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.

Change your life with these amazing kitchen appliances

It may sound like a bold claim to make, but changing your life, especially when it comes to your family and home, can be down to something as simple as the appliances that you choose for your kitchen. But how? How can appliances have an impact on your life and the life of those around you?

Let’s take a look at some of the appliances out there that could really have an impact on your life.

What is an induction hob and are they any good  ?

These hobs look similar to ceramic cooktops, however they work using a coil under each cook zone. Without a specialist pan on the hob, the coil will not produce heat, however, as soon as one of these pans are placed in the correct position, the electromagnetic power that has been stored within the coil has somewhere to go and can head into your pan to warm your food.

Floor and worktop colour in your kitchen

The importance of floor and worktop colour in your kitchen

When it comes to modern kitchen design, we are lucky enough to have plenty of colours and shades to choose from in our worktops and floors. You may not realise it, but having this wide range of choices in colour, can really have a huge impact on the overall feel of your kitchen.

But how? How does the colour that you choose for your floor and worktops have that impact? Let’s take a look at some of the ways that it may influence the feel and look of your kitchen.

Why the kitchen really is the heart of your home?

Your home is a truly special place, not only is it where you and your family feel safe, but it is also where you will all spend a considerable amount of your time.

When you think about your home, there is likely to be one room which is used a lot, maybe even more than the rest of your home. This is your kitchen. In fact, many people will often say that your kitchen is the heart of your home.

But where does this come from? Why do people think that the centre of your home is this particular room?

The Build Process and How You can Get the Perfect Kitchen

If you are going through the process of building your own home, then you have the opportunity to create a home that is not only unique on the outside but also the way it looks on the inside.

 

There is nothing better than putting your own stamp on a property, especially when you have been involved in its design but what does the build process consist of and how can it help you to achieve the kitchen of your dreams?

What happens when during the kitchen installation?

You are imagining the crisp new cupboards, all your sparkling new appliances and hosting your first dinner party to showcase your dream kitchen. There were more decisions than you ever imagined getting to this point. Who knew you had preferences on door handles, style of door hinges and drawer colours? One of our recent clients commented;

“Now you ask me which handles to choose, I can’t actually remember what our kitchen cupboard handles are like at home!”.

Having your kitchen design agreed is a major achievement. However, don’t get ahead of yourself… The work is only beginning…