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.
Our busy lifestyles have resulted in a need for multi-purpose rooms in our homes and the obvious room to extend and adapt into this kind of space is the kitchen. This is where visitors naturally congregate and, by no coincidence, it’s also where food makes an appearance and wine is poured!Read More
We’re all secretly loving ‘Love Island’…but we actually love islands…of the kitchen variety and there’s a design out there which is so much more than ‘just your type on paper’!
In the past, island units were exclusively for the biggest kitchens in the biggest houses and were perhaps more of a statement that you owned a kitchen large enough to house an island rather than it actually being an integral part of the design. Now, an island unit is so much more…it’s the linchpin of many kitchen designs and creates a centre piece that’s functional, stylish and unites open plan living areas beautifully.
Sustainability, that’s how! The German Kitchen manufacturer, Schüller, are known for their high quality manufacturing but perhaps a little less known is their devotion to finding ways to reduce the amount of land-fill waste and lower emissions during the manufacturing and delivery of their kitchens. Their ongoing commitment to doing their share to preserve the environment is honourable and we think it should be shouted about a little more than it already is!
So, what is sustainability?
If you’re interested in design of any kind, knowing the latest trends for the coming year is a must and, whether it’s for your home or for your wardrobe, getting some tips from the ‘people in the know’ is invaluable and ensures you stay one step ahead of the game. Of course, when you’re investing a chunk of money into your home, you may not want it so ‘on trend’ that it’ll be out of fashion within a year but picking up on some of the latest trends in colours, textures and design, will make sure your new kitchen leads the way in style and luxury.
Kitchens are the heart of any modern home and so much more than just somewhere to cook. They’re used for socialising, eating, ‘helping’ with the kid’s homework and, let’s face it…dumping stuff!
When it comes to your new kitchen design, a good layout in the ‘business end’ of the kitchen allows you to have all the items you need in easy reach but organised in such a way that there’s no clutter. It’s important to have the right amount of usable worktop space to ensure you can use the kitchen to its full potential.
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