Barbi Stalburg Kasoff of Stalburg Design, right, talks about ideas and products for kitchen design and decor at the Dish and Design Kitchen Trends Event at EuroAmerica Design in Troy, Mich. on Sept. 26, 2018.
More than 120 guests attended Wednesday's Kitchen Trends event, where experts delved into everything from the latest trends in counters and cabinets to hardware and lighting.
Barbi Stalburg Kasoff of Stalburg Design in Beverly Hills, on the other hand, prefers quartz.
"It's all we do," Stalburg Kasoff said. "You can put anything on it. It's indestructible."
But if counters or cabinets are out of your budget, small change-ups can still give you a new look. One simple way is new hardware, which Stalburg calls "the jewelry of your home." And don't be afraid to mix metals, she says. Stalburg designed a client's kitchen with gold hardware and stainless steel.
"I think mixing metals is amazing," she said.
Stalburg's suggestion when making changes in your kitchen: Splurge on hardware and a kitchen faucet.
"A good kitchen faucet will cost between $600-$700," she said.