When you decide to purchase a new kitchen, it can be tricky to settle on a particular style. Do you want a simple, classic design, or are you looking for an ultra-modern style? Perhaps you’re leaning towards a nod to nostalgia and are currently being inspired by vintage styles. The great thing about granite worktops is that they can be used for almost any look. Discover how you can use granite worktops to accentuate your preferred theme, and transform your kitchen into the hub of the home it deserves to be.
Old school cool with brand new granite worktops
Nostalgic designs are a popular theme in kitchens, with home owners wishing to bring a touch of the past into their homes. For those that want more than just a hint of the past, an American 1950’s theme is tempting. Unleash your inner rockabilly and create a 1950’s diner in your own home with the help of hard-wearing granite worktops. Think red, black, and dashes of silver to create a 1950’s hangout where Sandy and Danny wouldn’t look out of place.
The creatively named, Blues in the Night granite worktop is a great choice for this type of kitchen and can easily be accessorised with red and chrome appliances to complete the Rock n Roll look. Consider a black granite breakfast bar and add red-topped swivel stools if you want to totally embrace the ‘50’s vibe. Finish off the look with some framed retro prints and enjoy a nice “cup of joe” as you relax in your brand new 1950’s kitchen.
Using granite worktops in a country-style kitchen
When you think of a country-kitchen, chances are that granite doesn’t immediately spring to mind. However, you can use this stain-resistant, resilient material even when your heart is set on a country kitchen. The trick to creating a country kitchen while avoiding it turning into a twee homage to the past is to team white wood fixtures with rustic hues. Choose a granite worktop such as the Simply Granite Alexia Gold, or the Astoria polished – both have gorgeous flecks of brown, and creamy swirls. Again, use accessories to complete the look.
Modern kitchen designs
White has long been a signifier of modernity, lauded through the decades as being the colour (or rather lack of colour) to have in contemporary homes. Even now, white offers kitchens a fresh, modern look. However, rather than opt for stark white granite worktops, consider a worktop that offers flashes of colour against a white backdrop. The Simply Granite Moon White is a perfect example of understated elegance with a modern twist.
Bold and beautiful granite worktops
If you love bold, statement décor, then consider something just as bold for your kitchen surfaces. The 1970’s was an era known for its vibrant orange and brown swirls – modernise the look for a tasteful, yet fun look. The Simply Granite Black Fusion granite worktop is a beautiful choice which provides bold, orange curves nestled among rivers of black. Use this worktop as a statement piece breakfast bar or give yourself a completely luxurious kitchen and have it fitted throughout your entire kitchen.
Bringing breakfast bars into the home
Breakfast bars are by no means a new idea, but some people don’t realise just how much they can enhance a kitchen. You don’t necessarily need a huge kitchen to have a breakfast bar, and there are assorted choices for smaller kitchens, which are both beautiful and practical. You can choose a statement granite worktop in a completely different design to the rest of your kitchen, or you can opt for continuity throughout.
Why are granite worktops so popular – no matter the style?
Many people choose granite worktops because they are so unique. As a natural material, granite is far from uniform and each slab is different. However, granite also has many other benefits, especially when used as a worktop. The material is easy to maintain, in addition to being durable, and stain, impact and heat resistant. These qualities make granite the obvious choice for new kitchen worktops.
How do I choose which style is best for my home?
You need to be very honest with yourself – do you change your style and taste often? Do you want your home to be an extension of yourself, or are there others in your household that need to love the style of your kitchen as much as you do? If your tastes can be a little fickle, choose a neutral style in your kitchen that can be accessorised whenever you fancy switching things up.
Revamping your kitchen worktops to sell your home
Part of re-styling your kitchen is knowing why you are doing so. When selling your home, fitting a new kitchen could be the way to add a great deal of money to the asking price. If your current kitchen would have potential buyers turning on their heels and heading straight out the door, then you need to carefully consider buying a new kitchen. A common mistake made by homeowners is to choose a kitchen that they love, rather than a kitchen that their target buyer will enjoy. A family kitchen should be functional, but also stylish. You will want to stay clear of bold statement worktops as this could be a big turn off for more conventional buyers.
Let us help you find the perfect granite worktop
If you need assistance selecting the right worktop for your kitchen, we can help. Simply complete the online contact firm, or give us a call. Our experts can guide you through styles, prices and design options. You can also order samples of our designs so you can see how our worktops will look in your home before purchase. Should you have any questions about our prices and services, our team will be delighted to help in any way they can.
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