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Natural Stone worktops vs man-made stone
Natural Stone worktops vs man-made stone

One of the most important decisions you will face when renovating your kitchen, is what type of worktop to choose. Man made kitchen worktops are certainly a viable option, but there is simply no substitute for natural stone worktops. Ask any architect or home designer what they would put in their own home, and natural …

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Spring Kitchen Renovations
Spring Kitchen Renovations

Five Reasons Spring is the Ideal Time to Renovate Your Kitchen There’s nothing like a good ole’ spring clean to lift your spirits. Many of us feel compelled to vacuum behind the sofa, dry-clean the curtains and wash down shelves as soon as warmer weather arrives. Decluttering and cleaning helps soothe our minds – we …

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Shaw Stone Storage Solutions
Shaw Stone Storage Solutions

How to create storage in a small kitchen The kitchen is a busy room that needs to be practical and well planned to be useful. Storage is key to a great kitchen – lots of cupboards and shelf space so that everything can be put neatly away. With all the grocery items, cooking equipment and …

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6 Different Finishes For Granite Worktops
6 Different Finishes For Granite Worktops

Granite is an ideal worktop material, whether it’s being used in the kitchen, bathroom, conservatory or outdoor barbecue area. No two pieces of natural granite are the same, so every surface is unique. Not only is there a range of colours, tones and patterns to consider, but there are also 6 different granite worktop finishes …

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Shaw Stone Worktop Offcuts
Shaw Stone Worktop Offcuts

Create Unique Furniture from Stone Worktop Offcuts Using a worktop offcut to create a special piece of furniture helps reduce waste. In a world where we all try to consume more responsibly, it makes sense to throw less away. That’s why Shaw Stone offers the leftover granite, quartz and marble from larger projects for sale. …

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A Guide To Renovating Your Kitchen – Preparing For Worktop Installation
A Guide To Renovating Your Kitchen – Preparing For Worktop Installation

You’ve carefully designed and planned your new kitchen and the next step is the installation process. Depending on what your renovation entails, there’ll usually be the removal of the old units and the fitting of new cabinets, appliances, plumbing and lighting. One of the most important components in a new kitchen is the worktop. The …

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What Not to do When Choosing a New Kitchen.
What Not to do When Choosing a New Kitchen.

7 tips on what to consider when choosing a kitchen Kitchens are big investments. They are costly to install, and the renovation process brings dust, noise and upheaval temporarily into your home. So it’s important to get this major refurbishment right. It’s natural to focus on the finished result, on the dream kitchen that looks …

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Worktop Uses Around the Home
Worktop Uses Around the Home

Don’t Restrict Worktops to the Kitchen! Worktops are normally associated with the kitchen – they provide a surface where food can be prepped and served hygienically. But let’s be honest, most of the time our kitchen worktops double as work-from-home desks, storage areas, and laundry tables. These large, flat surfaces are just irresistible so why …

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How to Design the Perfect Kitchen for Entertaining
How to Design the Perfect Kitchen for Entertaining

If your idea of the perfect evening is having friends over for a party then you’ll dream of having the perfect kitchen for entertaining. Do you long for a space where guests can sit and chat? A place where you can comfortably cook and chat at the same time Then it’s good to understand how …

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Investing in an Outdoor Kitchen
Investing in an Outdoor Kitchen

If you enjoy spending your days in the garden and love cooking outside, investing in an outdoor kitchen will transform your summer. No matter what size garden you have, you can add a cooking and entertaining space that will make prepping and serving food a pleasure. Invite friends and family over and make a party …

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7 Benefits of a Kitchen Island
7 Benefits of a Kitchen Island

What is a kitchen island?  A kitchen island is a freestanding workspace that is accessible from all sides. They are designed to be counter-top height so the surface can be used while standing. The addition of stools provides an informal dining area in the heart of a kitchen. Positioned in the middle of the room, …

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Ideas for Small Kitchens
Ideas for Small Kitchens

Great Design Ideas for a Small Kitchen The kitchen is the heart of the home. We cook, clean, eat, wash laundry and store a huge number of household items in this room. If your kitchen has tiny proportions, it can be a struggle to keep this part of the home organised and functioning smoothly. When …

