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A Guide to Choosing the Perfect Countertops for Your Kitchen Remodel

As you prepare for your next kitchen remodel, there is much to consider. What colors are you looking for? What amenities will you want? How much counter space do you need? However, choosing the perfect countertops for your kitchen remodel is one of your most crucial decisions.

Your countertops are essential to your home life, whether you’re cooking, socializing, or just enjoying your space. When planning your kitchen renovation in South Carolina, understanding the different materials and their durability and style is key to a successful remodel. So, here’s our quick guide to choosing the perfect countertops for your kitchen remodel.

Material Options

The material you choose for your countertop determines its durability and look. When finding your perfect fit, you should consider how often you use your counters and what you use them for.

Granite

Granite countertops have long been revered for their durability and timelessness. Formed from natural stone, each granite slab is unique, sporting intricate patterns and adding rich hues to any kitchen.

Beyond its aesthetic appeal, granite is incredibly durable and resistant to heat, scratches, and stains. Because of that, it is an ideal choice for highly active kitchens. Whether you prefer classic black or veined white, granite offers a wide range of colors to suit every style.

Quartz

Quartz countertops have surged in popularity in recent years, and for good reason. Just like granite, quartz is composed of natural materials. Quartz crystal countertops offer style versatility as well, allowing for a vast array of colors and patterns to choose from.

Unlike natural stone, quartz is non-porous, making it highly resistant to stains and bacteria growth. Additionally, quartz countertops require minimal maintenance, making them a practical choice for busy households seeking style and functionality. Quartz can easily be cleaned with just a little soap and water, or a trusty all-purpose cleaner without risk of damage.

Laminate

If you’re looking for a budget-friendly option, laminate countertops are a great choice for a seamless style without breaking the bank. Composed of a thin layer of plastic laminate bonded to a core material such as plywood, laminate countertops offer a wide range of colors, patterns, and textures.

While laminate countertops offer the same style versatility, they are the least durable option on this list. Laminate countertops may need to be cleaned regularly and have to ability to stain easier than granite or quartz. However, laminate is quite lightweight and much easier to install than its counterpart options.

Butcher Block

Looking for a more rustic look? Butcher block countertops are an amazing option. Made from hardwood such as maple, oak, or walnut, butcher block countertops provide a durable surface for food preparation and chopping. The natural wood also brings warmth and extra character to your kitchen.

Maintenance for butcher blocks can be more time-consuming than other options. They require resealing regularly to maintain their strength against scratches and stains. If scratches do occur, however, they can easily be sanded and resealed.

Marble

Marble countertops are a great option for a more luxurious style. Known for its distinctive veining, marble adds a fancier touch to any kitchen. While marble is undeniably stunning, it requires more maintenance than other countertop materials, as it is susceptible to scratching and staining from common substances.

Marble is considered a “soft” stone, meaning it will not take much pressure to cause blemishes on the surface. However, for homeowners willing to invest in proper care, marble countertops can elevate the aesthetic of their kitchen remodel.

Choosing The Perfect Countertops with Re-Builders

Choosing the perfect countertops for your kitchen remodel involves careful consideration. By weighing the pros and cons of each material and exploring various color options, you can create a kitchen space that not only meets your functional needs but also reflects your unique style and personality.

From design to acquiring permits to project completion, Re-Builders can handle it all!  We are here to help through your Myrtle Beach bathroom renovation journey. Contact Re-Builders to learn more about our home renovation options. Please give us a call at 843-448-0041 or request a quote here!

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Responsive To All Our Concerns

"We contracted with Ray and his team to add a room to our home.  Everyone on the project was professional, courteous, and, above all, responsive to all our concerns.  The project came in on time and budget with personnel being very attentive to detail.  We would recommend them to anyone needing home improvement"  -Stan & Amanda Earl
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2023-01-31T16:16:33-05:00
"We contracted with Ray and his team to add a room to our home.  Everyone on the project was professional, courteous, and, above all, responsive to all our concerns.  The project came in on time and budget with personnel being very attentive to detail.  We would recommend them to anyone needing home improvement"  -Stan & Amanda Earl

It looks wonderful!

"Thank you so much for the great job you did on the entrance of our house.  It looks wonderful and your work was nothing less than superb!"


Ann Standish

2019-04-16T10:27:02-04:00

Ann Standish

"Thank you so much for the great job you did on the entrance of our house.  It looks wonderful and your work was nothing less than superb!"

