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If you’ve ever envisioned your perfect kitchen, what would it look like? Would you include a spacious layout, so that you could create culinary masterpieces? Maybe you’d feature an oversized island that’s perfect for entertaining. Whatever your vision is for your kitchen, the selections that you choose can make a big impact on the overall look and feel of the space. When you’re looking to design a modern kitchen, you may have the perfect backsplash material picked out and your top choices for cabinets, but what about your countertops? Your countertops take up more space than you realize and having the right material is a must. Here are some of our favorite kitchen countertop materials to consider for your custom home.


We’ll start off with the tried and true material for kitchen countertops…granite. Durable and available in many styles, granite countertops make any space feel more luxurious, and with its strong composition, it’s easy to create the perfect dish without worrying about damaging your counters. If you’re looking for reasons to install this particular material in your custom kitchen, we’ve got plenty including:

  • Heat-resistant

  • Impervious to water

  • Increases home resale value

  • Unique and beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces

Granite is naturally strong and sturdy, and when it comes to maintaining these countertops, it’s easy to keep them bright and shining easily and effortlessly.


Quartz counters emanate a beauty that’s unmatched by other countertop materials, giving off a sense of superiority and opulence. Easily installed yourself, as opposed to other types of materials, quartz counters are stain-resistant, heat resistant and are easily maintained. In addition, quartz counters have a more even look without the imperfections of some of the other stone materials. If you’re looking for a clean, seamless look, quartz counters are perfect.


You typically don’t think of concrete as being used in your kitchen, but one look at the modern, industrial feel that it brings to a space says it all. Extremely customizable, you’re not only able to pick the style you want, but also the exact color and sheen that you’re looking for without compromise. Even though concrete counters are very durable, where they lack is with resisting stains, so if you’re concerned with staining, you may want to choose a different material. Handcrafted and available to match any style of home, concrete counters are the wave of the future when it comes to kitchen design.

Your Custom Kitchen

Not only does the kitchen see its fair share of daily traffic, it’s also the ultimate entertaining zone and meeting space, which means that what materials you choose here will really make a difference with the look you want to achieve in your home. Maximize the space with your countertop material and bring out the beauty of this busy room in the home. In the end, find the countertop material that works for your needs and meets your design vision, and you’ll be one step closer to building your perfect kitchen.

The Gulfstream Homes team can’t wait to help you build the ideal home in paradise, complete with an incredible kitchen! Call (239) 254-1664 or visit to learn more.

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