Remodelling projects that are carried out in the bathroom or kitchen are likely to include the replacement of old benchtops because the countertops are features that receive heavy usage, which in turn causes them to lose their lustre and attractiveness over time. In fact, just changing the benchtops in your bathroom or kitchen could significantly spruce up the appearance of these rooms. However, with so many benchtop materials on the market, it can be overwhelming for some homeowners to make a decision. As such, they end up purchasing the same material as their old benchtops. If you would like something new that would make a statement, here are a couple of benchtop materials that you could consider.
While stone may arguably have lost some of its popularity due to materials such as laminate and tile increasing in popularity, stone should still be considered a top pick. Advancements in technology have made both stone and laminate benchtops much more attractive than they used to be, offering homeowners highly durable and beautiful options when replacing their benchtops.
If opulence is the look you are after, you should invest in marble as this will add a touch of luxury to your home. However, ensure that the marble benchtops are sealed routinely to prevent etching that may come about from acidic substances coming into contact with the counters.
If you find that natural stone may be too cumbersome to maintain, then you have the option of selecting engineered stone materials. Engineered stone gives you the convenience of choosing a natural stone-like appearance for your benchtops without the premium price tag. Moreover, engineered stone is a resilient material and it will not be susceptible to staining and etching.
If you have a contemporary theme in your residence, then you should consider modern materials to match it. One of the popular options is installing metallic benchtops in a kitchen. One of the benefits of metal benchtops is that they come in an assortment of choices including copper, stainless steel, aluminium and more. The metallic appearance adds a touch of post-industrial décor to your space. Many metallic benchtops are also simple to maintain, especially if you select materials that are corrosion-resistant such as aluminium. Nevertheless, while materials such as stainless steel benchtops will provide you with longevity, they do tend to attract fingerprints and may get dirty in other ways, though it still shouldn't be hard to clean them.
We have just bought a new house, and the guy who lived here before us smoked in the house for close to 40 years. The first thing I knew we had to change as soon as we moved in was the curtains, because I can't bear the smell of stale smoke. I looked around at a few different options and settled on some beautiful cream curtains with a delicate pattern and a blackout backing so that the dawn doesn't wake me each morning. This blog explains some different stylish options for window coverings for your home, including curtains and blinds.