New Kitchen Countertops or Whole New Kitchen
When your kitchen starts to look a bit tired, there are two main options you could consider. You can completely renovate the whole room, or you could choose to update the existing kitchen and touch it up. If you decide on the second option, you might want to think about some new kitchen countertops, without also replacing the cupboards or other major elements of the kitchen. Before you decide which is best for you and your home, you need to know whether there are any downsides or benefits to each option. Take a look at these tips to help you decide.
When It’s Time for New Kitchen Countertops
You’ll probably start to notice when your existing kitchen worktops are no longer at their best. They might have scratches and other marks, or perhaps stains. Maybe there are chips or even cracks, and they just don’t look as good as they used to. Sometimes a new treatment or glaze can fix them, but you could be considering replacing them instead. If they’re past their best, they could cause hygiene issues, due to being difficult to clean, or you might even worry about them no longer being able to hold any weight. It could be that now is time to get new kitchen countertops.
Replacing Only Worktops Might Save You Money
One of the reasons that you might consider replacing your kitchen worktops alone is that it could save you some money. You can focus on getting some beautiful new worktops that help to lift up the look of your kitchen, rather than having to find the budget for a whole new kitchen that still looks great. You could keep your kitchen cupboards and other fixtures, perhaps fixing them up with some paint or by replacing some small fixtures that don’t need much work.
The Risk of Damaging Your Cupboards
Before you go ahead and replace your kitchen countertops without renovating the rest of your kitchen, there’s one thing that you might want to keep in mind. It could be possible for you to damage your existing cupboards by trying to install new worktops on top of them. Older cupboards might be vulnerable, and both removing the existing worktops and putting in new ones could lead to accidental damage, even if you’re trying to be very careful. Of course, damage isn’t guaranteed, and everything could go swimmingly if you get it right.
The Benefits of a Brand New Kitchen
Your other option is to get an entirely new kitchen. Spending a bit more on a kitchen renovation could truly be worth your time and money. If you decide to get a new kitchen, you can choose cabinets and kitchen countertops that work well together, both practically and aesthetically. KML has a beautiful range of natural stone worktops that are ideal for a brand new kitchen, helping you to update an old one completely.
Take a look at our large selection of worktop options to find the perfect new look for your kitchen.