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White Kitchen Doors: The Best Colours For A Country Style

Posted by admin on June 28, 2017 at 3:49 pm. Filed under: General

Solid wood kitchen cabinets are a popular option for country style homes and choosing bespoke colours for your cabinet frontals is a great way to create the look you want. With a range as wide as Farrow & Ball’s, even choosing between different shades of white for your kitchen doors can seem daunting! We have compiled this guide to provide guidance on the best colours to use in a country style kitchen, for those looking to achieve a homely, rustic look.

The white kitchen doors in this home are the perfect way to create a country style

The white kitchen doors featured in this kitchen are painted in Farrow & Ball’s All White and are a perfect example of how the shade can be used to create a country look. Attention to detail includes the use of traditional-looking appliances and features that have been used to enhance the country appearance of this inviting kitchen. All White is the purest white offered by Farrow & Ball, and is a brightening shade that creates a traditional look in any home. Creating a cosy, country style with such a stark hue can be achieved through use of complementary accessories and details – the full stave solid oak worktop provides a lot of warmth.

Clunch is a soft, chalky white with a yellow undertone. The chalkiness of the shade evokes a familiarity with period properties and the yellow base provides warmth for a welcoming feel. A solid oak worktop paired with white kitchen doors in Clunch is a fantastic way to create a traditional look for a country kitchen. This shade would work well with a walnut worktop, or any similar deep-hued timber, to create more of a contrast. Paired with matching kitchen shelves, Traditional frontals in Clunch are the perfect white kitchen doors for a country kitchen.

James White has a calming, green undertone that works particularly well in a country kitchen thanks to the pastoral feelings it evokes. These white kitchen doors featuring this slightly off shade are a great way to hint to the look with a less bold statement, whether a subtle nod to period British racing green cabinets or modern sage green options. We love wicker storage baskets as an alternative to drawers in a country kitchen, and think Traditional frontals in James White would be the perfect complement to these.

Which white do you think is best for country kitchen doors? Let us know in the comments below or get in touch on Facebook or Twitter.

 

Top 5 Accessories for an Industrial Style Kitchen

Posted by admin on June 21, 2017 at 2:04 pm. Filed under: General

Accessories are the perfect way to easily incorporate a new trend into your living space if you are unable to commit to a complete kitchen remodel. An industrial style kitchen aesthetic can be easily achieved using a cohesive mixture of accessories throughout. The popular industrial style works well in a number of different types of kitchen, and looks great when combined with either laminate or wooden worktop surfaces.

Cabinet frontals in deeper colours, such as Farrow & Ball’s Stiffkey Blue, Tanner’s Brown or Railings are recommended, but lighter neutrals can work just as well – we think Pointing and Slipper Satin are the perfect way to create a striking contrast. Copper has been a popular option in industrial kitchens, but other metals, including brass and gunmetal, can stand out just as well.

1.Karlsson Caseless Flip Clock
This flip clock makes a feature of the mechanical workings, lending it perfectly to an industrial style kitchen. In black, white and brass this clock can blend in seamlessly with any colour scheme and looks great whether wall mounted or free standing on a work surface.
2.Hairpin Stool with Natural Wood Seat
Hairpin legs have been an incredibly popular part of the industrial trend, and this stool is a great way to incorporate the look into your kitchen. The perfect addition to a breakfast bar or kitchen island, this stool from Cult Furniture features copper legs and has a wooden seat which is fantastic match if you also have a wooden worktop.
3.Concrete & Copper Pendant Cage Light
Continuing with the copper theme, this unusual light fitting combines tough concrete with a softer, pink-hued copper for a striking look. Both materials used are typical in industrial style kitchens and can combine well with any colour scheme. The unobscured bulb will ensure you get plenty of light in every corner of your kitchen.
4.Hardy Copper Cup Handles
Our Hardy Copper Cup Handles are a stylish addition to any kitchen cabinets
Changing the hardware on your kitchen cabinets is quick, easy and can be incredibly low cost, but it can also have a big impact on the overall look of your kitchen. Our Hardy Copper Cup Handles look great in an industrial kitchen and are particularly striking on a dark background.
5. Exposed Kitchen Shelving
Open storage options, like our oak shelves, have become incredibly popular and are a fantastic addition to an industrial style kitchen
Paired with industrial supports or brackets, exposed storage is a stylish and practical way to incorporate the industrial look in your kitchen. Our oak shelving provides additional storage space whilst creating the look that you want for your kitchen. This shelving works well with rooms of any size, but is particularly useful in a small or irregular kitchen.

Do you have an industrial style kitchen? We’d love to know how you achieved the look! Feel free to add photos to Facebook or Instagram and tag us in them.

 

Transform your Kitchen with New Kitchen Doors

Posted by admin on June 14, 2017 at 9:17 am. Filed under: General

A new kitchen can increase the value of your property, but, if you are planning on moving, you may not have the funds readily available to completely replace everything. New kitchen doors are a fantastic way to give your kitchen an update without breaking the bank. Installing cabinet doors is a relatively simple job that requires no specialist equipment so it is an easy job to do yourself, which keeps the costs down further.

