You have decided that your kitchen is in need of a makeover and one of those pieces is installing a brand new kitchen worktop, but choosing the right one and knowing where to start can be overwhelming.
This article is here to provide you with some information to help you choose the right kitchen worktop for you and your home renovation plans.
Hopefully, this list will make your decision making process only easier.
Get Multiple Quotes
Before you go ahead and make any purchases you should always shop around first and get at least 3 different quotes from different suppliers and fitters. This will ensure that you are getting the best price possible.
Choosing Your Style
You also need to consider what your current kitchen style and theme is and whether you are looking for a complete or partial change in décor. If you are keeping accessories or the colour theme the same, you will need to decide which colours and patterns go with your existing theme. This will save you time as it will narrow your search immediately.
Take Samples Home
When you enter into showrooms or are looking online, be sure to order or ask for some samples for the kitchen worktops that you like the look of. This way, you can take them home and see if they match your existing accessories or style. Sometimes, while you may like the look of something in the showroom, once you get it home and hold it up within your kitchen it cannot meet up to expectations. Which means if you did not go ahead and get a sample, you would be disappointed with your choice which is an expensive mistake to make.
If you are worrying about keeping your kitchen worktop maintained properly, then you should look into which materials and stones are the best for those who do not wish to have long-term costs. Some natural stones require regular sealing which will cost throughout its lifetime.
What Is Your Budget?
Before you can make any decisions you first need to set out your budget, this will automatically narrow your search and will give you a base for which materials and suppliers to look at. You should be realistic with your budget so you do not go for anything that would be a struggle.
Do Your Research
You should always research which types of materials would be good within your home in terms of your lifestyle and certainly ones that would not be so great. For example, you need to think about family friendly materials if you have young children at home. Ensure that the material you choose fits in with your lifestyle.
Edging and Finishing
There are so many different types of edging available for kitchen worktops, whether you want fancy, curved or straight there is one for you and your home. You should consider which look you prefer and what would suit your budget best, as different edges will cost you differently.
Some materials are more are more hygienic than others, which is something to consider for keeping them fresh and clear of bacteria. While some materials will take more work than others to keep clean, others are by far easier to maintain with your daily cleaning routine. For example, Quartz Stone is known for being great with preventing the growth of bacteria.