Craftsman Built Kitchen Beats Humdrum Cheapness

I have recently returned home from a short stay away with relatives at their rather smart, perfectly turned out semi in Berkshire.  This couple always sound envious of the fact my house is deemed to be quite large, it does have 4 double bedrooms to their 3 medium sized, and I have a utility and…


Queue For The Kitchen Design Advertorials

A young colleague has recently moved to her ‘forever’ home;  that is, they sold a tiny little 3 bedroomed starter home in a nearby town and moved to a somewhat more palatial pad out in the country.  I have seen and actually stayed over in the new place and indeed it is a very nice…


Now There’s Home On The Range Times Two

I have a chum who lives in a house that was built to replace a much earlier model – I don’t know why it needed replacing but the current one dates from 1905 and is very authentic looking if it is meant to be 1700s English charm.  I always enjoyed just sitting chatting in their…


Reconnecting With Hob And Grill

When you’ve been in a house for a long time, you tend to gloss over the very obvious imperfections and forget about them altogether.  I have many a time thought that my kitchen needs quite a bit of attention.  The cooker needs work in that the hobb is a way from the ovens and integral…


Showroom Quality Kitchen Needs Dedicated Craftsmen

I currently have a very large american style fridge/freezer residing in my garage.  Fortunately I do not put my car away at any time – regrettably there is so much spare stuff, the space for the car has gradually diminished over the years.  Anyhow, when daughter wanted to take advantage of the black friday sales…


When Messy Lunch Inpired House Refurb Plan

I have just finished the lunch washing up.  Shouldn’t have been very much as I’d made vegetable soup out of all the scruffy worn out items in the bottom of the fridge.   Knowing how tasteless foods tends to be for me without a great whallop in the salt jar,  I had to improve on the…


Different Layouts to Match Your Kitchen Needs

The kitchen is one of the most used rooms in the home, so it makes sense to get the perfect layout to suit your needs. Kitchens can be laid out in a number of different ways.  Firstly, you need to consider the space you have available in the room – this will sometimes dictate the…


Choosing the Right Kitchen Appliances

Kitchen appliances are often the most used appliances in the home – the cooker, oven, washing machine and dishwasher all get a daily battering, and the fridge or freezer will generally be used multiple times each day!  It is therefore important that you choose appliances which will fit with your lifestyle and needs. The hob…


Making a Coherant Design Scheme Throughout Your Home

Decorating is a big job for many households, but it does offer a great opportunity to make your home look amazing!  If you have ever looked around new home showrooms, you will understand what I mean by a cohesive decor scheme.  Many showhomes focus on one or two colours which appear throughout the home. The…


The Cost of Renovating Your Kitchen

If you are in the process of moving home, you will understand the impact a kitchen has on people – it is often seen as the most important room in the house, so it is vital the kitchen best reflects your needs and taste!  There are different options when it comes to doing up your…