When it comes to giving the kitchen a fresh new look, you don’t have to splash out on a whole new design. Removing and replacing cabinets and worksurfaces can be time-consuming and expensive. But there are other ways of giving this space a totally new look for less.
With the new year underway, many of us will be considering investing in a new kitchen in the coming months.
This year we’re all really looking forward to celebrating Christmas with family and friends. After a tough few years, we’re all ready to down tools and relax with our loved ones, catch up with those we haven’t seen in a long while and spend quality time with the family. To help make your festive season even more special this year, we’ve picked some of the most inspirational tablescapes to get your festive feast off to a great start.
As a new term at school begins and the weather turns chilly, it’s the perfect time to start planning a new kitchen. Now that the season of barbecues and alfresco eating is pretty much over, we turn our attention to cosy evenings in, weekends spent baking with the family and giving our homes a warm, inviting feeling. With this in mind, this month we take a look at autumnal looks for kitchens.
It’s all very well swooning over the large open-plan kitchens with generously sized appliances that we see online and in magazines. But in reality, many of us have the challenge of kitting out a more compact space. It may be that you have a period property with separate kitchen and dining room, a new-build with a small kitchen layout or a city centre apartment with an open kitchen-living area that needs space-saving solutions.
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.