How to look after granite stone

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Homeowners can use granite in their property in a range of ways. For example, it can be used for coffee and dining tables, vanity units, on staircases and even flooring. However, one of the main uses for granite stone is on bathroom and kitchen worktops. The material is perfect for worktops…
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Designing and decorating a bathroom fit for your family

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The bathroom is quite rightly seen by many people as one of the most important spaces in the family home. For so many homeowners, it's far more than just an essential room for hygiene. To many, it represents a sanctuary of relaxation after a hard day's work. It's the room where you…
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How much value does a new kitchen add to your home?

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A new kitchen is the kind of luxury that people take their time over; carefully choosing the layout, colour schemes, built-in gadgets and materials. It needs to be functional, yet beautiful; making the most of the space you have available. Of course, the other reason homeowners put so much care and…
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Using colour in bathroom design - how to do it

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The bathroom is one of the most important areas of the home. As well as being a sanctuary where you can relax and unwind after a long hard day, it is also an area of the home that is likely to be frequently seen by visitors. This means it is important…
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How to use granite worktops in your kitchen design

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Think about your dream kitchen. Perhaps it's a capacious, welcoming room that will accommodate numerous family occasions or a chic, modern space that's perfect for entertaining friends. Maybe it's practical, enabling copious baking. No matter the purpose of your kitchen, you can be sure that it'll become the heart of your home. When…
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What are granite offcuts and how are they used?

    • Pebble Beach Lee-on-Solent
County Stone stock a wide range of granite offcuts perfect for all types of uses around the home and garden. To find out more, visit our Granite Offcuts page. Homeowners planning on using granite when redecorating or completely renovating a property will eventually hear about offcuts. These pieces of material could…
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Granite worktops - how are they made?

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It's one of the most coveted features of any kitchen design: a granite worktop. Consistently popular, this hard-wearing, highly-polished and extremely desirable material turns any bland room into one you'll want to entertain in, spend much more time in and one where you won't need to worry about stains, marks and cuts on the…
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How to decorate a room with a fireplace

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Throughout much of the 70s, 80s and 90s, much was done to hide the original features of houses. In recent years, people have begun to appreciate the beautiful character of these old features and many have been working to restore them to their former glory. If you are lucky enough to…
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Dry-Treat: What it is and how it works

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Ever since it was first created back in 1991, Dry-Treat has become a leader in the construction industry, often seen as the go-to when it comes to sealing porous material. Now, it has entered the lexicon as one of the precious few businesses that have seen their name become synonymous with…
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How to make your kitchen into a social space

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As well as being somewhere to prepare food and eat, many people now find that their kitchen is the social hub of their house. Whether it is having a quick coffee and catch-up with a friend, working from home, having a big family meal or entertaining guests, the kitchen now has…
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A simple guide to adding a fireplace to your home

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The revival of the traditional living room fireplace has been one of the most remarkable interior design trends of the 21st century. After central heating became the primary investment for keeping warm back in the 1950s, it appeared as if the home's humble hearth would eventually become a distant memory. Yet,…
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How to improve your kitchen

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Serving as one of the busiest rooms of the house, every large scale revamp of a property should start in the kitchen. This is where people prepare food, eat and congregate, which means it requires constant improvements to remain functional and fresh. The trouble is that most of us don't cook in…
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A simple guide to improving your bathroom

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A bathroom is a relatively easy room to decorate, but that should not be an excuse to make zero effort. With a little inspiration and a few changes, your bathroom can become a source of pride. Even for people that are not houseproud by nature, it can be satisfying when part…
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The lowdown on Silestone quartz for interiors

Silestone quartz is a unique, beautiful material comprising quartz and binding resins which is used predominantly to create stunning kitchen worktops and bathroom vanities. Its sleek, smooth countenance gives any home a modern, sophisticated and timeless look. For those unfamiliar with the brand, here's a brief guide to Silestone quartz:  What is it? Silestone…
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The lowdown on Arenastone quartz for interiors

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Arenastone quartz is a popular choice for homeowners keen to fit out their kitchen or bathroom with an extremely tough yet aesthetically attractive material. If you are looking at installing quartz in your home, chances are you have decided that you want to make a real feature out of your worktops,…
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The lowdown on granite for interiors

    • Levantina natural stone supplier Basingstoke
Granite is an igneous rock that is usually light coloured with large grains visible in it. It is made up of quartz and feldspar with other minerals contained in it that give it a variety of colours. Red, grey and white are just a few colour options, with darker grains visible…
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