• Kitchen ‘wallpaper’

    by  • October 20, 2014


    Now here’s a quick and easy way to update your kitchen. Tile effect wallpaper, from Kitchen Walls.

    You can simply glue the wallpaper over your existing tiles. It’s easy to apply and easy to remove and it’s flame retardant, water and UV resistant and simple to keep clean.

    Above, we have my favourite, a design called Portugal 1401.

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    Woven charm

    by  • October 17, 2014


    Basket weave floor

    Flooring offers a great opportunity to make a real statement in the kitchen and this unusual Basket Weave pattern by Sicis will certainly turn heads. One of several designs in the company’s SiciStone mosaics collection, it’s made by water jets cutting slabs of stone and marble, and is then hand-finished with inserts of glass and metal. The result is an intricate motif in a smart, luxe and contemporary finish. What’s not to love? From £840sq m.

    For more statement flooring, check out these fabulous tiles by The Stone and Ceramic Warehouse

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    Cooking on gas

    by  • October 15, 2014

    BK Sourcebook Gas hobs

    Induction hobs may offer instant flame-free heat, but thanks to its affordability and controllability, gas cooking remains a firm favourite in today’s households. ‘Gas also has a sense of theatre,’ says Juliana Sado, senior brand marketing manager at Whirpool. ‘The live flame of an impressive wok burner is a great place to focus when entertaining. It creates atmosphere and drama, as well as delicious food.’

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    Fabulous flooring ideas

    by  • October 13, 2014



    Pierre du Mont is a newly quarried stone, from Paris Ceramics, that has been hand-distressed to replicate the look of antique reclaimed stone.

    The characterful flagstones are highly practical and hardwearing and will look good in both contemporary and traditional kitchen schemes.

    If you’re looking for new kitchen flooring, you’re spoilt for choice. Here’s a selection for you…


    Be adventurous with a statement floor. These vinyl tiles add interest to a large space and contrast nicely to the plain cabinetry.


    Wooden flooring will bring warmth and character to your kitchen. These extra wide floorboards work particularly well in this spacious kitchen.

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    Creating a greener kitchen

    by  • October 10, 2014

    Upcycled cabinetry

    When renovating a home, the responsible approach is to include as many green choices as possible. From the materials you choose to appliances designed to save power, water and money, there are many ways in which kitchen and appliance manufacturers make their products more eco-friendly. For some, it’s in the production methods – for example, powering their manufacturing plants on timber offcuts, or boosting the efficiency of machines to reduce the carbon footprint. Then there’s the trend towards vintage or antique finds. With so many ways to go green, you’ll be surprised at just how easy creating an eco kitchen is.

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    Hot pots

    by  • October 8, 2014

    BK Sourcebook tefal cookwareCast-iron pans may seem like an old-fashioned choice but this trusty cookware is a must for modern kitchens, as they produce wholesome homemade meals packed with flavour. The one thing that may have put you off investing in a set is their extreme heaviness. Now you can enjoy the benefits cast-iron cooking without the weight using Tefal’s new Mineral Signature cookware.

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    The Italian job

    by  • October 3, 2014


    Handleless kitchen and vintage table

    Nobody does contemporary kitchen design quite like the Italians and this sleek scheme by Gory Cucine is no exception. Embracing the current hot trends for handleless cabinetry and charcoal grey, GC’s clever designers have cutting-edge style well and truly in the bag. We love the characterful addition of this vintage-style table and mid-century Eames chairs. Definitely our kitchen crush of the week! Gory Cucine kitchens from £20,000.

    Looking for more contemporary kitchen inspiration? How about this striking black and wood design by Siematic.

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    Beautiful Kitchens – November 2014 issue – on sale today

    by  • October 2, 2014


    The November issue of Beautiful Kitchens goes on sale today and as usual, it’s packed with ideas to inspire.

    This month we show how to find the perfect, hardworking worktop, show-stopping hobs and hoods and how to entertain and dine in style. We’ll also show the correct way to store wine, how to plan a galley kitchen and help you find the perfect splashback.

    Our selection of the best real-life kitchens includes a former dairy that’s been converted into a charming country kitchen, a homely kitchen painted a beautiful shade of blue and a quirky kitchen complete with recycled wooden furniture.

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    An open and shut case

    by  • October 1, 2014

    BK Sourcebook Kitchen Door Workshop Petworth


    If your units are looking a bit drab and dated, replacement doors are a great way to give your kitchen a big lift without the hassle, disruption or eye-watering price tag of fitting new cabinetry. And Petworth, the latest door-style range from Kitchen Door Workshop, offers high-end designer style at a fraction of the cost.

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    Aiming high

    by  • September 26, 2014

    Neil Lerner white kitchen

    From fashion to interior design, oversized EVERYTHING is in right now, and that extends to wall units.  These 116cm-high cupboards make a dramatic statement and eliminate a dusty top area. The eye-catching splash back, made of durable, easy-to-clean porcelain, echoes the look of spectacular bookmatched marble and makes a real impact. Neil Lerner kitchens from £30,000.

    Looking for more striking streamlined designs? Check out the Integra Astral Blue scheme by Magnet

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