On the weekends, my husband and I enjoy visiting the building district here in Denver. We like to go to the tile and wood shops and plan our future home and decide what we like and what we don't. We've been on the topic of kitchen countertops for a while now and I just can't make a decision on what I love most! While white marble is a fave, there are two other options that are slowly edging that out of my mind!
I love the look of white kitchens. The marble makes everything feel so chic and clean. While many options of marble are great, the white calcutta or carrera marble seem to be the most popular!
My biggest concern is that the marble is tough to keep clean or that it will etch too quickly. I don't really mind the marble having those characteristics and looking "lived in and used", but I don't really want to pay a lot for something that might not stand up to my amounts of baking and cooking messes that may involve citrus and/or red food coloring! But it sure is pretty, don't ya think?!
My husband used to pour concrete when we were in college (years ago!) and he and a friend started doing concrete counter tops as experiments in small student homes. And the result was insanely amazing! I've always been partial to the concrete and it's definitely becoming a runner up! The bonus of the concrete counter is that even when it looks a little "weathered" it won't look out of place. What do you think?
The third option that I love is the butcher block. I have a few friends who are redoing their kitchens and they've replaced their boring builder grade counters with butcher block ones. It looks fantastic! But again, what about the staining? And I know myself and I would be so tempted to just cut my food right on the counter and skip the cutting board. I've seen old cabins with butcher block countertops and those counters were BEAT UP! However, they were still so charming.
I'm so torn! What is currently in your kitchen? Would you ever do the modern concrete? Or would you stick to the classy marble?! Feel free to leave a comment below! Let's discuss!