Porch Enclosure

"We are very pleased with the room (porch enclosure)! All of Re-Builders' workers and contractors were most responsive and willing to please!  We would certainly recommend Re-Builders to friends and neighbors!"


Debbie Strange

2019-04-16T10:22:15-04:00

Debbie Strange

"We are very pleased with the room (porch enclosure)! All of Re-Builders' workers and contractors were most responsive and willing to please!  We would certainly recommend Re-Builders to friends and neighbors!"

A reputable contractor!

"When we moved to Murrells Inlet last June, it was hard to find a reputable contractor. After searching we found Re-Builders! They were always professional and the work was done in a timely manner; above all, Ray was always in contact with us! I love my new kitchen, hardwood floors and bathroom! I would recommend them to anyone for any sort of building or remodeling!"


Cindy Parsons

2019-04-16T10:24:33-04:00

Cindy Parsons

"When we moved to Murrells Inlet last June, it was hard to find a reputable contractor. After searching we found Re-Builders! They were always professional and the work was done in a timely manner; above all, Ray was always in contact with us! I love my new kitchen, hardwood floors and bathroom! I would recommend them to anyone for any sort of building or remodeling!"

Polite, Tidy & Punctual

"Thank you to Chad Floyd & the crew. I am so pleased with my bathroom remodel.  All the workers have been polite, tidy, punctual, and performed excellent work."
-Judy Lewis, Myrtle Beach
2021-08-16T16:17:41-04:00
"Thank you to Chad Floyd & the crew. I am so pleased with my bathroom remodel.  All the workers have been polite, tidy, punctual, and performed excellent work." -Judy Lewis, Myrtle Beach

Featured Kitchen

“We are extremely pleased with the new kitchen. It is absolutely beautiful and so user-friendly! We appreciate your extra personal efforts and those of MarKraft designer, Dawn Jacobus, to assure that all space was effectively utilized and that the kitchen would have that very special look and feel. We also are very appreciative that the kitchen was so attractively featured in the fall 2003 issue of Coastal Carolina Home Styles."


Anonymous

2019-04-16T10:30:28-04:00

Anonymous

“We are extremely pleased with the new kitchen. It is absolutely beautiful and so user-friendly! We appreciate your extra personal efforts and those of MarKraft designer, Dawn Jacobus, to assure that all space was effectively utilized and that the kitchen would have that very special look and feel. We also are very appreciative that the kitchen was so attractively featured in the fall 2003 issue of Coastal Carolina Home Styles."

Porch Looks Great!

"The porch looks great and we are very happy!"


Barbara Kohn

2019-04-16T09:58:28-04:00

Barbara Kohn

"The porch looks great and we are very happy!"

Awesome Job!

"Thank you, everything looks good.  The team did an awesome job and we are very pleased with the results."


Eric Chapman

2019-04-16T10:20:44-04:00

Eric Chapman

"Thank you, everything looks good.  The team did an awesome job and we are very pleased with the results."

Extremely Pleased!

"We are extremely pleased with the bathroom renovation you did for us last summer and we're still enjoying the big addition project you did in '07.  We appreciate the quality of workmanship and the quality of your employees".


Jim & Kathy Turner

2019-04-16T09:51:53-04:00

Jim & Kathy Turner

"We are extremely pleased with the bathroom renovation you did for us last summer and we're still enjoying the big addition project you did in '07.  We appreciate the quality of workmanship and the quality of your employees".

Very Pleased!

"We are very pleased with Re-Builders' work.  Love our new hall bath!  Thank you to all involved."


Mary Wicker

2019-04-16T09:57:24-04:00

Mary Wicker

"We are very pleased with Re-Builders' work.  Love our new hall bath!  Thank you to all involved."

Impressed With Your Crew

"I just love it (screen porch)! I want to tell you how impressed I was with your crew....they were more than capable, courteous, worked in a timely fashion, accommodating, and cleaned up after themselves every day! I will certainly recommend your company to anyone who asks.

-K. Oberle, Myrtle Beach
2021-10-08T14:49:56-04:00
"I just love it (screen porch)! I want to tell you how impressed I was with your crew....they were more than capable, courteous, worked in a timely fashion, accommodating, and cleaned up after themselves every day! I will certainly recommend your company to anyone who asks. -K. Oberle, Myrtle Beach

New Kitchen

"We are definitely enjoying our new kitchen!"


