The kitchen is an important room in your house for many reasons; it’s where your family gathers, the place you turn to for a home cooked meal after a tough day at work, and where phones are put down and replaced with cups of tea and conversation.
We know and understand how important your kitchen is to your daily routine. That’s why, in today’s post, we’re looking at four different ways you can inject some much-needed life into the place you unknowingly spend most of your time – making sure it’s the room in your house that you want to keep going back to, time and time again.
Keeping it real
With summer creeping in, we understand that you’ll want to spend more hours in the sun outside, and less in the kitchen sweating over a hot meal for your family. Our granite worktops provide the perfect compromise to this common issue, thanks to their earthy tones and natural, speckled design complementing the views just a stone’s throw away in your sunny back garden.
Combined with other naturally sourced materials such as oak fruit bowls, distressed and imperfect wooden floorboards, and thick stone spice grinders, your new kitchen’s natural feel will be sure to create the calm atmosphere you desire, long into the winter months.
Crisp, cool and sleek
It’s often the case that the most minimalistic design provokes the biggest reaction. We’re well accustomed to hearing the question, “what’s your favourite colour?”, and we often pick a bright colour we like the look of or a colour we’ve come to know well. Little do we hear the shade ‘white’ being the answer to that all-or-nothing question. But why not? White has the ability to create an immediate sharp and elegant look so, when combined with quartz worktops, not only is your kitchen surface durable and sturdy, but its crisp colour creates a clean and refreshing look in time for summer.
Don’t stop there, if you’re starting off with white as your base, why not run with it through to the very end? We suggest including appliances, wall and floor tiles to match! An all white look is great for creating the illusion of space, whilst it’s subliminally quirky decor is always proven to lift a mood.
Contrast is key
If the idea of using white to create a clean base for your kitchen has pricked your interest as the best kitchen worktop for you, but following through with matching appliances isn’t very ‘you’, then why not substitute them for an equally bold alternative – black? Whether in the form of a Parisian striped t-shirt or a great wild animal, black and white come together to create an eye-catching look without being an eyesore.
Alternatively, substitute your smooth white surfaces for their mirrored black equivalent. Black Mirror quartz worktops provide a great surface to use for a more contemporary look, particularly when scattered with white or mirrored appliances.
Give your kitchen a personality of its own. Corian worktops encourage you to get creative in 2018 by providing you with the ability to choose a worktop colour that gives your kitchen the bright character it deserves. Whether you decide a warm grey base creates the perfect backdrop for your hot pink appliances, or that a red worktop works best coupled with a neutral kettle and toaster, a Corian worktop leaves the decision in your hands.
If matt colours don’t get your heart racing then why not embrace 2018’s biggest trend – metallics? From rustic copper tones to sparkly silvers, their mirrored quality highlights the best of your kitchen, accentuating both the natural summer light and the warm autumn glow, metallics touch on the best of your room, transforming your house into a home.
So, there you have it, just a few of our ideas to help infuse life into your kitchen. Our vast supply of high-quality worktops make us experts in all things worktops in the UK, so why not check out our products online to help spark some kitchen refresh ideas of your own?