Contemporary kitchen design focuses on straight edges and clean, clear, minimalist design. So while won’t find any decorative edges or floral patterns in a contemporary kitchen, you will be greeted by high gloss finishes and lots of light. This design style can incorporate a range of materials, including natural stone or timber, and man made materials like solid surfaces. This means there are a number of worktop choices for contemporary kitchens, that can all be very effective. So how can you make the right choice for your kitchen? Well, here at MLS Kitchens, we are Manchester’s leading kitchen design professionals. As a result, we have produced this guide to help you navigate the different options for kitchen worktops, in a contemporary kitchen.

What are the worktop choices for contemporary kitchens?

So, what are the different worktop choices for contemporary kitchens? And how can you choose an option that will compliment and enhance your contemporary kitchen? Well, there are several things to consider, including:

  • Worktop material. The first decision you will need to make is which worktop material to choose. In a contemporary kitchen, hard wood or timber effect can be just as visually appealing as a solid surface like Corian. If your kitchen already uses natural elements, like a stone tiled floor, a natural worktop could be effective. But if you want to keep the style of the worktop to match the high gloss cabinets, you should consider something like laminate or a solid surface.
  • Worktop finish. Matt or glass is a difficult decision in a contemporary kitchen. Both can look stunning, and bring practical advantages to your kitchen space. Choose a worktop that matches the rest of your kitchen, or go for a contrast and make a statement.
  • Mix and match worktops. If you have a large contemporary kitchen, with a kitchen island, you could consider using a different worktop material, colour or finish on top of the kitchen island. This creates an attractive visual effect.

For more information or advice, get in touch with the team today, here at MLS Kitchens.