Sometimes there’s nothing better than seeing a finished kitchen transformation. Especially when we have been involved in the worktop choice from start to finish. We recently worked with Stacey Dyer (@End_of_the_row) on her new kitchen extension and we think you’ll agree that the end result is stunning! Here, Stacey talks through her experience from start to finish…
Before our kitchen extension, we had beech worktops. They were inherited with the house and although they worked just fine in our old kitchen, we knew we needed to upgrade for the new kitchen. Overtime the beech wood had faded and become damaged in parts by water and general family life.
We visited the Cullifords stone yard to review the various types of material available and with the team’s expert advice, we settled on the Cullifords Michaelangelo quartz. This quartz has a delicate grey marbling which runs diagonally across with a polished finish.
We felt this would fit in with the style and colour theme of our kitchen as well as being hardwearing and easy to maintain.
We have a large rooflight over the main island so we wanted something that would reflect the light and keep the room bright, even on a dreary day.
After templating was completed we discussed the finish that we liked. This included rounding off the edges to make it safer for incoming children and to also have an upstand around the edges. We also had them make a ledge to sit under the sink to catch any rogue drips.
We had an area of worktop either side of our oven and also an island with an area cut out for the sink and drainage grooves.
On the day of fitting the team at Cullifords brought the quartz, pre-cut up from London in huge slabs. Cutting the quartz in this way means that there are no joins to be seen and also less of a mess my end!
We have found the worktops super easy to keep clean and stain-free, it looks as fresh and perfect as the day it was installed.
Our range of Cullifords quartz is made up of eleven different on-trend materials. Ideal for application within the kitchen, quartz surfaces are extremely hard as well as stain and scratch resistant and therefore a fantastic affordable option for a busy family kitchen like Stacey’s. View the full collection here.