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How to make an island or breakfast bar work in your kitchen

There is no doubt that an island or breakfast bar can be a huge asset to a kitchen. It is after all a multi-functional piece of furniture that can be used for storage, worktop space and as a dining and seating area. However, including an island simply for the sake . . .

Tricks to make your kitchen look and feel bigger

With the kitchen so often being a hive of activity and a multi-functional space in which we work, rest and play, it is common to wish there was more space or simply that the room looked and felt bigger. While knocking down walls, extending on to the rear garden or . . .

How to introduce the trend for bright/bold colours to your kitchen in style

Bold, vibrant colour schemes are big news for kitchen design in 2018, with bright tones, strong shades and contrasting palettes adding visual interest and character to the heart of the home. Colour is a powerful design tool that can be used to alter the mood of a kitchen, changing the . . .

The metallic effect

Team the trend for unusual metallic finishes with natural stone for perfect harmony in the modern kitchen. Here’s how. Gone are the days when kitchen brassware was all about chrome. While its versatility means chrome still takes the lion’s share of the market, there are new finishes on the block . . .

Multi-functional kitchen design

Always at the heart of the home, the kitchen is one of the most-used rooms in a property and more than just cooking the dinner goes on here. From hosting parties and entertaining guests, to family meal times and helping children with homework, the kitchen is a multi-functional space. It . . .

A modern kitchen with CRL Quartz's grey surfaces resembling marble, decorated with speckles

Kitchen Trends: Forecast for 2018

Considering a kitchen revamp in 2018? Take a look at the hottest trends to make sure your kitchen is on point. Quartz & ceramic worktops: Homeowners are increasingly upgrading from laminate to quartz or ceramic worktops and this is a trend that looks set to continue in 2018. For a . . .

Traditional elegance with a modern twist, topped with Soft Concrete

With entertainment high on the agenda for the homeowners, work surfaces that are durable and beautiful were a prime requirement for their kitchen redesign. Moving into a new property, the couple were faced with updating a kitchen that hadn’t had any TLC for over 30 years, with transforming the space . . .

Kitchen transformation complete with CRL Quartz

When the homeowners went in search of inspiration for creating a light and airy kitchen space, CRL Quartz Colorado came out as their favoured choice for the work surfaces. Suiting their needs in terms of style and function, the quartz surface plays a large part in the transformation of the . . .

Creating the perfect contemporary-style kitchen

The contemporary kitchen needs to be functional and enjoyable – it is a room that is so often the heart of the home, where families come together and where day-to-day life is played out. The room should have personality, be welcoming and comfortable for all, whether it is being used . . .

Kitchen planning: where to begin & what to consider

As the heart of the home, it is important to take time over the planning of your new kitchen to ensure it suits your lifestyle for a long time to come. While flicking through home interest magazines and browsing internet sites such as Houzz and Pinterest are ideal ways of . . .