Jeannie Freeman

2019-04-16T09:56:27-04:00

Jeannie Freeman

"We are definitely enjoying our new kitchen!"

Beautiful renovation

"We would like to thank you and your staff for the beautiful renovation of our master bedroom and master bath. It looks exactly like we pictured it should be."


Doug & Kathy Cox

2019-04-16T10:31:18-04:00

Doug & Kathy Cox

"We would like to thank you and your staff for the beautiful renovation of our master bedroom and master bath. It looks exactly like we pictured it should be."

Professionalism of your crew

"We ... have to comment on the professionalism of your crew. They were all easy to talk to and each one knowledgeable enough to answer any questions [we] had during the remodeling. They cleaned up at the end of each day and left the yard neat.


Glenda & Dan Connolly

2019-04-16T10:28:56-04:00

Glenda & Dan Connolly

"We ... have to comment on the professionalism of your crew. They were all easy to talk to and each one knowledgeable enough to answer any questions [we] had during the remodeling. They cleaned up at the end of each day and left the yard neat.

We LOVE it!

"We want to let you know that we are truly thankful that we selected you to do our remodel.  We are so delighted.  It was a complete remodel (interior painting the entire house, counters, ceramic flooring, bamboo flooring, countertops, appliances, cabinets and patio).  What made it even more difficult is we currently live 1500 miles away. Thank you once again, and we are so happy with the total house remodel - when we are ready to do the bathrooms, you can guess who we will call!  We LOVE it!


Miles & Susan Rowe

2019-04-16T10:26:11-04:00

Miles & Susan Rowe

"We want to let you know that we are truly thankful that we selected you to do our remodel.  We are so delighted.  It was a complete remodel (interior painting the entire house, counters, ceramic flooring, bamboo flooring, countertops, appliances, cabinets and patio).  What made it even more difficult is we currently live 1500 miles away. Thank you once again, and we are so happy with the total house remodel - when we are ready to do the bathrooms, you can guess who we will call!  We LOVE it!

Outstanding Professional Job

"My wife and I are extremely pleased with the job Re-Builders did remodeling our condo.  Ray Floyd gave us a very impressive portfolio with references and vendors he recommended we use.  Ray and his foreman, Tim Todd, looked after every detail, and we were impressed with each and every vendor we chose.


Each vendor did an outstanding professional job in a timely manner.  We highly recommend Re-Builders for your remodeling needs!


-The Moores, Myrtle Beach

2021-05-19T14:39:55-04:00
"My wife and I are extremely pleased with the job Re-Builders did remodeling our condo.  Ray Floyd gave us a very impressive portfolio with references and vendors he recommended we use.  Ray and his foreman, Tim Todd, looked after every detail, and we were impressed with each and every vendor we chose. Each vendor did an outstanding professional job in a timely manner.  We highly recommend Re-Builders for your remodeling needs! -The Moores, Myrtle Beach

We are delighted!

“Ray, your work is of highest quality! The superior service you render and the positive attitude in which it is done is extraordinary! This goes for your personnel as well. They represent you in a very fine manner. They are great to work with-highest quality work, highly professional, positive attitude, strong customer service orientation, and friendly and accommodating.



Bill and Gloria Stubbs

2019-04-16T10:29:40-04:00

Bill and Gloria Stubbs

“Ray, your work is of highest quality! The superior service you render and the positive attitude in which it is done is extraordinary! This goes for your personnel as well. They represent you in a very fine manner. They are great to work with-highest quality work, highly professional, positive attitude, strong customer service orientation, and friendly and accommodating.

Another Great Job!

"Thanks for ANOTHER great job, and feel free to use us for glowing recommendations!"


Barbara Cody

2019-04-16T10:21:36-04:00

Barbara Cody

"Thanks for ANOTHER great job, and feel free to use us for glowing recommendations!"

Bravo!

“Dear Ray, Deborah, Chad, Betty, Dawn and Crew – BRAVO! You took my 20 year old beach home and transformed it like magic! I do not believe anyone would ever think this is a remodel…. I am so proud it looks great! I appreciate everyone’s effort, dedication and professional way everything was handled. Your crew is top notch and please use my home to show your new clients.”


