Renovating your kitchen is something that needs to be done every once in a while. Like fashion, interior design trends are always changing and evolving, and if you don’t keep up you can find your home looking outdated very quickly. When redesigning your kitchen, there are a number of things that you should steer clear of, and this article will tell you what they are. Worktops Choosing the right worktop is vital to the overall appearance of your kitchen. The right worktop used in conjunction with the right cabinets, sinks and taps can make an otherwise ordinary kitchen look like a showroom. However, if you choose the wrong worktop, it can damage the appearance of your kitchen and it’s not something that can be fixed quickly or easily. When choosing your worktop, make sure you consider the material it is made from as well as the colour. From granite to quartz, if you choose a high quality material that combines durability as well as looks, you will reap the benefits. Here at Touchstone Worktops, we pride ourselves on our variety of quartz and granite worktops that can fit seamlessly into kitchens of all styles and themes. LightingThere’s no point in spending all that time, effort and money on making your kitchen look as nice as possible if the lighting in the room is going to overpower it. There are countless lighting systems and styles you can get that will accentuate and enhance all the right areas of your kitchen. However, if you overdo it, you can end up negating the impact of your kitchen design. Similarly, if you don’t light your kitchen sufficiently, the design of your kitchen won’t reach its full potential. Carefully consider the different aspects of your kitchen and how different lighting will affect them before you install any light fittings. Space If you are renovating your kitchen or designing a new one from scratch, it is important to make the most of all the space you have available to you. For the larger kitchens, installing an island can be a fantastic idea. However, it is important that you get the dimensions of any island correct before you install it. An island should be an addition to your kitchen; it shouldn’t overwhelm the area, leaving you with minimal space to use the rest of the room. Similarly, the notion of space maximisation applies to worktops, too. Don’t clutter your worktop with too many appliances and accessories; spacing them out carefully can really improve the look of your kitchen and allow the style of your worktop to be seen and fully appreciated. These are just a few ideas to help you avoid making any major faux-pas when renovating your kitchen. It is important that you combine your personal tastes and ideas with practicality to ensure you get the most out of your kitchen. If you would like to find out more about our range of beautiful quartz worktops, including our Silestone, Caesarstone, Arenastone, Zodiaq and Quartz Compaq ranges, as well as our magnificent granite worktop selection, have a browse of our website today! Alternatively, you can give us a call on 020 3124 1825 or drop us an email and we’ll be more than happy to help you. Read our previous article with some tips on how to modernise your kitchen.