When it comes to kitchen design, there is a new trend sweeping homes across the UK. This is the use of waterfall worktops. But what exactly are these? And what are the advantages of waterfall worktops? Well, here at Homematas, we are Preston’s leading kitchen design professionals, and this is our guide to everything you should know about waterfall worktops.
What is a waterfall worktop?
A waterfall worktop is a type of worktop that extends vertically all the way over the top of the cabinets, to the floor. The end result is a stunning waterfall effect. This means the same material will be visible as your worktop, but also at the sides of cabinets, or kitchen island. But why is this a good choice for your kitchen?
What are the advantages of waterfall worktops?
A waterfall worktop can bring a range of advantages, including:
- Keeping cabinets protected- By covering the side of the cabinets with the worktop material, you can protect the cabinet underneath from heavy impact, spills and stains. Painted laminate end panels, or hardwood cabinets, are both vulnerable to water and stains, and so a waterfall effect worktop can increase the longevity of your kitchen cabinets.
- Stunning design- the waterfall worktop creates a stunning, flowing design that can be perfect for contemporary kitchens, and traditional kitchens alike. This will place an emphasis on clean lines, which is perfect for any contemporary space, but it can also be designed using more traditional materials and designs in mind.
- Easy to clean- the worktop is generally made of a material that is robust ad durable, waterproof, stain proof and easy to clean. So extending this to cover the end panels of your cabinets means that you can easily keep your kitchen clean and tidy.
For more information or advice about kitchen design decisions, get in touch with the team today, here at Homematas.