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.
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.