Designing a custom home is a fun experience. It’s not every day that you get to create your dream home. However, there are tons of decisions that have to be made, and it’s not uncommon for it to be overwhelming and stressful for homeowners, especially around big, expensive decisions such as countertops.


One question our custom home builders get asked a lot is: should the kitchen and bathroom countertops match?


Our residential builders are here to answer that question.


Should kitchen and bathroom countertops match?

The answer is- it’s up to you! We know that’s not exactly helpful, so let us explain. There are tons of pros and cons to matching these two areas’ countertops. Allow us to break them down for you.


Pro: Saves Money

Using the same material for the bathrooms and kitchen can save you money. Usually, there are leftover pieces from a slab. Utilizing these for the bathroom is a great way to save money so that you can splurge on other areas.


Con: Not Exciting

The downside of this is that it’s not exactly exciting. It can feel too much like the same thing to some people. If you’re someone that wants each room to have its own feel, we recommend going for different kitchen and bathroom countertops.


Pro: Creates Flow

Flow is something we encourage all of our clients to consider when building their custom homes. While it’s okay for each room to have its own flair, you want each space to feel like they do belong in the same house. Using some of the same materials is a simple and easy way to make sure the rooms flow together.


Cons: Looks Builder-Grade

The reason a lot of people ask about this is because a lot of builder-grade or starter homes have a matching kitchen and bathroom countertops. This is mostly done to lower costs and create flow- exactly like we explained above! It’s not a bad thing to do with this, but it can make the home feel a little less “original” if that matters to you.


Are you interested in building a custom home? Contact us today! Our team of custom home builders is ready to make your dream house a reality and answer all design questions you may have.