• Five-a-day fix

    by  • May 22, 2015

    Braun juicer

    The trend for juicing rages on, and it’s no surprise, really. Just one glass is enough to give you your recommended daily fix of essential nutrients, and makes a delicious and energising start to the day.

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    All change

    by  • May 21, 2015

    Nespresso pixie clips

    These cheering little Pixie Clips by Nespresso are an easy and inexpensive way to update your scheme. Choose from a wide range of shades, then simply slide the panels on to the sides of your coffee machine for an instant hit of colour. Available online and in Nespresso boutiques, from £15. Nespresso Pixie machines, from £139.

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    The new industrial

    by  • May 20, 2015

    MARCHI-CUCINE-BAR&BARMAN-housetohome.co.ukThe trend for commercial-style stainless steel kitchens remains popular, especially with those wanting to create a professional feel. Now Italian kitchen manufacturer, Marchi Group, has taken this concept a step further with this groundbreaking Bar & Barman design.

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    Classic gas with tech appeal

    by  • May 19, 2015

    SR964PGH cream Victoria hob, red SMF01 & red BLF01 (HIRES)


    I would chose a gas hob over an induction hob any day. The heat is instant, easy to control and gives good overall heat distribution.

    So, I was keen to find out more about Smeg‘s new gas hob, which is part of their colourful retro Victoria built-in collection.

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    Kitchen of the week: painted classic

    by  • May 18, 2015


    It’s hard to beat the beauty of a painted kitchen, especially a bespoke design with fabulous build quality such as this lovely room by Lewis Alderson.

    The kitchen sits next to a newly-created orangery which replaced a dated lean-to on the 1950s house. The owners were keen to add as much character as possible, investing in an AGA and deciding on a painted kitchen design in shades of warm and dark grey, plus a pop of purple on the larder – it’s a striking palette that gives the room real substance.

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    Find your dream kitchen at deVOL

    by  • May 18, 2015


    However beautiful the kitchens look in Beautiful Kitchens magazine, nothing beats visiting the showroom and seeing the design you’ve fallen in love with, in the flesh.

    DeVOL‘s beautiful Real Shaker, Classic English and Air Kitchen bespoke ranges are all shown off to great effect in their new Cotes Mill showroom.

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    Sink or swim?

    by  • May 17, 2015

    BLANCO ELON XL 8 sink BK Sourcebook

    Does your sink area overflow with pots, pans, crockery and splashes? Then perhaps it’s time to upgrade to Blanco’s generous new ELON XL 8 sink, which prevents you from drowning in dishes. A smart solution for small or large schemes, it offers additional space, functionality, style and comfort.

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    Kitchen of the week: glamorous white

    by  • May 13, 2015


    There are so many things to love about this kitchen. The owner is a super-stylish former antiques dealer who fell in love with French style and envisaged a calm apothecary style open-plan room for her Victorian home in London.

    She chose bespoke units by Charlie Kingham, sourcing some of the details from vintage and antiques shops to incorporate into the design. Carrara marble worktops and a classic range cooker from La Cornue complete the look.

    In this scheme, every single detail has been considered carefully, from the comfortable bar seats to the light and welcoming dining area with garden views, framed by sash windows and classic French doors.

    See more of this stunning design, with interviews with both the owner and designer, in the June/July 2015 issue of Beautiful Kitchens magazine. On sale now, and available to buy as a digital edition for your tablet and mobile.


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