We’ve been closely monitoring Government health advice relating to the spread of coronavirus. Our team will continue to follow Government recommendations – with the aim of reducing the risk of passing the virus between our customers and our tradespeople. We’re continuing to book jobs for customers who are self-isolating so that people aren’t left without essential services. We send regular COVID-19 updates to our workforce. They’re well informed about symptoms as well as the general hygiene measures and social distancing. All our tradespeople have been told they must confirm they are feeling well and haven’t experienced any symptoms of COVID-19. They do this first thing in the morning on a daily basis. All of our workforce have been asked to follow the WHO’s standard infection control measures: Frequently cleaning hands using alcohol-based hand sanitiser or soap and water When coughing or sneezing to cover the mouth and nose with a tissue or flexed elbow, then to dispose of the tissue immediately before washing hands Avoiding close contact with anyone who has a fever and cough To contact NHS 111 and seek medical care early if a fever, cough or breathing difficulty occurs Avoid touching your face, especially eyes, nose and mouth.

Although Capital Granite is based in London, we operate nationally and supply our materials to a wide range of clients up and down the United Kingdom. We will also aim to offer you an appointment with us within 2 days. Our showroom in Walthamstow is also open 6 days a week where you can find more information about what we do and get a closer look at our services first hand.

3 Mistakes buyers make when purchasing kitchen worktops

Throughout our lives, we’ve all made purchases that we have lived to regret. More often than not, these purchases do not make much difference to our daily lives. However, a kitchen worktop is an investment that can sometimes last a lifetime; therefore, you mustn’t make the following mistakes when deciding to transform your kitchen area.

Think about your needs

When purchasing a new kitchen worktop, it is important to take into consideration what you are going to need from the project. For example, a young family are likely to be more interested in a countertop which is non-porous as it will be less likely to stain and also will not harbour dangerous bacteria, a quartz worktop would suit the needs of this buyer. However, if a customer’s preference for colour is a darker shade, they might need to be as wary when worrying about issues such as staining.

It’s also important to set yourself a budget, many firms will try to drive up the price of your kitchen installation by introducing you to unnecessary products that you do not need. At Capital Granite, not only will we install your beautiful new worktop. We will also support our clients through the planning and design stage, helping them choose the perfect stone for their home.

Make sure you are prepared to have no kitchen for a period of time

The average kitchen remodelling process can take on average between 3-5 weeks, so it is important to make sure that you have made prior arrangements which enable you to keep a sense of normality whilst the building work is being carried out. Setting up a temporary kitchen somewhere in the house will allow you to prepare simple meals and lunches, saving you money which would usually be spent on eating out. A temporary kitchen should include your fridge, microwave, basic kitchen utensils as well as containers suitable for microwave cooking. While this is likely to be a stressful time for all involved, it is important to remember the bigger picture and make the most of the situation. You could use it as an opportunity to try some different cuisine at some local restaurants. Or even use the time to book a holiday away from home.

Think about your home, not the showroom

Unfortunately, many customers will walk into a showroom and instantly fall in love with a kitchen worktop. Only to have it fitted and realise that it just doesn’t look right in their home. A common example is customers choosing a colour that does not suit their current kitchen setup, however, it looked great in the showroom next to neutral tones and extensive lighting. This then leads to an expensive and unnecessary redesign which could have been easily avoided Don’t be afraid to ask for help from one of our experienced team members at Capital Granite. We are always on hand to offer impartial advice to all of our customers, answering queries however large or small. For more information, or to receive a free quotation, call us on 020 8531 2963 or via email at info@capitalgranite.co.uk.

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