Want to give your kitchen a little face lift? A better option is to redesign your kitchen to add to your style, is to choose the right kitchen worktop. Whether you are going through a whole redecorating project or just want to give a particular space a little bit of more style, now days, there are many options of kitchen worktops to choose from. You want your kitchen to reflect your taste and sense of style; therefore it is necessary that your kitchen worktop should complement the rest of the kitchen as well as the kitchen owners’ taste and preference.
Thanks to the many creative minds out there, you can a very wide range of stylish kitchen worktops, whether it is traditional, chic, urban, classic or contemporary designs, you can find them all. You can even find a range of worktops with various range of price. There are various types of laminate, granite, stainless steel, wooden with stylish finishes that can up the style meter of your kitchen. However before you choose which type of kitchen worktop you want, you should consider what type you need and that too within budget. Here are some thoughts to ponder before buying a cheap kitchen worktop.
Take into consideration, the practicalities, such as the maintenance of the work top or the material. Like for example, if you have little kids in the house, worktops that mark easily may not be ideal choice. You may even want a heat resistant material like granite around your hob, so if you are overloaded with too many cooking utensil at one time, you can keep the hot pan on the worktop.
Hygiene is also something to think of while choosing appropriate worktop. You can choose anti-bacterial materials such as stainless steel or Corian. However, you must take note that the stainless steel may scratch over time. Some may love the ‘worn patina’ effect, but some prefer a pristine worktop.
Types of work tops
There are many types of work tops that have their own advantages and disadvantages. Therefore it is better to know your choices and go with the one that fits your kitchen style and need. There are Granite, Hardwood, Composite, Glass, Laminate, Corian, stainless steel etc. Each of these has their good and bad points like for example laminate work tops are easy to clean with a mild detergent and have low maintenance cost but they are heat or steam resistant and cannot be used as cutting surface.