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Modular Kitchens

What are modular kitchens?  

If you’ve started considering a kitchen refit, you’ll have come across different processes of installing your new kitchen. Depending on your budget, building, and preferences, a modular kitchen may be the choice for you. So what are modular kitchens and what features do they incorporate? Why are modular kitchens so popular, and how do they compare with alternative approaches?  Understanding Modular kitchens The majority of kitchens available on the market today are modular in some way. A modular kitchen is made up...

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What are the benefits of remodelling your kitchen?

It may be hard to believe, but there are more benefits to remodelling your kitchen than getting to choose a shiny new marble worktop! True, this is one of the most fun parts of the process, but a good kitchen remodel can fundamentally change how you cook and how you live. It’s a different project to a kitchen facelift or refit. So to help you work out whether this is right for you, we go through the benefits of remodelling...

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Kitchen Cabinet design 2022

What are the choices for kitchen cabinet design in 2022?

Whether you are refitting your kitchen from scratch or giving it a more minor facelift, you’ll be thinking about your kitchen cabinets. So what options do kitchen cabinets offer? Are they a limiting factor in your design? Actually, kitchen cabinet design in 2022 is more sophisticated than ever before. It offers a greater range of aesthetic and functionality choices, as well as playing a part in your overall kitchen concept.  Structure What’s going on underneath your worktops is arguably the most important...

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What are the hottest trends in 2022 kitchen design?

Is 2022 the year for a new kitchen? If you’re planning a kitchen refurbishment, extension or simply a freshening up, trending concepts are a great place to start. It’s never a great idea to design a room based entirely on trends and fads, since some looks can date quicker than others. However, exploring trends gives you the opportunity to discover concepts that are more enduring. So we look at the hottest trends in 2022 kitchen design and work out how...

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Small Kitchen feels large

How to Make a Small Kitchen Feel Larger and More Extravagant

Refitting a small kitchen can feel like a challenge. There are fewer options available to you in terms of layout and structure. Every inch of the space has to count and you also have to consider how to make the room feel more spacious with your design choices. It’s important to remember that small doesn’t have to mean basic or cheap, though. Even the smallest kitchen can feel both functional and luxurious by making some careful decisions during the refit...

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fitted kitchen

Should you Choose a Ready to Fit Kitchen or a Bespoke Kitchen?

Your core kitchen concept will pave the way for many of your other decisions during your kitchen refit. It will influence the more detailed choices that you make. This initial decision should take in budget considerations, timescale limitations and constraints of the space and building. Essentially it comes down to whether you choose a ready to fit kitchen or a bespoke kitchen. So we look at the pros and cons of these two approaches to kitchen remodelling. Pros of a Ready...

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Things to take into account before choosing kitchen countertops

Whether you’re refitting your whole kitchen, or just thinking of freshening it up, your countertop is important. It’s the first thing that we notice, and probably touch, too. A scheme can appear modern, elegant, classic or vibrant depending on the kitchen countertops you choose. Day to day living will be subtly different with alternative countertops. This is because different materials have varying levels of maintenance and cleaning requirements. They also require different levels of protection or care in how you...

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Top Kitchen Materials and How to Care for Them

Having a great kitchen is a process that continues with the upkeep and care of the materials and the space. In this way, choosing the materials for your kitchen refit is only part of the story. You should think about what is needed to keep those materials looking great and performing well. So what are the top kitchen materials for a new kitchen, and what should you know before you buy in how to care for them? Worktops Arguably the most eye...

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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 at...

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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 clarity...

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