Choosing your New Kitchen Furniture

When you decide to redecorate and refurnish your kitchen, choosing a new look can be daunting. There is so much choice on the market today that finding the right colours, materials, finishes, and layout for your space may prove more difficult than you might expect, but giving it serious consideration will lead you to the right decisions.

Kitchen Furniture

So, where do you start?

Worktops

Worktops play a huge role in your kitchen, both for their look and their function. There are various materials available, such as wood, granite and steel, all of which have their own advantages. Which should you choose? Wooden worktops remain a perennial favourite, offering both a warm, natural look and unparalleled reliability when preparing all manner of foods. Numerous woods are often used in creating worktops, including oak, iroko, maple, zebrano and more. All of these offer varying colours to suit all décors, so be sure to look at all of your options before you buy.

Cabinets

Like worktops, your kitchen cabinets play a significant role in your décor, serving key aesthetic and functional roles. Various materials are available, but most people prefer to use a warm wooden finish for a homely look; solid wood is also reliable, durable and practical, potentially providing years of use. Depending on the tone and colour scheme you want to use for your kitchen, you may choose to diversify your cabinet doors and drawers with different colours and finishes—using contrasting ones side-by-side can help to create a unique look and brighten the entire room up.

Splashbacks

More and more people are choosing to fit splashbacks in their kitchens, as they add a great new visual dynamic and help to prevent walls being stained by food- and drink-related mess. Toughened glass is typically the most popular choice, which provides optimum strength and a tough resistance to scratching. Choosing a colour which complements your design scheme can help bring a bold, fresh angle to the overall design.

Go Bespoke?

Of course, if trying to pick and choose the individual components to complement each other is too stressful, why not allow a specialist company to create a bespoke kitchen for you? They will listen to your ideas and needs, and provide furnishings to your personal specifications.  After all, the kitchen is one of the most important rooms in your home, and deserves a lot of attention to make it the one you’ve always dreamed of.

About the Author:

Jonathan Miller specialises in writing articles on DIY, kitchen worktops and interior design; he uses sites such as http://www.josephkingsley.co.uk/ for inspiration and research.

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