It’s already December and the holidays are right around the corner! If you’re preparing a big feast on Christmas day or any other day this holiday season, then your kitchen and especially your countertops need to be prepared. Read on for our tips about getting your countertops ready for the holidays.

How do they look?

Your countertops should be something you’re proud to show off to friends and family, so you want to make sure they’re looking good before guests start visiting. The easiest way to boost the appearance of your countertops is by giving them a good clean. Warm, soapy water is fine for cleaning your stone countertops. Just wipe them with a wet cloth and then wipe up any leftover soap and water with a dry cloth afterward. Make sure not to leave soap residue on your surfaces. Avoid using any acidic cleaning products on your stone countertops.

Prepping for food prep

Do you have enough space for all the food prep you’ll be doing? Make sure that your countertops are clear of unnecessary clutter so that you won’t be restricted to one surface while preparing food. Make sure you have enough cutting boards, too, because using sharp knives directly on stone countertops can damage them.

Protect it from spills

Spills are pretty much inevitable over the holidays, with busy spaces and tipsy guests. Consider having your stone countertops resealed in preparation for the holiday season. This will help to protect them from any spills that occur and also give them a new shine to ensure that they look great.

Revitalize your kitchen

If you think your kitchen countertops are looking a little worn or if you’re just tired of the old design, you could give yourself an early Christmas present by having new countertops installed just in time for the holidays. Replacing just this one element of your kitchen can give it a completely new appearance. Wow your guests with new granite, marble, quartz, or soapstone countertops, and give yourself a refreshed kitchen that will last a long time.

If you need design help, then you can try out our virtual kitchen designer tool. This will help you imagine your space and how different natural stone materials will look in it. Or get in touch for our advice on countertop installation and design, plus expert services around Winston Salem, Greensboro, High Point, and Kernersville.