Now that summer has officially started, we can look forward to alfresco dining, barbecues on the patio and maybe even entertaining family and friends indoors too. When it comes to serving up a glass or two of wine, having a dedicated wine cabinet makes things a whole lot easier. Wine is chilled to perfection and preserved in optimum condition. So whether you and your guests are connoisseurs of a good white, red or rosé, you can rest assured it will taste sublime.
For many buyers, choosing a range cooker is not just about its features, functions and how it performs. For many people it’s all about the colour too. Some want their cooker to provide a statement appliance within the kitchen, contrasting boldly with the cabinetry, work surfaces and overall colour scheme. Others prefer a more subtle approach with a neutral tone that blends in.
When you’re looking for the very best in terms of range cooker quality, build and performance, you are spoilt for choice as not only are there so many options for a Rangemaster but there are also different fuels, colours, features and functions with a Falcon range cooker too.
I do love a new colour palette, so when Rangemaster announced it was introducing three new colourways to many of its range cooker models, I couldn’t wait to see what was in store. The brand-new Earth collection is inspired by the natural world and is designed to bring a feeling of the outside, in. A blurring of boundaries between inside and out if you will; and a trend that has become ever-more popular with interiors of late, as homeowners seek to give their spaces a sense of peace, tranquility and well-being.
The way we use our homes has changed dramatically over the last year. As more of us work from home while possibly also juggling the needs of home schooling the children, our kitchens have had to become multifunctional spaces that provide a space for many different activities. As well as preparing and cooking food, eating, relaxing and entertaining (when permitted), kitchens now also need to be places of quiet, concentration and creativity for home workers as well as children and their online virtual learning.
Whether you’re planning a whole new kitchen or simply updating the heart of your home, it’s always an exciting time to choose new appliances, especially with so many sizes and options available. Before you start selecting your must-have tools, you need to know about an important change to energy labels and ratings that will help you choose the perfect set-up for your new kitchen.
We’re all optimistic that this year is going to be a lot better than last and with the UK currently in its third lockdown, now is the perfect time to start planning that dream kitchen.
It couldn’t have come at a better time. As the country reels from its first lockdown and heads towards a winter of uncertainty, what we all need right now is a virtual hug from The Great British Bake Off team. Thank goodness Channel 4 saw a way to make it happen, despite the current circumstances, as the show’s production staff, cast, crew and contestants all lived in a self-contained bubble for six weeks over the summer in order to film safely.
Now that we are heading towards the autumn and winter months, we are going to be spending a lot more time indoors. As the weather turns crisp and chilly, it’s time to start thinking about cooking up hearty, wholesome soups, stews, roasts and casseroles.
Spending more time at home lately has created a renewed interest in making sure our homes are as warm, welcoming, comforting and cosy as can be. Our interiors are our sanctuary; a space where we can relax and indulge our passions for pastimes perhaps long forgotten such as baking, crafting, exercising, reading and going back to a simpler age where we enjoy and appreciate the little things in life.