Selecting The Right Kitchen Benchtop

Your kitchen is the hub of your home – the centre piece for family life, cooking and entertaining.

One of the most important components of selecting modern kitchen design is knowing what surface and textures you want to use.

Kitchen benchtops need to have impact but also be practical.   Now days there is a wide range of benchtop materials available to kitchen renovators so it’s important to understand the types of surfaces available before making a design decision.

Laminate benchtops

Laminate benchtops have a decorative overlay that can be a pattern, design or colour. Laminates are a great option for home renovators that are on a budget as they are affordable but still offer a great kitchen design look.

We offer a range of laminate benchtop solutions – click here to view our full range.


Stone benchtops

Stone is extremely practical and durable but aesthetically is also simply stunning to look at. Stone is a very popular choice with homeowners these days due to its look and longevity.

We provide customers with either Caesarstone or Granite options.

Granite is a hardy material and can be more cost effective in comparison to some top of the range engineered stones.


Timber benchtops

Timber benchtops not only look great but also provide a tactile surface that really enhances the design look of your new kitchen. Consider the colour and grain you are after but also think about the long-term maintenance of this style of bench. Soft woods can be easily damaged and influenced by moisture so look for a timber that is coated to protect from stains, moisture and heat.

If you are planning a kitchen renovation, ask yourself these questions:

  • What is my budget?
  • What colour and effect do I want my benchtop to have?
  • What sort of look do I want for the space?
  • How much maintenance am I prepared to put into my benchtop?
  • How do I plan on using my benchtop?

Need help with your new kitchen design and benchtop selection? We have kitchen design showrooms in Aspley, Jindalee, Mt Gravatt, Capalaba, Windsor, Ipswich, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Newcastle.

Book your free kitchen design consultation here.

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