Summer renovations: Our guide to choosing the perfect kitchen worktop

Summer time. The weather is warmer and the days are longer, making it the ideal season to take on home improvement projects. One of the most popular renovations during this time is the kitchen.

If you’re looking to renovate your kitchen this summer, we can help. At Granite & Marble Shop, we specialise in crafting bespoke kitchen worktops and can guide you through the process of choosing the ideal material for your home. 

We’re here to talk you through why summer is the ideal time to renovate your kitchen and the various worktop materials available.

What are the benefits of renovating your home during the summer? 

Summer is the ideal time to renovate your home, for a number of reasons:

Less weather delays

Typically, summer brings stable, dry weather, which means fewer interruptions to your renovation project. This is especially meaningful if you are in the process of installing an outdoor kitchen. Unlike winter, where rain, snow and cold weather can cause delays, summer allows for a smoother, more predictable renovation process.

Ready for the winter holidays

Renovating your kitchen in the summer means it will be ready and fully functional by the time Christmas arrives. With a newly renovated kitchen, you’ll be better prepared to host gatherings with your family and friends and cook festive meals easily.

Make use of your outdoor kitchen right away

If your renovation includes adding an outdoor kitchen or improving your patio area, summer is the perfect time to start using it immediately. You can enjoy barbecues, outdoor dining and entertaining guests in the warm weather.

Which material is best for my kitchen worktop?

The best worktop material for your kitchen depends on your preferences and lifestyle:


Timeless elegance

Marble is renowned for its timeless beauty and classic appeal. It adds a touch of luxury and sophistication to any home.

Unique veining

Each slab of marble is unique, with its own distinct veining and patterns, ensuring that your kitchen worktop is one-of-a-kind.

Increased property value

Installing marble worktops can significantly enhance the value of your home due to its high-end appearance.



Quartz is one of the most durable materials available for kitchen worktops. It’s resistant to scratches and stains, making it perfect for busy kitchens.

Low maintenance

As it is non-porous, quartz won’t harbour bacteria or absorb liquids. It’s easy to clean and maintain, making it ideal for those who are busier and need a low-maintenance option. The inclusion of sealant during its manufacturing process eliminates the need for regular countertop sealing.

Variety of colours and patterns

The appearance of your worktop is a crucial factor to keep in mind. Since you’ll be seeing it nearly every day, it’s essential that it complements your home and leaves a lasting impression. Our quartz worktops are designed to seamlessly integrate with your kitchen’s aesthetic, custom-made to your specifications, and add a touch of unique luxury to your kitchen.


Natural beauty

Each slab of granite is its own, adding a personalised touch to your kitchen.

Heat and scratch-resistant

Granite can handle high temperatures. Briefly placing a hot pot or pan down on your granite countertop isn’t going to cause long-term damage. As granite is one of the hardest natural stones, it provides excellent resistance to scratches and everyday wear and tear.


With good care and maintenance, granite worktops can last for decades.


Made to last

Porcelain is incredibly strong and resistant to scratches, chips and cracks. It can withstand heavy use and impacts, making it ideal for kitchens with a lot of come-and-go.

Suitable for outdoor kitchens

When designing an outdoor kitchen, selecting a countertop that can withstand the elements is crucial. Porcelain worktops are an excellent choice for outdoor use because they are UV-resistant and won’t fade from sunlight exposure. 


Like quartz, porcelain is non-porous, making it resistant to stains and bacteria. It’s a hygienic and low-maintenance option for kitchen worktops.

Why choose Granite & Marble Shop?

At Granite & Marble Shop, we pride ourselves on being a leading kitchen worktop supplier and installer. Our team of experts will guide you through the entire process, from selecting the perfect material to the final installation. We’ll help you understand the pros and cons of each option, ensuring you make an informed decision.

Using the highest quality materials, we will ensure that your kitchen worktop is both beautiful and long-lasting.

Start planning your kitchen renovation

If you’re ready to start your kitchen renovation this summer, contact our experienced team today to book your consultation. Let us help you choose the right kitchen worktop material for your home. Call us today on 0161 480 4676. We look forward to hearing from you.