We’re all aware of the importance of sustainable living and, adopting eco-friendly habits in the kitchen is another step in the right direction. Planning ahead to ensure you don’t over-buy food and recycling packaging are two simple ways to do your bit, but what if you want to do more? This blog explores which design elements can be included in your new kitchen and the changes you can make or add to your existing kitchen, keeping environmental impact in mind.Read More
Mindfulness may seem like the ‘buzz’ word of the moment but the practice is actually thousands of years old and was first used in Buddhist meditation. The concept of mindfulness is to try to be more present in everyday life by focussing your mind and feelings on the ‘now’. In turn this will improve your relationship with your surroundings and those around you. Read More
Whether you have a large open-plan space or more of a ‘compact and bijou’ room, your kitchen isn’t efficient unless it’s functional. You may have the latest kitchen innovations with all singing, all dancing appliances but, it’s worthless if the room doesn’t function effectively when it comes to preparing food, cooking food and socialising. So, what do you need to consider to ensure Read More
There are five basic layouts that your designer will consider for your kitchen re-design. They will advise on the best option for the space available but discussions are also needed to ensure the kitchen functions in the best way for you, and how you’d like to use the space. Choosing the right furniture arrangement is the first big decision to be made in the re-design process.Read More
If you’re not blessed with a large kitchen, it can be a challenge to make the most of what you’ve got, find a place for everything as well as trying to give the illusion of more space. No matter how ‘compact and bijou’ your kitchen is, there are a number of ways to maximise the available space, utilise every cupboard and design hacks to give the appearance of a more generous room.Read More
When thinking about a new kitchen, you initially have to decide between two main styles; traditional or modern. A traditional kitchen will have detailing on the door fronts (shaker-style or tongue and groove) whereas a modern kitchen tends to have a flat slab door and is very often handle-less.Read More
The time has come to look ahead to the trends that are transpiring in all the design magazines for your home and kitchen. Below are a handful of the style ideas that you can adopt to ensure your new kitchen emerges from one of the glossy pages, straight into your home.