Yearly Archives - 2023

a woman puts bowls away into a kitchen drawer. The kitchen is white and contemporary. there are three christmas wreaths hanging in the window.

Top tips for cleaning your kitchen before Christmas

Before your entire family descends on you this Christmas, spare a thought for your kitchen. This workhorse of the season is about to come into some serious flogging. Its cupboards are going to be bursting at the seams, oven on overdrive, and worktops spilled and dropped on by more people than at any other time of year. While some people may give their kitchen a thorough clean before Christmas to impress guests, there are practical reasons to do it too....

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a kitchen with white quartz worktop

Why are quartz worktops so popular?

Over this year, Quartz worktops have retained their place as one of the most popular kitchen materials on the market. From large kitchens to small, designers and customers continue to choose quartz as their worktop material within a kitchen refit. While granite remains a strong option for natural and unique features and marble has enjoyed a real on trend moment, quartz stands strong as a consistently popular all round performer. So what is it about this material that makes it...

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a large travertine marble kitchen island with living furniture in the background.

Reasons that you should include a kitchen island as part of a kitchen refit 

When planning a kitchen refit or extension, the first step is to plan your layout. It’s now more common than not to include one or more kitchen islands as part of a plan. Why should you join the ranks of kitchen island converts, though? Remember that the kitchen island is more than just an aesthetic trend. There are a huge number of practical benefits to kitchen islands. We take a look at the advantages of this kitchen design feature and...

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an extended family gather around a kitchen island in a contemporary kitchen.

Why is the kitchen the heart of a home?

Some say it’s the links to food and nourishment, others feel that it’s a space of nurture. For so many of us, the kitchen is the first place we head when we return home at the end of the day. But why is it thought of so widely as the heart of a home? And is this why it’s so important to many people to get a kitchen refit design just right for them? We look at what the kitchen...

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Modern, white kitchen with long granite worktop

How can I modernise my kitchen? 

An update in your kitchen can affect how you feel about your entire home. It’s why modernising the kitchen is often at the top of peoples’ lists of home improvements. This is likely down to the increasing amount of time we spend in the kitchen. We’re not all becoming culinary artisans, though; the kitchen has changed. It’s now a social and leisure space as well as one for eating and preparing food. So from little alterations to a full refit,...

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stone bathroom worktop

What is the most durable worktop for bathrooms?

When most of us plan a new bathroom, we easily get preoccupied with how to create a stylish and relaxing space. Durability probably comes as an afterthought. That’s totally understandable. It’s important to get a bathroom right for you. What if we told you, though, that one of the most durable countertop materials for bathrooms is also the most stylish? We look at quartz worktops and how they work so well in any space. Durable Bathrooms Let’s first understand why bathroom materials...

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Clutter free kitchen

How to declutter your kitchen

When you take a good look around your kitchen, what do you see? Is it beautifully minimalist, with clear surfaces and everything neatly put away in its allocated place? Or is it a jumble of stuff . . . the day to day evidence trail of your existence? Let’s face it. Most functioning family kitchens are not going to achieve the level of minimalism you might ideally aspire to. There will be signs of life in there, and various works in...

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Luxury shower room using the latest 2023 trends

Bathroom trends for 2023

If you’ve decided that 2023 is the right time for a new bathroom, it can be difficult to know where to start. As well as all the plumbing and practicalities, there are also so many different styles and products that you could consider for your bathroom furniture, fixtures and fittings.  The first thing to do is to think carefully about the needs of you and your family, to decide on your bathroom priorities. For example, who will be using the bathroom...

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Close up of a kitchen with a Quartz Worktop

How to look after your quartz worktops

If you are thinking about having quartz worktops in your home, or perhaps have recently had them installed, you are making an excellent choice. Quartz worktops are a highly desirable feature for your kitchen, bathroom or bar area. Not only do they look stunning, but they are also extremely durable and hard wearing. However, there is also a lot that you can do to keep your quartz worktops in peak condition, and ensure that they look just as good in months...

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Updated rustic kitchen interior with white brick wall.

How to make a statement in your kitchen

Spring has sprung, and at this time of year, many of us decide to make changes to our home. However, the thought of embarking on major home improvements can be quite daunting, not to mention potentially very expensive.  But there are many things that you can do to refresh and update your home without too much upheaval or expense. And if your kitchen is in need of a bit of an upgrade, there are various ways that you can not only...

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