kitchen design

  • How do I choose my kitchen style?

    I’m often asked about where to even begin when starting to think about a new kitchen.  The first question most people ask is whether to go traditional or modern. Traditional kitchens usually refer to a Shaker style of door.  Shaker kitchens can have a plant on door where the door is placed directly on the carcase or be in-frame where the door sits within an actual frame.  Both options are lovely, although the in-frame option usually allows for you to also have some further traditional accents such as butt hinges and a moulded plinth.  Budget can often be a consideration… View Article

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  • Choosing the right builder

    There are no shortage of shows on television that depict rogue traders and bad builders.  In a recent survey conducted by Which?, only 52% of respondents said they trust their builder.  Maybe you know someone who has had the misfortune of a bad renovation experience.  Undertaking any kitchen work will require the skills of a good builder.  There are a great many good builders out there, so don’t let a few bad apples scare you. It certainly doesn’t have to be a bad experience if you follow these basic rules: 1. Get recommendations from family and friends on builders that they… View Article

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  • Kitchen basics

    Buying a new kitchen? Where to begin? When you buy a new kitchen, where do you start? It seems like a minefield out there and we all get a bit scared that we might get it wrong. Gloss or matt? Handles or handleless?  Neutral or bright?  Modern or traditional? Granite, quartz or corian? Tiles or glass?  The list of options seems endless at times. Okay, take a deep breath. It’s not so complicated and I assure you that you won’t get it wrong. My advice when thinking about a new kitchen is to find something that gets you excited.  For example, rather than striding into a… View Article

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