A kitchen is the real hub of the home and it is hardly surprising that so much is spent on them every year.
A well designed and good quality kitchen can last a lifetime so it is as well to get it just how it suits you most.
Like most redecoration decide your budget and stick to it, you will have to be strong because it is very easy to get carried away once you start looking at what is available.
For those with a tight budget you may consider just having the work surface replaced for remodeling kitchen worktops as this will make it seem like you have a brand new kitchen.
These days there is a great deal of choice although the most popular is granite and other natural materials. This is expensive but will usually last for many years; they are also very easy to keep clean.
A tiled worktop can add a sense of charm however they can be difficult to keep clean with the grouted gaps having to be redone on a regular basis, as the dirt and bacteria get very easily trapped in these grooves.
Think about what your requirements are, if you do a lot of cooking then stainless steel is what the professionals swear by, quite literally. It will take very high temperatures and cleans up beautifully. There are also reflective qualities that can add to a feel of a kitchen space. [Kitchen storage space]
Other possibilities include poured concrete and various hardwoods; there are new man made options that can introduce more color than natural materials.
Whichever one you decide upon, always ensure that a professional fitter installs it, because a badly fitted work top is just a waste of a lot of money.