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The metallic effect

Team the trend for unusual metallic finishes with natural stone for perfect harmony in the modern kitchen. Here’s how. Gone are the days when kitchen brassware was all about chrome. While its versatility means chrome still takes the lion’s share of the market, there are new finishes on the block . . .

Multi-functional kitchen design

Always at the heart of the home, the kitchen is one of the most-used rooms in a property and more than just cooking the dinner goes on here. From hosting parties and entertaining guests, to family meal times and helping children with homework, the kitchen is a multi-functional space. It . . .

A modern kitchen with CRL Quartz's grey surfaces resembling marble, decorated with speckles

Kitchen Trends: Forecast for 2018

Considering a kitchen revamp in 2018? Take a look at the hottest trends to make sure your kitchen is on point. Quartz & ceramic worktops: Homeowners are increasingly upgrading from laminate to quartz or ceramic worktops and this is a trend that looks set to continue in 2018. For a . . .

CRL Quartz's light grey surface almost white, placed on top of light blue furniture for the Lamb family

Traditional elegance with a modern twist, topped with Soft Concrete

With entertainment high on the agenda for Lucy and Adrian Lamb, work surfaces that are durable and beautiful were a prime requirement for their kitchen redesign. Moving into a new property, the Lambs were faced with updating a kitchen that hadn’t had any TLC for over 30 years, with transforming . . .

A kitchen filled with grey furniture and walls, completed with CRL Quartz's grey marble-like surface

Kitchen transformation complete with CRL Quartz

When Jackie and Trevor Totten went in search of inspiration for creating a light and airy kitchen space, CRL Quartz Colorado came out as their favoured choice for the work surfaces. Suiting their needs in terms of style and function, the quartz surface plays a large part in the transformation . . .

A beautiful kitchen with a lovely view and CRL Quartz's ice white kitchen surfaces

Creating the perfect contemporary-style kitchen

The contemporary kitchen needs to be functional and enjoyable – it is a room that is so often the heart of the home, where families come together and where day-to-day life is played out. The room should have personality, be welcoming and comfortable for all, whether it is being used . . .

CRL Quartz's wear & tear resistant Grey Mist kitchen surface, displaying coffee & white mugs on top

Kitchen planning: where to begin & what to consider

As the heart of the home, it is important to take time over the planning of your new kitchen to ensure it suits your lifestyle for a long time to come. While flicking through home interest magazines and browsing internet sites such as Houzz and Pinterest are ideal ways of . . .

Quartz kitchen worksurface

Shades of grey – making this trend work in your kitchen

For a sophisticated look that is as timeless as it is on-trend, colour palettes for the kitchen don’t get much stronger than grey. Adding character, warmth and an elegance that, while modern, will never go out fashion, grey in the kitchen offers a restrained way of incorporating colour into the . . .

Kitchen Work tops

Work top tips for country style kitchens

The material, colour and finish you choose for your kitchen work tops will make a big impact on how your kitchen feels and functions. The kitchen worktop is put through its paces like no other surface in your home. Not only is it where meals are prepared, but with our modern . . .

marble effect kitchen worktops

Kitchen design trends for 2017: The marble effect quartz worktops

Among the many materials that are on-trend in interior design, marble ranks one of the favourites. It is easy to see why marble effect kitchen worktops, with the distinctive veining creating a very individual look and effectively bringing nature indoors.

A grey bathroom with a beautiful dark surface on the sink, created by CRL Quartz's

Use of quartz countertops in bathroom design

When you are planning a new bathroom or updating an existing one, your choice of colour and materials will have an important bearing on the overall look and feel. One area of the bathroom’s design that can have a real visual impact is quartz countertops.

CRL Quartz's stunning, wear & tear resistant Concrete Grey surface in a lovely kitchen

Quartz stone worktops: create the concrete look for a contemporary kitchen

Materials such as concrete are increasingly being used in interior design, in response to the trend for bringing nature indoors and going back to the elements. Concrete is often used to create an industrial feel, particularly in the contemporary kitchen.