Kara Woods, an award-winning home staging and design professional who specializes in the luxury market, teaches at the Academy of Home Staging and serves as Northeast regional vice president of the Real Estate Stagers Association write for for The Boston Globe. In her latest blog she highlights RESA while answering a readers question about what type of Countertop is trendy.
Q. I am renovating my main upstairs bathroom and need to decide on a material for the vanity top. (Although I live in an affluent town, our home is the typical four-bedroom 1970s Garrison Colonial — nothing particularly special.)
I am working with a designer at a big-box store who says quartz with an undermount sink is the most popular/desirable, with granite coming in a close second. I agree that these look beautiful, but I really hate cleaning the crevice between the undermount sink and the countertop. I really want a solid surface (Corian-type) counter with an integrated sink for easy cleaning. The designer warned me that this might be a dated look. The price difference between the quartz, granite, and solid surface isn’t significant. What should I get?
My latest thought is to purchase a shiny-chrome faucet and fixtures to offset the satin finish of the solid surface, but I would very much welcome your opinion. Thanks for your help.
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