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Inside outside living

Spring is the perfect season for home renovations and for letting the outside in just in time for the warmer, brighter weather. As the ground floor of our homes becomes increasingly open-plan and multi-functional, inside outside kitchens are a big trend. Essentially, this means extending the living space beyond the . . .

Re-designing to sell? Tips and tricks for adding value with a bathroom re-vamp

There can be no doubt that bathrooms help to sell houses. Latest research from bank HSBC indicates that a new bathroom can add value to a property too, putting £3,500 or even more on the asking price. How impressive a mark-up you can achieve will depend on how much you . . .

Multi-functional, open-plan space topped with Arizona wood-effect kitchen worktops

Creating a sense of harmony in an open-plan space that combines kitchen, dining and living areas was key for homeowner and interior designer Debra Jones, who designed the whole project herself, with Ceralsio worktops playing an important part in the design. In an environment intended to bring family and friends . . .

Divided kitchens: Zoning an open-plan space for the best of both worlds

The benefits of an open-plan living space are many and varied. Removing the physical obstacle of walls makes smaller spaces feel much bigger and enables families to interact more effectively. Little wonder then that open-plan kitchens are now so popular. In fact, latest research from Houzz found that 54% of . . .

Porcelain vs Ceramic: the big debate

The term ‘porcelain’ often conjures up thoughts of tiles, teacups and fragile collectables, while ceramic is an arguably better-known term in the kitchen and bathroom industry, most often referring to sanitary ware, countertops and surfaces. Ceramic is an extremely durable, water, stain, and wear resistant material that is easy to . . .

How to turn your bathroom walls into a focal point with the right tiles

With the walls and floor of the bathroom being such a large expanse of space, this is where the eye is naturally drawn, so selecting tiles that will make a focal point and using this as a starting point for the design of the rest of the room is often . . .

Ocean Stone meets style and function for all the family

Wanting a surface that would be in keeping with the style of their property overall while more than meeting the demands of their busy modern lifestyles, the owners of this beautiful property chose Ceralsio to be a practical focal point of their new kitchen. With the mid-century features of their . . .

A kitchen of contrasts comes together with Ceralsio

Ceralsio ceramic surfaces take centre-stage in the kitchen revamp of a railway cottage in south-east London, with a marble effect drawing the eye and enhancing the warm, welcoming environment that the owners have worked so hard to successfully create. In a certain light, the colours can be misconstrued as a . . .

How to create a warm, welcoming guest bathroom

The guest bathroom should be a pleasant, comfortable space that will impress friends and family. Whether you’re creating a space for a new guest bathroom or remodelling an existing one, the aim should always be to create a welcoming space for overnight company. Well-placed candles and soft towels are all . . .

Bathroom Wall and Floor Tiles

Which Should I Pick? Much focus and attention goes on selecting sanitaryware and brassware when refitting the bathroom, but just as influential on the overall look and feel of the space will be the tiles. The wall and floor tiles chosen for the bathroom will set the tone for the . . .