The worktop you choose for your kitchen might look right in your imagination, but there’s a chance the interior of your kitchen does not complement it or the other way round. In my opinion, the optimal way is to study the décor and interior type of your kitchen worktops in detail and then check what type of worktop goes with it. Obviously, a vintage themed kitchen cannot have stainless steel worktop rather than a wooden one. So, I’m going to explain to you the details which usually go unnoticed when choosing worktops material for kitchens.
Which Theme do you want your Kitchen to have?
Every personality has its own choices when it comes to choosing favorite colors, aesthetics, and pattern schemes. I would personally like a vintage themed one but some of you may be more inclined towards new school or contemporary. If you live in a villa or a house with grandeur and magnificent looks and is very spacious, you would also want your kitchen worktops to display the same luxury with mesmerizing beauty and for that marble is the choice you need. On the other hand, traditional kitchens with a joint family would like their kitchen to be homier and can opt for wood or stainless steel or a combination of both. Asking the designer about his opinion can help you because he will first extract out your choice of having a kitchen type.
Spacious or Compact Worktop; What is Suitable for you?
Some smart designers will first look at your electric appliances and other kitchen items before designing the worktop. This gives them the idea to estimate the required space. Also, young adults who prefer living alone or even with their spouse and have not yet started a family can feel themselves easy in a compact workspace kitchen. However, with kids comes greater space needs. Some people like their things to be packed up in the cabinets however, some may like everything to be displayed on the shelves and the slabs. For heavy burdens, granite and Corian worktops can be used for best results as you can place your microwave oven, coffee machine, blenders, etc. Without worrying about if they will collapse. Also, for so many things to be placed, you don’t want your kitchen to give a congested look. So, you need to tell the designer your needs regarding space.
How often one Plans to Cook and the time you Spend there in your Kitchen?
Working adults like me have less time to cook, especially in the morning when you’re already getting lake for your office work. Also, when we come back tired, we decide to just microwave precooked food and spend time cooking only on weekends and special occasions like Christmas, birthdays or thanksgiving. Households with toddlers will need their kitchen to be germ and bacteria proof. Stay-at-home people or those who like to bake a lot will also want their kitchen to look spectacular as their cooking cycles are more than ours. Our time spending requirements also have a say in the type of worktops we want. Quartz or granite with coatings will be best suited for infant and toddlers’ households while for young adults who are bachelors, glass worktops can also prove to be best as their damaging chances are less in comparison to those mentioned in the former.
How much of a Cleaner you are?
People who are obsessed with cleaning or keeping things neat can work with any kind of worktop and will maintain it in all the ways possible. However, people who are not much into working or cleaning will not be planning on cleaning their kitchens very often. Also, money is a factor which cannot be ignored when it comes to repairing a damaged worktop corner or sealing it. So, better look at the colors and texture of the surface before choosing according to your cleaning routine and habits to save yourself from unwanted costs.
You should also have an Estimate of how much are you Willing to Spend
There is no problem in wanting a glorious and magnificent place as your kitchen worktops. But you should also see your budget constraints. You can also ask your designer to tell you the comparative prices according to your budget. Trying Quartz is a very fine replacement for granite or marble as they are a bit more costly or expensive. Chip boards are usually used in large kitchens instead of wood in some cabinets or areas which do not come in contact with the cook more or lie in the hidden corners of the kitchen. Also, it is better you look for a worktop which comes with high recommendations and guarantees. Solid worktops provide you with all this as I contacted them when I designed mine and was delighted with the outcome.