Deciding on new kitchen units, tiling and flooring is the fun part of planning and creating a new kitchen, but when it comes to deciding on which kitchen appliances to choose it can be challenging as there is some much choice available. Big Kitchen Shop have a fantastic choice of kitchen appliances including dishwashers, washing machines, fridges and ovens to choose from to complete your new kitchen.
Archive for April, 2011
White kitchens are a timeless favourite and are always being refreshed and updated to keep in line with the latest kitchen trends. There are a wide variety of white finishes including matt, gloss, textured and painted wood, which can create a sleek new look.
The Larkin Kitchen from Big Kitchen Shop features a white gloss shaker style door and combines modern and traditional styling to suit all types of home. The Larkin Kitchen will create a sophisticated new kitchen, combine with white worktops for the ultimate chic look.
High gloss black kitchens can create a dramatic statement and are one of the latest kitchen trends. The Prima Black Gloss kitchen from Big Kitchen Shop is the perfect option for making a real style statement in your new kitchen, combine with a black sparkle worktop and sleek chrome handles to bring the room to life.
If you are opting for a black kitchen you need to ensure that the room is brightly lit and ideally you should have big windows to let in a much natural light as possible to avoid the kitchen from looking too dim. If you don’t have large windows make sure you install task lighting under wall units as well as a bright ceiling light. For a touch of designer style add some plinth lights along the bottom of base units, these will look fantastic lit up, especially at night.
To keep your black kitchen looking in top condition make sure you regularly clean the units and appliances with a cloth to remove any smears or finger prints.
Which of these kitchens do you prefer? The classic Atwood Ivory Oak kitchen or the sleek and contemporary Prima Black Gloss kitchen?
The Atwood Ivory Oak kitchen features a solid oak shaker style door for a timeless and classic look that will never look dated. The Atwood kitchen will add a rustic, farmhouse look and create a warm and inviting new kitchen that will stand the test of time.
The sleek Prima Black Gloss kitchen features contemporary styling and the high gloss black doors are right on trend. The Prima Black Gloss kitchen will certainly add a touch of designer styling to your new kitchen. Combine with minimalistic chrome handles to provide them all important finishing touches.
If you have an oblong shaped kitchen which has a door at both ends then a galley layout is best suited to this particular shape. Galley kitchen layouts have a row of units placed along one or both of the walls and are a popular layout style in extensions that have access to the garden at one end and can work really well if carefully planned.
Galley kitchens can provide you with plenty of storage space with appliances such as the hob and fridge kept close together. If you have a very narrow kitchen it is best to install units against a single wall.
A kitchen sink is an essential part of the kitchen and there are plenty of practical styles available to choose from to suit all kitchen designs from the contemporary to the more traditional.
Kitchen layouts with an open plan design are an ever increasingly popular option and are fantastic for entertaining and for spending quality time together as a family. Open plan layouts can enhance the feeling of space and provide an ultra-modern look. With an open plan layout in the kitchen the main units are positioned against one wall or in an l-shape while the rest of the space is used as a dining or living area.
Deciding to use wood in the kitchen can help to create a warm and inviting room. Wood kitchens are a favourite classic and are suited to both traditional and contemporary styles and are easy to combine with a wide variety of worktop finishes. Whether you want to create a bold or subtle look in your kitchen Big Kitchen Shop can help you to design and create your ideal kitchen and you will discover a variety of different wood finishes to meet your tastes and requirements.