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Will smart kitchen appliances become essential in the future?

Smart technology has become increasingly common in kitchen appliances. It’s easy to think of this evolution as superfluous and treat it a bit like a shiny new toy. However, don’t forget that there was a time when a washing machine or dishwasher did not exist in the kitchen. Now these appliances are very much seen as essential. Since smart functionality is now more entwined in modern living, perhaps it’s time to start treating smart kitchen appliances seriously.  Essential appliances Let’s look...

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Pros and Cons of replacing a kitchen rather than repairing it

To replace or repair? A dilemma faced by most people at the start of their kitchen refit journey. And it’s not a straightforward question to answer. Every home is different and every circumstance is unique. It’s a decision that must be navigated and balanced and weighed up. A kitchen is made up of various key features; namely worktops, cabinets and appliances. So we’ll look at these in turn, and think about circumstance. You’ll then be able to balance with...

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Your guide to the modular kitchen

Refitting or extending a kitchen is a long journey. It’s one that begins with selecting the way you want it to be constructed. You’ll find your decision between taking a bespoke, fitted or modular kitchen approach. Modular kitchens are increasingly popular, and complement natural stone worktops wonderfully. But then, granite, marble and quartz look fantastic in any kitchen, it has to be said! So let’s work out where modular kitchens are great and where they’re not so great. Then...

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Top 10 organised layout inspiration for kitchens

Kitchens come in all shapes and sizes. You may be refitting an existing space, or perhaps extending or remodelling your kitchen. For all of these projects, organised layout is absolutely central. As well as being a beautiful, calming and social room, your kitchen must be functional. But how do you make the best decisions when it comes to laying out your ideal kitchen, while being mindful of the space that you’re furnishing? Traditionally, we’d look to the ‘work triangle’...

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Rustic Kitchen Vs Retro Kitchen and how to get the look

Vintage kitchen design concepts are on the way up. And it’s easy to see why. They’re nostalgic, warm and homely - things that appeal to a lot of us while we’ve been spending more time at home. So if the idea of a vintage style kitchen sounds good to you, how do you go about it? It’s not as simple as replicating a room from the pages of a magazine from 1975. Of course, you’ll want to retain modern...

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The Best DIY hacks to keep your kitchen on trend in 2021

Perhaps this year is not your year for a full kitchen refit. After all, you can’t refit a kitchen every year! But you’ve spent a lot of time in your kitchen over the last year and you’ve decided that it needs freshening up. The great news is that there are heaps of really achievable DIY hacks to keep your kitchen on trend. So, what are the looks and features that are hot this year, and what are the best...

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What are the ‘must-haves’ in modern kitchen design?

As part of a kitchen refit, extension or remodel, you’ll have a concept of the essentials that you require. There are the functional requirements that make a kitchen effective; fridge freezers, ovens, plumbing. A well designed modern kitchen, though, requires a foundation of more than essentials. Good modern kitchen designs hang on cohesion, clarity and efficiency. Look beyond the basic requirements and you’ll discover the ‘must-haves’ for your modern kitchen.  Efficiency Nowadays, efficiency means more than how well an appliance fulfils...

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Small Kitchen

What are some awesome ideas for a small kitchen?

If kitchen space is tight, your choice of layout is limited. It's more important, then, to maximise the space you have with a few awesome ideas for a small kitchen. It comes down to light, use of space and selecting good quality and well thought out features. You should think about the vertical plane, optimal storage and work out tricks to make the space feel larger and more open. This not only makes your small kitchen feel bigger, but...

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The Best Kitchen Trends for 2021

If there’s one thing that spending the majority of the last year at home seems to have impressed upon people, it's that they must take joy from their environment. This is why so many have opted to begin home improvements. The kitchen is an ever-popular room to focus on, since it’s where a lot of us spend the most time, from cooking to eating, socialising to working. So if 2021 is the year for your new kitchen, what are...

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Which is the best marble for kitchen countertops?

With a plethora of different marble varieties available from around the globe, it’s hard to narrow down which stone is best for your kitchen. Of course, all kitchens and all lifestyles are different. So what may be the best marble for kitchen countertops in one home may not be the best in another. We take a look at different marbles for different types of the kitchen to shed some light on where you should be casting your eye. Family...

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