Beautiful Mountain RetreatContemporary Kitchen, Manchester

The fabulous 'thick cut rough edged' granite work top of the Gagganau Kitchen.

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LWK London Kitchens added this to 10 Ideas for Creating a Clutter-free and Multi-functional Kitchen2 November 2016

Contemplate a multi-functional worktopStill on the subject of worktops, choose your material according to how you’ll use the surface.For example, with quartz worktops, you can chop food or put warm items directly onto the surface without damaging it, which can help in a small kitchen where there’s minimal space to work or to store chopping boards. This kind of surface is also lower maintenance.Different worktop materials can also be beneficial depending on the type of cooking you like to do. For example, quartz, marble and granite are great for rolling out pastry due to their cool surface; they’re also more hygienic for this compared with other materials, such as wood.

Sarah Alcroft added this to Kitchen Planning: How to Choose the Perfect Worktop2 October 2014

GraniteGranite is the most popular stone for worktops and gives a quality feel to kitchens. The vast range of shades and patterns available means each surface feels unique, and there are choices perfect for modern and traditional kitchens alike. If a bit of sparkle and shine pleases your eye, granite is a good choice. ‘As it’s natural stone, each worktop is individual,’ says Tim Wood.Both polished and honed surfaces are available – or a polished top with a honed edge, for instance. ‘For those who love slate, which is too soft for a worktop, it’s possible to hone dark granite to look just like it, but with a much hardier result,’ says Tim.Pros It’s very tough, and resistant to heat and mould. ‘It’s often cheaper than engineered stone and composites,’ adds Tim.Cons It’s porous, so needs to be sealed – ideally every six months. It’s heavy, so needs to be sitting on good cabinets. If it’s damaged, it can’t be repaired.If you’re going for granite, take a look at all of these granite kitchen worktop photos.

Jennifer Louise Ebert added this to The Pick of Perfect Pendant Lights22 April 2014

Hang above an islandHung above a kitchen island, pendants provide valuable light while enhancing the kitchen design. Typically, pendants should be hung around 70 to 85cm above the worktop, or 182cm above the floor.

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lorrainewallace4 added this to Kitchen15 June 2021

Worktop colour grey marble effect

missewe added this to Bourne Kitchen7 November 2020

Iland idea- thickness of countertop

dramafree123 added this to kitchen lighting5 September 2020

interesting shade. maybe better if not bell shaped

Anthony Rahman added this to Kitchen1 May 2020

Rope over hanging pendant light

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