Points to Consider When Choosing Kitchen Benchtops


After you have picked your kitchen layout, it is time to decide on a suitable benchtop. There is a wide variety of kitchen benchtops in the market today. They come in different materials, styles and colours. Whether you are looking to upgrade your kitchen or designing a new one, these are essential considerations. The content you choose should be easy to maintain, hygienic and highly resistant to heat, stain and impact. Apart from functionality, the benchtop should also enhance aesthetics in your kitchen. Here are some considerations to make when choosing a kitchen benchtop.

Budget When choosing a benchtop for your kitchen, consider the amount of money you have and are willing to spend. Benchtops can be made with marble, porcelain, quartz, laminate and stainless steel as well as wood. These are all priced differently. They also come in a variety of finishes, which contributes to their overall cost. For instance, marble benchtops are more expensive than stainless steel ones. This does not mean that you should sacrifice style. Laminate comes in a variety of colours that you can pick from. You should also consider the installation costs of the countertop. Find out from your vendor how much it will cost to transport and install the countertop of your choice. You should also think about maintenance; high maintenance benchtops are costlier in the long term.

Durability Your benchtop should serve you for an extended period. Replacing kitchen benchtops is both expensive and time-consuming. Pick a countertop that can withstand the wear and tear that comes with food preparation. Stone surfaces such as marble and quartz are good options. They are impact, stain and water damage resistant. They can also withstand high temperatures. On the other hand, wood and laminate are easily scratched and damaged by water. This makes them harder to keep clean. Damaged benchtops will lower the aesthetic value of your home. Pick a material that will remain appealing for an extended time with minimal maintenance. 

Style and Colour Something is soothing about well-coordinated colour and style. Therefore, the style and colour of your kitchen are an essential consideration to make when choosing a benchtop. Your benchtops should match the cabinets' tone and style. Consider the rest of your house too. A wooden countertop will look good in a heritage house but not in a modern minimalist one. 

Conclusion Good quality kitchen benchtops will enhance the value of your house. They will also make your kitchen more comfortable to work in. 


30 November 2019

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