Linda Hewitt

2019-04-16T10:31:53-04:00

Linda Hewitt

“Dear Ray, Deborah, Chad, Betty, Dawn and Crew – BRAVO! You took my 20 year old beach home and transformed it like magic! I do not believe anyone would ever think this is a remodel…. I am so proud it looks great! I appreciate everyone’s effort, dedication and professional way everything was handled. Your crew is top notch and please use my home to show your new clients.”

Nice Experience!

"It was really a nice experience working with you and your crew.  Thank you for helping us!"

 

Ray & Kathleen Weisel

2019-04-16T09:50:34-04:00

Ray & Kathleen Weisel

"It was really a nice experience working with you and your crew.  Thank you for helping us!"  

Ray was very caring!

"(The job) went very well.  They did everything they were asked.  Workers were efficient, polite and showed up when needed.  Ray was very caring in paying attention to how his employees performed.  He got the permits and also the inspections.  Though it was a long process we are very happy with their attention to detail and very happy with the end result."


Carol Worden

2019-04-16T10:23:13-04:00

Carol Worden

"(The job) went very well.  They did everything they were asked.  Workers were efficient, polite and showed up when needed.  Ray was very caring in paying attention to how his employees performed.  He got the permits and also the inspections.  Though it was a long process we are very happy with their attention to detail and very happy with the end result."

Felt very comfortable

“Connie and I felt very comfortable with you during your first visit to discuss our project. During the past months, you have displayed to us that you truly are a very honest man of high character and integrity. We can never remember a time doubting that you would do what you said you would. We commend you for your high standards and genuine concern for our satisfaction with your work.”


Bruce & Connie

2019-04-16T10:33:03-04:00

Bruce & Connie

“Connie and I felt very comfortable with you during your first visit to discuss our project. During the past months, you have displayed to us that you truly are a very honest man of high character and integrity. We can never remember a time doubting that you would do what you said you would. We commend you for your high standards and genuine concern for our satisfaction with your work.”

Very Professional & Friendly

"Chad Floyd was excellent.  The Re-Builders team was very professional & friendly.


They showed up on schedule & always cleaned up after themselves.


The end result is a beautiful bathroom, completed ahead of schedule."


-Weyman Yee, Myrtle Beach


 

Weyman Yee

2020-10-16T15:28:37-04:00

Weyman Yee

"Chad Floyd was excellent.  The Re-Builders team was very professional & friendly. They showed up on schedule & always cleaned up after themselves. The end result is a beautiful bathroom, completed ahead of schedule." -Weyman Yee, Myrtle Beach  

Very Polite and Always Very Helpful

“The entire Hudgens family wish to thank you and your whole staff and crew for the great job you did for us, in remodeling our beach house. We are pleased with how it all turned out and really like everything so much!


A special thank you to Dawn for all her hard work and patience with us in working together on the details. Also, we found the crew very polite and always very helpful. We will be happy to to recommend Re-Builders and thank you again for your work and expertise.”


                                                                                                        -Dr. & Mrs. Roy Hudgens

 

 

Dr. and Mrs. Roy Hudgens

2019-04-16T10:34:17-04:00

Dr. and Mrs. Roy Hudgens

“The entire Hudgens family wish to thank you and your whole staff and crew for the great job you did for us, in remodeling our beach house. We are pleased with how it all turned out and really like everything so much! A special thank you to Dawn for all her hard work and patience with us in working together on the details. Also, we found the crew very polite and always very helpful. We will be happy to to recommend Re-Builders and thank you again for your work and expertise.”                                                                                                         -Dr. & Mrs. Roy Hudgens    

The kitchen is beautiful!

"Bob & I wanted to thank you for the great job you did on our kitchen.  We appreciate all the care your workers took during construction and you working with us through all that was going on.  The kitchen is beautiful and we thank you"


Bob & Linda Waselus

2019-04-16T10:28:00-04:00

Bob & Linda Waselus

"Bob & I wanted to thank you for the great job you did on our kitchen.  We appreciate all the care your workers took during construction and you working with us through all that was going on.  The kitchen is beautiful and we thank you"

Thank you

"Thank you for an absolutely fabulous experience.  Your support throughout the process and the quality of the final product are beyond expectation. You and your team are awesome!"


Judy O'Neill

2019-04-16T09:49:59-04:00

Judy O'Neill

"Thank you for an absolutely fabulous experience.  Your support throughout the process and the quality of the final product are beyond expectation. You and your team are awesome!"
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