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Kitchen Trends Blog – December

POSTED ON 1st December 2017

Open plan kitchens – pros and cons

At this very social time of the year, the issue of how we use the space in our homes becomes all the more important. The kitchen is one of the most central spaces in the house at this time of the year – not literally but certainly in terms of the things we like to do at Christmas – cooking, baking, eating, entertaining etc. Therefore, in the Read more...

Kitchen Trends Blog – November

POSTED ON 1st November 2017

Splicing kitchens: kitchen combos that look amazing

When you are designing a kitchen, you tend to think that you think about styles and colours, then you choose your kitchen and then you have it designed to work in the space you have. Of course, that is what usually happens, however have you ever considered incorporating not one but two kitchens into your design?

We all know Read more...

Kitchen Trends Blog – October 2017

POSTED ON 1st October 2017

Getting the best from our kitchen gallery

Last month we revealed our brand new kitchen gallery, our online guide to the kinds of kitchens that we can offer you. It is designed to showcase our kitchens but more importantly, to allow you to search based on your own criteria.

We thought we would use our regular Read more...

Kitchen Trends Blog – September 2017

POSTED ON 1st September 2017

Your “New Kitchen for Christmas Countdown Plan”

We know we know – the kids haven’t even gone back to school yet and we’re optimistically still nurturing some hope for an Indian summer and just a bit of sunshine before autumn kicks in but don’t say you haven’t noticed the days getting shorter and you know that it always flies to “the C word” once summer’s over. I bet Read more...

Kitchen Trends Blog – August 2017

POSTED ON 1st August 2017

Open kitchen shelving ideas

If you’re a neat freak who likes everything to be hidden away and minimalistic then perhaps look away now – this is not the blog for you! However, if you like to see your lovely things out on display or just find that open storage makes it easier to find things (and forces you to keep it tidy because it’s out there for all to see!) then read Read more...

Kitchen Trends Blog – July 2017

POSTED ON 1st July 2017

3 new ranges add texture to modern style

As Daval’s official supplier for this area, we are delighted to announce that we are able to offer the Yorkshire manufacturer’s 3 latest ranges, and gorgeous they are too! The Finsbury, Langham and Camden kitchens cover a great deal of common ground – all are very modern, handle-less kitchens and they all exploit the aesthetic beauty of Read more...

Kitchen Trends Blog – June 2017

POSTED ON 1st June 2017

Your pre-design checklist

You might think that the first thing you need to think about when embarking on your new kitchen project is the design of it and if that’s what you’ve started with STOP RIGHT NOW!!! While this does seem to be the logical approach, there are actually some key pertinent questions that you need to consider BEFORE you even start designing Read more...

Kitchen Trends Blog – May 2017

POSTED ON 1st May 2017

Kitchen Storage

A place for everything…

… and everything in its place! A new kitchen should look amazing but at the end of the day, form follows function and it really needs to work as a space for cooking, eating and organising your food, pots, pans and other kitchen items. Storage is an important part of this and we think it’s just as important to have efficient, Read more...

Kitchen Trends Blog – April 2017

POSTED ON 1st April 2017

A guide to kitchen door types

Colour and finish will always play a big role in setting the style of your kitchen but nothing quite sets the tone like the type of door that you choose. On the Kitchen Trends Blog this month we’re giving you a variety of door styles, starting with the simplest through to the most embellished.

Flat doors

They say less is more and a flat Read more...

Kitchen Trends Blog – March 2017

POSTED ON 1st March 2017

Why people upgrade their kitchens and what they hope to achieve

We recently posted the main headlines from the Houzz Kitchen Trends Study 2017. For this month’s kitchen trends blog we’re going to take a closer look at a couple of aspects that were covered in that report and look at them in a bit more detail – Read more...

Kitchen Trends Blog – February 2017

POSTED ON 1st February 2017

How to create a hygge kitchen

If you haven’t come across the word ‘hygge’ yet then where have you been? Pronounced ‘hoo-gah’, hygge is a Scandinavian concept that embodies the feeling of well-being brought about through warmth, cosiness, sanctuary and belonging. The kitchen, therefore, lends itself very well to this idea so this month’s Kitchen Trends blog is all about how Read more...

Kitchen Trends blog – January 2017

POSTED ON 1st January 2017

Kitchen Trend Predictions for 2017

Well we kicked off our new Kitchen Trends blog series in 2016 with a look forward to trends for the coming year. Within that we predicted thin counter tops, statement colour accents, horizontal cabinets, texture and metal finishes. Many of which we have seen (especially colour accents and Read more...

Kitchen Monthly Trends Blog – December

POSTED ON 1st December 2016

Can you handle it?

This month we are looking kitchen handles – the various types of handles you can go for, the styles that they work best with and even whether to have them at all!

