According to reports, a majority of UK homeowners are focused on improving their properties, rather than looking to move somewhere new. And, with a contemporary kitchen estimated to add over £12,000 to the value of the average home, such improvements don’t just enhance aesthetic appeal, they also increase the value of your property when you do decide to sell.
Just as compelling, in a study of prospective home buyers, 36% admitted that the kitchen was the number one turn-on, with granite worktops a close second. Leaving no doubt that the kitchen is the key room for savvy homeowners looking to add value.
Even better, giving your property a boost doesn’t have to be a huge expense. Indeed, granite or quartz worktops can give your tired kitchen a stylish new lease of life, without the outlay of new cupboards and fittings. So it is possible to create a high-quality feel, while bagging a bargain.
But, when it comes to picking out new kitchen worktops, there is a myriad of options around design, colour, pattern, texture, quality, and price. So selecting the right granite or quartz worktop can be a daunting task.
Helping homeowners to choose wisely when making an investment that will impact their family life, at Cheshire Granite Worktops we’ve looked at what can go wrong when selecting your new granite or quartz worktop. And what you can do to avoid these pitfalls.
Five things that can go wrong when choosing a new kitchen worktop
1. Not considering the bigger picture
When selecting a new worktop, cost is, of course, important. However, space, how the worktop will look in comparison to other areas in the kitchen, and colour also need to be carefully considered. Or you could end up with a poorly designed mess!
At Cheshire Granite Worktops we offer a design consultation service to help you every step of the way. We chat through what you want to achieve in terms of functionality, design, and colour, and will even take a look at your kitchen to give you some feedback on how your new worktop will look and perform once fitted.
2. Choosing the wrong stone
Quartz and granite worktops are a fantastic way to bring luxury and sophistication to your kitchen. But with patterns and colours available to suit every style and taste, selecting your worktop can be a complicated and personal process.
As well as taking the time to consider if you would prefer natural granite or quartz for your new look, it also pays to think about practicalities. For example, while granite is undeniably beautiful, the highest quality quartz surfaces combine unparalleled performance with stunning aesthetic appeal. Scratch and stain resistant, quartz is also as hygienic as stainless steel.
3. A failure to plan
It’s important to prepare your home for your new worktop to be fitted. This includes finding out whether you need to be at the house when the work is being carried out and how long will the process take.
When buying a new worktop, your supplier should liaise with you to minimise any disruption to your day-to-day life. Particularly if you are in the processes of any major events such as getting ready to sell your home.
“I went to Cheshire Granite after a previous bad experience with some bad quality granite from another company, they were very professional and put my worries totally at ease, helped with a design and layout change and provided an excellent, quick and efficient service including sourcing some rare material. The turnaround was very quick and the kitchen is now stunning. Would 100% recommend (and have done to all friends and family) and will use again.”
4. Forgetting about the finishing touches
When redesigning or refurbing your kitchen, there are a number of additional features you can include to enrich the aesthetic appeal of your worktops. From grooves to splashbacks, and curved corners, considering these elements at the start of the process is far more cost-effective than adding them on at a later stage.
5. Not choosing the right supplier
Selecting a new kitchen worktop is an investment that can improve your home both aesthetically and financially. Making sure that you get the result you want, at a price you can afford, and that the process is as smooth as possible requires experience and expertise. At Cheshire Granite Worktops we understand what matters to you, and pull out all the stops to exceed your expectations.
Through our consultation service, we run through all your options when choosing a granite or quartz worktop. From fitting and designing your new worktop, to ensuring it meets your needs and works in your home. In essence, we’re there for you every step of the way.
“The quality and value of the work was excellent and the customer service brilliant. We had a problem with the build being ready for the scheduled date Donna was very helpful and went out of her way to accommodate us. Thoroughly recommend this company. “
We pride ourselves on our customer service and have consistently had ranked high on FreeIndex. We’d encourage you to check out some of the lovely things our customers have said about us.
If you would like to discuss any of the above with us or need help with a granite or quartz worktop please do not hesitate to get in contact on 01565 300065 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org