Kitchen Style

Things to consider when choosing a kitchen worktop

When it comes to home renovating, there’s no denying that the kitchen is one of the most important rooms. Whether you’re undergoing a full house refurbishment or you’re just revamping the kitchen itself, there are a number of things to consider. …

Written by Janne Magnussen

A kitchen renovation requires months, if not years, of planning and budgeting to ensure the end result is exactly what you want. From colour schemes and finishes, to cabinetry choices and surface options, it can all be quite overwhelming. One of the key starting points is figuring out exactly what kitchen worktop will work best for you, your home and your needs. It’s often advised to start with your worktop and build your scheme around that. So let’s take a look at the different things you need to consider when you start your kitchen renovation journey…

Find a worktop that works with your colour scheme

As with most rooms in the home, your plans and moodboards will most definitely start with a colour scheme. Are you opting for an all-black feel with hints of brushed brass? Or will you choose a lighter, effortlessly Scandi look? Whichever way you choose to go, your worktop will play an important role in the overall look of the kitchen and so it’s important to get it right.

For a luxurious finish, think of teaming a dark worktop such as our Lundhs Emerald with black or deep grey cabinetry. This opulent look is as timeless as it is stylish and is guaranteed to leave a lasting impression. Alternatively, a strong contrast can also create a sophisticated and elegant look. A great option if you’re worried about your kitchen feeling too dark (often a problem if you don’t have the biggest of spaces or lack natural light), a dark work surface on top of lighter cabinetry will create a visually stunning focal point and will really take centre stage in your new kitchen.

Choose a worktop finish – high gloss or matte?

The finish of your worktop will make a big difference to the final appearance of your kitchen. Our natural stone worktops are available in a high gloss Polished or Silk matte finish, meaning you have the flexibility to choose the look that works best with your scheme. A high gloss polished work surface will most commonly be seen in a sleek and contemporary kitchen. Providing a beautiful sheen that allows the unique detailing to shine through, a gloss surface is ideal for those that favour a modern aesthetic. For a more rustic and organic feel, a structured matte surface can add some softness to the overall space, whilst delivering a truly unique and natural appeal.

Carefully consider the pros and cons of your work surface options

When is comes to worktop materials, you can’t get much better than 100% natural stone. The ideal surface for kitchen worktops, Lundhs Real Stone’s natural surfaces boast exceptional heat resistant qualities. Withstanding temperatures of up to 300°C, hot pots and pans can be placed directly on to the worktop without any risk of burning the surface or fears of damage. Thanks to its high-density and non-porosity, Lundhs Real Stone is one of the hardest materials in the world and therefore exceptionally durable and easy to maintain. Remaining in its natural state from quarry to kitchen countertop, in addition to being heat resistant Lundhs Real Stone is also water, scratch, stain and even UV resistant.

If cost is an issue but you don’t want to compromise on the best quality, think about mixing and matching different materials throughout your kitchen. A popular option is combining a reclaimed wood surface with a natural stone for example, ensuring that the natural stone is positioned in the most used parts of the kitchen – usually by the sink and where most of your food prep is done. The most important thing to consider is that your worktop has all the practical qualities you require as well as work visually within your kitchen scheme.

 

Lundhs Real Stone worktops

As beautiful as they are functional, our Lundhs Real Stone worktops boast both aesthetic and practical qualities. Available in four different stones – Lundhs Emerald,Lundhs Blue,Lundhs Royal and Lundhs Antique– and two different finishes, our 100% natural worktops will suit both contemporary and traditional kitchens. Truly unique, they are also guaranteed to stand the test of time and will provide you with a lifetime of use.

To find your local Lundhs Real Stone stockist, head over to the store locator and start your kitchen renovation journey!

 

 

 

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