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…]
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…]
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…]
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…]
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.
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.
The New Year comes with lots of resolutions that take commitment throughout the following months. If you are not keen on big resolutions, you could always start with something small that will still give you that good feeling of starting afresh. And what time could be better to declutter your kitchen that has been neglected for the past year?
Creating clutter-free environment in your kitchen is not only good for when you want to cook something tasty for your family, but it’s also great for the mind. Tossing all those items you haven’t used since you’ve moved in and organizing everything else is surprisingly satisfying, so start your New Year with the feeling that you have already accomplished something of substance.
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.