops may be one of the biggest splurges of the room.
So many elements go into a bathroom renovation, and the biggest cost may be the bathroom countertops, which are a simple way to dress up the small space. Unlike kitchen counters which get lots of harsh usage from cooking and entertaining, bathroom counters are gently used, so it’s worth going for a beautiful natural stone. And because it’s not a big space, it’s possible to splurge on a top without busting the budget. Different types of materials ranging from quartz and marble to soapstone and engineered stone offer are all great bathroom countertop options to complement the bathroom vanity.
Be a Little Impractical
While functionality might be the top factor in choosing a kitchen countertop, you can be a little more adventurous when choosing a vanity top for your bathroom. Yes, functionality is important, too, but bathroom surfaces usually don’t take the beating that kitchen countertops do, and this makes you free to consider appearance above all else. Maybe you’ve seen a fun trend on HGTV, well the bathroom could be a great place to try it out!
Natural stone of all types is still considered by many the most beautiful option. Many different types of stone are great for bathroom vanity tops, including quartzite, marble and granite.
If You’re Heart-Set on Durability…
If you’re looking for outstanding resistance to scratching and staining, then quartz might be the choice for you. Quartz is an engineered stone, and the manufacturer mixes 93% quartz with 7% binding agents to create a solid surface, and one that is very durable. At Metropolitan we fabricate quartz from all major brands, including Cosentino, LG, Cambria and more.
Choosing a bright, vibrant color cabinet for a bathroom vanity is a great way to bring drama to the space. We love how a classic marble bathroom countertop is paired with this Marina Blue vanity.
Know the Costs
You should also understand that your costs will vary depending on numerous factors, including the stone type, edge detail and whether to do a backsplash.
At Metropolitan we have a lot of remnant stone which are perfect for bathroom countertops. Remnants are leftover stone pieces which we sell at a discounted price, and they’re great for small spaces, included vanity countertops.
There are also costs for delivery and installing stone and for a fee we can remove existing countertops.
We love laminate counters for bathrooms! If your vision of laminate countertops is that of the ugly, metal-edged laminates of yore, you need to spend a little time looking at new products from Formica, Wilsonart, or other top manufacturers. Laminate has evolved so much, and the new patterns are great mimics of granite, wood, marble and even stainless steel.
Laminate countertops are made from layers of plastic that are bonded to a particleboard (MDF) core to create a solid countertop surface. Countertops are available in stock pieces that can be cut or we fabricate custom-made countertops to your specifications from the laminate of your choice.
Cultured marble tops are also another fantastic option for a budget conscious bathroom renovation. They work very well in bathrooms that get a lot of use. Water and stain resistant, easy to clean and easy to repair, cultured marble countertops also have integrated sinks for a sleek design. Consistent color enables these counters go with almost any vanity cabinet.
Examine Your Own Space
If you’re replacing some of the elements and not doing a gut renovation, take a close look at your existing bathroom design before you start choosing materials. Is it a simple, classic design? Does your bathroom have a more modern appearance? What materials have already been used in fixtures throughout the bathroom? Gather your bathroom countertop ideas and make sure that the material you’re considering fits well with your existing decor.
Contact Metropolitan to Start!
At Metropolitan we walk clients through the bathroom renovation process step-by-step. In addition to bathroom countertops, we also offer vanity sinks, faucets, cabinets and decorative hardware. We have some gorgeous products, including bathroom faucets by Brizo and hardware by top brands including Top Knobs and Emtek.
Contact us to get started on your bathroom project!