It's not every kitchen which allows you to design with striking blue colours but this repeat client in Warwickshire.
There are two ways most people go with storage – not enough or far too much. Get a happy medium. Never include cupboards for cupboard’s sake. If there is a wall you really don’t have to fill, then don’t. be meticulous and really work out the amount of cupboard space you’ll need by taking into account all your pots and pans, baking and roasting trays, Tupperware, cutlery, dry foods, among others.
You can never have enough preparation space, but make it count! Make sure all small appliances, music systems, TVs, etc, are integrated where possible to maximise the preparation space available. Think about the height of the work surfaces if members of the household are either particularly short or tall – cabinet heights can be tweaked to make the work surface more accessible to prevent stooping or overreaching.
Lighting can make or break in a kitchen design, so pay particular attention to both task and ambient lighting. Always use LED lamps throughout – your lighting scheme should always be designed alongside your kitchen not as an afterthought.
Consider airborne odour from your appliances, especially for open-plan kitchens. Soft seating and fabrics should always be washable – in a year, the equivalent of a packet of lard with settle on work surfaces, blinds and soft furnishings in a typical family kitchen. Kuppersbusch have a patented design within the their ovens that processes airborne odours within the oven cavity and coverts them into steam which is then absorbed back into the oven in a similar process to a catalytic converter in a car.
Depending on your budget and stage of build, consider either water or electric underfloor heating controlled via an electronic thermostat. If you’re using radiators, make sure they have thermostatic valves installed. It is important to be able to control the temperature of your kitchen, to avoid getting hot under the collar.
Want hot, cold and boiling hot water all from one tap? Now you can thanks to the latest high-tech designs – try Grohe’s Red Hot Tap. Furthermore, Krushr recycling bins can take care of all waste by combining a waste disposal with a compactor. All your ‘wet’ waste can be disposed with down the sink via the waste disposal while clean waste such as jars, tins, plastic and cardboard can be sorted and compacted.
Transform space and connect with the natural environment with a built-in Saltwater Aquarium – it gives a therapeutic experience in your own home and of course adds a real ‘Wow’ factor! Many high-end hotels feature mind-blowing aquariums throughout the world; now you can have one in your kitchen.
Display your prize oils and vinegar, beautiful glassware, or your vodka collection in an eye-catching illuminated shelving niche – adding a focal point as well as mood lighting to your kitchen. Illuminated wine, chilled or ambient temperature display cabinets are available in a vast array of sizes and prices to suit all budgets. For the serious wine connoisseur with a spectacular collection, a wine cellar that is on view would make a great talking point.
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"The attention to detail afforded by Lisa was incredible.
"The advice given on requirements in the kitchen area was accurate and met all our needs."