• Modern patchwork tiles

    by  • March 29, 2015

    Amore YARAS wall tiles 400 x 250mm from Craven Dunnill's Renaissance Collection

    Decorative tiles are back in favour and there’s a wealth of shapes, styles and finishes to choose from for both walls and floors. Not only do they add instant colour, character and individuality to kitchens, tiles are a very practical surface finish, as they’re mostly waterproof and easily wiped clean. Perfect for splashbacks and walls, the new Amore range from Craven Dunnill’s Renaissance Collection features modern patchwork, striped and embossed designs in calm, neutral tones. The collection includes Yaras (shown), Mureto and Mix Cube, available in Moon, Caramel, Taupe and Graphite colourways. Priced from £33.40sq m, with contrasting plain field tiles, from £32.65sq m.

    Need more inspiration? Take a look at this great selection of tiles.

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    Two-in-one oven

    by  • March 25, 2015

    Miele DGM 6800 steam oven with microwave BK Sourcebook

    As the competition for countertop space grows fiercer by the day, Miele has come up with an interesting solution for space-hungry kitchens – the new DGM 6800 steam oven with microwave. Along with induction hobs, these two workhorses are the most popular built-in appliance choices, but not all kitchens or budgets can accommodate more than two or three pieces of cooking equipment, meaning something often has to be sacrificed.

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    Spring colours for your kitchen

    by  • March 24, 2015


    Easter is traditionally the time we start thinking about DIY and re-decorating. Thinking being the operative word – I’ve been thinking about giving my kitchen a refresh for quite a while now – but these beautiful new colours from Earthborn Claypaints are just the inspiration I need.

    Earthborn have added 16 new shades to their already extensive colour palette, including four, pretty pastel, spring-like colours; Grasshopper (pale green), Bo Beep (pale blue), Rosie Posie (pale pink) and  Yum Yum, (pale yellow).

    These subtle, ice-cream shades, used to great effect in this quirky kitchen diner, are perfect whether you want to give your whole kitchen a new coat of paint, or just want to add a feature wall.

    The paints cost £35 per 2.5 litre.

    For more kitchen colour inspiration, check out our website at: www.housetohome.co.uk


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    Style on tap

    by  • March 23, 2015

    Abode edge x 1

    It’s unusual to find a kitchen tap that looks both stylish and genuinely different, but Abode have succeeded with their Edge mixer tap, thanks to its eye-catching ‘flattened’ design and striking minimalist looks.

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    Rockstar lighting

    by  • March 22, 2015


    BUSTER BULB BK Sourcebook

    This week, BK went along to the showroom opening of ultra-hip London design label Buster+Punch. Based in the historical Hop Exchange, adjacent to trendy foodie hang-out Borough Market, this is the first time all its cutting-edge products will be housed under one roof – from the critically acclaimed Rockstar whiskey bar to its latest innovation, the Buster bulb.

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    New kitchen LED lighting ideas from Sensio

    by  • March 21, 2015


    Getting lighting right is important in a kitchen and these days, there’s a wealth of bright ideas to bring light into your scheme.

    UK-based lighting solutions brand Sensio has introduced new pioneering SLS (Surface Light Source) kitchen lighting ranges in its latest brochure. Their new ranges of fittings contain unique LED technology, with an emphasis on British design. Each fitting contains uniquely-configured diffusers that evenly distribute the light, meaning there are no visible LED points – seen in the Arrow Slim Profile (above), which is available in lengths of either 300mm or 570mm, in either cool or warm white, and which can be interlinked with no visible joins. The LED PAD Dimmable light (below) is available with an integrated sensor which lets you turn the power on and off, as well as altering the cool white or warm white brightness to between 5 and 100 per cent.


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    Simply devine

    by  • March 20, 2015

    Tom Howley Bristol showroom

    Hot on the heels of its Wigmore street expansion and Bristol studio opening, bespoke kitchen specialist Tom Howley has launched its eighth showroom. The stylish space in the heart of London’s Chelsea showcases two of the company’s most popular designs, as well as the brand new Devine scheme, over two floors. Hand-painted in Sorrel, an exclusive Tom Howley colour, the elegant Devine range boasts dark oak veneer cabinetry with polished nickel knobs – perfect for fans of the classic look. In the basement is the Harrington design, equipped with a uniquely shaped 4.3m long island that’s ideal for prepping and entertaining. Kitchens from £35,000, 72 Fulham Road, London SW3 6HH, 020 7584 1218.

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    Natural wonder

    by  • March 18, 2015

    Caple Anola Dark Elm kitchen BK Sourcebook

    Wooden kitchens have come a long way from the staid traditional designs of the past. These days there’s a wealth of exciting contemporary collections to choose from, which embrace the current trend for natural finishes. We’re loving the ultra-modern new Anola range from Caple in particular, which features four chic textured wood-effect finishes – Dark Elm (shown), Natural Elm, Grey Elm and Driftwood.

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