Kitchen renovations are a great way to update your home, but a lot of the material used goes to waste when it could be repurposed into something else. Wooden worktops, in particular, have many great uses due to their sturdiness and width, and you can easily find ways to turn them into something else in your home. Alternatively, buying a wooden worktop is a great way to save money on many household furniture items using clever hacks to turn them into stylish pieces. Here are three clever uses for a wooden worktop you can embrace for your home.
A desk/dressing table
Using a wooden worktop is an easy way to set yourself up with an affordable and stylish desk that is made from high-quality work and lacks the expensive price tag an actual desk would come with if bought from a furniture store. If you’re working with an existing worktop you may need to cut it to size, or alternatively you can order a new worktop in the finish of your choice from suppliers such as George Hill Timber who will deliver your worktop in your preferred size. Your worktop may already have your desired finish, or you can sand and varnish until you get the look you’re happy with. Adding legs to your new desktop is easy and can be picked up easily from a various hardware stores. Whether you choose metal or wooden legs, make sure they are attached securely. É voila! You’ve got your own stylish and sturdy desk at a fraction of the price of a designer item.
A coffee table
Wooden coffee tables create a warm and cosy atmosphere in your home that makes them a popular furniture item to buy. Good quality wooden coffee tables however come with a hefty price tag. There is a lot of great inspiration for DIY wooden coffee tables online that you can recreate easily using your wooden worktop. As worktops tend to be long and narrow, you may need to cut yours in half and attach the two sides. Add the finishing touches that suit your tastes such as glass panels or coloured accents to create a truly unique piece that will outshine any shop-bought coffee table.
Having shelves around the home gives you the opportunity to make the most of your available storage and get creative with styling them yourself. Trimming your kitchen counters to make multiple shelves can save you money and give you some more flexibility than if you were to buy shelves from a store. Sand them, paint them – do whatever you want to them to give them a fresh new look and attach them with brackets or invisible brackets for a taste of clean living.
Turning old or unwanted wooden worktops into something new is a great way to use less waste around your home. There are other things you can do with waste that are good for the environment and will save you money, making you and your home feel good. Get creative with your wooden worktop and see what new treasures you can build for your home.