You may be thinking of giving your kitchen a total re-fit, or perhaps you’ve just moved into a brand new house and need to decide how your kitchen is going to look? Either way, there are three core areas you need to consider when making your decision.
What kind of worktops are you going to go for? This is a big decision, as don’t forget the kind of harsh beating worktops get every single day. Hot pans, sharp knives, cold drinks… the pain for worktops is never-ending, so it’s crucial you choose a material that will withstand the horror of everyday life! You could opt for wood, but it does dent easily and can wear quite badly if not treated well. As such, opting for stone is quite a good idea. Granite or quartz worktops are ideal, as they can withstand almost anything and, if you ever had to, you can chop on them without fear of harming the surface. Don’t do this too often though!
The look and feel of your cabinets will depend entirely on the whole theme you wish to go with. You might opt for a white and stainless steel minimalist look, or a 1950s cherry-red feel. Others prefer to keep it traditional; with wooden cabinets and glass fronts, or – if you’re feeling daring – go for an all-black theme for a really sleep, sophisticated theme. It’s all about matching up with your personality and what you as an individual like; don’t be coerced into opting for the theme that will suit the rest of the house.
Now comes the really fun part – the finishing touches! Blinds or curtains? Appliances out or away? Glasses on show or in the cabinet? These decisions will really affect how the entire look comes to gather, so don’t make any rash choices – especially if it’s something you can’t change in the future. For example, if you decide to leave your appliances out but decide after a few weeks this just doesn’t work, you’ll make room for them in the cabinet. If you opt for pull blinds then decide you want curtains two weeks later, this is a slightly more expensive and time-consuming change!