What to consider when choosing a kitchen worktop, according to Life Kitchens

Jennifer Todd, Designer at Life Kitchens shares tips and surface options for a smooth cooking experience.

The choice of kitchen worktop depends on how the kitchen is used. Some materials are more robust than others, so it is important to think about daily tasks and cooking habits to ensure the right kitchen worktops are chosen.

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1. ESTABLISH COOKING HABITS

Worksurfaces are continuously used, whether for preparing and serving food or dining, so it is important to choose a material that will withstand regular, intensive pressure from pots and pans, dishes, cleaning and more. If tasks are aplenty, and surfaces are used for a range of activities, think about combining materials such as quartz with end-grain timber to create an easy workflow.

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2. WHY CHOOSE GRANITE

Granite is cool to touch which makes it great for making pasta, pastry and tempering chocolate. The material can also be used as a statement splashback or on an island.

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3. WHY CHOOSE TIMBER

Timber is a natural material that will breathe new life to a kitchen. The addition of authentic woodgrains will add extra texture, warmth and contrast when paired with the strong detailing of other surface materials. Not only impacting the feel of the space, wood is perfect for sectioning off preparation areas, and is particularly useful when incorporated as a built-in chopping board or butchers block.

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4. WHY CHOOSE QUARTZ

Quartz is a multi-functional worktop that is available in a variety of luxury finishes that will provide a sleek look. This surface is deal for those who like to cook and entertain.

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Life Kitchens, life-kitchens.co.uk

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