Ideas For New Kitchen Worktops
Whether you are looking to replace your current kitchen worktops because they are looking old and worn out, or you are about to build a new home with new kitchen, in this article we’ll look at some great options for those new kitchen countertops.
While many people over the years have opted for laminate, timber, metal or concrete, in this article we will focus on the beauty and benefits of using both natural stone or quartz stone for your kitchen worksurfaces.
Both marble stone and granite stone have been the natural stone of choice for decades now when it comes to kitchen worktops. These two stones not only offer a wide variety of hues and textures, but they have always been synonymous with style and luxury. Marble and granite exude opulence, yet you don’t have to be wealthy to have these two beautiful natural stones adorning your kitchen.
If you think natural stone may be within your renovation budget, then definitely consider marble or granite kitchen counter tops. They look a million pounds and really are not that expensive.
When quartz is used in the kitchen for your worktops and splashbacks, the results can look just as stunning as natural stone. The true beauty of quartzis not just in its vast array of colours, patterns and styles, but also in its cost. It’s a cheaper alternative to marble and granite, yet still exudes class and style without breaking the budget. Common types of quartz supplier include:
- Classic quartz
All of the above will achieve stunning results. It’s just as matter of which engineered stone best suits your taste and decor.
Stone Worktops Are Timeless
Whether you choose natural stone like marble and granite, or opt for a cheaper engineered stone, kitchen countertops made of stone are not only classic and timeless like timber, but the results are truly amazing. Stone worktops are durable as well, won’t easily stain and, if cared for properly, will stay looking great for decades. Stone worktops may cost a little more than some alternatives, but over the long run they could actually save you money.
To check out the range of natural stone and engineered stone worktops available for your kitchen, call Palazzo Stone in Kent and have a chat about your new kitchen worktops choices.
Worktops Edge Profiles Factors To Consider
Several factors should be taken into account when thinking about edge profiles. Ideally, straight or quarter bevelled edges are great for the clean lines and angles of modern and contemporary styles. More stunning, luxurious, and intricate edges like bullnose, ogee or cove DuPont may complement the look in a classic & traditional setting.
A great complement to a more decorative edge profile would be defined crown moulding in a similar style. Another thing to take into consideration would be how the space and worktops get used. Round edge profiles like quarter round, half bullnose and full bullnose all feature simple, rounded edges, which may be safer in high-traffic areas than the more angled profiles.
There are countless other styles and combinations to choose from, but in our experience here at Palazzo Stone, very rarely do our clients rigidly stick to any one style.
We may see a kitchen that is primarily classic in style but uses straight edges on the countertops. Ultimately, a homeowner may have a more modern style to the kitchen and use quarter round instead of something more angular.