11 SIMPLE STEPS TO A NEW KITCHEN LOOK | RANGEMASTER

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Summer tends to be a time for relaxing, going on holiday and getting out into the garden. And with barbecues and simple salads rather than intense, time-consuming meals on the menu during the week and at weekends, many of us will be spending little time in the kitchen. That’s why giving this space a fresh new look this season is more about the little things rather than a large, rip it out and start again kind of project. With this in mind, this month we’ve got 11 simple steps to a new kitchen look. Pick one or two to suit your scheme or go all-out and embrace them all for a total update with minimal fuss and effort…

 

1. FIT A NEW SINK

Take a look at your current sink. Could it do with a refresh? For those of us who have had a new kitchen fitted a few years back, the sink may have begun to look a little tired and dated. Fitting a brand-new sink will not only add a fresh look to the wet area of your kitchen, it will also update the worksurfaces too. Rangemaster has a fabulous selection of sinks to suit all spaces. My favourites include the Hartland fireclay ceramic one-bowl white Belfast style, which is perfect for a classic kitchen with painted Shaker cabinets or natural woodgrain finish. It has a deep apron front and can be installed within any worksurface material, as it’s inset so it's quick to fit. Likewise, the Spectra is another inset sink - this time a metallic PVD stainless steel in a choice of three colours – graphite, copper or gold. If you’d prefer to swap like for like for an existing stainless steel sink and drainer, the Rangemaster Arlington is sleek and minimalist.

 

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ceramic sink

 

sink

 

2. CHANGE THE TAP

Now you’ve switched the sink, it’s time to complete the look with a swish new tap. Rangemaster has a wide selection of bridge and monobloc kitchen taps, pull-out designs and filter styles to suit all needs. There’s also a fantastic choice of finishes to complement or contrast with your sink and worksurface. The Aquatrend tap in a brushed brass finish for instance looks stunning set against a marble or marble-effect worksurface and splashback, while the Quadrant in chrome is ideal for a modern, handleless high gloss kitchen with undermounted stainless steel sink.

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tap

 

3. UPDATE SMALL APPLIANCES

As well as installing a new sink and tap, you can give the worksurfaces a fresh new look for summer by updating any old appliances such as the kettle, toaster, countertop coffee machine, stand mixer, blender and so on. There are some gorgeous colours to choose from, which can be used to contrast with or complement painted or high gloss cabinets as well as to pop out on sleek white or wooden worksurfaces. Rangemaster’s Classic kettle and toaster collection is ideal for any kitchen décor with its timeless feel and robust design. Choose from matt cream, black or slate grey and team with timber accessories, chopping blocks, utensil holders, fresh herbs in little pots and your favourite cookery books all on display.

 

kettle toaster

kettle

 

4. INVEST IN NEW PANS

Enhance your cooking with Rangemaster’s beautifully branded stainless steel saucepans, casseroles and frying pans, all exclusively designed for use with its cookers – and you can use them on induction hobs too.

 

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5. CHOOSE NEW WINDOW DRESSINGS

A really quick and effective way to spruce up the kitchen is to fit a new window blind. We love this Wild Flowers Cornflower patterned roller blind from English Blinds, which can be made to measure to suit your window perfectly.

 

blinds

 

6. PICK OUT A PATTERNED SPLASHBACK

Turn your splashback into a work of art with washable wallpaper, which can be used behind the worksurface to add a decorative finish to the kitchen. This Pink Floral design from Lime Lace is pretty without being overpowering.

 

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7. ADD WARMTH TO WOODEN FLOORS WITH A RUG

It may feel nice and warm in the kitchen now but come winter, wooden floorboards can feel the chill, especially in older houses with gaps between the boards. This Kasbah Ink rug from Weaver Green is perfect for high traffic areas and it’s machine washable and stain resistant plus it’s eco-friendly as it’s made from recycled plastic bottles.

rug

 

8. BUY NEW BAR STOOLS

An island unit, peninsula or breakfast bar instantly becomes a sociable space with a couple of bar stools. Upgrade to these gorgeous upholstered stools from Gabriella James, Chairmakers. This Ella stool features Tashas Trip fabric by Kit Kemp for Christopher Farr Cloth and is handcrafted to order.

 

gabriella

 

9. HANG NEW LIGHTING

Speaking of islands and breakfast bars, you can instantly uplift any kitchen scheme with new pendant lights hung in a row of three over the area. These Phane pendants from Original BTC are perfect for an industrial style.

 

original

 

10. CREATE EXTRA STORAGE

When you need additional storage space as you simply can’t fit everything into cupboards and drawers, a freestanding island is the perfect solution. The Eaton design from Cox & Cox is made from mango wood with a slab of rugged marble on top and features two drawers, two slatted shelves and hooks for tea towels and oven gloves.

 

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11. STOCK UP ON TEXTILES

Hanging up new tea towels and oven gloves instantly gives the kitchen a fresh new look. We love these striped designs from Tolly McRae in black, green and grey.

 

tolly