Choosing The Right Kitchen Worktop

By 2nd January 2016 GRK No Comments

Your choice of worktops is an important decision when undertaking any kitchen project as the design, material and positioning of your worktops will have a huge impact on the appearance and functionality of your space.

The best ideas tend to come from looking at images of other kitchens and designs so with that in mind we would like to share a few of our favourite worktop images, all from GRK kitchens and a few useful pointers to help you find the inspiration you need to give your new kitchen the desired edge.

Incorporate Curves

Placing curved cabinets and worktops at the end of your base run is a great way to soften the end of the row and improve the overall flow of the design.


Large Island Worktop

A large island worktop like this one is a versatile surface that is useful as a preparation area and also makes a great focal point when entertaining and hosting guests.


Include An Overhang

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Extending the worktop to create an overhang on one side creates an instant breakfast bar whilst making an attractive design feature in a contemporary kitchen. Two different worktop materials on this large island have been combined and are complimented by the owners choice of contemporary bar stools.

Mix & Match

Combining different types of worktop in the same kitchen design is a great way toad interest to your design and enables you to enjoy the benefits of the unique features of each surface. Here the owners have opted for a dark granite on the sink run which coordinates beautifully with the adjoining run of solid wood.


Solid Wood

Wooden worktops add instant warmth and character to your kitchen and age beautifully providing they are cared for properly. This material lends itself particularly well to a country style kitchen.

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Smooth White

Composite worktops are highly durable and can be moulded for a smooth, seamless finish. Make a big statement with a chunky expanse of white that will bounce light in the room and add dramatic appeal to your design.


Polished Grey Granite

Granite is a practical choice as it is so easy to care for. Choose light tones for a beautiful reflective effect. This type of surface can be cleaned quickly and easily, just be sure to mop up any wine or citrus spills quickly as these liquids can damage the surface.


Glossy Black


Polished natural stone or a glossy composite make a huge impact and a glossy black worktop is the perfect partner for a painted bespoke kitchen. A flecked material will be much easier to keep clean than a pure black surface that will need to be polished off with a dry cloth each time you clean it to avoid irritating smears!