How to maximise worktop space & get the most out of your kitchen

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How To Maximise Worktop Space & Get The Most Out Of Your Kitchen

Designing and selecting a kitchen worktop is not an easy task. There are many considerations to take into account before settling on the perfect kitchen layout, with aesthetics being just one of them. 

With so many creative ways to design a kitchen you should use an experienced kitchen designer to help you get the most worktop space in your kitchen and create a functional, but beautiful space. Here are some key functionalities to consider before buying your dream kitchen worktop. 

Food Preparation

Food preparation is a key functionality when it comes to kitchens. It’s important to make sure that the worktop provides enough space for preparing food so that you don’t get overwhelmed when you run out of room whilst cooking. 

You should also consider the sort of material you will choose for your kitchen worktop, as some wooden and marble worktops require some care to keep them looking nice and performing well. You want a worktop that is durable, tough and easy to clean.

Entertaining and Hosting

A kitchen is one of the main rooms in a house, so people who love to entertain and host often want their kitchen to be the centrepiece of this. So when working out your kitchen design this must be a consideration. For example you need a place to lay out food, places for people to sit and you may even want to have people around while you are cooking. Do you need to choose surfaces that are scratch or ding resistant in case of droppages or someone not using a chopping board?

Consider how you will use your new kitchen, as this will help you make decisions about the design process. It is difficult to change a kitchen once it has been installed, so always better to think about what is important before you order your worktops and units.

Include a Peninsula Worktop To Create More Surface Space?

Peninsula worktops otherwise known as island worktops have become very popular in modern kitchens thanks to their functionality of adding extra surfaces, cookers, storage etc. By having an island worktop, it will improve the flow of your kitchen and make for a more practical space.

The island also has the advantage that you can add extra surfaces in different shapes and sizes which provides an opportunity to have somewhere where you can cook without having to worry about running out of room on top of the stove/sink.

Breakfast Bars Make For A Great Addition

If you do not have the space for a peninsula/island worktop then a breakfast bar may be the answer. Essentially a kitchen worktop that is fixed at height, it will provide space for preparing and eating food as well as being extra storage or just somewhere to sit down with your morning coffee/tea.

Make Room For a Kitchen Table

Kitchen diners are ever more popular as they give the family a place to congregate and enjoy a meal together. There are so many different designs available, but there may also be a clever way to incorporate a space saving table into your design. As with kitchen worktops it is important to make sure you choose the right sort of table for the space, so making this consideration early on could help you get a perfect dining table into your dream kitchen.

Matter Designs Are Here To Help

Finding that dream kitchen worktop can become a challenge and there are many factors to take into consideration. It can be very hard to find the perfect design whilst ticking all the boxes for functionality. That’s where Matters Design comes in, we can help you choose the perfect kitchen worktop to make your dreams come true – Visit our website today for more information.


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