Worktops & Surfaces

2014 Kitchen Worktop Tech

Whirlpool’s interactive cookertop

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We’re only a couple of weeks into the new year but The Consumer Electricals Show (CES) 2014 has already taken place in Las Vegas, rousing talk about the latest & greatest technology for cooking & dining areas all around the world…

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Reaching your kitchen’s perfect potential

Kitchen diner from Philip Dowse

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Kitchens form the hub of a household, with everyone congregating here; important family discussions happen over food preparation & eating, parents helping children with homework or partners chatting about the future over dinner. To make your house into a home, your kitchen has to fit in with your personality & your lifestyle, however…

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Colour in the kitchen

Rainbow­ coloured gobstopper seat by designer Stuart Melrose

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Clean and minimalistic have been a kitchen mainstay for a long time now, and the best selling colours for kitchen worktops are still various shades of white. But as technologies and techniques in interior design become more adventurous so do our tastes, and we’re starting to see bolder and brighter colours emerge…

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Avoid that sinking feeling! (a guide to buying your kitchen sink)

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The average homeowner probably doesn’t give much thought to their kitchen sink. Even though we use them several times a day most people take them completely for granted, but planning for your kitchen sink is as integral as planning for your appliances or decor.

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How to make a splash ­with splashbacks!

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Mention splashbacks and the first thing that often springs to mind is tiles. The main complaints about tiles is that they are difficult to keep clean in between the tiles themselves, grout easily rots and you need to silicone between the tiles and the worktop which can go black with age, so it’s hard work […]

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Curves in the kitchen

Kitchen curves from Four Seasons

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No longer are we confined to restrictions by lines, angles and boxy shapes in the kitchen. With advances in materials and tools we have the freedom to be more expressive, more bold and create individual concepts. Many want their home’s design to be an extension of…

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