Most of us will have made New Year’s resolutions of many different sorts. Some people want to lose weight, some join a gym (quite a large number in fact), some may have decided to change their job, and so on.
Other people may have decided to change things around in the home. What with the cost of buying a new home today, and the interest rates on mortgages, it is a far better bet for many people to stay put and redecorate their present property.
One of the most popular choices is to do up the kitchen. Over the years, kitchen cabinets and cupboards age, and so do fridges, freezers, cookers, and all of the other items in the kitchen. We also spend a lot more time there than we used to. Back in the day, the kitchen was the room for doing the cooking and the washing, while meals were eaten in the dining room. However, today many families not only cook in the kitchen but eat meals there, watch TV, and invite family and friends over for dinner as well. So, upgrading the kitchen and making it more “21st century” makes perfect sense.
A Huge Difference
As we have often said at Marble & Granite, and many people agree with us, if you only upgrade the worktops and nothing else, it can make a huge difference to the appearance and also the feeling of your kitchen. If you can afford to rip out all the old appliances and buy new, and maybe even extend the kitchen into the garden, then by all means do it. But if not, just changing those worktops will make your kitchen like new.
When it comes to the material for your new worktops, there are many different choices, but today, more and more homeowners are opting for stone – either natural stone or man-made. At Marble and Granite, we offer you many different alternatives, and we have recently been finding that a lot of our customers are going for quartz worktops in Watford today.
Quartz is a man-made stone comprised of approximately 93% quartz aggregates which are mixed with pigments and polymer resins. This produces a stone which is extremely durable and, unlike natural stones such as marble, limestone, granite, and so on, does not need sealing, as it is stain resistant.
There are many different patterns and colours available from which you can choose, so there is bound to be the perfect quartz worktop for your kitchen.