The kitchen sink is one of the most important components in the kitchen used for everything from cleaning dishes to food preparation and many other tasks. Kitchen designers are often asked if there is a ‘best type’ of kitchen sink but the answer to this is more about what you need from your sink and what space you have. [Read more…]
Aside from the basics of cooking and cleaning, the most important job of the kitchen is to store equipment. From tins of food to appliances, cleaning materials to baking bowls, the storage demands on a kitchen are always high. Sometimes this requires creative and novel solutions to make the most of the space you have and fulfil your storage needs. [Read more…]
There are several things that a kitchen must have, such as a cooker, fridge freezer, pots and pans, utensils and crockery. Then there are the gadgets that you don’t need as such but that you should have. These can make your kitchen smarter, your life easier or are just plain good fun. [Read more…]
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…]
Whether you’re mainly hosting dinner parties, social events or simply relaxing, your kitchen can be the perfect place for entertainment. If you’re creating a kitchen with entertaining in mind, here are our tips. [Read more…]
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…]
The future of technology is here with our lives becoming ever more connected. The latest arm of which, becoming more common in our homes, is being termed the Internet of Things (IoT). [Read more…]
If your goal is to lead a simpler life, the kitchen is always a good place to start. Streamlining your pots, pans, and cutlery is key for a well-organised and functional kitchen. After all, what can cause more frustration than a kitchen drawer that is so full with junk you never use that it takes you five minutes to find the can opener? Eventually, you give up when you stumble upon the corkscrew and open a bottle of red instead.
Kitchen build-up is inevitable, but you can do something to minimise it. After all, a kitchen cluttered with gadgets and pots you don’t actually use will eventually prevent you from enjoying cooking.
We all love a good kitchen gadget, especially if it can make your life that little bit easier. So here at Kitchens by Design we have put together a guide to some of the very best gadgets available this autumn to buy for your kitchen.
Open shelving is becoming a kitchen trend to watch, with more and more beautiful open shelves being incorporated into kitchen designs. Open shelves not only allow for quick access but look great when integrated with your existing kitchen, to really open out the space. Here are just some of the benefits of open shelves.