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What You Need to Know to Choose the Best Kitchen Worktop
What You Need to Know to Choose the Best Kitchen Worktop

Kitchen worktops are some of the most important areas in terms of functionality, hygiene and sheer beauty. This is why there are a host of options to choose from if you have recently remodelled the room or if you are simply looking for a change. Shaw Stone supplies a wide range of durable materials to …

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Affordably Upgrading Your Kitchen in 2020
Affordably Upgrading Your Kitchen in 2020

What are your resolutions for the new year? If you are like many homeowners, the concept of enjoying a more comfortable home may be at or near the top of your list. Kitchens are particularly relevant here, as they serve both aesthetic and functional purposes. However, the cost may still be a concern. Knowing how …

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How to Choose the Right Colour Granite for Your Kitchen
How to Choose the Right Colour Granite for Your Kitchen

Granite is by far one of the most popular materials employed within kitchen worktops. Not only is this an extremely durable surface, but the sheer variety of colours and patterns ensure that even the most demanding design requirements can be achieved. However, it can also be quite difficult to make an informed decision due to …

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How to Properly Care for Your Quartz Worktops
How to Properly Care for Your Quartz Worktops

There are certain elements within a home that seem to be able to withstand the test of time. In terms of kitchens, the presence of a bespoke quartz worktop offers an unparalleled sense of beauty and decades of reliable longevity. Not only is this stone available in a number of striking colours and grains, but …

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How to Prepare for the Installation of a Granite Worktop
How to Prepare for the Installation of a Granite Worktop

Known for their durability, functionality, and sheer beauty, granite counters and workstations will add a truly elegant touch to any room. However, the installation process can be a bit more involved when compared to other materials such as laminate due to the sheer weight of this stone. This is why preparation well in advance is …

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Why You Should Choose A Professional Kitchen Worktop Fitting Service?
Why You Should Choose A Professional Kitchen Worktop Fitting Service?

The kitchen is easily the most used room in any home. Meals are prepared there, family members eat there and casual guests are welcomed there. It’s little wonder that the kitchen can begin to look a bit tired after a few years of continuous use. If you’re thinking of refurbishing your kitchen, but don’t want …

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Designing Your Dream Kitchen? Picking The Best Type Of Kitchen Worktop To Suit!
Designing Your Dream Kitchen? Picking The Best Type Of Kitchen Worktop To Suit!

While some kitchens are based around a bespoke sense of functionality, others are beautiful to behold. However, there is no reason why both of these qualities cannot work in synergy with one another. There are many decisions which need to take place when designing your dream kitchen and one of the most important involves recognising …

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INVESTING IN A NEW KITCHEN WORKTOP
INVESTING IN A NEW KITCHEN WORKTOP

A New Kitchen Worktop Is A Big Decision Kitchens can represent the very heart of a home. Choosing the best kitchen work surfaces is therefore a very understandable concern. These will help to add a sense of beauty into the room and let’s not forget that they are also very functional elements. When high quality …

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Quartz vs Granite Countertops
Quartz vs Granite Countertops

Although they have their similarities, granite or quartz are two completely different materials. If you’re planning to change your kitchen worktop, it’s important to make an informed decision so you end up with the material that works best for you. The Main Difference Between Granite And Quartz The main difference between granite and quartz is …

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TOP THREE KITCHEN SEATING IDEAS
TOP THREE KITCHEN SEATING IDEAS

When it comes to your kitchen, you are likely to want a seating area of some kind. There are a number of different options that you can explore and they largely depend on your own individual taste. However, the space you have and the shape of your kitchen can also play a part. Here are …

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TEN CLEVER KITCHEN STORAGE IDEAS
TEN CLEVER KITCHEN STORAGE IDEAS

Kitchen Storage Ideas! Being one of the busiest rooms in the home, it is often hard to keep a kitchen tidy. However, buying the correct storage units can make life that little bit easier by helping to keep kitchen affairs in order. As well as giving you a place to store everything, they also help …

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Quality Kitchen Worktops Need Quality Work!
Quality Kitchen Worktops Need Quality Work!

Now and then I have a look around the internet to see what other granite worktop companies are up to. The other day I came across an article written by a company advising customers that they shouldn’t be paying deposits for their kitchen worktops. I read on with interest and realised that they were unfortunately talking …

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