If there is one room where we can really play around with a variety of materials in your interior design. Not only will using a range of cool materials help your kitchen look extra stylish and eye-catching, but they can also improve the whole practical aspect of it. After all, your kitchen needs to be a useful workspace as well as look like it’s ready for a photo shoot for an interior design magazine!
Not sure which materials to use in your kitchen? Here are some great ideas.
This elegant material is used in a variety of ways in kitchens, including granite countertops and sinks. If you do use it for your worktops, make sure you pick a polished granite, as this will look very high-end. One thing to bear in mind with any granite in your kitchen is that it needs quite a bit of care. You need to make sure that you wipe up any spillages very quickly. Otherwise, they could stain the surface. You will also need to seal it fairly regularly, ideally at least once a year.
Wood is very popular in family kitchens as it gives them a very homely and farmhouse feel. It is also a very hardworking material – once it is sealed correctly, you can cut ingredients directly onto it without the need of a chopping board! This is also a great option if you want to try and keep your kitchen eco-friendly, as wood is a very sustainable material.
If you want a material that is very fashionable right now, then pick marble. Just like granite, this can be used in a variety of surfaces and sinks. It’s also strong enough to use as flooring! Marble has a very timeless look, which is one of the reasons why it never really goes out of fashion. If you add some to your kitchen, you can be sure that it won’t look dated for quite some time to come!
The most practical of all possible kitchen materials has to be stainless steel. It can be wiped clean without too much effort, and bacteria find it very hard to survive on the surface. Plus, it has the added benefit of going with pretty much any interior design trend so it can be used no matter what your kitchen looks like. There is no way stainless steel is going to stand out!
If you want to be extra environmentally friendly, then why not consider using recycled materials in your kitchen? There are lots of materials, including paper, concrete, and glass, that can be recycled together to create sophisticated countertops. And they can help your kitchen look fresh with their vibrant mix of textures and colors.
So, why stick to the boring old usual materials in your kitchen, when you can liven things up with one of these great choices? You will find most of these materials in your nearest home store. Just pop in and see if anything jumps out at you!