These Traditional frontals in Farrow & Ball’s Pointing provide a fresh, clean look in this kitchen

The most important part of replacing cupboard doors is ensuring that your selection works well with the rest of the kitchen – if this other parts are remaining the same. We offer Shaker frontals with a sleek, minimalist design for a more modern look or Traditional frontals that are better-suited to a classical interior theme. Choosing the right colour for your new kitchen doors is made easy by the wide range of options we have available. Our signature selection has been handpicked to showcase the most popular choices from Farrow & Ball’s extensive catalogue of colours, but we are able to paint our cabinet frontals in any shade from their range, allowing you to find something that is right for your kitchen.

Traditional cabinet frontals in Lulworth Blue are a great option for new kitchen doors, making a bright and cheerful addition to any home

Cabinet frontals are the most obvious aspect in any kitchen, so new kitchen doors can really transform the look of the entire room. Drawer frontals start at only £17.50, whilst our lowest price cupboard door is just £42.50, making these a great option if you want to change the look of your kitchen without the cost or disruption of replacing the cabinets and work surfaces entirely.

We recently wrote a guide on picking kitchen colours to compliment wooden worktops and we frequently feature colours of the month on our blog, which is a great place to start when looking for inspiration for the colour of your new kitchen doors.

If you have purchased new kitchen doors from us recently, we would love to see how they look in your home – please feel free to add photos to Facebook or Instagram and tag us in them!

 

Our Top 5 Smart Kitchen Gadgets 2017

Posted by admin on June 7, 2017 at 2:38 pm. Filed under: General

There are a number of ways in which you can upgrade your solid wood kitchen to bring it into the 21st century. Whilst no smart kitchen gadgets exist to completely take over the kitchen for you, there are a variety of technologies available to make your life easier – here we have compiled a list of our top five favourites.

1. Smarter Coffee Machine
Top of our list of smart kitchen gadgets, this Smarter Coffee Machine is a stylish way to get  a few extra Zs in!
Available in three stylish shades, the Smarter Coffee Machine is a great addition to any kitchen. This appliance offers both grind and brew functions and can be connected to your smartphone via an app – meaning you can get an extra few minutes in bed whilst it gets your perfect coffee ready. This smart kitchen gadget even allows you to customise your coffee strength and flavour, for the perfect cup every time. It will let you know when your drink is ready and it can keep the pot warm for you, which is perfect if you work from home (or have a very generous boss)!
2. Samsung Family Hub Fridge Freezer
The Samsung Family Hub Fridge Freezer packs an impressive number of features into one appliance
Smart fridges were launched a few years ago and it looks like they are finally here to stay. The Samsung Family Hub Fridge Freezer offers a number of functions designed to make your life simpler. The built -in cameras allow you to see exactly what you need whilst you are out doing the grocery shop, and you can even track the freshness of certain items. Reminders pop up on the fridge screen and on your phone via the accompanying app when you need to top up certain things. The screen also serves as a whiteboard, calendar or photo album and can be used to stream music or television – and on top of all that, it actually functions as a fridge too! What more could you want?
3. Smarter Fridge Cam
Small but powerful, the Smarter Fridge Cam offers a range of different functions and claims to be able to save you up to £400 a year!
Whilst the Smarter Fridge Cam does not offer some of the same functions as the Samsung Family Hub, it costs a fraction of the price of a Samsung smart fridge – available to pre-order for £99.99. A great option if you want to bring your home up to date with smart kitchen gadgets but have no plans for a major remodel, the Smarter Fridge Cam is set to be released ‘soon’ in 2017 and will work in any fridge. The Smarter app, which works on both iOS and Android operating systems, allows you to see what you have in the fridge so you know exactly what you need to buy. It is also capable of making recipe suggestions based on the contents of your fridge, can provide automatic reminders of food expiration dates and will link up to your favourite supermarket to order replacements for eaten or expired foods.
4. Drop Scale
The Drop Scale may not look like much, but this small gadget could revolutionise your cooking skills
The smartest way to prepare food and drink, the Drop Scale accurately measures ingredients on the scale in your smartphone app whilst providing step by step instructions for a huge variety of recipes. It can also measure drinks and best of all – it cuts down on washing up by measuring everything in the same bowl. We’re sold!
5. Hoover Wizard Oven
The Hoover Wizard Oven is an incredibly stylish option for any home and has a number of features designed to make your life easier
The Hoover Wizard Oven is the final gizmo in our list of smart kitchen gadgets. It can be managed from your mobile phone, offers advice on selecting the best cooking programme for your recipe as well and offers a handy oven cleaning reminder. You can store an infinite number of your own programmes and recipes to use at a later date too. The Wizard range from Hoover includes a full selection of kitchen appliances that can all be controlled via an app on your phone – you’ll barely have to lift a finger!

So there you have our top picks for smart kitchen gadgets to bring the heart of your home right up to date. Do you have anything similar in your kitchen? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter!