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caring for quartz and granite worktops

If you’ve had new granite or quartz worktops installed, or are considering them, it’s important to know how to keep them looking their best. They don’t require complicated routines or products, just a bit of TLC. For both quartz and granite wipe up any spills immediately using a soft microfibre cloth. Quartz Worktop Care Quartz […]

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spring kitchen with tulips

Spring Kitchen Ideas

Spring is traditionally the time when we think about refreshing our homes, giving them a ‘Spring Clean’, and the kitchen is the perfect place to start. From adding a few little touches of spring decor, such as bunny planters and spring flowers, to a complete overhaul and everything in between, the possibilities for a new […]

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Glamping Pod

Not just for kitchens!

We love getting asked to install worktops in unusual places, over the years we’ve worked on a narrowboat, a glamping hut and a horsebox. The work can be tricky due to the limited space, but it’s very rewarding to see the finished job. Narrowboat Narrowboats are, by definition, narrow, so with two of us working […]

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Fugen Cararra Finished 14:3

How to create a calming kitchen

Life can be frantic at times, and we feel ourselves getting stressed and anxious, especially when it comes to food preparation. A cramped, dark kitchen full of sharp edges, nowhere to put anything, and an outdated design isn’t great for a relaxed cooking experience. With our help, you can have a calm, stress-free kitchen that […]

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Quartz worktop

quartz or marble?

Quartz vs Marble. Marble is seen by many as the ultimate luxury material for kitchen worktops, and it’s easy to see why. Not only is it a natural product that is beautiful to look at but each slab has unique characteristics that will give your home the wow factor. Most of the marble we see in […]

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food lovers kitchen

Kitchen trends for 2023

2022 has been a year of bold and dramatic designs, but 2023 is looking to be more serene and calming, with neutral colours and understated elegance.

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Commercial granite & quartz installations

Commercial installations are a big part of the work we carry out, and our list of partners is growing all the time. The commercial work we do often throws up problems that we have to overcome and provide solutions for, we’ve become experts in making our worktops fit the in most unusual places and in […]

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