Top-Rated Countertop Extension Services for Michigan Kitchens

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At New Finish, we understand the importance of a functional and stylish kitchen island. One of the most impactful upgrades you can make is a countertop extension. Our team specializes in seamlessly integrating new materials with your existing kitchen surfaces, ensuring a cohesive look. We use high-quality, durable materials that not only enhance the aesthetic appeal but also provide additional workspace. This upgrade is ideal for those looking to add value and efficiency to their kitchen. 

Our refinishing experts are skilled in matching textures and colors, so your extended countertop looks like it was always part of your kitchen. We offer various finishes to suit your style, from sleek, modern designs to classic, timeless looks. The process is efficient and minimally invasive, allowing you to enjoy your upgraded kitchen with minimal disruption. With our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction, we ensure that every project is completed to the highest standards.


Seating Options

At New Finish, we recognize that the addition of seating to a kitchen island not only increases its functionality but also enhances the social atmosphere of the kitchen. When extending a countertop, incorporating seating involves considering the height and depth of the extension to ensure comfort. Counter stools or bar stools are popular choices, depending on the height of the island. Additionally, ensuring enough legroom and opting for under-counter recesses can significantly improve comfort. Our approach focuses on integrating these elements seamlessly with the existing style while boosting the practical use of space.

Storage Solutions

Incorporating storage solutions into a countertop extension is key to maximizing kitchen efficiency and organization. At New Finish, we design extensions that can include hidden cabinets, drawers, or shelves which are perfect for storing kitchen essentials out of sight but within easy reach. This can be particularly useful in smaller kitchens where maximizing space is crucial. Our refinishing expertise ensures that these new storage components match the existing cabinetry in style and finish, providing a seamless and cohesive look throughout the kitchen.

Electrical Outfitting

Electrical outfitting is an essential component of modern kitchen islands, especially when extending countertops. At New Finish, we ensure that your kitchen island is not only visually appealing but also fully functional by integrating pop-up electrical outlets. These outlets can be strategically placed to provide power for appliances used on the island, making it a versatile hub for cooking and entertaining. Safety and compliance with local building codes are paramount in our installation process, guaranteeing that all electrical installations are both efficient and safe.

Design Considerations for Kitchen Island Extensions

When considering the extension of a kitchen island’s countertop, several design aspects need to be carefully planned to ensure both functionality and aesthetic appeal. Here are some key considerations:


Material Choices


Choosing the right materials for your kitchen island extension is critical. Materials like quartz, granite, and butcher block are popular due to their durability and ease of maintenance. Quartz is particularly favored for its resistance to stains and bacteria, making it ideal for busy kitchens. On the other hand, butcher block offers a warm, natural look and is perfect for food preparation areas. Stainless steel is another option that provides a modern look and is heat and rust-resistant, but it can be prone to scratches​​.


Design Integration


The design of the countertop extension should integrate seamlessly with the existing kitchen layout. Consider whether you want the island to match or contrast with your current countertops. A matching design creates a cohesive look, enhancing the overall harmony of your kitchen space. Contrasting materials or colors, however, can turn the island into a standout feature, adding an element of interest and breaking up the monotony of the kitchen​.


Functional Enhancements


Incorporating features like pop-up electrical outlets or an integrated drainage system can greatly enhance the functionality of the kitchen island. Pop-up outlets allow for easy access to electricity for cooking appliances and can be retracted when not in use, maintaining a clean line on the countertop. Integrated drainage systems, embedded with grooves and channels, help in managing water spillage, directing it away from the surface to maintain cleanliness and hygiene​​.


Stability and Support


When extending a countertop, especially if considering a cantilever design, it’s important to ensure that the structure is stable and well-supported. This might involve additional support mechanisms such as corbels or legs, depending on the extension’s size and weight. Consulting with a design professional can provide insights into the best practices for your specific layout and material choice to ensure safety and durability.


Aesthetic Touches


Finally, consider aesthetic enhancements that might accompany the countertop extension. Under-cabinet lighting can add both functionality and style, illuminating the workspace more effectively and creating a warm ambiance in the kitchen. Decorative edges on the countertop can also enhance the design, with options ranging from simple bevels to more intricate ogee or bullnose edges​.

Enhancing Kitchen Functionality with Countertop Extensions

Enhancing kitchen functionality with countertop extensions involves several strategic considerations to maximize both the utility and aesthetic appeal of the space. Here are key aspects to consider:


Practicality and Space Management


Extending a kitchen island’s countertop can significantly increase workspace, making it easier to prepare meals and entertain guests without feeling cramped. This is particularly beneficial in kitchens where space is at a premium. By extending the countertop, you can also create additional seating areas, making the kitchen a more social environment where family and friends can gather comfortably​.


Material Selection and Durability


Choosing the right materials is crucial for ensuring that your countertop extension is both durable and fits the existing decor. Materials like quartz and granite offer durability and ease of maintenance, which are essential in a busy kitchen environment. Butcher block is another popular choice that adds warmth and a natural feel to the kitchen. It’s ideal for food preparation, though it requires regular maintenance to keep it in top condition​.


Integrated Features


To further enhance functionality, consider incorporating integrated features such as pop-up electrical sockets and built-in storage solutions. Pop-up sockets provide easy access to power for blenders, mixers, and other appliances, enhancing the usability of the island. Additionally, built-in drawers or shelves can help organize kitchen tools and essentials, keeping them handy yet out of sight​.


Aesthetic Cohesion


When extending a countertop, it’s important to ensure that the new section complements the existing kitchen design. Whether you choose to match the existing countertop or opt for a contrasting material or color, the extension should harmonize with the overall kitchen aesthetic. This cohesion helps in creating a unified look that can make the kitchen appear well-planned and professionally styled​.


Structural Support


If opting for a cantilevered countertop extension, ensure adequate support to prevent any structural issues. This might involve the installation of support brackets or additional base cabinets. Proper support is crucial not only for safety but also to maintain the integrity and longevity of the countertop​​.

Complimentary Island Finishing Services

At New Finish, we go beyond individual components to offer a holistic approach to kitchen upgrades. Our island finishing services come complimentary with cabinets or countertops refinishing, creating a seamless synergy that elevates your entire kitchen ensemble. When you choose to refinish cabinets or countertops with us, we extend our expertise to ensure that your kitchen island receives the same level of meticulous attention and transformative touch.

Unified Aesthetic Appeal

Our complimentary island finishing services are designed to create a unified aesthetic appeal throughout your kitchen. Whether you’re revamping the entire space or focusing on specific elements, such as cabinets or countertops, our expert team ensures that the refinishing process harmonizes with the design and style of your island. The result is a kitchen that exudes a cohesive and refined look, where every component complements the others to achieve a seamless and elegant aesthetic.

How To Get Started With Our Kitchen Refinishing Services In 3 Easy Steps

We are thoroughly invested in helping you to realize your vision with our highly skilled bathtub refinishing team. Our goal is to help you have a home you can't get enough of. Here's how we make that happen.

1. Get In Touch

 Call us at +1 (989) 525-6479 or email us at We’re here to answer your questions, provide detailed information about our services, and offer expert advice tailored to your Kitchen refinishing needs.

2. We Get To Work

We’ll plan out how to revitalize your new Kitchen to look how you need it to look. Once we have a plan and completely understand your vision, we’ll start working our magic.

3. Love Your New Space

We’ll go with you on a post-job walk-through with you to make sure you love your new space. Tell us your thoughts so we can make sure we’ve exceeded your expectations.