Why Choose a Solid Kitchen Work Surface

Granite Worktops SussexNow a popular choice, granite offers a highly durable and easy to maintain kitchen work surface and is available in a wide variety of shades and colours. Quarried from all over the world, natural stone offers unrivalled opportunities to not only enhance the value of your new kitchen, but will help create a unique and elegant look.

Choose from a range of black’s and grey’s to the more patterned and exotic colours such as Kashmir Gold or Giallo Veneziano. The range available is extensive and can add yet another exiting element to your painted kitchen.

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For a more contemporary look, consider a Quartz based material from companies such as Caesarstone or Silestone. Consisting of approximately 93% natural quartz, these materials offer a versatile alternative to natural stone and are also non-porous and scratch resistant.

All these materials can be seen at our local supplier www.francistatemarbleworks.co.uk in Worthing and they are always happy to help and advise.

Keeping Up With Fashion: Kitchen Design is About You

Like the fashion industry, trends in kitchens change fairly rapidly. What was the height of fashion 15 years ago may have changed or moved on. But does it matter?

Kitchen Design is About You

Essentially it’s about you, and what you’re comfortable with, we’re assuming of course that the design and layout functions well, and it’s a fun place to work in and entertain your friends.

Most people will stamp their own personality on the room, a favourite piece of artwork, a display that includes that treasure you found at the antique fair, or that collection of family photographs.

Painted kitchens certainly offer the flexibility to change or update the room when you just fancy a change. A new paint finish, and perhaps a change of handles can make a significant difference, how about using two different colours, change a couple of solid wall unit doors for glazed ones, add some new lighting or tiles.

The smell of freshly ground coffee is even better when it’s from that trendy new machine sitting on the work top.

And of course, I almost forgot, the aroma of that Boeuf bourguignon in the oven just completes the picture.


Kitchen Lighting Solutions

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Kitchen Lighting

It’s often the finishing touches to your kitchen designthat make the difference and can help create the wow factor. Lighting can play a major role in not only helping to create a great atmosphere, but also improving the functionality of the kitchen.

Options to be considered generally fall into three areas:

Task lighting

Best positioned under the wall units and designed to create an even spread of light, illuminating the work surface without any shadow.

General lighting

Various types of recessed, pendant or track lighting fitted to the ceiling, the track lighting in particular will offer maximum flexibility.

Accent lighting

This is where we can add atmosphere. This could include soft lighting into glazed cabinets, indirect lighting to wash the walls or highlight a favourite piece of art work.

The range of products available has been extended and developed in recent years, and now includes low wattage LED fitings, helping to keep energy costs down, and a vast range of track and pendant lights that can also utilise low energy lamps.

Control and flexbility are key to a successful kitchen lighting scheme and we are always searching out  new products that will help to enhance your kitchen.

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