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The Ice Kitchens Guide to Choosing the Perfect Kitchen Worktops

The Ice Kitchens Guide to Choosing the Perfect Kitchen Worktops

Introduction to kitchen worktops

When it comes to designing your dream kitchen, one of the most important decisions you'll make is choosing the perfect worktop. Kitchen worktops not only provide a functional space for meal preparation, but they also play a vital role in the overall aesthetics of your kitchen. 

With countless options available in the market, it can be overwhelming to make the right choice. In this guide, we'll walk you through everything you need to know about choosing the perfect kitchen worktops.

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Factors to consider when choosing kitchen worktops


Light Grey Chicago Concrete Worktop

One of the first decisions you'll need to make is selecting the finish or look for your kitchen worktop. Each finish has its own aesthetic appeal and considerations, so it's essential to weigh your options carefully.

A polished finish adds a timeless elegance and a sleek appearance to your worktop, while a matte finish offers a modern and understated look. If you prefer a more rustic or natural feel, a textured or distressed finish can provide that desired look. Other popular choices include a glossy finish, a honed finish, or a patterned finish.

Style and Design

Going for a clean, white kitchen? View our White Marble worktop! 

Consider the overall style and design of your kitchen when choosing your worktop. If you have a traditional kitchen, a granite or wooden-look worktop can add warmth and character. 

For a modern and sleek look, consider quartz finish worktops enhance the lines of your kitchen. It's also important to think about the color and pattern of the worktop, ensuring it harmonizes with your cabinets, flooring, and splashback.

How to measure for kitchen worktops

Accurate measurements are crucial to ensure a perfect fit for your kitchen worktops. Follow these steps to measure your kitchen accurately:

  1. Measure the length and depth
    1. Using a tape measure, measure the length of each section of your kitchen where the worktop will be installed. Take measurements along the wall, including any corners and alcoves. Next, measure the depth of your counters from the wall to the front edge.
  2. Measure the width
    1. Measure the width of your worktop area by measuring the distance from one wall to the other. Take multiple measurements at different points to account for any unevenness in the walls.
  3. Account for overhangs and cutouts
    1. If you have any overhangs or cutouts for sinks, hobs, or other appliances, make sure to measure them accurately. Note down the dimensions and positions of these cutouts to ensure a precise fit.

Once you have all the measurements, it's a good idea to double-check them before placing an order for your kitchen worktops. If you're unsure, consult with a professional or the supplier for guidance.

Choosing the perfect kitchen worktops is a decision that requires careful consideration. By taking into account factors such as material, style, and maintenance, you can select a worktop that not only enhances the functionality of your kitchen but also adds a touch of elegance to the space. 

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