In today’s world your kitchen is truly the heart of your home. It is the room where you, your family and friends come together to experiment with tasty cooking recipes, eat delicious creations, socialise with a bottle of wine or two, and to relax with a cup of coffee and a newspaper.
So why not give your kitchen an instant update with a sleek new countertop. We take a look at the most popular looks for your kitchen by HC Supplies, they make designer living affordable. From wood to laminate to stainless steel – to granite to earthstone to acrylic to quartz – and the benefits of each surface.
Wood counters tend to be more traditional and is the perfect finishing touch if a modern but traditional design is what you are looking to achieve. They are available in a great variety of shades and material – beech, cherry, maple, oak, and teak to name a few. Wood counters do tend to take up a bit more maintenance as wood countertops can scratch and stain more easily than other materials. But with some care and love, it will last a lifetime.
Stainless steel styles tends to be seen more in restaurant kitchens, although it can still look sophisticated in your home. Just know what to match the style with so that it doesn’t feel industrial. The great benefit of a stainless steel kitchen, is that it is extremely hard wearing and hygienic, and won’t need replacing anytime soon.
Solid surfaces are available in most colours, from reds, to blues, to greys. Solid surfaces can be formed to avoid any join lines, leaving your kitchen to feel and look incredibly stylish and modern. They are durable and scratches can easily be sanded out. Perfect if you have a busy household with little ones.
Laminate surface counters are formed of a wood composite core with a plastic wrap. It can be an excellent solution if you have a tight budget. You have such a great range of laminate styles and you can easily make your kitchen stand out with all the beautiful designs. The only downfall with laminate is that is isn’t as durable as most of the other countertops. Make sure you use chopping boards, and heat protectors to prevent any damage from chopping, and hot materials, which can damage both the plastic and the inner core of the surface.
Now that you have some ‘food for thought’ – if you are installing a new countertop, why not also consider replacing your sink and faucet – you will have a more seamless and updated look for your new countertops.
Every kitchen has its own unique style, forget the marble kitchen countertop dream and start exploring.
Happy home improvements.