When renovating your kitchen, you should make informed decisions about the layout, design, cabinets, countertops, flooring, and appliances you would like to have in your new and improved kitchen. For kitchen countertops, homeowners have the option of either getting a prefabricated or custom countertop. Both kinds can be great options, but you should be sure that you are selecting the type of countertop that is right for your budget, preference, and particular remodeling situation! In this article, we will talk about the differences between prefabricated and custom kitchen countertops so you can make an informed decision when it comes time to choose! If you have any questions about kitchen countertops or are a Massachusetts resident that is thinking about a kitchen remodel, please contact our team at Fabrizio Kitchen & Bath today!
Prefabricated countertops, just as the name would imply, are made in advance. Manufacturers design these types of counters to fit standard sizes for easy installation. These countertops come precut, usually without holes to fit your sink or dishwasher. They are typically made of natural stones like granite or marble and are available in several colors and grains. Prefabricated countertops are available in limited sizes, so they are more suited to standard kitchens. If the design of your kitchen space is different from a standard kitchen, you may have difficulty finding a well-fitting prefabricated countertop. Prefab countertops typically come with a finished edge (usually a bullnose edge), which may limit your choices for edging. Unlike custom countertops that allow you to design them from scratch, prefabricated counters limit your options to the designs and sizes available at the distributor or store you choose.
A custom kitchen countertop is made from scratch. First, you choose a slab. It is then cut according to the dimensions of your kitchen and in a design of your choosing. The ability to select your slab opens up a wide range of choices, as slabs come in many materials, colors, grains, and grades. With a custom countertop, you can be as creative as you would like while creating a countertop that fits perfectly into your kitchen regardless of its size or shape. While custom countertops give you complete creative freedom, they are typically more expensive than their prefabricated counterparts, meaning they may not be the right choice for you if you are remodeling your kitchen on a budget.
Fabrizio Kitchen & Bath offers a wide selection of the highest-quality kitchen countertops in a wide range of materials and colors! If you’re in the market for new kitchen countertops, come see us today in our showroom at 134 Newbury Street in Peabody, Massachusetts. We guarantee you’ll find something you love! If you have any questions about the products we offer, please don’t hesitate to contact us by giving us a call at (978) 535-1900 or by filling out the contact form on our website!