Spring Cleaning Your Kitchen

Spring is a time of renewal as the natural world begins to throw off the winter and start to prepare for the most productive time of the year. This often inspires us to do something similar in our homes and this leads to spring cleaning. Spring cleaning the kitchen is always a good opportunity to carry out an assessment of the room’s facilities as well as giving everything a refresh. [Read more…]

A quick guide to choosing your boiling water tap

One of the most used appliances in the British kitchen is the humble kettle. However, the new kid on the block is the boiling water tap. These taps promise instant boiling water straight from a storage container under the sink. Most models can also dispense cold and warm water from the same tap.

Although boiling water taps are more of an investment, we highly recommend them as they are cheaper to use than kettles and a more efficient solution. [Read more…]

Unlikely places to find inspiration for your new kitchen

Seeking inspiration for a home renovation project may seem a little difficult at times. You read magazines or visit online stores for ideas but they all tend to be simple – either modern and minimalistic or classic, traditional looks. What if you want something different or a fusion of different styles? Here are some ideas for where to source inspiration for your kitchen renovation. [Read more…]

How to ventilate your kitchen

Kitchens are very busy places and almost everything that happens there causes unpleasant side effects – steam, heat, smoke, grease and even some smells. While the meal might taste great, sometimes the preparation stage doesn’t smell so wonderful! The grease from all kinds of cooking can adhere to surfaces, walls and ceilings to add that unpleasant feel and look. Key to dealing with all these issues is having the right ventilation in the space, but what are the options? [Read more…]

Warming a cool kitchen

Cool, white kitchens are definitely a favourite around the country for a number of reasons. They are bright and light, it’s easy to spot where cleaning is needed, and can work with any colour theme. But sometimes, these spaces can seem a little cool due to the starkness of the white. So what can you do to bring a little warmth to a white kitchen? [Read more…]

What are the Most Crucial Elements in a New Build Kitchen?

Whether you are a builder constructing a series of houses for a new estate or an architect designing the renovation of an apartment block, one part of the project is among the most important – the kitchen. The old story about kitchens and bathrooms selling a house remains true today and there are plenty of different ideas about how to approach this topic when you are working with multiple properties. But what are the most crucial elements in a new kitchen and should they be the same in each property or different? [Read more…]