Planning your Kitchen

Jeannie’s New Kitchen Project – Part 4: Don’t Panic…

Blum's sink drawer - brilliant idea

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…I say, having had a major panic! My Aga needed a service, so when the lovely man came round to do just this I, of course, got chatting about my soon-to-be fabulous new kitchen, which prompted him to mention that ‘obviously’ I had remembered to bear in mind that he would need access to the […]

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Jeannie’s new kitchen project – Part 3: Changing things – already!

HI-MACS® worktop in Tambora colour

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So since I had my meeting with Renee, and while I am waiting for the plans, I have started to REALLY think about how I use my kitchen, and I now realise that when she asked me, I didn’t actually give her the full answers. So for example, I need my mugs and coffee, tea & sugar on the left hand side of the aga…

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Jeannie’s new kitchen project – Part 2: Feeling better!

This drawer really DOES take 65Kg of contents

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You’ll be relieved to hear that I seemed to have gained much more control over my nerves now! This is due to the fact that I have found a wonderful retailer, Renee, who has really given the project some direction and seems to understand what I need and, more importantly, want!

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Jeannie’s new kitchen project – Part 1: I’m Scared

Wonky door, cutlery, trays and chopping boards on show, not to mention the pots and pans - ghastly

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Yes, I really am scared. And excited, of course, but it’s a daunting process. Someone once said there are 250 decisions to make when you buy a new kitchen and I feel as if I haven’t made any yet. We moved house nine months ago and it is only now that I am confident enough […]

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Opening out the Kitchen

Holloways of Ludlow Corian Kitchen, Photography Nicholas Yarsley

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The way we live our lives is evolving constantly and the kitchen is no exception: technology is driving advances in the way we cook and bring media into this key room and as much as anything else we are putting the kitchen at the absolute centre of our active living space. Smashing down the walls […]

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What we all want – a kitchen island!

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Pick up any glossy magazine and every photo of a desirable up-market kitchen will feature a ubiquitous kitchen island – but are they all they’re cracked up to be; a fashionable fad; or a vital piece of the kitchen jigsaw???

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