When the time has finally come to replace those tired old kitchen cabinet doors, you may all of a sudden start noticing that other parts of your kitchen start looking a bit tired and need replacing.
This my mean that you will be looking for some new kitchen worktops to compliment your new cabinets. The way modern kitchens are designed, being able to replace old kitchen worktops for shiny new countertops is actually a fairly straightforward process.
However before you rush in, how should you go about picking new kitchen countertops and what style/material/finish should you go for?
Here are some tips to think about….
What is your budget?
If you have just paid for some new cabinets, your budget may not be able to stretch all the way to the top spec worktops, especially if you go for granite. Worktop prices range depending on material and size but a great compromise is picking something that is hard wearing and looks good. This doesn’t have to be a top spec material as everything that we offer at DWS, we would be happy to have in our own homes.
Always get samples
If you are painting a room, you would most likely do a test wall to check that you are happy with the colour. Why not do the same with kitchen counters? From the feel of the material to the colour and how it works with both the natural light of your kitchen during the day to how it works with the lights in your kitchen at night.
What style/colour are you going for?
If you know what colour you want the cabinets then picking the worktops can be a lot easier. Google images can be a great ally in helping you see examples of kitchens and their colour/worktop combinations.
Things to consider however obvious are that having high gloss doors and high gloss worktops can take the gloss of of both. When it comes to colour, white is popular but can create a clinical look and black can work well with almost any cupboard colour expect for black itself. Choose your colour based on whether you want the worktop/countertop to be highly visible or quietly subtle.