If you’ve recently moved house, you may still be getting used to all the new features and working hard into transforming it into your own home. Whether you chose it for its location, its charm, the size of the house, the number of bedrooms etc, you now need to work towards turning it into your dream home.

Tailor your kitchen to suit YOU, not the other way around


When it comes to renovating the kitchen, it can be easy to just leave everything as it is because of the amount of appliances found in the average kitchen. However, there comes a moment when convenience must give way to personalization. Your kitchen should reflect your unique needs and preferences.

Instead of clinging to the familiar, it’s time to embark on a kitchen remodeling journey that truly tailors your space to suit your lifestyle. Making changes according to your needs can lead to an upgraded kitchen that aligns seamlessly with your requirements and adds aesthetic appeal as well as functionality to your home.

During a kitchen redesign, you typically have two options: you can entrust the remodelling company with procuring all the design elements, or you can personally reach out to suppliers like kitchenfair to purchase the necessary elements and have them installed by an expert.

Either ways you choose, it’s important to note that the focal point of any kitchen is the kitchen counter or worktop. So try designing your kitchen around the worktop and ensure that the space caters to your specific requirements.

Styles and Types of Worktops Available


The material for your worktop will depend on the style or theme you are going for with your kitchen. Worktops come available in a whole range of materials designed to make your kitchen shine. A few examples of materials used for worktops would be:

Slate – polished metamorphic rock known for its durability and low liquid absorption levels. It is normally found in blacks, greens, greys and deep reds and purples.

Granite – sealed natural stone known for its stain-resistant, scratch and waterproof surface. Prone to individual and unique patterns, this is a great all round material.

Quartz Composite – a material specially developed known for its high resistance to staining, scratching and heat. A well sought after material available in a variety of colours.

These materials can also be used for other constructions within the kitchen. Companies like Lovech (and similar others) specialize in kitchen cabinets and other storage solutions, enabling you to make the most of your space. Your kitchen design contributes significantly to the productivity and ease of functions, so it’s essential that you create it based on your needs.

Ensuring the Longevity of Your Worktop


Good maintenance of your worktop is essential, although beautifully crafted stone worktops often don’t need the latest state-of-the-art Mr Muscle cleaner in order to ensure that your worktop stays in top condition. A traditional mix of warm soapy water with a sponge, followed by a wiping down with a microfiber cloth should be more than enough to do the trick. A mixture of equal parts vinegar and warm water in a spray bottle works wonders as well.

Make sure to always leave the vinegar on for a few minutes at a time. You won’t need to clean your worktops every day but if you see a mark or a spot, it is important to clean it as soon as possible. At least once or twice a week as a routine clean will ensure that you get the most use out of your worktops, leaving them to stay shiny and polished for longer!

Whichever material you decide to use for your worktop, make sure that you enlist the help of a professional as they will be able to give you expert advice as to the best styles of worktop for your kitchen and your needs.

Mike James
Content Editor