Your kitchen worktops are one of the most used surfaces in your home. And, whether it’s preparing food, cleaning or baking, it’s important that they are able to withstand the demands that come hand in hand with daily use.
Your worktops are also an integral part of your kitchen’s design and can have a huge impact on the overall look and feel of the space. But, with countless designs, colours and finishes to choose from, it can sometimes be difficult to choose the most suitable worktops for your kitchen.
Whether you choose wood, laminate, marble, quartz, or granite, we’ve complied a helpful list of things you should think about when you’re changing your kitchen worktops. We hope you find it helpful!
Aside from considering whether your new worktops are durable, practical, and able to meet the demands of your family’s needs, there are lots of other factors that you must take into consideration.
Will they work with your existing décor?
Depending on your existing décor, some worktops will work in your kitchen and others won’t, so it’s important that you understand which worktops will complement your space.
For example, corian worktops sit perfectly alongside contemporary décor, whereas wood surfaces will complement both traditional and modern spaces.
Do you have little ones?
If your kitchen is a constant hive of activity and you have a busy household, you might want to think about the practicality and durability of your worktops, especially if you have kids.
After all, you don’t want your new worktops to be susceptible to marks, scratches, and the other wear and tear that comes hand in hand with busy family life.
How big is your space?
Kitchens come in all different shapes and sizes, and the size of the space you are working with can influence the type of worktop you choose.
For examples, corain and glass worktops tend to work best in bigger spaces due to their reflective surfaces. However, both of these options can be quite pricy, so if you are on a tight budget, it’s worth looking at alternative options.
Of course, it’s also worthwhile considering how frequently you use your kitchen surfaces. After all, not everyone is a master chef, and not everyone spends as much time in the kitchen as they would like.
With this in mind, you will need to consider how much you will use your surfaces. Ask yourself how much they will be exposed to heat. Are you going to be using cooking boards and trivets? How easily will your worktops scratch? Will your worktops be exposed to a lot of water? These are all careful considerations that will help you to determine the best worktops for your needs.
Here at Kenneth Installations, we pride ourselves on offering a world-class kitchen installation service, helping you to design and create a kitchen that meets your exact requirements.