New countertops can radically change the atmosphere of your kitchen. But there are some questions you should be asking before you make a purchase. Think about how you will use your countertops and what type of maintenance they will require. For example, granite is more high-maintenance than stainless steel countertops. Also, will they need to be kid- or budget-friendly? After those questions are decided, you can focus on the style you currently have or are striving for in your kitchen. For a traditional look, granite, butcher block or other wood, or large-pattern quartz countertops are a good fit. For a contemporary look, quartz, concrete or stainless steel may be better. Or if you’re nontraditional, a recycled or tile countertop can be just right. Ceramic tiles can also be placed as a backsplash to create an extra pop for your kitchen. But don’t get overwhelmed. Home Improvement Outlet can help you work through these questions and create the ideal new atmosphere for your kitchen.