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Our Tips To Help With your Kitchen Plan

The Working Triangle.

The position of your hob, fridge and sink 'The Triangle', often has a surface area in between; whether that is an island or standard units. This always helps with the practicality of using your kitchen. You also might consider some tall units near the fridge. This will help to keep food items in one location.

Many elements of your kitchen design can implement a particular style to your kitchen. A clean kitchen design with good lines will often reflect a modern style. This can also be enhanced by the Profile Edge chosen on your surface. A Sharknose edge, for instance, is a very popular option to compliment and offer more practicality with a handleless kitchen. See the profile Edges here.

New Investment in Machinery for Cardiff Marble

 

Our continued reinvestment strategy has seen the arrival of the New Intermac CNC. This significant piece of machinery, in addition to our existing CNC's, will enable us to maintain our efficient turn around times, whilst continuing to cope with the vast increase in work load we have experienced over the last 10 years.

As Stone Surfaces become ever more popular, our reinvestment policy allows us to stay ahead of the game in technology, machinery, design styles and future advancements. This ensure that all of our customers will experience the highest possible standard of workmanship, whilst being ambitious in their designs and requirements.

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You Don't Need a New Kitchen To Refresh Your Space

Your kitchen has been in for some time and you are looking at the options to refresh the space. Here are a few ideas that may help spark inspiration.

Wall Paint can often be one of the most cost effective and dramatic ways to refresh your kitchen space. A lighter colour can often lift a dark room and help reflect light, but don’t forget to choose a colour that will be picked up in your cabinets. Greys are a popular colour but not always suited to kitchen cabinets; Why not try a shade of stone?

Crown offer a ‘Scrubble Paint’ that offers high resistance to stains and great for high traffic area’s. It could be the perfect solution to an easy kitchen paint. http://www.crowntrade.co.uk/product/interior-products/crown-trade-clean-extreme-scrubbable-matt/

Handles are one of the simplest changes to a kitchen. It can offer a face lift at little expense. – Remember to look for handles that have the same screw hole fixing positions. This will eliminate the need to fill existing holes in the doors.

Worktops can totally transform the kitchen. Click Here to see some examples. We have provided many surfaces for customers looking to refresh a tired area. A simple and cost effective solution.

 

Something Different

The Hang Fire Cookbook is the perfect book to have around the kitchen.  In 2012 Sam and Shauna ditched their jobs and embarked on a 6-month road trip around the best barbecue joints in the southern United States. This book is only a teaser to the real deal! The pair own a restaurant in The Pump House, Barry. Serving some beautiful dishes, you can taste the food from the reception area. Better get there early or book ahead, as the restaurant is in high demand!

Try out their book today. It's available on Amazon from £7.19

Avalible in a few different colours, embrace trends and take a look at this Marble, Copper, Filament bulb table lamp from Out there Interiors. It’s a statement piece and we think it’s great!   £85

Small Kitchen?

Do You have a small kitchen? Wondering how you can make the most out of your space?

There are many elements to consider when planning your space. Think about 'lines'. Is it important to look up and extend the room into a tall ceiling? Would you benefit from horizontal paneling or doors to extend the length of the room?

Wall units, door fronts, shelves and decoration can help draw the eye to open up your small space.

Think about your unit colour and worktop choice. With a light colour Granite or Quartz on your surface you can help bounce light around the room, increasing it's vibrance and opening up the space. With lighter worktops you could even chose a darker door to offer a contrast in the kitchen without losing any reflective light.

Take a look at this article from Houzz. They have some brilliant ideas.

Tips To Save You Money

 

Whether you are dealing with a large project in your house or even just changing door fronts and work tops, money management is almost everyones key agenda. 

Remember that managing projects yourself can help save some costs. This of course needs consideration when looking at what needs to be completed and your skills to manage the project. If you are unable to manage your project correctly, in some cases you could encounter more costs.

Decoration is a task that most people could take to. Painting the area yourself could help save the cost of a third party. Why not get the kids involved or pull in the family for a favour. This can also help speed things up.

When looking at purchasing your worktops, you are likely to be coming to the end of your project. Don't lose out on those dream Granite or Quartz surfaces and take advantage of payment options. With availability to spread costs over a period of time you can now afford the finishing touch to transform your kitchen. We have many options that can help you manage your payments; from low interest rates to completely interest FREE! 

Find out more details by clicking the button below.

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Marble Is Modern

 

Marble is a material that is no longer desired in a kitchen. It will scratch. It will stain. It is not user-friendly for any family kitchen in 2017.

But we have some products you will love!

With the current demand to see 'Marble' back in kitchens, many Quartz manurfacturers have designed 'Marble' looking materials with the benefit of Quartz.

Quartz is a material that is Non-Porous and Stain Resistant. A good choice for a kitchen surface! With many designs on the market, some great and some poor, you have the ability to bring back the trend and settle it into your family home.

As a company, we have worked hard to distinguish which of these options would be the best for our customers. We have a selection of materials that not only look fantastic but can also be very competitive in costs.

Why not visit our showrooms with your plans and view the material for your self!