Complementing Your Style during Our Sweetheart of a Deal

Sweetheart of a DealHomeowners have to assess the way they live before they can determine a countertop surface meant for their new home. If you have three kids, marble may not be for you. The good news is that if homeowners have their hearts set on a certain look, but the material doesn’t work for their lifestyle, there are other materials to choose from.

The kitchen is the center of your home, where you cook, entertain and relax—and your countertops must reflect this. These hardworking surfaces must suit your space, complement your style and meet your needs. Today’s countertop choices are more varied and exciting than ever. Below are a few options that our homebuyers can choose from during our Sweetheart of a Deal promotion.


Granite is the preferred choice for countertops. It comes in a variety of shades and no two pieces are exactly the same. Costs for granite depend on many variables, including color, finish and origin of the stone. Granite is the most popular choice due to several reasons:

  • Granite countertops don’t d­epreciate in value
  • It’s a one-of-a-kind, natural surface that has an almost luminous look
  • It’s sanitary and durable
  • It can take the heat of a pan
  • It’s easy to clean with warm water and a mild detergent


Quartz countertops excel over natural stone because it needs no sealing. Unlike laminate, quartz has a deep, almost three-dimensional appearance, much like natural stone. It offers a number of positive features like consistent beauty, extreme durability, and almost no maintenance. It’s also one of the strongest surfaces available on the market. The engineered product resists stains, so it can combat spills and splashes from things like juice, coffee, oil, and more.


Corian is also extremely durable and easy to maintain. It is stain, heat, and sunlight resistant. It comes in a variety of colors that do not fade or change from wear and tear. While natural materials are usually the preferred choice, solid-surface countertops are increasingly becoming strong competition. There are greater color choices, widespread availability, and a more affordable entry point than high-end stone.


Laminate countertops have their own set of advantages like the other countertop materials. It is generally the least expensive option for a countertop and is one of the most widely available materials. The low cost also makes it ideal for people who enjoy changing the decor of their home every few years.

For a limited time only, Gerstad Builders is making February even Sweetheart of a Dealsweeter with our kitchen incentive. When you write a contract a new Gerstad home at any one of our Illinois communities during the month of February, you will receive the countertop of choice in your new kitchen. Choose from designer laminate, Corian, granite or quartz – it’s your choice up to a level B countertop.*

For more information on our new homes in Illinois or our Sweetheart of a Deal incentive, contact us today by calling 815-385-4495 or visit our online contact form.

*Incentive cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers, incentives or discounts. Certain conditions and restrictions apply. Purchase agreements must be written on a home in Illinois between 2/1/18 and 2/28/18. Home must close on or before 12/31/18. Prices, rates and terms subject to change without notice.