Countertops are often the first feature that your guests will notice upon entering your kitchen. They are considered beautiful yet practical assets in nature, from displaying kitchen essentials to being used for storing, cutting, or for chopping boards. Hence, choosing a countertop that functions best for your space is the most difficult decision faced during renovations.
Not only do countertops add style and value to the kitchen, but they are an investment that will last for years if done right and thus need substantial research.
With a team of experienced designers, carpenters, and installers who go the extra mile to deliver what you expect, we design made-to-measure cabinets that fit flawlessly in your home.
Designing the Right Countertop
While choosing a countertop based on the looks alone is tempting, it is important to consider the material, its durability, and maintenance.
Countertops are unique in their appearance and come in a variety of materials and shades to compliment your cabinetry, making your space look plush and elegant. Other things to consider include the edge profiles for your countertops, such as the square edge, or the bull-nose edge, and the design, such as the waterfall style. It is also common to use the same material as the countertop for your backsplash these days
Quartz countertops are a popular choice for homeowners and designers as they are durable, lavish, and easy to maintain. Quartz countertops are made by mixing loose quartz with resin and pigments into slabs and applying pressure to them.
Quartz countertops come in a rich profusion of colors and patterns, including Calacatta quartz and Silestone quartz, so you can find one that matches your taste or design scheme. The popularity of this stone has made it even more attractive and accessible to buyers and designers.
Granite has unmatched natural beauty, and it is one of the hardest stones to scratch or stain. This means that you don’t have to worry about your countertop getting damaged easily.
Granite is a natural igneous rock formed by the slow crystallization of magma and is mainly composed of quartz and feldspar. They are a popular countertop choice as each piece is unique and elegant, yet durable and affordable. The three-way stone surfacing is one of the most popular granite finishes. With maintenance and proper care, granite countertops can be durable and long-lasting.
Marble has been used in kitchens and bathrooms for thousands of years. As time went by, marble became a classic choice for countertops because it is natural, beautiful, and easy to clean. Marble stones come in multiple colors, shapes, and sizes that make them perfect for any home.
Marble countertops are aesthetically appealing and very versatile when it comes to design because they can be installed with or without a backsplash. Marble is porous and provides airflow, which helps prevent mold growth between the countertop and cabinets. However, it must be sealed every year for lasting shine and durability.
Porcelain is a feasible and attractive alternative to the usual countertop choices. Ceramic material made by heating kaolinite and petuntse, porcelain gets its properties of plasticity and translucency through them.
Porcelain is highly stain-resistant due to its non-porous nature, and scratch and heat-resistant to a great extent. Porcelain provides various color and pattern schema, some of which even resemble marble or natural stone. Both glossy and matte finish options are available with porcelain countertops.
Porcelain countertop is a versatile choice, with rising popularity amongst the buyers, and usually costs lower than granite and quartz.
Wood countertops provide warmth and natural beauty to any kitchen or bathroom. Options like butcher-block countertops are popular and worthy choices for wood countertops.
Wood countertops are popular for being budget-friendly without compromising on aesthetics. Wood countertops are sustainable, eco-friendly, and add a natural element to your room.
Wood countertops come in various wood choices, some of the common ones being maple, walnut, cherry, oak, and pine. Wood countertops also offer a range of styles, including butcher blocks with intricate carvings, polished wood counters with glossy tops, organic classic countertops, or farmhouse-style countertops with tight grain and robust red or brown hue.
Laminate countertops are budget-friendly and durable options for your countertop needs, which are also easy to maintain. Laminate countertops are made by assembling layers of paper and resin into tightly-pressed plastic sheets.
There are two main types of laminate countertops – pre-formed and custom. Both come in different shapes, colors, patterns, and sizes. Laminate countertops have seen a surge in popularity as more styles and improved quality options are now available in the market, for instance, high-pressure laminates with waterproof rolled edges, wood-grain laminates, and other varieties that mimic granite and stone countertops.
Laminate countertops are resistant to stains but you need to be careful with scratches and hot utensils.
What Melio Custom Cabinets Offers?
Do you have innovative ideas for your kitchen and want to start remodeling it? At Melio Custom Cabinets, we do it all – from designing to refacing to installing! Our experienced remodeling contractors can come up with a kitchen we are confident you and your family will love.
Cabinetry is the heart of your kitchen, and we provide a range of high-quality materials and accessories to make your dream kitchen last.
Range of Selection
With endless combinations of cabinet material, colors, styles, and accessories, our customers have not one but several favorite kitchen designs to choose from.
Our team of experienced and highly professional staff will ensure that your kitchen is beautifully built and accurately installed.
Exceptional Customer Service
Your concern is our concern at Melio Custom Cabinets. Our team of experts is available to address your queries and offer the best advice to suit your requirements.
Remodeling your kitchen space is costly and requires considerable planning. Our skilled team is available to meet and answer your questions to help you make a decision.
Choosing the Right Material
Solid hardwood doors in maple, oak, or cherry are commonly used for stained doors where the wood grain’s natural beauty is enhanced and protected by a professionally applied finish. Wood doors are strong and durable, and scratches or dents can be repaired with sanding and a coat of matching stain.
Stained wood doors are a great choice for homeowners wanting classic-looking cabinetry that shows off both the beauty and the sturdiness of hardwood doors.
MDF or Medium Density Fiberboard is a manufactured wood product that combines wood fibers with wax and resin. MDF is denser than hardwood and offers a much smoother finish with no graining. This makes MDF an ideal material for making painted cabinet doors. Due to its density and consistent structure, MDF can be machined using high-speed CNC cutting tools. These tools help create a variety of different 3-D profiles which are perfect for cabinet doors.
MDF, as a material, is not waterproof. However, by painting its surface, MDF becomes highly water-resistant which makes it ideal for high humidity places like bathrooms or kitchens. It’s also a favorite for cottages as its durability helps keep it intact during the hot and humid summers.
Acrylic is a non-toxic finish that gives a perfectly smooth texture and a high-gloss appearance to your space. Acrylic doors are made by applying sheets of acrylic over medium-density fiberboard (MDF), covering it with a protective layer, and sealing at the edges.
This high-quality synthetic material comes in a perfect mirror-like finish that’s shatter and chip resistant. Available in a wide range of colors, acrylic finish gives a resplendent appearance to your home.
Thermofoil cabinets are cost-effective, easy to care for, and easy to maintain. They are available in a wide range of colors and patterns. Thermofoil cabinets are made using a flexible vinyl material that is applied by heating the vinyl and molding it over medium-density fiberboard (MDF).
Thermofoil cabinets are prized as ideal for kitchen or bathroom cabinets because of their superior moisture resistance. Their laminate surface is stain-resistant and easy to clean. The laminate also ensures the cabinet is resistant to chips and cracks, even in high humidity environments.
Custom Kitchen Cabinets FAQs
Melio Custom Cabinets offers a range of countertop choices, including marble, granite, quartz, natural stone, wood, and laminate.
Typically, countertops can be installed within 1-3 days, including removal of the existing countertop, any plumbing disconnect/ reconnect, and fitting the new countertop precisely. The time may vary due to factors such as countertop material and kitchen size
Refacing the countertop is a great budgeted alternative to replacing it with a new one. We may be able to resurface your countertop depending upon various factors such as the material used and the remaining life of the existing countertop.
Generally, acidic or harsh chemical substances and bleach should be avoided for cleaning your countertop. Soap water is a safe and effective method to clean countertops of any material.
We provide our custom cabinetry and countertop services from London in the West to Whitby in the East, and Barrie in the North to Toronto in the South.