You’ve chosen your new cabinetry? Tick. Sorted your new flooring? Tick. Now it’s time to choose your worktops.
Cosentino has introduced eight new granites to its Sensa range and they are well worth a look.Read more →
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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Durable, hygienic and stain-resistant (not to mention sustainable), Corian is a natural choice for kitchen surfaces. Bespoke kitchen company Jack Trench certainly seems to think so, having created the ultimate hardwearing scheme for one of its clients. All worktops, doors, panels and splashbacks are clad in the material, in addition to a Corian hob cover and sink. This particular scheme cuts a minimalist look in Glacier White, but Corian is available in more than 80 colours. From £45,000.Read more →
Embracing the material of the moment, German kitchen manufacturer Leicht has introduced a stylish new Concrete scheme to its portfolio.Read more →
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.Read more →
I was lucky enough to go to the big Eurocucina kitchen trends show in Milan this year to see what designers have planned for our kitchens in the future. One of the strongest stories was the introduction of rough textures, with an almost concrete texture on doors and worktops.
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If you love the industrial beauty of concrete, but don’t know where to start, here’s an excerpt from the June issue of Beautiful Kitchens.
This 4m-long concrete island worktop with end panels was cast off-site and installed by Mortise Concrete and it costs around £3,300.Read more →
Industrial style kitchens. You either love them, or loathe them, there doesn’t seem to be much middle ground. You may find them too cold and clinical, or you may think they’re stylish, sharp and a great look for a modern home.
If, like us, you love them, then the Blanco Steelart Durinox worktop could be just what you need to complete your kitchen scheme and give it the wow factor.
The material is more than twice as resilient as conventional stainless steel choices, is super-hygienic, easy to look after and resistant to scratches, finger and water marks. It’s handmade, made-to-measure and available in three finishes, including satin polish and silk matt.
Not sure if the industrial look is right for you? These stylish schemes should help you decide.
Walls of built-in stainless cupboards with frosted glass doors hide clutter and reflect light, while textured dining chairs provide contrast.
Stainless steel units, topped with toughened safety glass, a chef’s tap and polished concrete floor, all help give this kitchen its industrial feel.Read more →