No room in the home (or office) is likely to date more quickly than the kitchen. This is due to a number of factors. In this post we’ll take a look at some reasons why your kitchen dates so quickly, and what you can do to keep it modern and fresh.
So Much Traffic
No other room in the home suffers the use and abuse like the kitchen does. People are in and out all day and all night: cleaning, cooking, preparing food, bashing pots and pans around, spilling drinks, splattering oil, cutting and slicing.
With all of the above going on it’s little wonder a kitchen can quickly start to look old and worn out.
What Dates a Kitchen?
While all the activity can make a kitchen’s appearance deteriorate, it’s more of a matter of style that makes a kitchen look out of date. This can be due to:
- The colour scheme
- Kitchen benchtops
- The fixtures and fittings
- Cabinet design
- Tiles and flooring
- The appliances
Tips to Update Your Kitchen
The most effective way to modernise and refresh your kitchen is to strip the old one out a build a new one. A second option is a partial renovation, changing out damaged cabinets, replacing old ovens and sinks, getting new kitchen countertops, replacing the tiles.
If you go the full renovation route, then you are guaranteed to have a fresh, shiny and modern kitchen.
If renovating or a full kitchen makeover is not on the table, then perhaps consider some partial renovations. Often times the kitchen benchtops suffer the most wear, and simply replacing these can give your kitchen a whole new lease of life. If the cabinets and carcass are still in good shape, then consider replacing the countertops.
Natural stone is possibly the best option, as materials like marble stone and granite stone tend not to date very quickly. Plus, these stone countertops are very durable, so they will stay looking great for many years.
A cheaper alternative is to use engineered stone. These stone benchtops are predominantly made from quartz, come in a fantastic array of styles and colours and can look just as stunning as natural stone without costing a fortune.
Replacing the tiles on the floors and splashbacks can really help spruce up the kitchen environment as well. Again, consider using stone tiles as they are extremely durable and look great as well.
To discuss your options for stone countertops for your kitchen or stone tiles, get in touch with our expert staff at Superior Marble and Granite on the Gold Coast.