There are many beautiful homes in Knightsbridge, London, SW1, and they are not cheap. In fact, they are among the most expensive in the UK. Just take a look on Google and you will see a 1-bedroom flat available for £5,500,000, a 3-bed flat for £7,500,000 and a 5-bed flat for POA (Price On Application) – which means that it is so expensive that they don’t want to tell you how much it is on their website!
But if you can afford to spend that sort of money on a home in central London then good for you. You have obviously come on in the world and, unless you happen to be a Sheik from certain countries, have done so through your own efforts.
However, when you invest in a property of that sort, you will probably, like most people who do, want to refurbish everything to your own design and imagination. Certainly, that means spending some more money, but you will have everything exactly as you want it rather than the way the previous owners chose it.
One of the most important parts of the property is the kitchen, because if you are like most people you will want to cook the foods that you love in the finest surroundings and with everything to hand. And when you start to think about the kitchen, one of the most obvious items is the worktops. They need to be practical, and they need to be stunning, so that when you invite friends around for dinner, they will gasp in amazement at them.
One of the obvious choices is natural stone rather than all those man-made composites and laminates. Sure, they are practical, but you want something stunning to look at as well, and the best choice is very often granite worktops in Knightsbridge.
Hard As A Rock
You have heard the expression “hard as a rock”? Well, that is granite for you. It is not unbreakable -if you try hard enough! Nothing is. But you will be very hard pushed to do any damage to a granite worktop even if you drop a heavy pan on it.
But the other point of a granite worktop is the sheer beauty of it. Every single slab of granite is different from the next one because it is natural stone. That means that it will have formed over millions of years in the earth’s crust under immense heat and pressure. And it will incorporate minor minerals that were in that part of the crust in varying amounts. This is why every piece of granite is so different, and also why the colours and graining vary so much.
Talk about choices! Greens, reds, blues, black, white, grey, beige, brown – you name it. Just come and look at some of the amazing samples that we have at Marble & Granite!
Certainly, even granite has a downside, in that it is porous. But all that means is that you need to have it sealed every so often. However, today we have sealants that will last for up to ten years, so it is not an arduous job.
But with that said, you will have kitchen worktops in Knightsbridge that are nothing short of spectacular!