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Kitchens May 27, 2020

Neolith: Get Down On It With Residential Renovation Ideas

Neolith® offers residential renovation ideas for downstairs and living areas.

As seasons change, with most of the world’s population currently confined to their households, thoughts turn towards home improvements.

The COVID-19 pandemic has given many homeowners an opportunity to assess every room in their property. Many will be looking for materials which offer the highest standards of hygiene, look great and stand up to the rigours of daily life.

Interior surfaces will be an important consideration within any residential renovation, helping to create the desired aesthetic and atmosphere within the home and performing an essential everyday function.

From small projects like replacing worktops and furniture to greater ambitions such as loft extensions or full-scale renovations, creativity and forward planning are essential.

Here, Neolith®, the pioneering brand of Sintered Stone, offers design inspiration for those looking to update their décor during lockdown, ready to brief architect and builder when the lockdown lifts.

36 Island, Countertop & Backsplash, Zaha Stone Silk & Estatuario Polished 6 & 12mm_Private Residence, New York City US.jpg

Cocina apartamento New York Zaha Estatuario design Avenue Road – architect fabricator Caayu Inc.

This week Neolith’s dedicated design team looks at downstairs and living areas.

Making an entrance

Flooring, Neolith Calacatta & Nero Marquina Polished  

The hallway should never be overlooked. It’s the first thing guests see when they enter the house or apartment, setting the tone for the whole interior.

Experimenting with the surfaces used can add an exciting ‘wow factor’ which will leave visitors in awe when they step through the threshold. Rather than applying large slabs, consider cutting your surface to a small tile size, creating tessellating patterns or a parquet effect.

Countertop & Island, Iron Corten Satin 12mm Private Residence

Advancements in Sintered Stone technology and tooling mean you can even achieve a realistic natural wood look and feel, but with enhanced stain and scratch resistance. 

Two types of contrasting patterns can be specified to create a classic, and highly fashionable, monochromatic effect. Although pure, polished black and white is standard, the more adventurous may want to think outside the box, experimenting with combinations including basalt and sandstone or metal and timber.

Unifamiliar Cocina Baño Chimenea Calatorao, Beton, Zaha designer Emily Dorris fabricator Prime Surfaces.

A melting pot of ideas

For many, the coronavirus pandemic has intensified the need for uncompromising levels of hygiene within the home to protect residents, particularly the vulnerable, old and young. Essentially, any surface, whether the floor, worktop or cabinet cladding, needs to be waterproof, easy to clean and resistant to germs and bacteria.


Neolith Iron Corten Espaço Gourmet designed by Laura Bela andHenrique Freneda Brazil.

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