Updating your kitchen needn’t cost a fortune and needn’t be too much effort. Here we share six easy ways to spruce up your kitchen on a budget.
Urban rustic kitchens are a transitional design that merges the modern farmhouse style with the industrial aesthetic that is so popular right now.
In this article we consult the experts who reveal the biggest kitchen design trends that we can expect to see throughout 2020/21.
Designing your dream kitchen needn’t be as overwhelming as you might think. Matter Designs, an Essex-based kitchen design company, has helped me put together 5 things to consider when designing your dream kitchen.
Danish design brand Reform is a really interesting company. It was founded back in 2014 by Jeppe Christensen and Michael Andersen who had noticed a growing interest in custom-made wooden kitchens. However, they were also aware of the fact that such kitchens are not particularly affordable and are often over budget for most people. They set up Reform
Back in September when I visited Maison & Objet in Paris, one of the standout companies that I came across was 3S design, a family-owned Slovenian company that specializes in architectural design, product design and manufacturing. When the newest generation of the family joined the metal workshop business, 25 years’ of experience took on a new
When you move into rented accommodation, it’s often the case that your bathroom or kitchen may not be to your liking. Most landlord’s don’t want to splash out on the latest, state-of-the-art kitchen or bathroom if they will not personally be living in the property. If you’re lucky you’ll get a relatively new kitchen or
Kitchens may be the heart of the home, but for a long time they have been playing it very safe when it comes to aesthetics. Don’t get me wrong I have seen some seriously beautiful and super exciting kitchens at the very high end of the spectrum. I’ve been to kitchen trade shows where the
How nice was bank holiday weekend guys? Apparently it was the hottest since records began. The Met office weather app insisted that it was 17c but I can tell you it was more like 28c in my garden. Our decking is such a sun trap and by mid afternoon it was almost too hot to
I’ve written about quite a few nice bins here before and I believe that there is a bit of a revolution going on in the dustbin world. Not so long ago bins were purely functional receptacles for storing our refuse. The all looked pretty similar and there was nothing really remarkable about them. As soon
There has been a lot of publicity recently about the environmental impact of plastic pollution. And rightly so. According to the Plastic Oceans Foundation, we are now producing nearly 300 million tons of plastic annually, which is apparently roughly the same as the entire weight of humanity. Approximately half of the plastic produced is for single
You may recognise the name Vipp for their historic line of metallic bins. Well this company are no one trick pony. Their ‘industrial design – since 1939’ slogan means that Vipp has specialised in the industrial aesthetic and has grown in size and speciality over the years, culminating in a really exciting line that I
When we embarked on our kitchen makeover, one of our biggest decisions was what kitchen work surface to have. We didn’t do a complete remodel, we were simply making a few changes to create a space that worked better for us, had more storage and was a lot brighter. One of my biggest bugbears was
Welcome to my kitchen makeover final reveal. I cannot tell you how happy I am to publish this post today. It’s been such a long time coming. We started this kitchen makeover a year ago and it is finally finished. I honestly couldn’t be happier. It’s such a relief to have a kitchen that I
I cannot tell you how happy it makes me to write this post. This kitchen makeover has been in progress for a year…aha, you read that right…a year!! Why, you might ask. Well, it’s a long story. We started last April by replacing the hob, sink and worktop and we removed all the kitchen tiles.
I’m a big fan of IKEA, especially when it comes to kitchens. I’m basing this purely on aesthetics and functionality as I have never had or experienced an IKEA kitchen myself. I just love the way they look and the way they are designed to make the very best use of every available bit of
I think this might be my dream kitchen. It features The Kitchen Collection HD Laurel Hex Multi Porcelain Tiles from British ceramic Tile So in my last post I told you guys all about my planned bathroom makeover which is due to start in just under two weeks…I’m so freakin’ excited I might just explode! But today
Dreaming of a new kitchen is something I spend so much time doing. I hate my kitchen with a passion and doing it up is one of my top priorities this year. Whether or not we can afford to do that is another question. So until the time comes when we can, I shall be
When you have a really ugly kitchen that you can’t afford to replace I think it’s pretty standard to start looking around at all the lovely kitchen accessories that you could potentially try to spruce it up with. My constant dreams of a new kitchen have me drifting back and forth between thinking there is
Ruth moved into her new home as a first time buyer a little under a year ago. And as many of you will no doubt realise this is a big deal in today’s housing market where young people are increasingly being priced out of the market altogether. However, being able to get on the ladder
A little while ago I published a post looking at tips and tricks for designing a small bathroom. This post was inspired by my overwhelming desire to redesign my own small bathroom which is so far from my dream bathroom it’s untrue. I have an equally strong yearning to redesign my small kitchen, which desperately
One of the things I find about being an interiors blogger is that most people tend to assume that I am an interior designer. I guess that is because most of the top interiors bloggers are interior designers or stylists. Well I’m neither. I am a writer who happens to write about interior design because
Ever since we moved into our flat back in October I have been dreaming of a new kitchen. The one we have is pretty much as far from my idea of my perfect kitchen as you can get. I don’t really like the cabinets, the paint, the tiling, or the layout for that matter and
Now who doesn’t love IKEA? I know I do and following recent news that a new store has now been approved for Exeter I couldn’t be more excited. But I was really interested to hear about the new kitchen that the Scandinavian retail giant has launched this month. The METOD kitchen from IKEA replaces the existing FAKTUM