Whilst you never want to be restricted to just one option, choice can always be difficult when there’s so much to choose between. That’s exactly what you get in the kitchen, because let’s be honest, there are so many avenues you could go down.
Realistically there are as many as eight different worktops and cabinet materials to pick from, so if you don’t do your research, how will you know which of the 64 combinations is right for you?
So what’s the best way to choose? Well the first thing to think about is sticking to a manageable budget. This could push some of the high-end products out of the equation and once you’ve chosen a suitable style for your kitchen you may only be left with one or two.
Laminate is a very popular work surface because of its cost and is by far your cheapest option. There are plenty of colours and styles too that’ll set your kitchen apart from your neighbours.
Of course, there are some negatives though and you won’t be able to chop food directly onto it. Hot pans are also an issue as the surface is easily damaged.
Want to create a kitchen that will wow guests and create a beautiful appeal? Then wood is definitely an option and with plenty of different woods to choose from, the opportunities are seemingly endless.
Marks can be removed by sanding, but you’ll need to oil it regularly to keep in a good condition.
For homeowners looking for something a little more lavish, granite is a great option. This natural material is found all over the world and no two pieces are ever the same, creating a unique appeal for your kitchen.
It won’t scratch of burn either which is a definite plus for the kitchen, but because of all its qualities the price can escalate.
Marble is similar to granite in that it has a long life expectancy and won’t be damaged from burns or scratching. There are plenty of different colour options on offer too so you can create a dazzling appeal.
Again, marble is an expensive option and it’ll simply come down to how big a budget you have to splash out on the kitchen.
Quartz is a natural stone which is certainly on the rise in popularity terms. When it’s delivered to your home it’ll have been blended with resins to give a non-porous and hygienic surface. Pigments are also introduced to produce a wide choice of colours.
Like other stone products it is stain, scratch and heat resistant. It can be even more expensive than granite, but the choice of colours and finishes make it a real investment.
Facts & Figures You’ll Love To Share
- A kitchen refurbishment can cost as little as £1,000, but more expensive and better quality products could set you back up to £8,000.
- A new kitchen can significantly increase the value of your home by several thousand pounds.
- There are plenty of styles, designs and materials for the kitchen, giving you an opportunity to create a unique appeal.
- It could be a lot more cost effective to simply change the cupboard doors as this is a cheaper way to create a fresh appeal.