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2024 ‘What’s Hot and What’s Not’
We’re currently refurbishing our showroom so we’ve been turning our attention to the latest styles in cabinetry and features… Design leaders deVOL Kitchens and Plain English have shaken-up the traditional ideas of kitchen planning.  While the ’golden triangle’ of the hob, fridge & sink relationship still apply, we’re seeing much more creativity in terms of […]
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2024 Trends – Colours contrasts & forecasts
Entering a New Year with a new project on the horizon is a wonderfully positive start. All the decorating magazines are focussing on new trends for 2024, which is great for inspiration.  However, the investment in your kitchen needs to last longer than the ‘latest flash in the pan’ gizmo, so let’s look more closely […]
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World-Wide Worktops…the journey continues..
We finished 2022 looking at where natural stone worktops are sourced from and the inspiration behind the manufacture of quartz worktops.  The first instalment concentrated on Europe, now we’ll end 2023 by looking more globally at the rest of the world. India and Brazil are the world’s leading exporters of granite, with a wealth of […]
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Dark nights and Bright lights
As another year draws to a close, Christmas lights switch on up and down the country.  Festivals of Light see lanterns lining pathways through woodlands and spectacular illuminations are projected onto historic buildings or reflected in fountains and lakes. Lighting up the night sky reminds us that many quartz and natural stones can be accented […]
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World Quality Day – working with The Granite House
World Quality Day is a global campaign raising awareness of quality in the workplace…but how does that affect you as a customer?  And why should you choose to work with us? Our mission statement is clear “to listen and advise, to plan and create, we shape and deliver style in abundance.”  Let’s explain how we […]
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Winter is Coming…
British Summertime is ending this weekend and recent clear night skies have seen temperatures plummet.  Here at The Granite House, we love a seasonal theme, so we’re taking the lead from the current chilly conditions.  Across the country, there’s a definite return to misty mornings, rain clouds and frost.  All of these have inspired quartz […]
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Technically Speaking – Hobs, Cookers & Extractors
The Great British Bake Off is back and Professional Masterchef contestants are sharpening their knives.  You may not be a gastronomic gourmet, but food preparation is without doubt the central function of any kitchen.  In the first of a series of Technical Guides, we turn our attention to worktop considerations surrounding the task of cooking. […]
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Autumn Colours…themes & schemes
With the autumn equinox almost upon us, seasonal colours for this time of year are based on nature’s changing hues.  Outside, leaves turn from green to all shades of yellow, russet and red, while inside fires are lit and warming homemade soups bubble away on Agas, infusing the air with spicy aromas.  In the world […]
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House-Keeping headaches solved
Has your utility room become a neglected, dumping ground full of dirty laundry?  It really doesn’t have to be like that!  The return in popularity of home make-over shows, think Angela Scanlon ‘Your House Made Perfect’, Kirstie Allsop ‘Love It or List It’ or Stacey Solomon ‘Sort Your Life Out’ all have maximising space as […]
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Splish, Splash, Splosh…I was taking a bath!
Bathrooms play an important part in our daily lives – whether that is starting the morning with an invigorating shower or a relaxing, bathtub soak at the end of the day.  A space to create some ‘me time’ still needs to fit with your design style.  Whether your preference is for ultra-modern, calm sanctuary or […]
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