How To Update Your Kitchen Benchtop
How To Update Your Kitchen Benchtop
Replacing the kitchen benchtop can make a dramatic difference to the look of your kitchen. The kitchen benchtop is always visible and thus one of the most recognisable features. Choosing the right material is key for both your budget and your kitchen design. To help you with one of the biggest decisions of your kitchen renovation, we created this easy overview of materials and their stand-out features.
Timber is a very versatile material that is available in almost every shape and size. If you want a cozy live-in kitchen a kitchen benchtop made out of timber is your first choice. Timber has this warm feel to it and as a natural material – it has just become super trendy again. Due to its nature and the way it can absorb moisture, timber can be quite prone to stains and scratching. It is, however, relatively easy to maintain, requiring a bit of sanding and resealing every so often.
Laminate has been the benchtop material of choice for the past decades. It owes its popularity to an incredibly low price. Laminate kitchen benchtops – often known under the brand names of Polytec and
Kitchen Facelift ABC – M like Melamine
Most people have heard of it. Many have it in their kitchen but only few know what it actually is: Melamine. In this episode of our Kitchen Facelift ABC – M like Melamine we introduce you to “Melamine Faced Chipboard” or as most people know it Melamine. If you are wondering what melamine kitchen cabinets actually are made off read on.
Melamine is a chemical substance that when combined with Formaldehyde makes a very sturdy resin used to produce high-pressure chipboards and laminates such as Formica. Your Cabinetmakers cuts the pre-finished board to shape and size and uses it to build furniture. He uses it in kitchen and laundry cabinetry, office desks, cupboards, for wardrobes and shelving. It is an easy product to work with when planning a Kitchen Facelift.
The melamine boards come in a large number of plain colours as well as special finishes. They are strong, durable, resistant to heat, moisture, stains and dirt. This makes them a popular choice for kitchens, laundries and bathrooms. The greatest advantage of melamine cabinets is its affordability. Compared to solid wood cabinets with a very similar finish they are lots cheaper.
Prone to chipping and hard to repair
2018 Kitchen Trends Do’s and Don’ts Part 1 – COLOURS
Dianella Polishing advice: How to get your Kitchen Facelift right
Is your kitchen dated? Are you eyeing out the stylish stunners in the magazines? Thinking about a Kitchen Facelift and don’t know where to start? If your kitchen is structurally sound but in need of an update, we can help you. Dianella Polishing has screened the web for the 2018 Kitchen Trends and present a series of articles of do’s and don’ts for kitchen makeovers.
After more than 20 years in the business we know which trends are here to last and which ones are bound to bore before the makeover is finished. In our first article on current trends we check out colour hypes for their longevity and practicality. Read on to learn about costly eye-catchers and clever makeovers and make sure to go for a long-lasting fresh look than a shot-term eye-sore.
Personalisation will be king in 2018
According to ‘house beautiful’ personalisation will be king in 2018. Kitchen experts see striking colours and industrial finish on the rise. Pastel coloured cabinets and bright yellow kitchen islands will no doubt stand out. But before you get too brave: Consider the longevity of the trend and the sale-ability of