Kitchens and Granite Worktops

The latest design magazines show that there seems to be quite a retro feel happening in the kitchen cabinet design world right now with curves making a big come back – curve fronted drawer units, curved ends to and an endless choice of curved handles. To get worktops to fit on these new design of cabinets ordinary laminate can be difficult to manufacture to follow the lines of the curves but with granite being solid the worktops can be cut to match these quite easily and they will literally follow the contours of the kitchen.

To make a bold contemporary statement then choosing a strong coloured kitchen door in say red, black or aubergine will do the trick and they look fabulous with steel appliances. Definitely a look that goes well in a loft apartment or large open plan living area. A smaller space would benefit by mixing in some white high gloss doors to add light.

There are a few things to consider when choosing granite worktops to go with these modern/retro kitchens:

  • Light granites will need to be resealed on a more regular basis as the spilt remains of say a curry could possibly stain them. If this is a worry then it could be a better chocie to go with a mid tone granite such as steel grey, which will also compliment your stainless steel appliances.
  • If there is a lot of white in your kitchen you might want to create a contrast with some of the brown granites (which are also very easy to maintain on a day to day basis) to add some warmth.
  • If your kitchen worktops are likely to need a lot of joins then it is best to avoid any granites made up from a markedly striated pattern as this may make the joins more noticeable.

So as “natural” seems to be the word when it comes to interior design right now, especially with the huge choice of natural wood doors, granite is a practical and very stylish choice for your worktops.


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