Archive: February 2015

Why Handles Can Make All the Difference to Your Kitchen Doors

February 24th 2015 by .

While they may seem like something small, almost trivial in fact, when it comes to a kitchen makeover, the right handles can be the difference between a ‘nice’ kitchen, and something truly special. It is essential to designing a beautiful kitchen that you think long and hard about the handle or knob you choose for your kitchen doors. Plain and simple bar handles, antique or hammered style, chrome or matt finish, straight or curved design, there is a style for available absolutely everyone.

Visions Ultragloss White with Aries Bar Handle

White Kitchen Doors look great and will go with any handle. Shown here: Visions Ultragloss White with Aries Bar Handle

Choose a style that suits the kitchen

While there is no right and wrong when it comes to choosing the handles and knobs, certain styles can definitely look out of place. Modern kitchens, such as high gloss, look best with sleek, metal handles. Rectangular and tubular are the way to go here. The ever-popular woodgrain is pretty versatile when it comes to handles, with chrome and nickel looking good – brass is even making a comeback. White kitchens on the hand are perfect as they pair brilliantly with every type of handle.

Another factor to consider is the appliances you have or will have. While not a necessity by any means, matching the handles or knobs with your appliances can create a smart and sophisticated look in your kitchen. For example, handles and knobs in brushed nickel or chrome pair superbly with stainless steel appliances.

Westfield Tiepolo Light Walnut with Antique Bow Handle

Black handles pair greatly with black appliances. Shown here: Westfield Tiepolo Light Walnut with Antique Bow Handle

Practicality

Something that can often be overlooked, it doesn’t matter how good they look, you are going to be the one opening these doors every day – so make sure doing so doesn’t annoy you! Whatever ever you prefer style wise, always remember that it’s you, not the interior designer, who’s going to be using them on a daily basis, so be sure to choose a style that you are going to enjoy living with for years to come.

Contrast

Handles can add contrast to your kitchen door, something that looks great and adds real style to your cooking space. For example a smooth cream door can look great when offset by a wooden knob. Alternatively, metal bar handles look brilliant against the background of a gloss woodgrain finish.

Ultragloss Tiepolo with T Bar Handle

Woodgrain doors can be contrasted beautifully by metal handles. Shown here: Ultragloss Tiepolo with T Bar Handle

What about no handles?

Increasingly popular are stylish and practical handleless kitchen doors. Their minimalist simplicity not only looks fantastic, but saves you the hassle of having to choose a handle. Perfect for ultramodern kitchens, they feature grooves across the top that allow for easy opening.

 

Handleless doors are becoming increasingly popluar in sleek, modern kitchens. Shown here:   Ringmer High Gloss Black

Handleless doors are becoming increasingly popluar in sleek, modern kitchens. Shown here: Ringmer High Gloss Black

What do you think are the nicest styles? Let us know in the comments below.

Kitchen Door Workshop Expands Sales Team

February 10th 2015 by .

Kitchen Door Workshop’s ongoing expansion has continued with the appointment of a new Customer Sales Advisor.

Will Fuller "Can't wait" to get started

Will Fuller “Can’t wait to get started”

Will Fuller, from Crowborough, is a vastly experienced salesman with years of experience. His previous position was for a high quality meat distributor where he consistently met and beat sales targets while maintaining an impeccable standard of customer service.

His new role will see him play an integral part in the day-to-day running of the sales team. He will handle and process orders and help to resolve any issues all while delivering Kitchen Door Workshop’s exceptional standard of customer service.

In his new role, Will’s priority will be helping to deal with day-to-day sales operations. He will handle orders and deal with problems should they occur all while delivering Kitchen Door Workshop’s high standard of customer service. The appointment comes just weeks after Kitchen Door Workshop moved into their new offices and soon to be opened showroom in Uckfield, East Sussex. From there, Will will help the team, for the first time in KDW’s history, provide customers quotes from the showroom.

Kitchen Door Workshop’s Managing Director Robert Clark said “Will is an experienced salesman and I have no doubt that he will play a key part in helping Kitchen Door Workshop to grow further.”

