• Tea time!

    by  • November 4, 2015


    Tea has long been the nation’s favourite tipple and back in the day, the gentle whistling of a kettle was like sweet music to our ears. Now  you can rekindle those happy memories with the new Leuven hob top kettle by Stellar. It’s sleek and stylish, and its stainless steel induction-ready base means it can be used ALL hob types, too (induction, ceramic, electric and solid electric plate). So go on, stick the kettle on!

    The SV64 Stellar Leuven Hob Top Kettle costs £40, and is available nationwide.

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    Top tap

    by  • November 2, 2015

    Antler sink mixer from Just Taps Plus

    Is this modern tap, with its contemporary cube shape, the finishing touch you’ve been looking for in your new, modern kitchen scheme?

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    Sweeping statement

    by  • October 29, 2015


    We always like to hear about handy new gadgets that make life easier, and if you sweep your kitchen floor as often as I do, you’ll appreciate this genius idea. Poggenpohl’s innovative new plinth vacuum cleaner makes this backbreaking chore much easier – doing away the dustpan and brush. Simply raise the flap, sweep the dust and debris towards it and the strong suction will do the rest.


    Poggenpohl kitchens start from £30,000, and the plinth vacuum can also be retrofitted into existing Poggenpohl units.

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    Power up your worktop

    by  • October 27, 2015


    Now here’s a clever idea and well worth considering, if you’re planning a new kitchen scheme.

    The Corian Charging Surface is a quick, easy and practical way to power up your smartphone or tablet – without a wire or lead, in sight.

    It combines the sleek beauty and functionality of a Corian worktop with a reliable and convenient, integrated wireless recharger.

    The Corian Charging Surface costs from £180 approx as integrated into Corian worktop. Corian costs from £310, per linear metre and comes with a ten year warranty.


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    Kitchen of the Week: sense of space

    by  • October 19, 2015

    Lewis-Alderson-kitchen-Oct-15Far from making things more efficient, craming too many features into a kitchen can make it feel claustrophobic and uncomfortable to use. That was this situation the owners of this gorgeous kitchen found themselves in.

    The previous owners had shoe-horned in an island, but it was frustratingly narrow and didn’t add anything to the kitchen – it just got in the way.

    Thankfully, the couple knew who to call. They had worked with Lewis Alderson before and were sure the design team would be able to rework the space, and do it in style.

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    Concrete idea

    by  • October 16, 2015


    Combining the industrial appeal of concrete with the practicality of porcelain, Munncrete is a quick and easy design solution that can be applied to almost any surface. Slip-resistant and waterproof, it’s especially suited to high-traffic areas such as kitchens. If grey isn’t your thing, you can have it tinted to any bespoke colour, from brilliant white to subtle neutrals and vivid tones. It costs £139.20sq m, with a minimum order of 20sq m.

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