23 Dec Which kitchen bench top should I choose?
How do I choose between the different types of kitchen bench tops for my kitchen?
When choosing a bench top for your kitchen there is actually a huge selection on the market with different pros and cons. With a various range of products available it can seem a little overwhelming.
We’ve put together the following to help you with what is available & explaining the details, pros and cons of each benchtop type and their relative price point.
It is a good idea to start with what your type of lifestyle is currently and what you intend your budget to be.
For example you may have energetic young kids and if you are looking for durability in your bench top this may be the most important factor for you.
Or you may be a first homeowner on a tight budget and looking to update the current kitchen in your new home.
Or you may have a property that you are looking to renovate completely and maybe the sky is the limit.
Another aspect to consider is if you intend to sell your house in the not too distant future? If so the decision on the quality of the bench top right now could lift the sale of property significantly when you sell.
For new homebuyers they consider the kitchen to be a very important part of the house when purchasing as they spend a lot of time there.
For example a house selling for around $700k buyers would expect to see a stone top included in the kitchen. Yet if a house if selling for over $850k buyers might expect granite bench tops as well as lacquered or vinyl wrapped finish cabinets. However if you intend to stay put for a while then obviously this does not become as important.
Once you have decided what your requirements are you can then discuss this with your Kitchen Designer and they can assist in choosing the right bench top for you.
Kitchen Benchtops – Quick Reference Guide
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