 

Win A Magimix Nespresso Coffee Machine!

February 5th 2015 by .

Kitchen Door Workshop is giving one person the chance to win a Magimix Nespresso Coffee Machine worth over £100. All you have a to do is comment on the following article what one tip you have for improving your kitchen to sell your house.

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Selling your home can be an incredibly stressful period. Not only will you have strangers inspecting every aspect of your home, but it could have a big impact on how much you can sell it for. The kitchen is often the room that will leave the longest impression on potential buyers, so we’ve put together a list of simple tips to greatly improve your kitchen’s appearance.

One of those is the smell of fresh aromas such as coffee and bread. So we’re giving away this fabulous prize for FREE. All you have to do is leave a comment on the article telling us what tips you have for improving your home to sell your house.

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Best of luck to everyone who enters

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5 Ways to Revitalise Your Bedroom

February 3rd 2015 by .

When it comes to makeovers, bedrooms are often neglected with people opting to spruce up their kitchens and bathrooms instead. But we think it shouldn’t be that way – statistics suggest that we spend more than a third of our life sleeping – so why shouldn’t it be somewhere nice. Many people are put off by how expensive it can potentially be, especially for a room most visitors will never see, so we’ve put together 5 inexpensive ways to revitalise your bedroom.

New wardrobe doors are a great way of revitalising your bedroom. Shown: Visions Ultragloss Black

New wardrobe doors are a great way of revitalising your bedroom. Shown here: Visions Ultragloss Black

1 – The Bed

The bed is the crown jewel of every bedroom – so make sure you have one that is the right size, beautiful, and above all, comfortable. Not only is getting a good night’s sleep incredibly important, but the bed is the focal point and will set the tone for the rest of the room. If the bed is too big or too small, it will make the whole room look off. And of course, you want the actual bed itself to look good. Whether you opt for a luxurious wooden king size with lavish drapes or a dual functioning daybed, always keep in mind what style room you are going for. Most important of all – make sure the bed is comfortable! There is no point having a beautiful bedroom if sleeping in it causes you pain. Thankfully, there is such a wide range of beds to choose from these days that there is a comfortable, affordable bed to suit every style.

2 – Accessorise

This is where you can let your design ambitions run wild and really add your personal touch to the room. There are so many things you can do to spruce up your bedroom at a fraction of the cost of a full makeover. Pillows are the obvious choice. Bright coloured pillows and bedding can transform the room into something truly magical. Mirrors can be expensive, but are a sure-fire way of adding elegant style to the room. They give the illusion of adding space while providing practicality to the room. Rugs and lamps are also great cost effective ways of revitalising your bedroom.

3 – De-clutter

Nobody likes doing it and it may seem like something your mother would say but – tidy your room! Clutter can instantly transform even the most stylish of bedrooms into an unattractive mess. Invest some time into giving your room a proper tidy up – not just shoving it all under the bed. Throw stuff away if you have to, or consider storage systems to keep clutter out of sight. If you have shelves, remove unnecessary items and limit yourself to a few simple objects such as aromatic candles or some good books.  Not only will tidying the room make it look cleaner, it will make it seem bigger too.

4 – Wardrobes and Drawers

Second only to the bed, the wardrobe is a key feature of all bedrooms. It gives you the opportunity to add character to the room. With so many colours and styles to choose from, there is something to suit all tastes. From traditional Shaker styling to modern high gloss finishes. Colour wise – black, white and woodgrain are the epitome of wardrobe style while bolder colours such as red and purple are becoming increasing popular. Replacing your drawers is also another way to improve your bedroom – be it with classic wooden drawers or modern handle-less ones. With a new bed potentially being expensive and accessories being cheap, replacing your bedroom doors is arguably the most cost effective option when renovating your bedroom.

5 – Paint

As simple as it sounds, a lick of paint can completely transform your bedroom. A painted feature wall in a vibrant colour can have massive impact on the overall look of the room. Alternatively, simply repainting the whole room and covering up small holes and dings will make it appear to be completely new. Painting your room is cheap too; you should be able to get more than enough paint for less than £20.

Those are our top tips – how would you revitalise your bedroom?

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