Despite the recession, marble and granite worktops are still a popular choice for many homeowners and businesses. Considered a luxury feature, since luxury hotels around the world but proudly boast of their marble and granite worktops, tiles and other fittings. However, after you have installed granite, sometimes through normal wear and tear, it can become quite dull. In other words, not as striking as the day it was first installed. All is not lost as it is possible to polish granite worktops and restore them to their former glory.
One of my personal favorites and somewhere I have personally visited is Petra in Jordan. Petra, meaning ‘stone’ in Greek, was founded around the 6th century BC partly due to it’s position as being along a trade route and easily defensible. Many parts of the site, which is vast, are hewn directly from the mountains themselves. Due to time limitations, our visit had to be at night. We were treated to Bedouin singing and mint tea followed by a description of the site. The walk to Petra from the visitor […]
Continuous counters are so common today that most people can’t imagine building a kitchen without them. At the start of the 20th century, however, they were a brand new design feature only seen in a few kitchens. What changed over the the last hundred years?