Good interior design and renovation need not be expensive
You read it right – our kitchen countertop is made of PAPER. Yes, the kind of newspapers, magazines, cardboard etc. that you sell to the garang guni man for a few cents a kilo. In our last post I mentioned about the types of countertop and their pros/cons. Having weighed out factors such as cost, maintenance, the look and texture we want to achieve, my final decision is to go with a paper composite for our countertop. Here’s why:
1) Despite being made out of recycled paper, they are hard as stone due to the formaldehyde- free plastic resin that is mixed into the paper to make them strong and resistant to scratches.
2) Reasonable pricing is a key factor in our tight budget. It is not any more expensive than granite, cheaper than marble and stainless steel. It is slightly more expensive than the solid surface, but in terms of durability and longevity, paper composites have a supposedly longer life span.
3) It’s so easy to clean! Just some soap and a clean towel to wipe it up every night. It’s so hardy, I dared say it’s hardier than stone. No kidding!
4) It gives a texturized look to the kitchen which is incredibly important for us. Our countertop mimics a concrete look, which goes perfectly well with the black-and-white tiles on our walls, and softens the overall look to make the kitchen a warm, pleasing and inviting place.