The day starts with those birds outside your window that sing too loud and the duvet on your bed that is too warm on summer. You go to the kitchen to fix some coffee – inhaling the smell is helping you to open your eyes. You grab the coffee pot to pour its content into two mugs, but the handle is surprisingly slippery and, suddenly, it seems it has been raining coffee on your granite countertop. At that precise moment, your loved one enters the kitchen. Perfect timing to enjoy yet another morning together…
With a wide range of countertop materials like granite, solid surface, quartz, and ceramic, choosing the right material for your home can seem daunting. Each material has its own abilities that allow for durable and reliable countertops, which provide your home with a long-lasting and beautiful design.
Having the right colour for your countertops is one of the more important style choices you make when remodelling or designing your kitchen, as you’ll be looking at them for many years to come. The right countertop colour will enhance the beauty of the space, and of the appliances you choose.
Whether you want to complement the colour of your countertop with the appliances you’ve picked or with the wall paint colour, considering the lighting in your home and the colour of the rest of the building materials will help you choose.
If you’ve been looking into re-inventing your kitchen, one of the aspects that you’ve probably researched is the kitchen counter. You may think that these pieces of furniture come in a variety of different sizes as well as shapes, but many tradesmen will tell you that there’s one standard height for kitchen counters.
Is this true? Are you really that restricted to the size of your counter?
If you’ve recently invested in a gorgeous granite or quartz worktop, you should want to show it off to everyone who comes into your kitchen. This means that you might have to spend time carrying out a little spring cleaning; especially those people who use their kitchen worktops to store everything and anything.
Kitchen counters are often the hardest surfaces to keep clutter free. Generally, this is because the kitchen is often seen as a natural meeting place for all the family – everyone seems to gather in there. The high traffic within the room means that it’s difficult to keep things from getting left in there or to keep things from building up.
If you struggle to keep your kitchen worktops clean and tidy, we’ve put together some helpful tips that should have you showing off those sparkling counters in no time.
Remove Everything That Doesn’t Belong
Kitchen worktops often become a dumping ground for a number of things, including opened (and unopened) post, magazines or/and dirty dishes. Before you even think about properly de-cluttering your worktops, you should remove anything that doesn’t belong in the kitchen. Put them all into one place so that you can look at them properly.
Assess the Items
Once you’ve removed all of the items cluttering up your kitchen worktops, you should assess everything that you have. Is there anything that can be thrown away? Some people keep items that are no long necessary, or items that no longer even work. These should all be disposed of in the correct way.
Find an Alternative Place for Items You Want to Keep
It’s likely that a lot of the items cluttering up your kitchen are things that you do want to keep but just aren’t in the right place. You should spend time finding an alternative home for all of these things.
For example, you should find a place for your post and make sure that everyone in your home knows that this is the only place that letters should go.
You should also make sure that you don’t leave dirty dishes cluttering up the sides; make it a habit to wash these after use.
Clean it Every Evening
As we said earlier, your kitchen often becomes the unofficial meeting place for the entire family. Therefore it’s likely that you won’t be able to keep it clutter free for long. You should expect things to start gathering on the worktops throughout the day. You don’t have to let it build up though; make tidying up in there part of your daily routine.
If you’ve recently carried out a spring clean in your kitchen and realised that your kitchen worktops are definitely in need of some TLC – we have you covered. We specialise in attractive and modern worktops, helping you find the perfect one for your home. We guide you from conception to installation; so you don’t have to worry about a thing.
Contact us today on 01704 228 574 and we will be more than happy to help you out.
You’ve gone to the effort of creating a beautiful kitchen for your home, and now you’re looking to fill it with beautiful furnishings too!
You’ve probably already looked at the obvious furniture such as chairs, curtains and other utensils, but you may have noticed that your wonderful new granite worktops are looking a bit bare compared to the rest of your kitchen.
In order to combat this, we’ve pulled together three decorative items which you can use to decorate your worktop to make it look a little busier without looking too cluttered.
In our previous blog post we discussed how to effectively style kitchen worktops. This looked at how different colours and materials can completely change the look and feel of your room.
Focusing again on styling within the kitchen, we’re looking more specifically at granite countertops and why they can be updated and decorated to make your kitchen look amazing.
Granite is a popular choice by homeowners, especially when it comes to choosing a material for kitchen worktops. It’s stunning, durable and timeless; providing endless possibilities for those wanting to update their decor.
So why should you choose granite over any other material?
Kitchen worktops can be a daunting space to style. You can have kitchen appliances, dishes, old mail, or plants lying about that make it a struggle to keep worktops clean and organised. They are a big feature in any kitchen, and you’ll want to explore how you can add decorative appliances and objects to create a welcoming environment.
The first thing to consider is the style of your kitchen. You can combine decoration with function, and add cooking supplies that look the part. A theme will help you know which colours to choose from, and what will look best.
Every home owner wants their home to be beautiful, no matter what the room is. Whether it’s the kitchen, the living room or even the bedroom, putting effort into how your house looks is something that every home owner is guilty of.
However, it can sometimes be difficult to see how to make a more practical room such as the kitchen more attractive while still keeping the function of the room intact and it is often the design which we believe makes a kitchen look great. While this is true, it is entirely possible to have an attractive kitchen without the need for an expensive kitchen design, and we’re here to show you how without having to spend a lot of money!