A kitchen can be one of the most creative areas in a home. Whether you’re throwing things together that are in the cupboard or coming up with a fine dining menu, being in a space that gets the creative juices flowing can help prevent chef’s block (like writer’s block but with a cool hat). [Read more…]
Getting the kitchen of your dreams can seem like a daunting task when beginning the design process, so we’ve come up with some key pitfalls to avoid and things to look out for so you can get the kitchen design of your dreams. [Read more…]
Trying to work out how many plug sockets to have in your kitchen sounds like a trivial thing. But actually, for the amount of hassle and work not having enough can cause you, it’s something that needs careful consideration. [Read more…]
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…]
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…]
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…]
With so many new design techniques available for the kitchen it is hard to know what is necessary and what is purely there to be aesthetically pleasing.
With so many people now spending their time crafting the ideal home, you want to stay ahead of the game and make sure you are up there with the better looking kitchens. Because in a time where everyone wants the crème de la crème in terms of interior design it really IS worth having a fashionable kitchen. [Read more…]
Looking at your floorplan can help you create a functional kitchen that is easy to use. When you are creating your floorplan you should think about how you currently use your kitchen, how you plan to use your kitchen and the appliances you currently use in your kitchen.
No matter the size of your kitchen, it is always nice to have a dining area where you can have your breakfast or simply relax with a cuppa in hand. Many homes do not have a designated dining area, which means that your kitchen may lack the space for a table and a couple of chairs for the family. However, with some clever thinking, it is possible to incorporate a dining area into the kitchen regardless of its size.
For most households, one of the biggest expenses after things like their mortgage and the food bill are their utility bills. Electricity is usually top, followed by gas and as much as we hate bills, our homes don’t function without them. Therefore, there is a big drive towards making homes more heat efficient and saving some money on those utility bills. In terms of the kitchen, the flooring is often one way to change the heat efficiency of the space but what type of flooring does the best job?