The benefits of open plan kitchens

The benefits of open plan kitchens

Should I choose an open plan or a structured kitchen?

When it comes to kitchen design there are two main options that you can consider. This is open plan kitchens and more closed off structured kitchens. Both of these layouts are very different and they each appeal to different people.

With more and more of us wanting to make sure that we get the most from the space we have in our kitchens, it makes sense that we want pay careful attention to how you plan your kitchen. So, which is the better layout for you? Would open plan or structured work best for your needs?

How to work blue into your kitchen

How to work blue into your kitchen

When it comes to designing and finishing off your kitchen one thing that you are going to need to think about is colour. There are a wealth of colours that you can choose from when it comes to your kitchen, one that you might not instantly think about is blue.

Be bold

Not everyone is brave enough to go for a bold and bright colour in their home, but if you do want to make sure that you have a room that is going to stand out from the crowd.

A beginner's guide to clean lines in your kitchen

A beginner's guide to clean lines in your kitchen

If you have looked into kichen design then chances are that you will have heard of the term clean lines. Whilst you may recognise it, this doesn’t mean that you are going to know what it means or how it actually adds to the space?

To help you to understand more about them and why you should have them in your kitchen, we have put together our guide to clean lines and the benefits that they bring.

How to make a small kitchen look bigger!

Some people have large kitchens in their home with plenty of space, whilst others are short on room. If you have a small kitchen then chances are that you might think that there is nothing that you can do to make the room look and feel bigger.

However, you would be wrong. Thankfully, there are lots of ways that you make sure that your kitchen, no matter how small it is, looks as big as possible.

How to rock a navy blue kitchen

How to rock a navy blue kitchen

When it comes to having a kitchen installed in your home, chances are that you might not instantly think of navy blue as your chosen colour scheme. However, this particular shade can actually work really well in your kitchen, be it a modern style or a traditional style.

But how? How can you make a navy blue kitchen work for you?

Things you should be looking out for when you choose one.

Things you should be looking out for when you choose one.

our kitchen is a key part of your home. Getting the design right is incredibly important. Not only will it improve the function of your kitchen, but it will also help to make sure that your kitchen looks just the way you want it to.

You can try to design and put together your kitchen yourself, or, if you are concerned that you might not be able to get it right, then you could instruct a professional kitchen designer to tackle this part of the process for you.

As with hiring any type of service, it can be hard to know if you have chosen the right person for the job. So, to help, we have put together the things that you should look out for when choosing a kitchen designer.

Why we love waterfall style kitchen islands

Why we love waterfall style kitchen islands

Why we love waterfall style kitchen islands

Kitchen islands are definitely growing in popularity. They are not only a modern and stylish addition to your space, but they are also incredibly useful too. As they become more popular, new styles of islands start to pop up. One of these is the waterfall style.

Waterfall kitchen islands are those that have a worktop edge that flows over the side of the surface of the island, then continuing down to the floor. Kind of like a waterfall. You can choose to have the waterfall added to one side of the island, or both if you prefer a more balanced look.

Now you know more about the style of waterfall islands, let's take a look at why they have increased in popularity.

Boiling water taps, Should i get one ?

Boiling water taps, Should i get one ?

As the name suggests, the idea of a boiling water tap is that it looks like a normal tap, and is usually alongside your regular taps. However, at the press of a button, you don’t just get hot or cold water, you also get water that is instantly at boiling point. As if you had just boiled a kettle.

They do this thanks to an insulated tank and boiler unit located underneath the space where the sink sits. They usually hold around 2 litres, which usually functions as the filtered cold water tap, if you have one on your sink. The water will also pass through the boiler and then come out of the tap as the boiling water that you can then use.

Not sure if a wooden kitchen finish is going to work in your kitchen? Here is how you can make sure that it does

Not sure if a wooden kitchen finish is going to work in your kitchen? Here is how you can make sure that it does

Wooden finishes have been popular in kitchens for a long time. However, over the years it seems that kitchens have undergone some serious changes and have taken a much more modern look and feel. Whilst dark woods are still popular in those who are a fan of a traditional style, there are also lighter woods that you can choose from, which open up the space and give it a light and airy feel.

So, how do you make a wooden kitchen work for you? Let’s take a look at some of the things to keep in mind.