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When you decorate or remodel your home, there are many decisions that will have to be made regards the overall look and finish for which you are looking. When it comes to your kitchen and the worktop surfaces, there are many choices available. If you are looking for something unique and unusual, you can get some excellent ideas on the independent.co.uk website to give you food for thought. However, if you are looking for a more natural feel, you may wish to consider wooden benchtops which have a natural aesthetic feel to them.
A Natural Finish
One of the best qualities of wooden surfaces is that they have a natural feel and finish to them, and with the proper maintenance they can also be very hard wearing and look fantastic for many years to come. In a world where we are surrounding constantly by technology, having a bit of nature in our home can be a very inviting and have a warming effect, making a house feel like a home.
Long Lasting Counters
When you install granite or other such materials on your kitchen counters, they often do not require very much maintenance. Although your wooden surfaces will need some looking after now and then, the price is worth paying when you look at the finish that is available. You can maintain your counters once a year, or whenever they require, and all you need to do is give them a quick sanding and treat them with oil. With a couple of hours work, you can have your counter surfaces looking like the day they were put in, and if you have an electric sander the job is even easier!
A World Of Choice
When it comes to choosing the type of wood for your kitchen you have a world of choice available. To get an idea of what is available, take a look at a selection of timber benchtops in Melbourne from Market Timbers, which will show you the variety that is on offer.
* Spotted Gum
* European Oak
* European Cherry
* European Walnut
* Tasmanian Oak
Above is just a selection of what is available and each type of wood has its qualities and colours which can have a significant effect on the finish of your kitchen. No matter what colour scheme you have in your kitchen, you will be able to find a quality wood in a shade that complements your colour scheme giving you the desired effect.
A Touch Of Class
Although industrial materials can have a striking effect on a home, if you want it to feel warm and inviting, you will want to choose organic materials to create the look that you are after. Your kitchen is one of the most important rooms in your home as many people will not only prepare food in the kitchen, but often eat there also, and we all know that the best parties take place there! So if you are looking to make a statement in your home and install counter surfaces that are striking, hard-wearing, as well as warm and inviting, take a look at the various wooden options that are available and make your home into the envy of your neighbours.