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Reinvent Your Home

My name is Jackie. Welcome to my new blog. This blog is designed to offer advice and information to anyone out there who is considering reinventing their home. I woke up one morning and realised that I hadn't changed the decor of my home in over 15 years. The wallpaper was faded, the fireplace looked dated and the paint on the walls was chipped and cracked. I woke my husband and insisted that we take action. The next day, I contacted various remodelling contractors and started discussing plans. I spent the next couple of weeks chatting with them as they completely transformed my home. I was so pleased with the result, I decided to start a blog.

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4 Ways to Use Granite in a Kitchen Renovation

When you are remodelling a kitchen, you have to think very carefully not only about the design but about what materials you should use to meet your aesthetic and functional requirements. One of the very best materials to work with during kitchen renovations is granite because it resists heat, doesn't scratch and looks sleek. But how can you actually integrate granite into your kitchen design?

Granite countertops. This is the obvious one, but it bears repeating because granite countertops are just so fantastic. Imagine taking a sizzling pain straight off the hob and being able to place it on the countertop without a moment's thought to it warping or discolouring. That's exactly what you get with granite. Granite that is sealed properly should also resist any accidental spills. It's a great idea to have a countertop made bespoke for your kitchen so that you have a completely seamless finish.

Kitchen shelves. Since granite is so sturdy and strong, it stands to reason that it's the perfect material for bespoke shelving in your kitchen that will stand the test of time. If you want something extra in your kitchen to match with your countertops, granite shelves are a great idea because you will be matching your kitchen materials on two different height levels and thus creating a more cohesive and integrated look.

Granite splashback. If your budget doesn't extend to having all your countertops fitted with granite, something more affordable is a granite accent in the form of a splashback. Again, granite is the perfect choice for this because of its heat resistance and the ease of wiping it down after cooking dinner. Another nice thing about granite is that it can be cut into all kinds of different shapes. If you would like to make a statement with your splashback, consult with your remodelling contractors about a bespoke splashback design.

Kitchen flooring. If you really want to go all out with a complete granite design, you'll be pleased to know that granite also makes for an excellent flooring material. Its durability means the whole family can stomp across it without a problem, and you'll hardly even notice a scratch, even in years to come. It also feels cool underfoot, so when the kitchen is heating up with pans sizzling and pots boiling, you can still feel cool granite on the soles of your feet.

How will you integrate granite into your kitchen renovation?