Din Fakhoury. Kitchen. November 07th , 2017.
Because the kitchen is the room with the most traffic or you could also call it as the most frequented area in your house, you should always remember to make it look presentable or better yet make it look awesome and fantastic so that every time your guests or your friends check out your kitchen, they will leave in awe and admiration. So what are the best ways to make your kitchen look magnificent? Well, you can always start out with the most significant and noticeable part of your kitchen which is in my opinion, is the kitchen countertop. Installing the right countertop in your kitchen adds to the glamour and the beauty of your entire kitchen design. But for you to know which the right countertop is, you should know the different types of countertops available for you.
Countertop Materials. Countertops that are covered in Formica are the most common as well as being the cheapest, however, they are likely to wear out quite quickly, and Formica covered countertops can be easily damaged. Placing a hot pan straight from the oven on to a Formica covered countertop can cause the material to bubble and crack, and this is damage will not be easy to repair, and could result in the replacement of that entire section.
Functional and fantastic – that’s what your kitchen should be. To achieve this, here are some must-have décor items that are beautiful while being useful. You might have shelves and cabinets in their usual spots, but a bit of shelving above the stove can come in really handy. You could place items that you need in easy reach, such as your favorite cookbook. This area is also the perfect place for a bit of décor. Colorful crockery or a vase of flowers on the shelves, for instance, can be a great idea. The best part is that you can add or remove items as you wish, depending on what kind of style you wish to have in your kitchen.
A natural quarried stone, soapstone has a soapy surface. It is a metamorphic rock rich with talc. A soapstone kitchen countertop usually has a lower talc content making it durable and ideal for withstanding the kitchen heat. It is not a very hard material. So, it is easy to cut and shape according to your requirements. It is heat-resistant, stain-resistant and doesnt react with acidic materials. But, remember that the material can develop scratches over a period of usage, so you must sand it every few years.
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