If you’re updating your kitchen on a budget, laminate worktops are the obvious choice; not only are they purse-friendly, they’re also heat resistant up to 135 degrees and incredibly long-lasting. As well as their strength and resilience to busy family life, laminate worktops are available in a huge range of colours and styles, meaning that whatever style of kitchen you’ve chosen, there’ll be something to suit you.
Rustic style kitchens and Worktops
If your ideal kitchen looks like it might be at home in an old stone cottage or farmhouse, you’re heading towards the rustic style. Full of country charm, cupboards are usually white or cream, and features include chunky butler sinks, exposed beams and woven storage baskets, while an aga often provides a focal point in the room. You could even kit your kitchen our with some stylish SteakStones hot stone sets to make your dining experience extra special.
The obvious laminate worktop choice for a rustic kitchen is wood or granite; wood looks beautiful against light coloured units, while granite is a nice contrast against natural timber cupboards and shelves. If you do opt for wood, there’s a whole world of choice, from the lightest pale beech right through to rich walnut block.
Scandinavian style kitchens and Worktops
Scandi-style is hugely popular at the moment, and can be identified by clean white walls, simple shelving and plenty of plants dotted around the room. If you’re styling your kitchen this way, the perfect way to offset your light and bright kitchen is with a plain black laminate worktop; in this case, simplicity is key, so steer away from any stone effects and keep it sleek and glossy. As well as looking eye-catchingly crisp, the main advantage of a dark worktop is that it will look pristine for far longer. For more Scandinavian kitchen inspiration, head over to Houzz to check out their beautiful gallery and articles. (http://www.houzz.co.uk/scandinavian-kitchen)
Contemporary style kitchens and Worktops
If modern, eye-catching interiors are your thing, you’re probably going to be styling your kitchen in a contemporary way; colours are acid-bright, units are sleek and minimalist and accessories are often kept to a minimum to let the fittings speak for themselves. If you’re feeling really brave, pick laminate worktops in eye-popping colours such as deep red or purple, and for added interest, opt for a style which has added sparkle, such as our Ruby Quartz style laminate kitchen worktop from the Odyssey laminate wortop range. Alternatively, go bold with the colours on the wall or units, and keep it simple with a dramatic black stone or granite worktop.
Whatever your kitchen style, we’ve almost certainly got a laminate worktop to suit you; check out our full range here laminate kitchen worktops, or give us a call on 01302 741709 to discuss your options.