• Posts Tagged ‘white kitchen’

    Aiming high

    by  • September 26, 2014 • modern kitchens, • Kitchen Inspiration

    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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    Planning a basement kitchen

    by  • July 24, 2014 • extension ideas, • Kitchen Design Advice

    White basement kitchen

    It can be controversial but, if you can’t extend to the back or the side, digging down can be a successful path to the open-plan kitchen, diner and living space you’ve always wanted.

    Excavating or renovating?

    While you would think that it must be cheaper and a lot less hassle to renovate an existing cellar, it doesn’t always hold true. Standard room height is about 2.7m but you will likely need to dig down to about 3.5m to accommodate underpinning and structural work, so you might not be much better off.

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    Designed for entertaining

    by  • July 4, 2014 • planning a layout, • Kitchen Design Advice

    White and yellow open-plan kitchen

    The modern kitchen is all about space. Space to cook, space to entertain and space for the whole family to gather, to chat and to just be. In this time-pressed age, it’s a real boon to be able to offer help with homework while preparing the evening meal and, in summer, an open plan space really comes into its own. The majority of open plan kitchens include glass doors that fill the room with light and offer easy access to garden.

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    Steeling the scene

    by  • June 20, 2014 • modern kitchens, • Kitchen Inspiration

    Alno Inox

    We’re in love. Crazy, stupid love. The object of our affections? The new steel kitchen by Alno

    BK popped into the company’s flagship showroom in central London yesterday for the launch of the Inox and was instantly smitten with the sleek, contemporary design. But it’s what lies beneath that really appeals.

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    L-shaped kitchen schemes

    by  • April 28, 2014 • modern kitchens, • Kitchen Inspiration

    Betta Living Tampa Kitchen

    An L-shaped kitchen scheme is one of the most popular layouts and ideal for small spaces, consisting of two runs of units along adjacent walls. So you can have the fridge on one end of the L, the hob on the other and the sink in the middle, creating the perfect working triangle, something we’ve talked about many times before on the BK blog.

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    Freestanding kitchen furniture

    by  • February 24, 2014 • furniture, • Kitchen Inspiration

    If you’ve already seen the March 2014 issue of Beautiful Kitchens, you’ll know that freestanding cabinetry is making a comeback.

    Freestanding island

    This handsome freestanding island unit, by Woodstock Furniture, helps create a focal point, while providing  additional prep space and a seating area.  The heavy stone worktop helps keep it perfectly balanced. As a freestanding island doesn’t need a power source, you can spend your budget on other details instead, like eye-catching cabinetry.

    There are many advantages to choosing freestanding furniture. You can start with just a few basics and add more pieces further down the line, as your needs change. Installation costs are minimal and there’s less pressure to get the perfect layout right first time – but best of all, I think, is that you can take it with you when you move.

    Like the idea of freestanding kitchen furniture? Here are some schemes to inspire you.



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    New: Laura Ashley kitchen range

    by  • October 14, 2013 • modern kitchens, • Kitchen Inspiration • 0 Comments

    Did you know you can now buy a kitchen along with your curtains and cushions at Laura Ashley?

    The range of contemporary styles includes the Islington, below, in a Soft Truffle gloss finish – it’s also available with curved units.

    The Islington

    The crisp, modern, Portobello Cotton White Kitchen, below, with recessed groove door handles.

    the Port

    The Tetbury Lichen Kitchen, below, is from the Classic Kitchen Range, available in natural oak, or this soft, sage green. It has traditional T-bar doors and solid oak surfaces.


    And finally, also from the Classic Range, here’s the Burford Natural Oak Kitchen which has soft edged doors and is colour fade resistant.


    Design and fitting is free and they come with a 25 year guarantee. My personal favourite is Islington, with its rich, gloss finish, but which one will you choose?


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    The new Bexton kitchen from Caple

    by  • July 8, 2013 • modern kitchens, • Kitchen Inspiration • 0 Comments

    The new Bexton kitchen from Caple caught my eye, this week.

    It successfully combines classic styling with a modern twist. The cabinetry features curved and glass-fronted Shaker-style doors, with a beautiful wood grain painted effect in ivory. I particularly like the simple stainless steel square knobs.

    If you like the idea of a light coloured kitchen scheme, we have plenty more for you.

    Mirrored insets and plinths enhance the feeling of light and space in this timeless kitchen.


    Curved units give a softer look to this ivory coloured kitchen,from Mereway.


    A shabby chic, vintage feel has been created here, with distressed painted floorboards, open brickwork, hidden storage and eclectic accessories.

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    Kitchen idea: Symmetrical design

    by  • May 31, 2013 • modern kitchens, • Kitchen Inspiration • 0 Comments

    I was more than a little bit taken with this shot of a beautiful handleless painted kitchen by Tom Howley when it popped into my inbox this week. Well know for their more traditional bespoke kitchens, the new Sheridan kitchen is a more contemporary kitchen design, but it still retains a classic look that seems to bridge the style gap.

    What I really like about this kitchen is its simplicity and a focus on that key design principle: symmetry. The shape of the island unit mirrors the shape of the suspended ceiling with its feature lighting and that back wall of appliances is carefully balanced for a calm and well-composed space. I admit it, I love symmetry and order  – it’s one of my little OCD tendencies (the nickname ‘Monica Geller’ has been used in the past) – and this kitchen definitely fits the bill.

    So are you a symmetry fan when it comes to kitchen design, or do you prefer a more relaxed look?

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