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Discover the Most Popular Countertop Options for 2023

How much do you know about that countertop the local big-box store is trying to sell you? Get below the surface on six popular countertop options.


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Monday, 20 March 2023

Whether planning a complete custom kitchen remodel during 2023 or are looking for a more phased approach, these popular countertop options will give you something to dream about.  

When it comes to beautiful kitchen design, countertops play a crucial role. They are often the focal point and can make or break your kitchen's overall look and feel. 

Trends in Countertop Design and Materials

Kitchen designs for 2023 highlight inviting spaces for entertaining friends and family. The most popular countertop options are beautiful, multi-purpose, and easy to clean and maintain. 

Popular countertop options for kitchen remodels in the Pikes Peak Region include natural stones such as quartz, granite, marble, and soapstone. These beautiful materials come in various colors, adding beauty and elegance to your kitchen remodel and real value to your home. 

Quartz and Quartzite 

Quartz and quartzite countertops are timeless choices for busy households because they are stain-resistant and require minimal maintenance. The difference between the two terms is that quartzite is a natural stone (and thus has a higher price point), and quartz is made by combining ground quartzite with resin to create a hard, durable surface. 

Because quartz is a non-porous surface, a quartz countertop can remain bacteria-free. These countertops come in many styles and colors, so you can find the perfect fit for your kitchen design, making this one of the most popular countertop options available.


Granite will continue to be a classic countertop choice in 2023. Because each slab of granite is unique, the stone is ideal for homeowners who want a fully custom kitchen. 

Granite also has the feature of being heat and stain-resistant, highly durable and long-lasting. Many Colorado Springs homeowners feel that granite is well worth the cost, and we must agree. 


Marble is another natural stone that adds a timeless, luxurious touch to any kitchen. Marble is also heat-resistant and easy to maintain, making the stone an excellent choice for busy households. If a stain-free countertop is essential to your design, white marble is a beautiful choice, as it is easier to clean without fear of lifting the color. However, marble does have downsides. Because of the composition of the stone, marble is susceptible to acidic substances like lemon juice and vinegar and therefore requires a regular sealing regimen.


Soapstone is becoming one of the most popular countertop options in Southern Colorado for various reasons. First, the rustic appearance fits well with the farmhouse aesthetic that has been so popular recently. Additionally, soapstone countertops are considered a green building material, so homeowners who want an environmentally friendly option will love soapstone. 

These countertops are non-porous, so they do not stain or crack easily; however, soapstone can be more susceptible to scratches than quartz or granite.  

Related Reading: Get Ahead of the Curve: Kitchen Cabinet Trends for 2023

Concrete and Butcher Block Countertops Are On Their Way Out 

This may be a surprise if you love the industrial kitchen look, but overall we see the trend for concrete and butcher block countertops taking a downturn this year. Why?

Concrete is very porous and requires regular sealing to keep the surface smooth and stain-free. Additionally, the cost of concrete countertops is comparable to other stone surfaces with a more luxurious appearance. We recommend keeping concrete on your driveway and remodeling your kitchen with an easier-to-maintain and more sophisticated countertop aesthetic.

Butcher block countertops have many advantages - including how your kitchen knives feel about them. However, wood is another very porous material that can harbor bacteria, stain and warp with too much water. If you are a home chef extraordinaire and have your heart set on having a butcher block countertop like professional chefs love, we suggest limiting it to a smaller area or in your butler's pantry and using one of the above popular countertop options for the majority of your space. 

Find The Perfect Countertop For Your Kitchen Remodel

A great way to determine what you should include in your countertop update for 2023 is to meet with the Certified Kitchen Designers at Designer Kitchens. Not only do we have the training and experience to deliver you the kitchen of your dreams, but our showroom also allows you to see and touch popular countertop options (along with custom-built kitchen cabinets and appliances) in actual kitchen settings. 

Please stop by today or contact us to request your in-home consultation and see why we are Southern Colorado's leader in custom kitchen design and remodels. 

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