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.
When it comes to kitting out the kitchen with new appliances, one of the hardest working is the humble hob. If you’re not replacing or renewing a range cooker with hob top, a separate built-in hob is the perfect solution to creating a streamlined look packed with practical features.
Every year, Pantone announces its Colour of the Year and while some have seen unusual choices and tricky shades to work with, 2020 is all about Classic Blue. A fantastic hue for all rooms of the home but especially good for kitchens, it’s a tone that works wonderfully in both classic and contemporary designs. Pantone says that its 19-4052 Classic Blue instils calm, confidence and connection and is an enduring blue hue that highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build, as we cross the threshold into a new era.
Kitchen trends may come and go – think shabby chic, 50s retro and the current vibe for all things industrial for instance – but there are two styles that will always endure; and that’s classic and contemporary design.
For many of us, browsing through interiors magazines, kitchen brochures and online resources such as Pinterest and Houzz is a great way of finding inspiration for everything kitchen related. When you’re on the lookout for appliances, sinks, taps and hoods, there’s no better place than this product-packed Rangemaster website!
When planning a new kitchen, there’s one item that can easily be your starting point – something that you can base the rest of the scheme around, and that’s a range cooker. Rangemaster ranges come in a fantastic selection of sizes, shapes and styles, so there’s sure to be something to suit. As well as offering everything you need for professional cooking results, your choice of cooker can also help to create the ultimate style statement.
Rangemaster has a cooker for every style, so no matter whether you favour the industrial look, Scandi living or a touch of country farmhouse chic, there’s an appliance so suit. You can download or order the latest brochure for free – just click on the link to view the collections, moodboards and suggested products for yourself. One of my favourites, especially at this time of year, is Coastal Retreat. I dream of having a vacation in the Hamptons one summer so turning my kitchen into a New England haven would be the next best thing!
As the nights draw in and our days become shorter, now is the perfect time to consider adding a splash of colour to the kitchen. Nothing brightens up a dark, dreary weekend like a vibrant colour scheme that makes you want to linger in the kitchen, cooking up hearty soups, stews and casseroles for family and friends. Whether you’re planning a whole new design in time for Christmas or you just want a quick update before the festive season begins, there are plenty of ways to add pizzazz and personality to your room.