How To Increase The Cooking Space In Your Kitchen

Deciding to renovate your kitchen is not an easy task. Most homeowners want to increase their eating area, counter space and have plenty of storage. Installing kitchen countertops can add value and practicability, tackling many of these issues. With so many optional add-ons such as sinks, basins and built-ins. Countertops are easy to install and simple if you choose to hire a builder to upgrade your kitchen. 

Size and Shape

While you look for the right countertop for your kitchen, you will find that there are many available shapes and sizes. Measuring your space is key before buying anything, along with color matching so there is a flow between your old counters and new ones. The latest trend is to install a countertop that will compliment not only your kitchen but flow through the rest of your home. 


The picture is taken from the Caesarstone Canada official site

Nowadays, Caesarstone kitchen countertops have become quite popular for those wanting extra cooking space. Get the fit, color and sizing right and you won’t have to change anything in your added kitchen space for years to come. Caesarstone comes in a variety of designs built to match any kitchen decor. However, matching isn’t always necessary if you want to mix things up and add a different pattern or color to create a unique kitchen experience. Try to look for Caesarstone quartz for its durability and original installation feel. 

A Great Kitchen is One With Purpose!


No matter what your reasons are for installing countertops, whether it’s to create more cooking space, extra storage or just to add more workable solutions. Make sure you have a purpose for your counters. If your kitchen is big, then you may choose a countertop that has vast space. Homeowners who don’t have sufficient space in the kitchen can install what they need to create smaller spaces that are usable for storage. And remember no matter how you choose your countertops, it will add value to your home upon resale, giving you more of a profit in the long run. 

What types of countertops do you prefer? I love wooden countertops myself.



  1. Phillius Thomas January 6, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    Indeed, your kitchen needs to be able to be used for it to be really good. This means enough counter space to prepare food, appliances that work and you use, as well as enough cupboard space for your dishes and such. A lot of times it’s counter space that people are missing. Don’t put so many decorations on them that you can’t use them, but some are just fine.

    1. Jodi - Site Author January 11, 2016 at 2:51 am

      I’m looking for a kitchen island with shelving to help maximize our space as we don’t have many counters, so I agree with you Phillius in that counter space is important. πŸ™‚

  2. Linda March December 14, 2015 at 12:23 am

    @Jodi – Maybe in the future you can try yourself the braid that we’ve made in that video, I’d love to see a photo πŸ™‚

    Wood has a lovely texture and it’s makes the kitchen look wormer that with marble, but we have to take into consideration the usability factor. Anyway, either wood or marble are good for a countertop.

    1. Jodi - Site Author December 14, 2015 at 1:17 am

      I love wood but I agree Linda, durable it’s great but longevity it takes special care so the wood doesn’t warp or dip. It does make the kitchen look warmer but isn’t as great as marble.

  3. Kapper Amersfoort December 10, 2015 at 10:01 am

    I like marble better than wood as well. Its durable and in a kitchen alot of stuff goes wrong. Something falls of the shelf or you make a mess, and you want your kitchen to remain nice after you clean it again. And wood can be damaged so easy.

  4. Linda March December 9, 2015 at 5:44 am

    If you live in a small apartment, like I do, countertops are quite useful. Wood is nice, but I prefer something like marble for it’s durability. And it’s easier to clean, useful in a place like the kitchen. πŸ™‚

    1. Jodi - Site Author December 9, 2015 at 5:58 pm

      Marble is better and although I love the look of wood it’s hard to maintain, I agree Linda! Oh love your post on the braids. My hair is too short but I miss doing mine.

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