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kitchen work top Gemini Quartz, Calacatta Gold Superior
September 2023
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Gemini Worktops is a fourth-generation family business that has been a pioneer in UK stonemasonry for almost a century

Drawing on their long tradition of innovation and exceptional craftsmanship, today they are known for creating the world's most exquisite stone surfaces. Here, the team share the latest trend in worktops and a recent project with Living North.

As the only company in the UK that designs, sources, makes and installs our own stone surfaces, we are in a unique position to offer you quality and value. And with over 50,000 custom worktop installations to date, we know a thing or two about how to create a beautiful, stylish, and inspirational space for you to enjoy for years to come.

Making a Statement with Gold

After years of grey marbles being at the forefront of kitchen design, throughout spring/summer 2023 here at Gemini Worktops we’ve seen an increasing number of customers ditching the cooler tones and moving towards a warm, gold aesthetic. Gold quartz worktops are a stunning addition to any kitchen design and guarantee to transform your kitchen into an elegant, classic space.

Gemini Quartz, Siena Gold
Gemini Quartz, Siena Gold

Gemini Quartz Calacatta Gold Superior is one of our busiest marble designs and arguably the most beautiful Calacatta Gold quartz ever created. The natural elegance of marble is captured perfectly in this stunning design and is a great way to add a bold statement to your space, creating a luxurious look that adds depth and interest in any kitchen. 

For those kitchen renovators aspiring to create a softer, more subtle look we recently introduced a new marble colour to our Gemini Quartz range, Siena Gold. With a more delicate brassy vein it instantly became a customer favourite and we’ve seen firsthand the variety of designs and colours it can successfully be paired with. 

No matter your kitchen size or style, at Gemini we help you take your quartz worktops to the next level. And with our team of expert worktop designers and unique business model, we’ll get the look you desire for less. 

Transforming a Busy Family Home with a Calm Japandi Design

This summer at Gemini Worktops we’ve had the pleasure of working with Lucy Carter, an online content creator, to bring her dream kitchen vision to life. The past two years have seen Lucy and her husband Jordan renovate their dream family home which is documented across their home account (@thecartersrenovate).

From the start, Lucy had a clear vision of designing a space that is both modern and timeless, embracing a Japandi, organic and natural ambiance. After ordering a range of samples it was the Gemini Quartz, Calacatta Grand Imperial that Lucy fell in love with. This colour is new to our range and boasts an off-white hue with captivating veins of gold, radiating a beautiful charm that flawlessly matches the natural elements that Lucy included in the rest of the kitchen design. 

‘Discovering a surface that perfectly aligned with our design proved to be quite a challenge,’ says Lucy. ‘But the moment I received the sample from Gemini, I knew it was the one.’

With expert worktop designers on hand to bring your vision to life, Gemini Worktops offers a variety of ways to incorporate quartz into your space, and Lucy was enthusiastic about exploring these design features. 

Staying true to her modern and cohesive design vision, Lucy decided to extend the use of Calacatta Grand Imperial quartz beyond her kitchen worktops to create grand focal points throughout the large, open plan space. This included a beautiful waterfall edge to her already impressive 3.2 metre island, cladding the full length of the back wall, which created a completely stunning, seamless and symmetrical look (wall cladding is also far easier to maintain than a tiled splashback).

Not only did we fit matching Gemini Quartz worktops and windowsills in the utility room, along with a hidden quartz pantry shelf, an AXIX sink complete with quartz cladding was also included in the design. Flawlessly blending the Calacatta Grand Imperial quartz with a gold base, this purposeful choice enhances the visual appeal and achieves a sense of balance and elegance within the kitchen. In perfect harmony with the sink and the gold veining in the worktops, Lucy also chose a beautiful, gold 1810 matching tap that stands proud at the centre of the island. 

Are you dreaming of new quartz worktops?

Book your showroom visit today. Located just outside York, our flagship showroom on the beautiful Rossmoor Park estate is sure to inspire. During your appointment, our expert worktop designers will guide you through the process, share top tips, material recommendations and together build your bespoke, itemised quote. With large slab formats of all our colours and styles and plenty of free samples to take away, we’ll ensure your vision is brought to life. 

Little further away? No worries, we install across the UK. Simply request your quote and order your free samples on our website.

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