Let’s face it, no one wants a new kitchen just to look at - you want to get in there and use it!
Here are some of the key points to consider when deciding which worktop is right for you and the needs of
your home. If you’re thinking of updating your kitchen worktops, want to know which tops will work for you and how to get them at the best price, then this is the most important blog you’ll read this year! At Midland Tops, our aim is to give your kitchen a look and feel that shows your style, all without messing around.
Our expert team has more than 35 years of experience in planning and fitting your perfect worktops, with the product knowledge to match. We want to help make choosing your perfect kitchen worktop, so easy.
How you use your kitchen
Do you love baking with the kids, entertaining friends, tinkering with your bike or doing your own DIY projects? Be sure to choose a worktop to suit your lifestyle.
The style you want to achieve
Traditional, Contemporary, Farmhouse, Compact? Ensure your favourite worktop finish, sink choice and cupboards mesh, to form your dream space.
Does it scratch easily? Can it be replaced? How does it cope with a hot pan? The right material is so important.
Don't want to rob a bank to afford your new worktops? (We don't want you to either!). That's why we'll work with you and your budget to make your new kitchen a reality.
Down right durable
Worktops such as quartz and laminate, are incredibly hard-wearing with little maintenance and only simple cleaning required. They come in a wide range of colours and designs and can even be made to look like natural materials, such as marble or granite. They cope well with the heat of the kitchen and have a low porosity, making them a truly family-friendly surface.
Based mainly on function and purpose, not just aesthetics, Utilitarian design is practical, simple and economical. This design is extremely low maintenance, as many elements are easy to clean and treat. Solid wood is not an ideal worktop choice here. You need a hardwearing, low porosity worktop, that can't be damaged and doesn't collect dirt and bacteria.
Your range and oven might be the most important appliances when preparing delicious food, but if you do a lot of baking, you’ll need to think about your choice of worktop. Granite and marble can be too cold for working some doughs. Belfast sinks are a popular option if you like cooking up a storm, as they offer a much larger, deeper bowl to fit bigger washing up items.
Keep in mind that these are NOT suitable for use with laminate worktops.
The Finishing Touches
Have you thought about a boiling water tap? With many options available to suit any budget, it’s perfect for family life. You'll no longer need to wait around for the kettle to boil for hot drinks, or to cook vegetables and pasta. Many models also offer chilled, filtered water too.
Most boiling water taps have a safety lock to prevent accidents, so they’re safe for family kitchens. They do come with a tank, therefore it’s important to consider if you have enough space in the cupboard beneath.
Your Perfect Price
There are many factors that will affect the cost of your new kitchen worktops. The most important one is the type of material you choose. In order from the MOST to the LEAST expensive, here are 12 of the most popular options you may consider for your new worktop project:
Cladded (eg. layer of quartz)
See our price guide and request a visit from an experienced worktop surveyor, or give us a call and let us help guide you to get the right solution for you!