A Guide to Creating the Perfect Kitchen
The kitchen is the heart of the home, it’s not just a place to cook and eat, it’s somewhere that friends and family gather and spend quality time together – which means it has to look and feel like a place that people want to spend time.
There are plenty of options to choose from when you’re creating your kitchen and sometimes it can all get a bit overwhelming, but this guide is here to help you from start to finish, from taking the first step and creating a budget to adding the finishing touches once everything is done. With this guide, you’ll have the kitchen you’ve always dreamed of.
Before you choose your materials you should think about the kind of look that you want to create in your kitchen, you should also take into account whether or not you need your worktop to be heat resistant, water resistant or scratch resistant. The most popular types of worktop finishes are:
Available in hardwood and softwood, this material suits all kitchen styles and looks great on a kitchen island, you can alter the shade and type of wood to make it work with your kitchen style.
Composite materials are made from two or more materials which have different chemicals. This type of material looks great with dark and dramatic colours such as grey, navy and black, add some white in your kitchen to create a modern look or if you want something more traditional then composite can also be paired with neutral creams and browns.
Granite is a type of igneous rock and is made from minerals such as quartz, mica and feldspar. With granite you can work with different finishes to create the look that you want because there are so many varieties.
Laminate is a great material because it has the ability to resemble other materials.
Glass is a popular material if you want to create a modern and contemporary kitchen, it’s available in different colours too.
This material can come across as quite harsh but if you pair it with softer colours and materials it can work well in a contemporary kitchen.