Archive for August, 2011
Knives are the important utility of every fitted kitchen used for serving various purposes. The major knife to be used is 15-17cm cook’s knife which is just an extension of your arm so learn to use it properly to quickly make your meals. An all round knife with wide, long and general purpose blade can be used for dicing, crushing, mincing, chopping and slicing. One can also opt for big 25cm chef’s knife to cut things like Swede and squash. Some of the people find it bigger but with some practice it will become your knife of choice.
Another paring knife More >
Irrespective of kitchen shape and size, one can get a designer solution perfect for storage and working conveniently in the fitted kitchen.
In large U and L shaped kitchens you can use versatile island unit with more accessible working triangle. The usage of the island unit will decide the plumbing and electrical work to be done. The island with hob and sink needs plumbing and electrical work beneath the floor.
One can turn the kitchen island as a focal point of the kitchen by using different materials and colours in the kitchen units. By hanging pendant lights from the kitchen ceiling over the island More >
Wondering how cooking can be turned into fun in the midst of our daily hectic schedule. All thanks to the introduction of new age kitchen appliances making cooking a quicker process to enjoy.
First in the list of modern appliances are refrigerator and oven that form an integral part of the kitchen. You can keep precooked food in refrigerator for storage and use microwave to reheat and heat anytime. With new age microwave now, you can even bake and brown the food and prepare yummy cakes and roasted chicken.
The mixer or hand blender is the next major appliance in the list More >
While renovating fitted kitchen, one of the prime requisites is to replace the existing kitchen with new kitchen design. Many homeowners want to add more bench top, storage space and preparation space to improve on the existing kitchen. The main purpose is to get the kitchen offering best utility and suiting the busy lifestyle of the homeowner.
Today, the minimal kitchen designs is ruling the latest trend where one can install large straight bench tops with flat square doors, open shelves, gloss finishes and horizontal lines. The kitchen appears more streamlined due to hidden appliances in cabinets, entire wall of tall More >
Choosing the right furniture will turn the kitchen room into another living space with style. The new furniture range completes the look for the customers who do not use kitchen just for cooking but also to spend quality time with friends and relatives.
Now the cook or host does not remain confined to kitchen space as now guests and host both can enjoy making social interactions with each other. Now the kitchen walls are tumbling and opening kitchen room to adjoining dining and living rooms. The friends and family can relax in living zone of kitchen while the cook can prepare More >
While designing perfect fitted kitchen, each element plays an important role towards the functionality and beauty of kitchen space. Whether it is appliances, storage units, kitchen units or other small units one just need to be cautious while selecting the right one for the kitchen space.
The kitchen units’ handles might seem to be a small kitchen utility item but have both aesthetic and functional significance. In contemporary kitchens, one might not see handles, as handle free kitchen units are more popular with such kitchen design. Right kitchen handles ease the process of opening and closing the units, and the design More >
The right finishing of fitted kitchens significant to get appealing outlook of the kitchen space. Whether you want to add luxury of Victorian era or elegance of Edwardian era you can add the genuine character in your fitted kitchen by right paint and finish.
You can choose from a wide variety of looks for your fitted kitchen ranging from traditional to classic by hardware, accessories and appliances. The kitchen is firstly finished with protective oil and then estate eggshell paint layers are applied on the kitchen. The practical and hard wearing hand paint kitchen finish can add refined quality to any More >
Today the fitted kitchen has turned into a living space with the coming up of new innovative kitchen design ideas. The success has encouraged many homeowners to try daring design ideas while renovating their fitted kitchen.
The people who are looking to make their kitchen unique and different can try new kitchen colours. The red coloured kitchens tempt the homeowner with its bright new shade. If you find red to be too loud for your kitchen, you can go for berry or burgundy shades.
The less intense and warm new red related shades will add to the outlook of your fitted kitchen. More >
The fitted kitchen is now not just limited to a traditional standalone kitchen rather turned into a multi-use family room with different zones such as media centres, work spaces and dining areas. The zoning of fitted kitchen depends on different factors that include people tastes, home character and budget.
The multi-use kitchen gets automatically segregated in different zones to best utilise the available space. By creating different zones you can make most out of the available kitchen space as per your varied needs. No matter whether your kitchen is small, you can still create zones in even compact kitchen room. Split More >
If you have a well-designed fitted kitchen of good size but with no real room for dining then add an extension to your kitchen space with the installation of new kitchen design.
The new age homeowner wants to have relaxed cooking zone with minimal wall units and other kitchen units in the new kitchen. The busy family kitchen feel can be enjoyed by keeping usable stuff on display.
In the absence of high wall units, the cluttered kitchen room looks informal, relaxed and welcoming. The formal kitchen units are minimal in such informal kitchens to maintain the theme.
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