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Dekton Kitchen Worktops

How does Dekton compare to Quartz for countertops?

When you plan your kitchen countertops, you’ll be considering aesthetics, durability and cost. You’ll draw up a list of pros and cons and have lots of fun-filled hours browsing beautiful pictures! However, what if two materials appear to be very similar? Dekton and Quartz are two such materials in the world of stone countertops. Both surfaces are engineered and formed into sheets and as such do not require sealing like naturally mined stones. Delve a bit deeper, though, and...

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What can I do to add character to my kitchen?

Whether you are embarking on a full kitchen remodel or looking to freshen up your space, adding character will be on your mind. Your kitchen is one of the most used rooms in your home, and one in which you may entertain, relax and work. So, it makes sense to express the character of yourself or your family in the decor of the space. How can you best go about this, though? Quirky Accessories Adorn shelving or worktops with some...

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Top 5 best features of a kitchen

So many features make up a kitchen design. When you’re planning a kitchen refit or extension, it’s really easy to get distracted by all the minutiae. Pretty tiles and gorgeous accessories are great fun to browse, it’s true. But under it, all, a really great kitchen is made up of well-chosen core features. This is where quality and style are anchored, and where kitchen functionality is elevated beyond the norm. What are the top 5 best features of a...

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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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Modern, white kitchen with long granite worktop

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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Installation of kitchen. Worker installs doors to kitchen cabinet.

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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Black and white panoramic kitchen, bar

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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