Tips On Choosing The Right Kitchen Benchtops

When I bought my current home it was definitely what would be described as a fixer upper. I had to completely remodel the kitchen, which wasn't much more than a shell when I moved in, but I was on a tight budget. I started learning how to do the essential work that was involved, such as installing kitchen cabinets, replacing the sink, tiling and laying wood flooring, and I felt such a strong sense of accomplishment when the work was done and I had a beautiful kitchen for a fraction of the price it would have cost to pay a professional kitchen fitter. I started this blog to share what I learned and exchange tips with other home improvement enthusiasts. I hope you enjoy my blog.

Tips On Choosing The Right Kitchen Benchtops

2 September 2020
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog


If you want to improve your home, your kitchen is one of the places you need to renovate. The rest of your kitchen might look good, but you must ensure the work surface matches it. The following are some of the tips you need to consider when choosing kitchen benchtops.

Colours

One of the most important things when choosing the right benchtop is your choice of colours. You need to match the colour of your benchtops to the rest of the kitchen. To do this, you can either use a monochrome palette, complementing tones or contrasting colours.

If you want to use a monochrome palette, the most popular trends are white on white, any combination of white, all black and grey on grey. You can also try experimenting with warm neutrals, toned-down yellows and rich browns. Another alternative is to choose olive green on grey, blue on grey or French grey.

If you are not sure which colour will best suit your kitchen, choose a neutral tone. Neutral tones complement almost everything. Neutral benchtop tones allow you to be more flexible when picking colours for your kitchen tiles.

If you want to go with contrasting colours, try mixing and matching colours. Contrasting colours are good for making a style statement. For example, red on white makes your kitchen more lively.

Material

When choosing benchtops, you need to consider the material used to create that work area. Laminate is among the cheapest materials for benchtops. These benchtops are crafted with layers of paper bonded to moisture-resistant or medium-density fibreboards. Laminate is resistant to stains, is water repellent, and comes in different patterns and colours.

When it comes to durability, choose marble or granite. Both come in different colours and styles. Marble needs regular sealing and careful maintenance. On the other hand, granite is more durable. Both are costly and heavy. Therefore, make sure your cabinet can support the weight of these stone benchtops.

Cost

It is crucial to have a budget limit before you go shopping for benchtops. The cost of benchtops varies depending on the material and installation methods. For example, marble and granite are expensive and need to be shipped, prepared for your specific needs, and installed using sophisticated techniques to make sure your cabinetry can support the weight.

Laminate benchtops are cheaper and do not need to be customised before being delivered. The benchtops are available at your local kitchen supplier and can be cut to fit your kitchen workspace. Before choosing kitchen benchtops, research the production, supply, and installation costs.

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Creating A Kitchen You Love On A Budget

When I bought my current home it was definitely what would be described as a fixer upper. I had to completely remodel the kitchen, which wasn't much more than a shell when I moved in, but I was on a tight budget. I started learning how to do the essential work that was involved, such as installing kitchen cabinets, replacing the sink, tiling and laying wood flooring, and I felt such a strong sense of accomplishment when the work was done and I had a beautiful kitchen for a fraction of the price it would have cost to pay a professional kitchen fitter. I started this blog to share what I learned and exchange tips with other home improvement enthusiasts. I hope you enjoy my blog.

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