With summer just around the corner, it’s time to start preparing your home for weekend barbecues, mass family gatherings and messy playdates. So, what better room in your home to start refreshing in time for the season of socialising first, than your busiest – the kitchen?
In today’s post, we’re giving you four style ideas for how to change your kitchen worktop in a way that refreshes and rejuvenates your entire kitchen, ready for summer. Whether you’re looking to bring more light into your kitchen without knocking down a wall, or need a worktop that can handle the pressure of knives scratching at hot-off-the-barbecue food, our range of high-quality worktops has something to suit all your individual kitchen needs.
Popular with homeowners and interior designers looking to create a less traditional and more unique look, quartz worktops are widely chosen for their compatibility with your home’s current decor – making this material an ideal option if you don’t fancy stripping out and rejigging your entire kitchen. Crucial modern manufacturing processes mean the typically transparent material comes in a massive variety of colours, which allow it to increase the brightness in your kitchen – making sure that natural summer light bounces off its surface into the rest of the room.
Not only do they make a big visual impact, but, due to their impermeability to water, quartz worktops are the best option when designing a summer kitchen that can sustain paddling-pool-wet children and spilt ice lollies – making sure the room retains its gorgeous colour for decades to come.
For centuries, granite has been the leading material homeowners have chosen to use in their kitchens, and for good reason. The gorgeous speckled detail within the stone ensures that each slab is just that little bit different – allowing you to create an earthy and natural look that emulates your beautiful summer surroundings, all year round.
Coupled with modern, brassy kitchen ornaments and appliances, this scratch and heat-resistant material creates a beautiful worksurface that withstands both long-term wear and tear, and interior design trends.
A relative newbie to the worktop world is the iconic ceramic. Whilst typically used for decorative purposes, introducing these stunning marble-like hues into your kitchen will bring a touch of elegance and simplicity into your busy summer period. Ceramic worktops tend to have a polished finish, creating an added element of brightness in your kitchen no matter your chosen colour – and their extremely durable scratch and heat-resistant surface gives you assurance that any stray barbecue flames will quickly be distinguished (unable to cause any harm to you or your visitors).
Solid surface worktops
If you’re looking to mould a worktop into a design that suits your own particular style, solid surface worktops may be the one for you. Their man-made qualities mean that it’s entirely up to you which colour you choose to implement in your home. With summer nearing, we suggest filling your kitchen space with decorative copper and metallic ornaments – encouraging natural light to be drawn towards your gorgeous new worktop. Whether it’s a sharp, white colour you feel would complement your kitchen space, or you want to create a feature of your worktop with a bold pop of red to highlight your vibrant personality, solid surface worktops make a great addition to any kitchen.
Looking good is one thing, but a work surface that has the ability to sustain a great amount of impact whilst also providing a beautiful view is another. That’s just another reason why solid surfaces are the ultimate solution for big and busy families this summer.
At Stone Genie, we know a thing or two about worktops and want nothing more than to help you find the perfect one to suit you and your kitchen in time for summer. To find out more about our products, check them out online or give us a call today on 0330 3303038.