Inspiration & News
10,000 Miles For The Best Materials
In November 2017 our team travelled over 10,000 miles to the south of India. Here we spent 7 days searching for the best material for our customers.
We travel the world every 6/8 weeks to inspect and purchase more of the best materials form around the world.
While in India, we were very aware that the colour trends of 2018/2019 where light. This being mostly ‘Whites’. While searching through quarries and production facilities we came across some stunning colours that we know our customers would love.
2019 Colour Of The Year
Dulux have announced their colour of the year for 2019. One of the UK’s leading companies in paint, Dulux has experts that select a colour that will inspire our interiors for the year ahead.
This year the company has selected ‘Spiced Honey’ (as shown in the image above). They say that the colour has a “new mood of positivity and optimism – a desire to ‘let the light in’.”
Dulux now has a 'Visualiser App' where you can see this colour on your walls, in your home. The app allows you to see the full range of Dulux colours on the walls that you select. Its not the smoothest app we've come across but it will help you to see what colours work in your room.
Pantone, one of the worlds largest providers of colour swatches, has also announced their ‘Colour Of The Year’. Pantone set colours across a number of different industries such as Interior Design, Fashion, Packaging & Printing. Their experts work hard to predict future colour trends and influences
The Colour of 2019 is ‘PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral’. Pantone say that it “embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment.”
You will notice that despite the colour choice between Dulux and Pantone being so far apart, Dulux has included accents of the 'Pantone Living Coral' in their latest press photo above.
Dolce & Gabbana Collaboration with Smeg
Introduce a brave splash of colour your kitchen with Dolce & Gabbana's collaboration with Smeg.
Their bold but quirky designs would sit perfect in a simplistic kitchen.
D&G say "Sicilian aesthetics and state of the art technology meet in this collaboration between Dolce&Gabbana and Smeg. Joining creative forces in a truly authentic Made in Italy project, discover Sicily is my Love: a unique collection of domestic appliances created by Smeg with distinct Dolce&Gabbana decorative motifs."
The collection consists of a slow juicer, blender, toaster, citrus juicer and kettle.
Protection For Your Surfaces
This Franke Rollamat is the perfect everyday item that is essential for your kitchen. While we recommend a trivett matt for all surfaces, it is of most importance that you use one with a Quartz surface.
These matts can be ordered through us when you order your surfaces.
Need somewhere to eat while your kitchen is being installed?
Take a look at The Miskin Arms.
The beautifully renovated interior boasts a warm and friendly atmosphere while maintaining the character of the original grade two listed building.
The Miskin Arms is the perfect location to enjoy a great meal with friends and family or a relaxing drink in our cosy bar.
Do You have a small kitchen? Wondering how you can make the most out of your space?
There are many elements to consider when planning your space. Think about 'lines'. Is it important to look up and extend the room into a tall ceiling? Would you benefit from horizontal paneling or doors to extend the length of the room?
Wall units, door fronts, shelves and decoration can help draw the eye to open up your small space.
Think about your unit colour and worktop choice. With a light colour Granite or Quartz on your surface you can help bounce light around the room, increasing it's vibrance and opening up the space. With lighter worktops you could even chose a darker door to offer a contrast in the kitchen without losing any reflective light.
Take a look at this article from Houzz. They have some brilliant ideas.
Tips To Save You Money
Whether you are dealing with a large project in your house or even just changing door fronts and work tops, money management is almost everyones key agenda.
Remember that managing projects yourself can help save some costs. This of course needs consideration when looking at what needs to be completed and your skills to manage the project. If you are unable to manage your project correctly, in some cases you could encounter more costs.
Decoration is a task that most people could take to. Painting the area yourself could help save the cost of a third party. Why not get the kids involved or pull in the family for a favour. This can also help speed things up.
When looking at purchasing your worktops, you are likely to be coming to the end of your project. Don't lose out on those dream Granite or Quartz surfaces and take advantage of payment options. With availability to spread costs over a period of time you can now afford the finishing touch to transform your kitchen. We have many options that can help you manage your payments; from low interest rates to completely interest FREE!
Find out more details by clicking the button below.
Marble Is Modern
Marble is a material that is no longer desired in a kitchen. It will scratch. It will stain. It is not user-friendly for any family kitchen in 2017.
But we have some products you will love!
With the current demand to see 'Marble' back in kitchens, many Quartz manurfacturers have designed 'Marble' looking materials with the benefit of Quartz.
Quartz is a material that is Non-Porous and Stain Resistant. A good choice for a kitchen surface! With many designs on the market, some great and some poor, you have the ability to bring back the trend and settle it into your family home.
As a company, we have worked hard to distinguish which of these options would be the best for our customers. We have a selection of materials that not only look fantastic but can also be very competitive in costs.
Why not visit our showrooms with your plans and view the material for your self!