AG Carrara Quartz Worktops in Oxshott, Surrey

AG Carrara Quartz Worktops: the Kitchen and Details

Mr and Mrs W went for a major extension to their Oxshott home, creating a large space with a new kitchen to the rear of the property.  Buildings works were done by House of Building of Reigate, and the kitchen was designed and supplied by Paragon Designs – one of our nearest neighbours and regular collaborators. 

AG Carrara quartz worktops Paragon Designs Affordable Granite Oxshott
view of range run AG Carrara Paragon Designs Affordable Granite Oxshott 115654 a

The customer recycled a couple of elements from their old kitchen – the Rangemaster Classic Deluxe 90 still looks after the cooking, and the stainless steel fridge-freezer provides fresh and frozen storage. The latter is a Samsung, I think, but I don’t have the details.

The sink is the Blanco Villae one-and-a-half bowl ceramic, mounted beneath the worktop.  The sink layout is completed with taphole and parallel drainer grooves.

View down onto Blanco Villae one and a half bowl ceramic sink run
Gaddesby Tavira kitchen with quartz worktops in Oxshott surrey

The kitchen units/doors are Tavira by Gaddesby KitchensA contemporary Shaker style, Tavira doors are made from Ash with a quite distinct wood grain persisting beneath the paintwork – in this case Parisian Blue for the island units and Mussel for the rest of the kitchen.

quooker pro 3 kettle tap in chrome finish

The Quooker Pro 3 tap in chrome finish is an industry standard in boiling water provision. Quooker claims to be unique in providing genuinely boiling (100°C) water. Their system is safe and efficient – we can recommend and supply Quooker taps.

Chrome handles AG Carrara Paragon Designs Affordable Granite Oxshott

Steel/chrome cup-handles complement the steel and chrome elsewhere in the kitchen

With the house lights off the kitchen os cool and calm. It becomes homely and warm at the flick of a switch. AG Carrara quartz worktops, quooker pro 3 tap. Oxshott surrey kitchen

With the house lights off the kitchen is cool and calm. It becomes homely and warm at the flick of a switch. Another view of the Quooker pro 3 tap and the drainer grooves in the AG Carrara quartz worktop.

At approximately 1840 by 1350mm, the island is certainly not the largest we have fitted, but is a nice shape and, having no cutout, is a seamless centrepiece for the room. 

kitchen island AG Carrara Paragon Designs Affordable Granite Oxshott
bespoke pantry unit paragon designs copy

One unusual element in the kitchen is the pantry cupboard, which was created on a bespoke basis for the kitchen. Nothing from the off-the peg Gaddesby Tavira range quite fitted the bill, so Paragon came up with this excellent unit.

AG Carrara Quartz Worktops: the Stone

handle on AG Carrara quartz worktop

AG Carrara may be our entry-level marble-look quartz, but it looks a million dollars on the painted ash of the Tavira kitchen. Classy, understated and very, very practical.

birds eye view of island AG Carrara quartz worktops

Soft-white marble never goes out of fashion! AG Carrara was one of our first “own-branded” quartz lines, and has been the largest, steadiest seller of these over the years. Why do manufacturers create quartz to look like marble? Why not just install marble? See here for the history.

AG Carrara quartz for kitchen worktops

A jumbo AG Carrara slab arriving into our warehouse. We have installed nearly 400 sets of kitchen worktops in this material over recent years. That is 400 sets with virtually no complaints or issues – the only ones I can think of had to do with customers over-using detergent in their keenness to clean thoroughly. A dried-on layer of Fairy Liquid can then take a stain – with plenty of water all the issues just came off. This stuff is good!

We are Affordable Granite, the leading granite and quartz worktops installer for Oxshott, Cobham, Leatherhead, Ashtead and right across Surrey. AG Carrara is just one of many natural and engineered stones that we stock, ready to create your kitchen worktops. For questions, queries and quotes connected with any aspect of worktop installation or kitchen design, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01293 863992 or by email on sales@affordablegranite.co.uk .

© Images from Affordable Granite / Andrew King Photography