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Utility Rooms Are Making a Comeback

Utility Rooms Are Making a Comeback

The utility room has made a recent come back and is more popular than ever. Even in those homes where there isn't a dedicated utility room, people are transforming old pantries or sectioning off parts of their homes to get the functionality and benefit from clever storage.

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Best of Houzz 2016: Design Category Win!

Best of Houzz 2016: Design Category Win!

Best of Houzz 2016 of North East, Design Category

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Making the right choice for your natural stone

Making the right choice for your natural stone

As a trusted retailer in natural stone, many customers come to us for advice when sourcing tiles for their residential or commercial projects. Thankfully our years of experience have made us experts in offering advice on the suitability of one type of limestone over another or the perfect slate tiles. We can even give advice on how to restore tiles that have been a little unloved.

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The raw beauty of using natural stone in interior design

The raw beauty of using natural stone in interior design

In this week's blog we look at what it is that makes natural stone such an attractive option for many interior designers, homeowners and architects.

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Natural stone aftercare: sealing and maintaining

Natural stone aftercare: sealing and maintaining

If you take a minute to think about natural stone, it is highly probable that slate would readily spring to most minds, closely followed by a whole host of other stones including limestone with its various finishes, light colouration and unique fossil deposits.

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The effects of colour in interior design

The effects of colour in interior design

Colour plays an important part in our daily lives and the colours we either like or dislike have a mental and emotional effect on us. Colours both calm and stimulate us, ultimately influencing our state of mind. This is an important point to bear in mind when thinking about what colours to decorate with.

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Creating contemporary interiors using an age old material

Creating contemporary interiors using an age old material

Natural stone has been around for hundreds of years and has been used in some of the world's oldest, most iconic buildings such as the Taj Mahal in India and the Sacre Cour Church in France.

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Revitalise your property's appeal with natural stone

Revitalise your property's appeal with natural stone

Whilst the last few years have been somewhat uncertain in the housing market, there has been an increase in homeowners looking to upgrade existing properties in the hope of capitalising on market opportunities.

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How Can I Use Stone in the Garden?

How Can I Use Stone in the Garden?

Thinking about updating your garden and wanting to use natural stone but not sure how, or where or what types are best?

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Creating the perfect patio and outdoor space with natural stone

Creating the perfect patio and outdoor space with natural stone

Choosing your outdoor paving and hardscaping product is as important as choosing the foliage you want to plant around your garden. Your outdoor space needs to be both functional and aesthetically pleasing - natural stone has been a popular choice in recent years as it ticks both of these boxes.

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Tips for making small rooms bigger

Tips for making small rooms bigger

Small is beautiful as the saying goes, but sometimes we want to make those small rooms appear a little bigger without having to knock out walls or redeveloping. There are a number of ways you can achieve this and in our latest blog we'll show you how.

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Creating a feature wall using natural stone

Creating a feature wall using natural stone

At mrs stone store we work with a variety of customers, from homeowners through to interior design consultants and architects. Our fantastic selection of natural stone allows us to be able to supply quickly and we have a range of stone to suit all budgets and interior styles.

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Natural selection - natural stone kitchen flooring

Natural selection - natural stone kitchen flooring

So much has changed in the way we use our kitchens. The kitchen is no longer just a room to cook in. The classic, tried-and-trusted layouts that worked well for many generations have given way to new ways of working and adapted to modern living. The diversity of family life means that kitchen ergonomics now take their cue from work stations in huge professional - it's all about the flow from one task to the next - while open-plan living has radically changed the look of kitchen furniture, giving it a more of a living-room feel.

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Shades of Grey - Using Grey in Your Interior Colour Schemes

Shades of Grey - Using Grey in Your Interior Colour Schemes

It will not have escaped your radar that grey is everywhere at the moment. From the high street in terms of fashion, through to interior style and a rather popular film with the word grey in its title the colour is taking over and the general consensus is that it won't go away any time soon.

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Creating the perfect kitchen space naturally

Creating the perfect kitchen space naturally

The kitchen in today's modern home is more than just a room where we cook and eat. It is now a multi-functional room. For many it is the hub of the house; where we socialize with friends, entertain, or watch TV so when designing a room that has so many functions it is important to choose furnishings and products for your kitchen that are both aesthetically pleasing but also practical.

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Why stone floors make a perfect floor choice

Why stone floors make a perfect floor choice

As more and more homeowners choose to improve their homes rather than move stone flooring continues to be a popular choice for many DIY and restoration projects. If you're considering using natural stone or slate for your stone floor but are unsure as to the benefits it brings and why it it makes a great choice for flooring then take a look at our blog below.

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Why using natural stone in interior design projects is a sustainable choice

Why using natural stone in interior design projects is a sustainable choice

Stone is a beautiful natural product that as well as being environmentally friendly is great to work with to create striking buildings and for use in interior design projects as it is durable and easy to maintain.

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Wear it pink - join the fun on October 23rd

Wear it pink - join the fun on October 23rd

At mrs stone store we're passionate about supporting charities that we feel strongly about. Earlier in the year we raised over £900 for St Giles Hospice when members of staff took part in the Solstice Walk, a 9 mile moonlit walk around the city of Lichfield.

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