Kitchen worktops are the base for in any kitchen.
This is why it’s so important to get them right. It’s easy to get overwhelmed with the excitement of a new kitchen, or by the vast number of options there are out there, but it’s better to take the time and figure out which kitchen worktop material will work best for you and your needs. With the extensive variety of materials on the market to choose from, it can be difficult to know what you’re actually looking for. Hopefully, this article will give you the tools you need in order to make an informed decision that will lead to your perfect kitchen.
Style of kitchens
Where style is concerned- colour and texture are your main things to look out for. There’s no point having beautiful kitchen worktops if the design choices for the rest or the space don’t compliment them, and vice versa. It’s important that the design features, colour schemes and décor all work well with each other, which is why it’s essential to have a plan on what you want your kitchen to look and feel like before going ahead with installing new worktops. A plan will help you to see the full picture before spending money on kitchen worktops you later decide aren’t what you actually wanted.
Worktops account for a lot of space in a kitchen and, thus draw the eye to them. They are usually the first thing people notice when they enter a kitchen. That being considered, you’ll want to choose a material that co-ordinates well with the rest of your interior and enhances the rest of the space.
Durability and maintenance of kitchen worktops
While it’s easy to get caught up in appearance, its fundamentally important to not ignore other factors like the maintenance required and durability of your worktops. While this may not be quite as exciting, and is an easy chore to disregard, it is possibly to most important step in choosing your worktops. Consider what you need from your worktops. How do you use them? Worktops are constantly in use which puts the material under pressure. Do you want worktops that can handle heat from a hot pan? If so, granite is a good option, its durable and heat resistant. However due to the porous nature of the material, its prone to staining. Recycled glass worktops on the other hand, are non-porous and therefore stain resistant.
With some options, regular maintenance is required. Wood worktops, for example, require regular sealing for the first year after installation, to remain in good condition, otherwise you’ll be disappointed, quickly, with the decline in quality from when your worktops were new.
What kind of budget should I have for new kitchen worktops?
When it comes to worktops there are solutions for all budgets, ranging from £30/mtr to £300/mtr. Whether you’re looking at luxury options or budget friendly there is something that will fit your needs. When it comes to considering your budget it’s important to balance it with what you’re looking for in terms of style and durability. You don’t want to have to be replacing your worktops within a year of installation. Consider who’s using the kitchen worktops and what for, then select a material that’s appropriate and fits those requirements.
There is no point opting for cheaper if it’s not going to suit your needs. It’s better to invest in the right worktops and save on replacements in the long run. This being considered, don’t get ripped off by buying from high street stores and paying a huge mark up. Take a look at the huge selection of kitchen worktops we have available. We have a great range of materials, colour styles and patterns . Our low-cost worktops are high quality options, exactly like you find in the high street shops. Just at a fraction of the price.
Your worktops, hopefully, are going to be a permanent fixture in your home, so when choosing them, don’t rush. Make use of all the information, and make a decision tailored to your own specific needs. If you are looking to upgrade your kitchen worktops, make sure take a look at the huge selection of kitchen worktops we have available. All of which are cost effective and high quality options.