Author profile: Hayley Gilbert

About Hayley Gilbert

Hayley Gilbert is a freelance interiors journalist with 20 years’ experience in the industry. Specialising in all things kitchens, Hayley has contributed to a wide range of consumer titles such as Beautiful Kitchens, EKBB, KBB, Grand Designs, House Beautiful and Ideal Home, as well as national newspapers including The Sunday Times.... @HaylGilbert /

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To DIY or not to DIY – that is the question

Plain English one


I can remember when DIY kitchens were a dirty secret… something you’d never admit to owning (although many of us did). These takeaway kits may have had flimsy carcasses, wafer-thin worktops and badly fitted interiors but boy, were they cheap…

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New Neutrals…coming soon to a kitchen near you!

Kora kitchen by Cesar in a smoky-grey finish


If, like me, you want something a little more exciting than a cool white kitchen but you don’t want to go for a full-on explosion of colour, then this season’s trend for nicely natural furniture is the perfect solution.

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