Kitchen Tips

Buying a kitchen? Look out for a FIRA Gold Product Certification!

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I never really realised how many decisions need to be made when buying a kitchen, so as a marketing manager for a company that specialises in testing kitchens, you would have thought I would have been well informed in what makes a great kitchen!

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Cutting waste in the kitchen

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A recent issue of The Week had their headline: “A shocking waste – the food we throw away”. Inside they featured experts on the subject from The Times & The Daily Telegraph. The subject centered on a report that claimed 30-50% of all food produced is wasted…

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Ready to buy your new kitchen?

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Normally, you’d first ask your friends and acquaintances about their experiences: ‘How did you go about buying your new kitchen?’ Consider these five kitchen experts your new friends because they speak from their own experience. Here are their tips…

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6 tips for an ergonomic kitchen

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1. Plan full extensions in base cabinets…retrieving objects from a shelf in the base cabinet is a difficult task for all kitchen users. Low bending is often required, the overview of items is poor and you often have to remove part of the cabinet contents to get to items that you want at the back.

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10 kitchen planning tips

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It’s surprising to find that 66% of new kitchen buyers are dissatisfied with the amount of storage they had after installing a new kitchen. The same goes for positioning of units and services. The key is to assess your lifestyle and needs and start planning from there…

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To DIY or not to DIY – that is the question

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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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