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Is the kitchen work triangle still a relevant design?

You have probably heard of the ‘kitchen work triangle’ but what is it and how does it apply to contemporary kitchen design? The concept was developed in the 1940’s by researchers at the University of Illinois School of Architecture. Its purpose was to cut construction costs by standardizing practices, not necessarily to make kitchens more [...]

2020-10-23T14:13:32+01:00October 23rd, 2020|Ideas, Kitchens|

10 kitchen appliances for fans of The Great British Bake Off

As we face the next few weeks of uncertainty about which tier we are in and what we are allowed to do, one thing remains constant, the comfort of own kitchen and the knowledge that we will have more time to spend in our homes. So, why not get creative and use the time in [...]

2020-10-16T12:48:39+01:00October 16th, 2020|Ideas, Kitchens|

10 Reasons to choose a wooden worktop

A beautifully crafted wooden worktop fitted onto a handmade kitchen makes such a simple and elegant statement. Whatever your preference of wood, oak, ash, iroko or walnut, a wooden worktop oozes natural warmth and character that is hard to beat. Whilst it requires a little more maintenance than some other worktop materials, regular oiling is [...]

2020-10-02T11:16:57+01:00October 2nd, 2020|Ideas, Kitchens|

Kitchen Design Decoration for Halloween

With Halloween around the corner, why not experiment with some Halloween themed kitchen design for a seasonal dinner or drinks party or to welcome some terrifying trick or treaters! It’s an opportunity to let your hair down and have a bit of fun with family and friends which we could all benefit from right now. [...]

2020-09-28T10:09:01+01:00September 28th, 2020|Ideas, Kitchens|

Ten Top tips on how to add personality to your kitchen

Everyone admires an organised and tidy, well designed kitchen with structure but you don’t want your kitchen to look bland and uninteresting like a replica of someone else’s, so how do you add personality to you kitchen? Here are a few tips on exactly how to create a unique kitchen, personal to you. 1. Bespoke [...]

2020-09-18T11:15:52+01:00September 18th, 2020|Ideas, Kitchens|

Partnership with Fisher & Paykel

We are proud to announce our partnership with the exclusive international experts in designer kitchen appliances, Fisher & Paykel. A company built on the belief in pioneering innovation yet determined to stay true to the fundamentals of sustainable design. Their products deliver unique technologies and design, meeting the needs and expectations of discerning customers whilst [...]

2020-08-28T15:23:40+01:00August 28th, 2020|Kitchens|

Plan your perfect day out in Cheshire

With restrictions in place in many of our favourite holiday destinations many of us are only just discovering some of the delights on our doorstep. From grand country houses to action packed activity centres, designer shopping centres, wildlife wonders and space observatories, Cheshire has it all. Here are our top 10 choices to entertain you [...]

2020-08-20T15:34:37+01:00August 20th, 2020|Ideas|

Which Bora hob is right for you?

We're always proud of our affiliates and partnerships with fantastic companies who work to create different ways for your kitchen to look stylish as well as functional. Bora are no different; creating a selection of award winning hobs and extractors that creates a stunning finish to any kitchen design. In their own words; The [...]

2020-08-13T13:00:53+01:00August 13th, 2020|Ideas, Kitchens|

Why the Larder Cabinet is the new must have in the kitchen

You can never have enough cupboard space in your kitchen particularly at this time of year when the children are at home for the summer and require regular nourishment throughout the day. Most of us are taking ‘staycations’ this year and are preferring to entertain at home so having enough storage space for food is [...]

2020-08-07T13:49:09+01:00August 7th, 2020|Kitchens|