When you think "countertops," you probably think kitchen and bath areas. However, there are other areas of your home where such countertops are a good idea. Do not limit your thinking about countertops to just indoor areas either. Here are a few other places and uses for countertops.
The Laundry Room
How often do you sort laundry, fold towels and sheets, and have no place to do it? Putting extra counter space in your laundry room eliminates the hassle of having to clear the kitchen table or make up a bed to sort and fold laundry. Now all the laundry can be done in the laundry room and put away directly from the baskets.
The Home Office
Eliminate the need for extra office furniture by installing custom countertops in your home office. You could also eliminate the need for a desk, too, since you only really need a desk for your computer, printer, and fax machine. If you are just starting to transform a space into a home office, skip buying furniture and just go for the countertops. It is much cheaper than a desk and chair, and it gives your home office space a more open look.
More room to work, transfer plants, and get seed trays started are just some of the benefits of extra countertops in your greenhouse. Your contractor can make sure that your greenhouse can support the new countertops, and that the countertops can support the weight of the plants, dirt, and tools with which you work. Since most greenhouse kits do not come with work tables or work spaces, these countertops are the perfect solution.
The Workshop in the Garage
Most "man caves" involve a workshop space in the garage. If you or your guy has a workshop in the garage, consider sizing up the space or custom countertops. You will both really appreciate the clean surface on which to construct and fix things, out in the garage, away from the noise.
The Workshop in the Basement
If there is no workshop in the garage, there is probably one in the basement. That said, the same holds true here, except that your contractor will have to figure out how to mount the countertops to concrete walls without damaging the concrete walls or the countertop material. It is a worthwhile project, and can improve the value of your house too, when you want to sell your home.
Talk to a place that makes custom countertops, such as Linco Countertops, for more information.