Kitchen Organization: Different Materials for Your Worktop

The kitchens we know today are functional and were designed from an industrial logic. A functional layout and optimization of work space in the kitchen can be achieved through the development of home appliances. This layout includes horizontal half-height worktops that can be used for multiple purposes and many configurations.

The kitchen worktops can be used for a variety of activities, including sanitizing food and cleaning appliances. They can also be used to store or display decorative items. The wet area is the area closest to the tap and sink where food is handled. The dry area serves as a workspace and storage area. In smaller kitchens, these two areas can be linked to one countertop or separated by space.

It is not only the difference in functionality that makes dry countertops different, but it also helps to choose the right materials for finishing. Because they are constantly in direct contact with water, it’s important that the material used for the wet countertops is not porous and can withstand constant humidity. Wet countertops are often supplied with a piece that is attached to the wall. This prevents water from getting behind the furniture. Wet countertops can be made of concrete, stone, stainless steel, or synthetic putty. Dry countertops can be made from organic materials like wood.

Estação St Johns / Marta Nowicka and Co. Image © Vojteck Ketz

You can choose the finish of your countertops to make functional kitchens that are suitable for culture and daily life. These are some examples of workbenches that have been made from different materials.

Apartamento Ca na Vanessa / Atzur Arquitectura. Image © Luis Diaz Diaz

Stones

Apartamento LR / nmdarq

Apartamento LR / nmdarq . Image © nmdarq
Apartamento LR / nmdarq . Image © nmdarq

Apartamento PSDL19 / EstudioReciente

Apartamento PSDL19 / EstudioReciente. Image © Germán Saíz
Apartamento PSDL19 / EstudioReciente. Image © Germán Saíz

Berro House / Jimenez Linares

Casa del Berro / Jimenez Linares - 3. Image © David Zarzoso
Casa del Berro / Jimenez Linares – 3. Image © David Zarzoso

Little Maggie Residence / ROAM Architects

Casa Little Maggie / ROAM Architects. Image © Tatjana Plitt
Casa Little Maggie / ROAM Architects. Image © Tatjana Plitt

Synthetic

Casa à Beira Mar / Llamazares Pomés Arquitectura – 17

Casa à Beira Mar / Llamazares Pomés Arquitectura - 17. Image © José Hevia
Casa à Beira Mar / Llamazares Pomés Arquitectura – 17. Image © José Hevia

Apartamento Paleta / com/c arquitetura – 9

Apartamento Paleta / com/c arquitetura - 9. Image © Julia Totoli
Apartamento Paleta / com/c arquitetura – 9. Image © Julia Totoli

Alba House / m-i-r-a architecture

Apartamentos Alba / mira architecture . Image © DEL RIO BANI
Apartamentos Alba / mira architecture . Image © DEL RIO BANI

Stainless Steel

St Johns Ambulance Station / Marta Nowicka and Co

Estação St Johns / Marta Nowicka and Co. Image © Vojteck Ketz
Estação St Johns / Marta Nowicka and Co. Image © Vojteck Ketz

House in Jardim Europa / SPBR Arquitetos

Casa no Jardim Europa / SPBR Arquitetos - 9. Image © Nelson Kon
Casa no Jardim Europa / SPBR Arquitetos – 9. Image © Nelson Kon

Concret

Trancoso House / Estúdio OR+K + TODOS Arquitetura

Casa Trancoso / Estúdio OR+K + TODOS Arquitetura - 24. Image © André Klotz
Casa Trancoso / Estúdio OR+K + TODOS Arquitetura – 24. Image © André Klotz

Apartamento NHO / VOA Arquitetura – 7

Apartamento NHO / VOA Arquitetura - 7. Image © Luiza Ananias
Apartamento NHO / VOA Arquitetura – 7. Image © Luiza Ananias

Wood

MDN House / Nook Architects + Amomicasa

Casa MDN / Nook Architects + Amomicasa. Image © Del Rio Bani
Casa MDN / Nook Architects + Amomicasa. Image © Del Rio Bani

Canal House Amsterdam / i29

Casa Canal Amsterdam / i29 . Image © Ewout Huibers
Casa Canal Amsterdam / i29 . Image © Ewout Huibers

Ceramic

Cenchi Coffee / SpaceStation

Cafeteria Cenchi / SpaceStation - 13. Image © Weiqi Jin
Cafeteria Cenchi / SpaceStation – 13. Image © Weiqi Jin