Okay, maybe it’s that time of year where you find yourself always looking around at your outdated kitchen. The seasons are changing, and your house needs a bit of a perk-up, but this particular space always seems to be that nagging area that lingers in your mind. We don’t blame you; whether you’re an aspiring Masterchef-to-be, an entertainer or just love to enjoy your culinary space, the kitchen is usually first on our to-do list. Some of us live with old-school kitchens that feature far-outdated designs and colour schemes and some of us enjoy more neutral colour palettes with art or accessories. No matter just how intensive your kitchen renovation is likely to be, there’s plenty of considerations to think about. Luckily, one of the quickest and easiest ways to refresh this area is by incorporating a stone benchtop overlay. Giving a modern twist with a splash of sophistication, this product provides a facelift without all the effort.
So, what should you look out for when getting a stone benchtop overlay? Take a look below to find out.
Be involved in the whole process
A new overlay for your home can be a pretty big change for your kitchen. It’s important to be a part of the entire process to make sure you’re completely happy with your choice. Take the time to pick a colour scheme that you won’t get sick of quickly and that will be an asset.
When it comes to fabrication and installation, try to stick around as much as you can, so you can ensure your chosen design is fitted carefully. Opting for a professional team – like ours – will also help you create the ultimate vision, without any room for shortcuts.
Note: If you’re not entirely sure what decision to make, take the time to think about it. Speak to our experts to access any answers you may need.
Do your research
It’s essential to be entirely certain of the vision you’re looking to achieve. You’ll have to put up with your chosen design for the long term, so it’s worth giving it the time and energy before you get started.
Luckily, stone benchtop overlays come with plenty of perks, including heat, stain and scratch resistance. Beyond this, they look fantastic and are easy to install. Most of the time, these overlays will only take around a day to be implemented, making them both a worthy investment and a quick but long-lasting fix for your kitchen. As the new benchtop is installed over your old one, the process eliminates any downtime or disruption for your household.
Hire a reputable installer
It’s not uncommon to hear of complaints surrounding unreliable benchtop overlays, including issues with water infiltration, rotting of the wood underneath the design and expanding surfaces. These problems can be avoided by hiring a reputable installer who is willing to do a perfect job and ensure no hiccups are likely to pop up afterwards.
Although the process is a lot less expensive than completely installing a new benchtop, it still costs money. Because of this, it’s important not to cut corners or try to do things for much cheaper than they are worth. Think of your design as an investment that will revitalise your space and add value to your home. It pays to do it properly.
Make sure the finished product is durable
For some, the fact that many stone overlays are around 6.5 mm thick means the durability factor may not be so obvious. However, when the design is created with high-quality, sturdy materials, this isn’t an issue to dwell over. For instance, our range is crafted with absolute attention to detail, allowing you to access durability that contributes to the lifespan of your solution. Again, this is where investing in this product will really make all the difference.
Not sure where to start? Get in touch with the United Stone Melbourne team on 03 9791 3720 for a no-obligation discussion.