Thursday, 26 January 2012

Kitchen work tops ….


If you’re looking to give a quick lift or remodel to a kitchen on a limited budget then one way is to change the work top / surface as you can add a whole new look to the kitchen cupboards just by changing these.

Laminate work tops are the most versatile and the best for the money if you’re doing a remodel or revamp – they have a wide range of finishes which literally can go with any kitchen.

We suggest initially you go to B&Q and you see one of the kitchen advisors who will explain all the different qualities and then you need to go and measure very exactly where you’re putting or replacing the work surface – do take into account if you have a tile backdrop where they end and if your intending to replace the tiles as well to match up with your work top……

We love the different finishes which can add some lightness or drama to just plain kitchen cupboards.
These are our favourite three looks from B&Q………

Laminate Extra Thick Worktop Ebony Granite Gloss Effect £205.00 (diy.com)



This hyper shiny – glossy black granite effect work top will add some drama to any pale kitchen – think chrome appliances and you have a glossy kitchen in the making.

Laminate Worktop White Cashmere Textured Effect £110.00 (diy.com)



For a softer look in your kitchen – perfect with wooden kitchen cupboards, giving a lighter – brighter look to any kitchen.

Laminate Worktop Beech £34.00 (diy.com)



If you’re looking to a facelift or remodel on a tight budget then this laminate beech work top is perfect.

Kitchen colour schemes ……..


If you’re stuck with kitchen and can’t be too drastic with your remodel or make over but you don’t want to just slap some more white paint on why not add some colour or just change the colour scheme on one wall to something eye popping and add some same colour accessories like appliances etc and your all different.
We have been to B&Q and picked from the Crown paint kitchen colour scheme – this paint is specifically made for rooms which will have condensation etc …..

Vibrant ……….

Crown Kitchen & Bathroom Mouldguard® Matt Olive Press 2.5L £23.98 (diy.com)



A super tough, stain resistant and steam proof Matt emulsion with added mouldguard® for extra protection in a bright green.

Brilliant ……….

Crown Kitchen & Bathroom Mouldguard® Matt Pure Brilliant White 2.5L £19.98 (diy.com)



if your kitchen is small and dingy , dark then why not just pure brilliant white and just lift the whole room up and do the actual woodwork and window area glossy white - A super tough, stain resistant and steam proof Matt emulsion with added mouldguard® for extra protection.

Mellow yellow …….

Crown Kitchen & Bathroom Mouldguard® Mid Sheen Lemon Squash 2.5L £29.98 (diy.com)



Add some freshness and some country rustic look with yellow – it adds lightness and some instant sunshine - A super tough, stain resistant and steam proof Midsheen emulsion with added mouldguard® for extra protection.

Shocking…

Crown Kitchen & Bathroom Mouldguard® Matt Del pink 2.5L £23.98 (diy.com)



Why not add some shocking pink to one wall it will then be a feature and a also add some colour to the kitchen and can be followed through with complimentary accessories - A super tough, stain resistant and steam proof Matt emulsion with added mouldguard® for extra protection.

Outrageous ………..

Crown Kitchen & Bathroom Mouldguard® Matt Seville Orange 2.5L £23.98 (diy.com)



Use this orange to either add a feature bright wall or cover two walls in orange to life the whole kitchen - A super tough, stain resistant and steam proof Matt emulsion with added mouldguard® for extra protection.

Intense……..

 Crown Kitchen & Bathroom Mouldguard® Matt Intense Aqua 2.5L £23.98 (diy.com)



Aqua is a great shade for the kitchen as it’s intense , adds brightness and is a clean colour - A super tough, stain resistant and steam proof Matt emulsion with added mouldguard® for extra protection. 

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