4 of the Finest Finishing Touches for Your Kitchen

Ever admired a person’s outfit and not been quite sure how they’ve made ordinary pieces look incredible? Focus on the details. That simple outfit looks great due to the finishing touches. That plain grey coat is made of cashmere. The buttons on their shirt were custom chosen. Their jewellery has been as carefully chosen as their polished shoes.

This principle applies to every aspect of life, including interior design.

Hiding the Unseemly

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An expensive winter coat can hide a multitude of sins. In the same way, clever styling can hide all the undesirable elements of the kitchen. One of the latest trends is to hide all that clutter.

This applies to the obvious - such as waste and recycling bins. Tucking them into smooth, polished cabinets keeps the rubbish out of sight and out of mind. You can also neatly conceal food. One popular trend is for roll out pantries. Rather than an open cupboard stocked with tins and packets, select clever storage solutions.

Lighting is Key

Lighting is a key feature that is often under-considered. Both recessed lighting and pendant lighting are popular at the moment.

Recessed lighting marries well with the minimalist, hyper concealed look. If you go with pendant lighting, think about your look. Colour co-ordinating with the rest of the kitchen - possibly with a contrasting inner shade - is a subtle look.

A gloss version of the same colour is a smart way to co-ordinate without matching. Alternatively, pick a metallic hue (copper is very popular).

A Statement Kitchen Island

The best kitchen islands are multi-functional, offering storage, a place to eat and a way to divide up your kitchen. It provides a place to eat breakfast, store the plates and as a great focal point for entertaining. An alternative is to set up your island as a coffee station; complete with coffee machine, laptop, charging points and flowers.

Others use their kitchen island as a food preparation area, with refrigerated drawers, marble chopping boards and rabbit ear faucet sinks. A hidden rubbish bin or covered chute completes a super convenient setup.

Tiling

Tiling is one of those details that seem like an afterthought. White hexagons, right? Or maybe black if you’re feeling racy. Turns out there are as many tiling options as there are colour schemes. And they can be used in multiple contexts. There’s the usual; walls, floors, that exciting new backsplash. Plus why not tile your new kitchen island?

There are also a range of things to think about; texture, material, pattern. You could have glorious smooth polished stone whose only adornment is it’s natural beauty. Or an intricately carved tile glazed in a stunning Mayan blue. Placement is another way of decorating your kitchen; some have included tiled ‘rugs’. For example, a square or rectangular tiled area showcasing a kitchen island or table.

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5 Luxury Kitchens to Inspire You

A luxury kitchen remodel is an exciting but significant investment. Below we have five gorgeous kitchen ideas to help inspire you in your search for the perfect colours, fixtures and fittings. 

1) Modern Chic

This chic, contemporary kitchen combines crisp smooth lines, softened by traditional wood. The pendant light and glassware evoke a retro sensibility. It marries nicely with the smooth matte charcoal flooring. The colour scheme, of white, charcoal, light grey and petrol blue, is a cool, minimalist palette. Note the delicate white flowers (which match the cabinets), nestled within a clear, textured blown glass vase.

2) Light and Airy

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This is a light and airy kitchen in Kemble oak. The grooved centre panel and angled frame design. The natural wood is paired with soft cream and sprigs of greenery. The woven seats of the cream chairs marries with natural baskets for a cosy, homey look. The only metal fixtures are the taps and the oven, backed with a neutral yet beautiful tiled area.

3) Golden Opulence

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This kitchen was labelled the 'Versailles' look. Featuring opulent scrollwork, rich chandeliers, golden cream fixtures and a polished wooden floor. This kitchen is the height of ostentatious luxury, and a real showstopper. There are three glass fronted cabinets to showcase your best pieces. Apart from that, the necessaries of utensils, ingredients and appliances are hidden in the generous latticed and opaque cabinets.

4) Luxury Lodge

 

An Arundel style kitchen featuring fresh hewn Pippy oak. This design is as cosy and authentic as the best hunting lodges. The sink, cabinets and furniture are simple yet attractive. They are chosen carefully not to detract from the stunning golden brown of the natural wood. The floor to ceiling windows keep the kitchen fresh and light, enhanced by the painted cream walls. The historic style light fittings are the perfect finishing touch. 

