Outdoor living has been an increasingly popular home improvement category for years now but is especially on trend for the year of 2021. Due to the COVID pandemic, the concept of outdoor living has elevated the desire to have an outdoor space that serves as the extension of one's home. According to Forbes, there is “a 65% increase in overall outdoor living project interest.” Another report, by the NKBA, “found that 60% of homeowners are looking to add outdoor kitchens” and what is a main factor of the outdoor kitchen? Countertops!
Whether it be a small, satellite, outdoor kitchen or a full-fledged independent kitchen, both styles need countertops for working and prepping. When it comes to selecting countertops, convenience, maintenance, and budget are the top factors to consider. Elements Room is home to hundreds of design choices with surface options including, but not limited to, natural stone, quartz, and porcelain.
Leathered granite and quartzite are great choices when it comes to all-around ease-of-use, maintenance, and unmatched durability. These options can handle the weather and won’t lose their color. UV-resistant quartz is another option for outdoor living. Premier quartz brand, Caesarstone’s new Solaris collection has three options of quartz that will withstand the elements of the outdoors. Porcelain, such as our exclusive line of Pacshore Tech won’t etch or stain and does not need to be sealed, deeming this a perfect choice for outdoor kitchen countertops.