When renovating your kitchen, one of the main concerns is what material would be best suited for your benchtops. Kitchen benchtops come in a myriad of materials. Your choice of material would largely depend on your budget, as well as what would be most aesthetically pleasing for your individual kitchen design. One material that is popular for homeowners is timber. Here are some of the reasons why timber benchtops would be ideal for your kitchen.
Timber benchtops are attractive
One of the reasons why timber benchtops remain a mainstay in most kitchens is because of how attractive they are. It should be noted that timber does not simply come in one shade of brown. The different species of trees will have varying colours, thus ensuring that you can always find something that would complement your individual kitchen.
For instance, if you prefer lighter colours in your kitchen to maintain a neutral colour palette, you could opt for benchtops made from Tasmanian oak. These have a pale blonde appearance that will complement light hues in your kitchen. On the other hand, if you would like deeper colours to create a rustic appearance in your kitchen, you could opt for Jarrah species of timber. This has a deep red appearance that will add a splash of warmth to your kitchen.
Timber benchtops are durable
Another reason to consider timber benchtops is their durability. When it comes to kitchen benchtops, you have to keep in mind that they are exposed to heavy usage. Some materials will succumb to chips and cracks over time. They may eventually have to be replaced since they become an eyesore. Hard timber species tend to be resistant to these types of superficial damage due to the density of the wood. However, in the event that your timber benchtop does acquire some chips and scratches, it is easy to fix. All you would needed to do is resurface the timber by sanding it. This returns its finish to pristine condition, making look as good as new.
Timber benchtops are economical
A common misconception that some homeowners have is that investing in timber benchtops must cost an arm and a leg. The truth of the matter though is that timber benchtops come in a wide array of wood so you can always find something to fit within your budget. An economical option would be to opt for recycled timber, which tends to be more reasonably priced when compared to other options available.
Salutations! My name is Donna, and this is my remodelling blog. On this blog, I plan to write about everything, from hiring remodelling contractors, to doing the work yourself, to choosing the finishing touches to complement your project. My writing draws from my experience remodelling my first home, and I also plan to include some of the research I have done on this topic as well. I am a mum for four kids who are all grown, and my first grandchild is on the way soon. I love to knit, quilt and spin. I also love to read design magazines and spend time in nature. Thanks for reading.