• Cool kitchens

    Putting the brakes on moving…

    by  • September 26, 2016 • Cool kitchens • 0 Comments


    What’s that saying – ‘ A place for everything and everything in its place’? I’m not exactly sure what it means but I do know that if my wife came home and found my 21-speed racer in the kitchen, I’d be out that door and on my bike in no time. Talking of which, fewer people are on the move, according to a new survey by Plentific.com. Plentific’s latest survey of 2,000 adults has revealed that there is still uncertainty surrounding the housing market three months after

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    It’s not all black and white

    by  • September 2, 2016 • Cool kitchens • 0 Comments


    One big trend in kitchens that shows no sign of waning in popularity is the industrial look. We can all conjure up an image of this style: metro wall tiles, utilitarian wood or metal shelving and worktops, reclaimed enamel pendant lights, and functional pieces. Another strong element of the industrial look is a largely white/grey palette – but what if the mono look isn’t your thing?

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    Hurray, Bake Off’s back

    by  • September 1, 2016 • Cool kitchens • 0 Comments


    Never mind Strictly, it’s The Great British Bake Off, that has me glued to my TV every week.

    I don’t know which company has provided the pretty pastel islands they use in the tent, but it’s a look I would very much like to copy and I think this kitchen, with its simple, country style units is a pretty good match.

    The perfect perfect place to try to replicate Mary Berry’s homemade Jaffa Cakes, or lemon drizzle cake.

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    A sociable space

    by  • August 1, 2016 • Cool kitchens • 1 Comment

    As we all know, the trend is for open-plan kitchen-diners. Some that you see are positively vast, with a dining area in this corner, a living area here, a family room there plus a kitchen kitchen thrown in (for good measure). That’s the ultimate space and, admittedly, very desirable, but let’s not lose the sight of what

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    Too cool for school

    by  • July 27, 2016 • Cool kitchens • 0 Comments


    Wouldn’t you just love to have a kitchen this big? In fact, if this is merely the kitchen, imagine how enormous the entire house must be. Well, you don’t have to because I know that it’s a four-storey, six-bedroom Edwardian semi in southwest London. Beyond obvious jealousy, I have great admiration for the owners of this fabulously functional open-plan scheme. They have based the design around

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    In the mix

    by  • July 6, 2016 • Cool kitchens, Desirable dining • 0 Comments

    Kitchen-diner-with-period-dining-area-and-modern-cooking-spaceIf you just can’t decide which interior style you want for your kitchen-diner, then why not have them all, as the owner of this modern/classic/traditional home has done. The beautiful period details of the property, including elegant window shutters and exquisite cornicing, are the real stars here, however. They are

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