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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Let there be light…


Never underestimate the importance of light in the kitchen. Not only is it essential for task areas, providing a safe place to chop, prep and cook, but it can also affect your whole mood and attitude to cooking in general. Get it right and your kitchen will soon become your social hub…

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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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