Posts Tagged ‘kitchen design’

Ideal Home Show 2013: Kitchen Design Style Ideas

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Ideal Home 2013 Kitchen DesignsRight now at Earls Court in London, the Ideal Home Show 2013 is serving up inspiration for homeowners wishing to improve their homes.

The exhibition features all of the latest home innovations, styles and trends, with hundreds of exhibitors showcasing their products. Everything you could ever need for the ideal home is here, from interior and garden design, to home improvements, a ‘village’ of show homes, food and housewares and an entire upstairs section where attendees can shop for a variety of goods for their homes.

A number of celebrity guests are on hand at the show, offering advice on the different aspects of the home. Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, Greg Wallace, Suzi Perry, George Clarke, Melinda Messenger and Alan Titchmarsh are this year’s celebrity ambassadors.

We’ve added some images some of the kitchen design styles that we liked from the displays at last years’ show. Click on the small images to view a larger version.

(Photography by Theo Cohen)

If you want to get any of these looks in your new, browse our range of laminate or composite worktops, or contact us for help and advice.

Choosing worktops to best suit your kitchen

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Having installed hundreds of kitchens over the years, I feel I have a good idea of what worktop colours and types best suit each kitchen style. Here are my findings:
choosing a kitchen worktop colour

  • Wood effect laminate worktops look great with white or off white kitchen doors. Many modern wood effect laminate worktops now come square edged for added realism.
  • I advise against matching wood effect laminate worktops with wood colour doors. Although modern wood effect laminate worktops look extremely realistic, I find that the finished installation never looks quite right. Instead, try a solid surface (otherwise known as composite or reconstituted stone) or solid wood worktop. Alternatively, stone effect laminate worktops work well.
  • For the modern home, there are some beautiful quartz effect laminate worktops available. These give a very contemporary look, especially matched with contrasting cabinet doors.

Of course everyone has their own ideas. Use our Worktop Colour Chart to easily weigh-up your options.

Worktop samples can be ordered free of charge to let you see the actual colour in various lights.