January 8, 2024

Outdoor Entertaining

Recent trends in garden design now feature the inclusion of covered entertainment spaces, an innovative solution to the unpredictable British weather.

This means that the commencement of the barbecue season no longer depends exclusively on favourable weather conditions, nor does it inevitably lead to the cliché of burnt burgers.

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Material Choice

Originally, when it came to outdoor applications, the options were primarily limited to natural stones like granite, marble, or slate. However, the landscape of material choices has significantly expanded, thanks in part to innovations by companies like Caesarstone.

They have pioneered the development of colour-fast pigments, introducing quartz as a viable outdoor option. Their range, featuring aptly named hues such as Midday, Clear Skies, and Palm Shade, has broadened the palette for outdoor design.

Rowe Granite takes this expansion a step further by offering an extensive selection of materials. Available in full slabs, they are also offered in thinner profiles, providing the dual benefit of aesthetic appeal without the burden of excessive weight on doors or drawer fronts.

This makes them an ideal choice for enhancing outdoor spaces without compromising on style or structural integrity. With Rowe Granite’s expansive range, personalizing your outdoor area with durable, stylish, and lightweight materials has never been easier.


Several porcelain options are available with either a matte or textured finish, which is not only aesthetically pleasing in an outdoor setting but also offers practical benefits. For uncovered worktops, polished surfaces can become treacherously slippery when wet.

In terms of performance, particularly regarding heat resistance, natural stones and porcelains stand out as the most heat-proof materials. On the other hand, quartz is often marketed for its heat resistance. However, as with any kitchen worktop, we strongly advise the use of heat trivets or pads. This precaution is essential to prevent thermal shock, which can occur when hot items come into contact with cooler surfaces.

Appliances & Features

Just like with indoor kitchens, outdoor worktops can accommodate the usual cut-outs for sinks and hobs. Moreover, if you require a designated area for a pizza oven or a barbecue, we’re equipped to fabricate worktops in special shapes and sizes to suit your needs. Additionally, low walls that serve as extra seating areas can be elegantly capped with stone to enhance the overall aesthetic.

As Brits, it’s in our nature to hope for long stretches of sunny summer days, but even without constant sunshine, that doesn’t mean we can’t fully enjoy our outdoor spaces.

So, it’s time to shake off the dust from that novelty apron and step outside! Whether it’s a sunny afternoon or a cool evening, get yourself in your Garden.

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Rowe Granite Quartz and Granite Kitchen Worktops

Rowe Granite have a huge selection of Worktops available to choose from. Our friendly and helpful staff will be on hand throughout the whole process to help and guide you in any way that they can.

We are able to show you samples of the colour scheme and shades you were thinking about choosing making this process not a stressful one. We are sure to have something to suit your needs.

Contact us now for you free no-obligation quote.

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