Wood or concrete? Glass or granite? Stainless steel or marble? Complete Project Management offers a wide range of worktops to suit any need or preference? The kitchen is the heart of every home, from preparing meals to socialising with family and friends, which is why it’s fundamental that the layout of your kitchen worktop is perfect.
That is why we have put together some kitchen worktop ideas, we hope you find this useful and if you have any question about your dream kitchen plans then please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are Kitchen fitters based in Exeter, working across Devon.
Your choice of worktop type will make a massive impact on the way your kitchen looks and feels. It will also make a difference to its functionality. When picking your ideal kitchen worktop, also think about how it will affect food preparation and ask yourself if the material is suited to your needs.
Are you keen on a smooth, sleek and modern finish? Or is an aged shabby chic look more your style? What kind of cook are you? Do you like to have everything out and strewn around, or do you clean and tidy as you go? Do you have a big, busy family, or lots of dinner parties, or are you preparing meals for one or two?
Natural Kitchen Worktop Ideas
Stone worktops have taken the kitchen installers marketing by storm and are now one of the top kitchen worktop choices. Notably, granite and marble are a luxury choice and that is reflected by the price tag. Marble worktops are truly beautiful and come in an incredible range of colours.
As far as stone worktops go marble is incredibly susceptible to scratching and staining. Granite is much more hard wearing, but it also requires very strong cupboards to support its weight and, as it is a porous material, needs regular sealing.
One of the most popular natural worktop materials is wood! It looks warm, cosy and fits in with any country style home. It’s easy to install and repair, and can be easily tailored to the shape of your kitchen. Unfortunately, it is high-maintenance. It does not like water, and it is fairly susceptible to burning, scratching and staining. It needs oiling regularly to keep it in good condition. So make sure you bear this in mind when setting your heart on that wooden worktop.
Man-Made Kitchen Worktops Ideas
Man-made surface worktops are a popular low cost option made from a mixture of resin with various minerals. They can be formed into any shape, look virtually seamless even when made from multiple pieces. They can even be carved to make draining boards. However, they can be vulnerable to scratching and scorching from direct contact from hot pots and pans.
If you’re looking for a modern, classy worktop then a glass is a brilliant choice! It is heat-resistant and almost completely waterproof. It may slightly scratch but small scratches can be polished out.
Why not try a left field and unusual worktop choice such as concrete? A modern and rustic choice which is definitely hard wearing.
Have a question about your kitchen plans or ideas then please don’t hesitate to contact us and we would be happy to come out to give you a free design quotation.