Sussex is a huge and historic county – some might say it’s the best – boasting the wonderful Downs, the Regency splendour of Brighton and Hove, and the majesty of Bodiam Castle, to name but a few highlights. Then there’s the ancient legends of giants at Arundel, the site of the… Read More
Ranking among the most important decisions we have to make in our lives, ‘which kitchen worktop should I choose?’ is possibly the biggest which relates to the home. All jokes aside, you can repaint a wall, convert an office back into a bedroom and hide Nana’s bequeathed sideboard, but replacing a… Read More
Once the stockings, holly, and tinsel are gone, it can be difficult to know what to do with your fireplace. Even if you kept your decorations simple, it looks naked without any festive cheer.
There's no need to let the passing of Christmas get you down though - there’s plenty you… Read More
Fed up of using the same fireplace decorations you’ve had for the past decade? Maybe you don’t want to buy the same old supermarket items that all of your friends put on their mantels? If you’re looking for something different and special this year, we recommend decorating your fireplace in a… Read More
Lapitec has so many great qualities, it's no surprise that it's used to create such a wide variety of surfaces. It's perhaps most commonly used as a kitchen work surface, but what are its more unusual applications? In this article, we take a look, and explain why Lapitec is the best… Read More
If you've just had a beautiful new kitchen fitted (or you're planning to), you'll want to fill it with beautiful things. It's likely you removed a couple of boxes of unused machines and pointless utensils from your kitchen when you were preparing for the refit, so you'll want to replenish your… Read More
Some of us are born hosts, while others are destined to be guests.
The hosts are those whose house you go to for every family meal; who throw parties for both their own and friends’ birthdays; who invite everyone over for Wimbledon or the World Cup because they have the big… Read More
Are you in love with your kitchen, or does it just suffice? It’s a question every homeowner asks themselves eventually. Not everyone’s in the position to create their dream kitchen, but if you are, you really owe it to yourself to go for it.
With great space comes great responsibility to… Read More
The absolute height of kitchen sophistication isn’t that under cupboard LED colour-changing lighting, nor the fancy wine chiller which stores all your prosecco. It is, of course, a solid, smooth granite worktop. While the other gadgets are nice, they drop in and out of fashion; ripped out when new owners move… Read More
County Stone went to install 'Ubatuba' granite worktops to a customers house in Portslade last week.
Ubatuba granite sounds quite exotic - it is one of the most popular countertop materials.Ubatuba granite is quarried in Brazil.
The popularity ofUbatuba granite countertops is due to the affordable price and the… Read More
Image: Ben Kraan Architecten BNA Source: benkraan.nl
When meeting a client for the first time, you wouldn't turn up in a tracksuit and some muddy trainers. No, you'd don your best suit and make sure you look as smart as possible. This is because you know that first impressions matter. Like it… Read More
Isn’t it good, Norwegian wood? Paul McCartney certainly thought so, but we’re not here to talk about anything porous or fibrous. You see, it turns out that Norway is also good for natural stone, and there are a few types in particular that have millions of Norwegians wooed.
Norway’s natural stone… Read More
County Stone went to install Caesarstone Snow quartz worktops to a customers kitchen in Shoreham yesterday.
Snow is one of Caesarstone's Classico Collection best-selling colour.
Quartz is one of nature’s hardest minerals. Caesarstone surfaces are composed of up to 93% quartz, and are therefore designed to last.
All Caesarstone… Read More
Coming up a name, crafting a theme, finding the perfect location – yep, opening a restaurant or bar is a dream many budding business-savvy people in the UK share. But while the fun part is putting together a fantastic menu or sampling the weird and wacky cocktails you might serve, the… Read More
When looking for somewhere good to eat and drink, it's not just the food or alcohol on offer that has to grab us. The design of a bar and restaurant can alter the entire atmosphere to ensure all your senses are being delighted, not just your taste buds.
If you're looking for… Read More
Lapitec is unlike any other stone on the market. It is known as a sintered stone and increasingly, people are choosing Lapitec worktops and floors over other stones, because the material holds unique properties that make it incredibly easy to clean and maintain.
Here's how to clean Lapitec:
What is Lapitec… Read More
A granite worktop is widely considered as one of the most luxurious additions to any kitchen, something that inspires both admiration and envy in onlookers. If you have one, you'll probably appreciate the care and skill that went into cutting and installing it exactly to your specifications. To do it justice, it's important to… Read More
The New Year is a time at which many of us dwell on the state of our homes; resolving to 'paint that bathroom' or 'finish the kitchen' once and for all. It's also a time at which experts share their predictions for fads and fashions that you might like to take… Read More
When it comes to Christmas, nothing makes the home looking more inviting, warm and festive than a decorated fireplace. The focus of the lounge, it's around the fireplace that you and your guests will gather on those cold, winter evenings with a glass of mulled wine in hand.
The pressure to… Read More