Whether you go for a cup, a knob, a bar, a ‘T’ or indeed, no handle at all – a seemingly small detail can make a big difference in your kitchen.

There really is a huge number of Read more...

Kitchen Monthly Trends Blog – November

POSTED ON 1st November 2016

 

The Retro Kitchen – Kitching your Kitchen!

The vintage trend has been popular for quite some time now and this is mostly a style that takes inspiration from the 40s and 50s. Well, there is a new trend in town and frankly we’ve moved on – get ready for the retro kitchen – kitchen spaces with the colour, pattern and overt confidence of the 1970s and 80s!

This Read more...

Kitchen Trends Monthly Blog – October

POSTED ON 1st October 2016

To integrate or not to integrate? How to apply your appliances

Designing a kitchen has 2 main functions – creating a space that looks beautiful and but that is also very functional. Your kitchen is the hardest working room in the house after all! Your appliances are integral to this but should they be integrated? That’s quite a major decision that needs taking Read more...

Kitchen Trends Monthly Blog – September

POSTED ON 1st September 2016

Knocking through for a knockout kitchen!

They say that people don’t necessarily judge a potential new home by the number of rooms but by the available, usable space ie they would rather have 2 large downstairs rooms than 3 or 4 small ones. This very much applies to kitchens. One of the biggest issues that people have with their homes is that the kitchen is too small. Because a Read more...

Kitchen Trends Monthly Blog - August

POSTED ON 1st August 2016

Blue is the New Black!

In our last Kitchen Trends blog we talked about coloured kitchen cabinets and the range of colour options available. Since posting that blog, we find that we’re coming across a lot of kitchens in one colour in particular – blue. Judging by what we're being asked for and the design sites and Read more...

Kitchen Trends Monthly Blog – July

POSTED ON 1st July 2016

Using colour in your kitchen

Colour is at the front and centre of the features most likely to have an impact in your kitchen design scheme. On a par with the style of your kitchen, the colour you choose sets the tone for the entire space.

Natural wood and white are always the most popular choices, because of their neutrality, but there is also a growing trend for coloured, Read more...

Kitchen Trends Monthly Blog – June

POSTED ON 1st June 2016

Kitchen tech – integrated kitchen gadgets you never knew you needed!

Integrated kitchen appliances have been around for some time now but beyond your standard fridge freezer, oven and dish washer have you ever thought about what other gadgets you could be building into your kitchen design? Well, we already offer quite a few useful appliances such as coffee machines and hot water taps Read more...

Kitchen Trends Monthly Blog - May

POSTED ON 1st May 2016

Everything ABOUT the kitchen sink!

The kitchen sink may not be focal point of your kitchen but it’s certainly an area that gets a great deal of use plus – and you might not think it – it’s an opportunity to make a style statement. The default stainless steel sink with drainer is not your only option and choices range from traditional under-mounted Belfast sinks to high modern Read more...

Kitchen Trends Monthly Blog – April

POSTED ON 1st April 2016

The benefits of kitchen islands

Kitchen islands can be a great addition to your kitchen design. Here is a round up of some of the benefits of incorporating an island unit into your kitchen and some tips and ideas that you might want to consider.

Benefits

1. More efficient use of space

An island can be a fantastic way of maximising empty space in a square Read more...

Kitchen Trends Monthly Blog – March

POSTED ON 1st March 2016

The Counter Argument: pros and cons of kitchen worktop materials

When designing a new kitchen we all think first and foremost about the cabinets but actually, often the biggest continuous area of your kitchen will be your kitchen worktop. Your choice of worktop must look right with your choice of kitchen but it must also be very functional. There are Read more...

Kitchen Trends Monthly Blog – February

POSTED ON 1st February 2016

Mix it Up Kitchens: kitchens with contrast

 

Mixing it up in the kitchen is not limited to cake baking! This month in the Kitchen Trends Blog we’re looking at kitchens that refuse to be limited or defined colour, style or design. These ‘mix & match’ kitchens combine different colours, styles and finishes within Read more...

Kitchen Trends Monthly Blog – January

POSTED ON 1st January 2016

Kitchen Trends Predictions for 2016

Welcome to the first Kitchen Trends Monthly Blog

As it’s the 1st of January as well as the first Kitchen Trends Blog, we’re kicking off with a look at some of the kitchen design trends that we’re likely to see this year. Some Read more...

New Kitchen Trends Regular Blog Coming Soon

POSTED ON 14th December 2015

New blog series for 2016

You may remember the 3Style Foodie Blog that we used to post every month? We had a break from that in 2015 but we’ve decided to create a new regular blog series for 2016. It won’t be a food-related blog though, this time we’ve decided to stick to what we really know best – kitchens! Therefore the new blog series Read more...

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