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    by  • September 17, 2014

    BK Sourcebook Henderson and Redfearn

    There’s real beauty in simplicity, and the demand for fresh, bright Scandinavian-style kitchens shows no sign of abating. Handmade kitchen specialist Henderson & Redfearn has really pushed the boat out with its new Driftwood range, which has elements ranging from a traditional beach house to a city loft apartment.

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    New: Four-door fridge

    by  • September 15, 2014

     

    LG four door fridge

    LG four door fridge

     

    What’s not to love about LG‘s new four-door refrigerator with Door-in-Door design? At the push of a button, it lets you quickly grab your most frequently used items, without having to access the main storage compartment.

    This helps reduce the amount of cold air that escapes when the refrigerator door is open, therefore saving energy and keeping your food fresher for longer.

    LG's four door fridge

    LG’s four door fridge

    You can arrange the inside of the refrigerator in whatever way works best for you.

    You can raise or lower the handy Adjustable Moving Basket and use the nifty Mini Table as a convenient flat surface to pour drinks.

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    It also boasts a folding shelf, which does exactly that – folds away to make room for larger items or tall bottles.

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    Shelf life

    by  • September 12, 2014

    Ikea Kallax shelving

    A freestanding shelving unit makes a useful room divider, so you can screen the washing up from the breakfast bar or dining table. It’s a also a great way to display stylish kitchenware and objets. The Kallax shelving may look streamlined with its trim frame, but it is surprisingly sturdy – each shelf can hold an impressive 13Kg. It is finished with an improved coating film which is durable and scratch resistant, shown here in Black-Brown, £85, from Ikea

    Looking for more stylish kitchen furniture? Have a look at these beautiful dressers from Tom Howley

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    Stylish, versatile flooring

    by  • September 10, 2014

    BK Sourcebook Craven Dunnill Meteria Mix Floor

     

    Choosing flooring for your kitchen is a big decision and with plenty of options available, each with their own unique characteristic and charm, it can be quite a challenging process. Such a hardworking room needs a tough, hardwearing and long-lasting surface and, of course, it has to look good, too. Popular options include natural stone, which should last a lifetime and will improve with age, but like ceramic tiles, it can be noisy and cold underfoot, unless laid over underfloor heating. Wood, on the other hand, adds warmth and timeless style but needs regular care and maintenance. So, what do you do?

    If you really can’t pick one, why not have them all with Materia Mix, Craven Dunnill’s latest porcelain floor tile collection, which is a striking blend of concrete, wood and stone textures, creating an urban backdrop for modern, open-plan schemes. These sleek, glazed porcelain tiles are super-durable, moisture- and stain-resistant, easy to clean, excellent conductors of heat and suitable for installation throughout the house and outdoors, too – making a seamless transition from kitchen to patio possible.

    Materia Mix from Craven Dunnill’s Renaissance Collection, costs £41.40sq m, and is available in four natural palettes – Deep, Light, Steel and Sun (shown) – in a 600 x 300mm tile format.

    Check out the latest issue of Beautiful Kitchens for flooring advice, and click here for more surface inspiration.

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    Inspirational kitchen-diners

    by  • September 8, 2014

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    The popularity of the kitchen-diner shows no signs of abating. After all, it’s no fun being stuck in the kitchen while your guests get stuck into the wine and the gossip in another room.

    So, here’s our pick of inspirational, practical and welcoming kitchen-diner schemes:

    The eclectic kitchen-diner, (above) complete with mismatched chairs, worn wooden table and traditional rug, is a bit of a Marmite kitchen. Do you love it or loathe it?

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    Heating systems for the kitchen

    by  • September 5, 2014

    Stove in kitchen

    As both a working room, and one increasingly used for leisure, the kitchen has very particular needs. Heating a large, open-plan scheme presents particular challenges, but compact spaces are no less tricky. Often there is not space for radiators and then there is the issue of fluctuating temperatures – what feels right near the heat of the oven is likely to feel chilly in zones designated to dining, socializing and relaxing. Getting it just so, simply involves a little thought at the kitchen planning stage.

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    New: built-in appliance range

    by  • September 1, 2014

    Bertazzoni Design Series built-in oven

    Britannia Living have brought out an exclusive collection of sleek designer built-in cooking products from Bertazzoni.

    The collection of contemporary built-in ovens are available in both the Design and Professional Series. Above we have the Bertazzoni Design Series built-in oven.

    The range also includes electric 60cm multifunction ovens, matching 45cm combi microwaves and below we have the matching combi steam oven, which combines steam, hot air and grilling for fast, healthy cooking.

    Bertazzoni Professional series steam oven

    There’s also a choice of 90cm segmented hobs which combine gas, griddle and induction within the same hob. Below we have the Bertazzoni Design Series Segmented Cooktop Dual Fuel Model, (with gas, griddle and induction).

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    Clever storage solutions

    by  • August 29, 2014

    Harvey Jones storage kitchen

    Given the increasing amount of time we spend in the kitchen, and the current trend for open-plan living, ample and well-organised storage is proving ever more crucial for a comfortable and clutter-free environment. This is especially true of compact schemes. Being able to store pots and pans away neatly can help boost the sense of space, while well thought-out storage solutions for ingredients and cookware will make cooking easier.

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    Beautiful Kitchens October 2014 on sale now

    by  • August 28, 2014

    BK Cover Oct

    This issue we’ll show you how to get the heating right in your kitchen, just in time for winter. How to make the most of your storage space and create and make the most of a utility room. We’ll also help you find your perfect statement island workstation, super-efficient cooker hood, stylish flooring, top toaster and brilliant bar stools.

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    New kitchen ranges from Stoneham

    by  • August 25, 2014

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    Bespoke kitchen company, Stoneham Kitchens are launching two new ranges; Fahrenheit (above) and Fahrenheit Pro a handleless version, (below).

    The two new kitchens add a highly affordable option to their Avant Garde collection.

    Sales Director, Howard Stoneham summed it perfectly for us; ‘The new kitchens have been designed for discerning home owners seeking the refinement and flexibility of a Stoneham kitchen but at price they may find surprisingly affordable’.

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    Clean and clear

    by  • August 22, 2014

    Fisher & Paykel dishwasherSleek, discreet and with an A energy rating, the latest offering from the pioneer of drawer-style dishwashers certainly gets our vote. Perfect for making light work of dirty dishes after a dinner party, Fisher & Paykel’s DishDrawer DD60SCHX7 opens as smoothly as a kitchen drawer for easy loading and boasts nine programmes and capacity for six place settings. Priced at £699, it’s a top-drawer choice (sorry.)

    If it’s a free-standing dishwasher you’re after, have a look at the stylish range by Amica

     

     

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