5) New York Style

A Burbidge kitchen in Opus Porcelain gloss, it pairs stark, sharp lines with sweeping curves. This slick, black and white kitchen is reminiscent of a New York loft, even down to the exposed brick wall. Long pendant lights cement the urban penthouse style. A contrasting black oven and accessories complete the look.

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Interior Design Trends to Look Out for - 2017

The world of interior design is unpredictable and fast paced. Year by year we see huge changes in interior design trends as new styles begin to replace the old.

With 2017 bearing down on us, we here at Lakeland Kitchens decided to compile a guide on what interior designs could be popular in the New Year.

If you’re thinking about renovating your home next year, here are some of the trends and styles you might want to consider looking into.

 

Cork

This could be considered a blast from the past, but it would appear that cork could well be making a surge back into fashion in 2017.

Cork is a great sound absorber which is desperately needed due to the size of our ever-expanding open plan room sizes.

This material is also ideal when it comes to decorating your office, it’s anticipated that many will choose to have large sections of their home office decorated with cork as it can act as a great place to pin up important work or reminders on the walls.

To add to its appeal, it’s a relatively cheap material to work with and has a warming feel which would be ideal when winter hits.

Geometric

A modern style that is sure to be in fashion in 2017, geometric décor put emphasis on utilising unusual shapes to add some character to tired or bland rooms.

You’ll be sure to find some form of geometric designs in any home department store in 2017, as many crave a modern design to their homes.

Geometric room designs can stand on their own or be paired with other styles.

If you’re looking to make a bold statement with your room you could add plenty of contrasting colours and textures to make your room stand out from the rest.

If you’re looking for a more subtle geometric style you can add subtle and elegant gold and silver textured furniture and textured items.

Nature

Technology has really taken over our lives in the past few years. In a bid to escape the screens for just a little while, don’t be surprised to see more nature inspired rooms in 2017.

Tropical leaf prints will be popular in the New Year as you have the freedom to be choose whether to be subtle or eccentric with the style you go for.

The tropical prints should be paired with tropical plants of varying sizes and shapes to ensure the room has an authentic jungle feel. Opt for marble or copper plant pots to give the room a modern touch.

 

These styles are great for injecting your rooms with a feel of the outdoors. Avoid using this style in rooms where technology will be based so you can use this room to escape the 21st century technologies for just a little while.

Mixed Metals

It’s likely that mixed metals will be popular in 2017 after seeing the popularity of copper in the past few years.

Pairing up different metals throughout the rooms in your house can give a modern and elegant feel to the room.

This type of style is perfect for your bedroom or kitchen, and allows plenty of freedom in how you want to decorate the room.

Using several types of metal alongside some geometric styles will give an ultra-modern feel to any room in your home.

If you’d like some expert advice on how to find the perfect style for your new kitchen in the New Year, feel free to get in touch with us here at Lakeland Kitchens One of your experts will be on hand to get you on track to creating your dream home today!

How to Link the Design of Your Home

How to Link the Design of Your Home

When decorating your home, it can be difficult to make a connection. The idea you have for your living room may be the complete opposite to the kitchen. Or your colour scheme may take from every facet of the rainbow but never has a consistent flow through your home. Of course, the same room repeated over again can get a little boring and diversity is pleasing to the eye.

Kitchens Inspired By Nature

Kitchens Inspired By Nature

There has been a real trend in recent years for rooms which bring the outdoors in, creating living spaces which are at one with nature. As the room we spend most of our time in, the kitchen is the perfect place to experiment with a natural theme and explore the traditional, timeless beauty which nature-inspired décor can bring to a room.

The Best Kitchen Accessories

Having a perfect kitchen is great – but if you have nothing to help you fill it with wonderful smells of food cooking it might seem a waste. So, filling your newly gleaming counters with lots of amazing gadgets almost goes without saying. From utensils to plates, some of the stuff you need to stock up on is obvious. There is also a world of gadgets that will make your kitchen a haven for any cook.