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If you’re considering replacing old and tired kitchen worktops with new ones, or need worktops for a from-the-ground-up kitchen installation, you’ve come to the right place. As the East Grinstead area’s favoured stonemason, we supply and install stunning granite worktops, marble worktops and quartz worktops for discerning clients. In this article, we run through some tips to consider when involved in the preliminary planning phase (which we are always happy to assist with).
As with any property investment, it’s vital you take time to budget properly – otherwise you could find you either: a) overspend and need to cut corners in other aspects of your project, which is certainly not ideal; or b) you deny yourself, without realising, high-end kitchen counters you would have otherwise been able to afford. As a one-stop stonemason, we can help you with this aspect of the job by advising on the financial viability of different materials e.g quartz worktops, granite worktops and marble worktops.
CONSIDER THE LAYOUT
Kitchen worktops have two important jobs to do: look fantastic, and be a practical staging area for all the important tasks you utilise your kitchen for. This isn’t necessarily just food preparation, cooking and dining, but perhaps entertaining or relaxing with family in the evening. Every East Grinstead client has different needs, that’s why it’s important to pay close attention to the layout and whether or not you’ll be able to use the kitchen how you intend to. Our granite worktops, quartz worktops and marble worktops can be fantastic centrepieces, but shouldn’t be forced into an impractical location.
TAKE YOUR TIME WEIGHING THE BENEFITS OF EACH MATERIAL
The aforementioned materials: granite worktops, quartz worktops and marble worktops, each have individual and distinct characteristics. For example, granite worktops have beautiful veining and natural patterns. They’re resistant to heat and scratching, but require re-sealing every 10 years. Quartz worktops come in all sorts of striking colours, but spills should be mopped up quickly to prevent marks. Marble worktops are synonymous with luxury, but need complementing features lest they seem out of place. Finding something that suits both your wider kitchen design and aesthetic, and something that will suit your needs may take some research.