The kitchen is perhaps one of the most technological areas of the house; in fact, to make a pun, it could be described as avant-garde. This room can add the most value to your property and as such many people opt for an ultra modern high gloss kitchen to complement the aesthetic of their home.
The most vital feature in the kitchen is the countertops, which provide important functional use, but must also look stylish. When it comes to work surfaces, there are a plethora of options available for different budgets and tastes. Whichever option you choose, keep in mind the uses of your kitchen as well as the look you want to create.
Granite is known as the most decadent material for countertops and most suppliers can custom cut stone to fit your exact specifications. Coming in a variety of colors from light creams to black, granite complements most kitchen designs. For the enthusiastic cook, granite is fantastic for baking as it is very cold. It is wear-resistant, waterproof, heat-resistant and scratch-resistant; however, this quality comes at a price.
However, you get what you pay for as granite countertops will last a lifetime.
Silestone countertops are a cheaper alternative to granite, with little compromise on quality. Like granite, silestone comes in a variety of shades to suit everyone and can be cut to fit the most individual kitchen. In addition to granite, many silestone suppliers offer microban, an antibacterial agent embedded in the stone. This offers peace of mind to those who care about hygiene, which is why silestone is often used in the catering or health sectors.
Wood is the most natural looking surface and can work well with bright white units. It is durable and strong, but needs to be oiled regularly to prevent it from drying out. Containing an antibacterial agent, the wood is hygienic and pleasing to the eye.
Stainless steel is a popular choice for warehouse conversion homes as it has an industrial theme. The material is strong, shiny and durable, which means it’s a popular choice for the professional kitchen. Be careful using a cutting board though, as the material scratches easily.