Traditional or Contemporary: The Kitchen is Still the Heart of the Home

The kitchen is the part of the home where meals are prepared (and may even be shared). How often do family get-togethers end up including groups of people lingering in and around the kitchen, drawn by the aroma of great food and warm conversation? This is the heart of the home, and kitchen trends are embracing the idea of opening up the space and encouraging people to come in and stay for a while. Apron-fro ...

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How to Take Your Wardrobe Style into Your Kitchen

One of the most important aspects of any kitchen is the cabinetry. The style and colour of your kitchen units can completely change the look of any home. To bring style into your kitchen without the expense of an entire refit, just change the doors. If you want your kitchen cabinets to look just as trendy as your bedroom wardrobe, check out these top cabinet door styles for 2013. European Hidden hinges, fra ...

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Kitchen Inspiration

Many people say that the kitchen is the heart of the home. This is where we spend lots of time when we are at home and the kitchen is the room which brings members of the family together. So having a nice kitchen is something that is fun to have and important because of the time you spend there. But it is not so easy to figure out what kind of kitchen you should chose because there are so many different des ...

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Renovating your Kitchen

The kitchen is the social centre of most households and renovating or updating this much-used room can enhance the way family and friends interact with one another. An increasingly popular option in many modern kitchens is the addition of a breakfast bar. Best described as a cross between a table and a worktop, it is a casual eating and meeting area formed by a counter-top that overhangs a cabinet and uses ...

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Is it time to update the kitchen?

The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in any house and the one that probably suffers the most wear and tear over the years. It’s where the family usually congregates to enjoy an evening meal, where lots of cups of tea are consumed and chats had with friends, and of course it’s always the best place to be at any party – especially the Christmas one when there’s food and mulled wine going a-begging! ...

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A Guide to Using Red in Kitchen Interior Design

The heart of your home deserves a colour scheme that is unapologetically bold, intriguing and sophisticated. Research shows that the colour red actually stimulates the appetite, making it a popular choice for dining spaces and restaurants. From earthy and rustic terracotta for emanating country chic, to spicy sunset oranges to add drama to a more contemporary space; red has a versatility that makes it ideal ...

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Top 5 Cooker Hoods Trends for 2013

Research shows that we spend a massive 752 hours in our kitchen every year, and most people admit that more waking time is spent in the kitchen than any other room in the house. Working to extract grease, odours and unwanted particles from the air, every home needs a reliable cooker hood. Low noise levels and high extraction rates remain some of the most common requirements for this kitchen must-have, but e ...

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