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Why do people like granite in kitchens and bathrooms?

Granite is an old favourite for people planning a kitchen or bathroom refit. And this is showing no signs of changing! There are many reasons that this material has sustained its popularity both for kitchens and bathrooms. Even despite the introduction of more engineered and manufactured stone choices. So why do people like granite so much? It’s Elegant You may want to create an oasis of calm in your bathroom. Or perhaps a sophisticated social hub in your kitchen. The patterning...

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Which worktop is best for the kitchen, granite or quartz

To decide whether your kitchen would benefit most from a worktop of granite or quartz, you should understand the qualities of each stone. Granite is naturally mined and quartz is engineered, which is the root of most differences between these materials. Different kitchens require different qualities to be prioritised. So, can we conclude which worktop material is best for the kitchen, granite or quartz?  About Granite This natural stone is intrinsically hardwearing. Although it requires sealing when installed as a kitchen...

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How is kitchen renovation helpful for your home?

When you decide to renovate a kitchen, it can be tempting to look at the project in isolation. To ignore the wider impact that the development may have on your home. The good news is that the effects are generally positive. Indeed, often you’ll find a kitchen renovation helpful for your home. So, in which ways can your home benefit from a kitchen renovation? And how do you plan whether to extend or simply remodel your kitchen space? When to...

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Which is the Best Marble for Kitchen Countertops?

There are few materials that have enjoyed such consistent popularity as marble. For centuries it’s been mined, shipped globally and used in sculpture, architecture and most recently, homeware. A beautiful and high performing material, it’s always been popular in kitchens. Which means that many customers find themselves considering the best marble for kitchen countertops. As a naturally occurring stone, the variations in the appearance of marble are vast. So home designs can achieve any of an array of aesthetic...

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What is the best natural stone for a kitchen?

Natural stone is a wonderful material to choose for your refitted kitchen worktop. Indeed, this choice of kitchen surface is often top of the list when it comes to clients describing their dream kitchen. The low maintenance, cool, elegant features make natural stones inimitable and exclusive. But how do you decide which natural stone is right for you kitchen? The differences between the likes of granite, marble and limestone may seem subtle at first glance. However, when you are...

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What are the benefits of granite kitchen worktops?

Granite remains one of the most popular stones for kitchen worktops among our clients. It’s easy to see why - it’s tough, timeless and durable. More than this, though: it has many faces. It can be elegant and smooth, rustic and unusual, or light and contemporary. When clients decide to install granite kitchen worktops in their scheme they know they have made a selection that will see them through many years enjoying a beautiful kitchen space. Performance Although the kitchen...

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What types of kitchen countertops are best?

My kitchen countertop’s better than yours! No, mine is best! OK, no one has ever actually had this argument, but it’s part of a thought process as we work out our ideal kitchen design. The problem is, though, that what qualifies the ‘best’ differs for every one of us. It all depends on your taste, your lifestyle, your priorities and, of course, your budget. So how can there be the best kitchen countertop? In reality, different people will have...

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Kitchen Worktop Materials: Pros and Cons

It can be hard to decide between kitchen worktop materials. The internet is a great source of information, but sometimes this can confuse matters even more! So sometimes what you need is a straightforward comparison of pros and cons. We’ve separated different types of worktop material into three sections and looked at their benefits and challenges. By working out what your own priorities are in a kitchen, this should help you to decide on which is your ideal kitchen...

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5 Top 2020 Trends to Influence your Kitchen Refit

As we approach the second half of 2020, perhaps it is finally time to get that kitchen refit done. If there’s anything that months in lockdown have taught us, it is to avoid putting off what you can do today. For this reason, it’s likely that many people who have long been dissatisfied with their kitchen will take the plunge and go for the refit. But which design features are the ‘must-haves’ for this year? And how can you...

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5 of the best ways to invest in your kitchen

In these days of lockdown, quarantine and isolation, everyone wants a garden. While the sun shines, anyway! The ongoing truth, though, is that the kitchen remains the room which can add the most value to your home. So it follows that this is the most popular space to receive investment. But where should you concentrate your investment to get the best out of your kitchen? Some plan to invest in their kitchen to add to the sale value of...

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