You’ve finally decided on your new fitted kitchen and you can’t wait for the transformation to happen. But there’s still one detail that needs finalising: your kitchen worktop.
And while it might seem like a trivial part of the overall project, it is one that’s actually pretty crucial. That’s because kitchen worktops are a key feature of any kitchen and your choice of material will ultimately depend on a number of factors.
The bottom line is that choosing the right kitchen worktop can really help complete your brand new fitted kitchen.
Choosing the Right Kitchen Worktops – Styles and Types Available
Here are some of the standard worktop finishes and the fitted kitchens they might fit best in:
Wooden Work Surfaces
Although wooden surfaces are mostly connected with traditional or rustic kitchens, they can work well in a modern room too. Good quality pre-treated wooden counters take some looking after, and the quality is not a budget option, but solid wood work surfaces will make you the envy of all your friends.
Laminate Work Surfaces are a more budget option but the great thing is, you can have them look like pretty much any surface you’d like and the wood effects are pretty impressive. Hard wearing and easy-clean, laminate surfaces offer convenience for the busy family.
Stainless Steel Surfaces
Practical but not always easy to keep clean, Stainless steel surfaces in the kitchen offer a modern, industrial appeal. Steel is hard wearing and visually it looks stunning, especially with matching glass splashbacks!
Stone Work Surfaces
If you really want to go down the luxury route and have something a bit different in your brand new fitted kitchen then Stone surfaces are the way to go. Hard wearing granite, marble, slate or Earthstone can make your kitchen really stand out, and give you a hard wearing and practical surface you’ll be thrilled with for years and years.
A Combination of Surfaces
And of course if you’re going to use different surfaces for different things then why not go for a combination of different materials in your new fitted kitchen? Speak to our team of kitchen fitters and we can discuss how you can make different materials work together in different spaces. Wood and stainless steel for instance makes a stunning contrast and will make your kitchen an eye catching, practical and appealing room.
Having the right counters is essential for any new fitted kitchen as they really are the first thing people notice when they enter the room.
More luxury options needn’t cost as much as you’d think and by combining our expertise with your ideas we’ll have your dream kitchen a reality before you can say egg-timer!
[Related reading: Cleaning kitchen worktops: our handy guide]
With so many options available and a range of prices to suit every budget, chances are there’s a perfect kitchen worktop out there for you. If you’re still having a hard time choosing, get in touch with us and we’ll assist you with our expert knowledge.