Countertops are, arguably, one of the most important features of a kitchen. Without countertops, there’s no prep or storage space and no spot on which to cluster jars, bowls, appliances and other kitchen must-haves.
Yet selecting countertops can be tricky, especially because there are a multitude of materials that can be used. Enter The Pioneer Woman’s countertop comparison guide, a thorough yet concise look at several of the most popular countertop materials, including granite, stainless steel, butcher block and concrete, complete with pros and cons that examine appearance and functionality.
And if you’re interested in reading user-generated feedback, check out Apartment Therapy’s The Kitchn discussion on the merits (and disadvantages) of concrete counters.