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3 Cool New Colours In Our Trends Range

September 1st 2017 by .

Summer may be drawing to a close but we’re keeping things light and bright here at Kitchen Door Workshop. We’ve got three new colours joining our Trends range, so allow us to introduce them…

Denim Blue Kitchen and Bedroom Doors

The Lewes door in Denim Blue

Denim Blue is a beautiful shade, somewhere between duck-egg and cornflower blue. Like the late-afternoon sky on a sunny spring day, Denim Blue is striking yet serene. If you need to give your kitchen or bedroom an instant lift, adding doors in this pretty blue shade will do the trick.

In an airy, spacious kitchen, doors in Denim Blue will work perfectly against crisp white or cream walls. Pale grey is also a great partner for this colour, and by using a blue and grey palette, you can give your kitchen an almost seaside feel. In a smaller room, pair Denim Blue doors with paint or wallpaper in warm neutrals, or even lemon yellow. The same ideas apply for the bedroom, too: choose cool-toned shades to maximise that feeling of space, and golden-toned neutrals and shades of yellow or dusky pink to add warmth.

High Gloss Denim Blue Kitchen and Bedroom Doors

The Brighton door in High Gloss Denim Blue

You don’t have to be Sherlock Holmes to have realised that High Gloss Denim Blue is Denim Blue’s gloss-finish counterpart. The mirror-smooth shine adds a layer of contemporary cool to this gentle colour – so if you love a rustic look, High Gloss Denim Blue doors are a great choice. They’ll give you that pastel prettiness without looking too sweet or ‘wishy-washy’. Doors in High Gloss Denim Blue are also ideal if you love the idea of a bright colour but don’t want anything overpowering. The blue makes a statement, the gloss finish keeps the style looking ultra-modern, but the overall effect won’t dominate the room.

Again, you can pair your High Gloss Denim Blue doors with pale greys and neutrals for an airy, relaxed ambience, or you can create a warm, cosy space with buttery yellows and blond wood furniture.

High Gloss Ivory Kitchen and Bedroom Doors

The Westfield door in High Gloss Ivory

Sleek, gleaming doors in a creamy shade will work in any room and with any existing colour palette, so you can’t go wrong with High Gloss Ivory. The light colour and the gloss coating make this combination perfect for smaller spaces that don’t get a lot of natural light – it’s a great brightener. Equally, if you are blessed with a spacious kitchen or bedroom, High Gloss Ivory will make it seem bigger and more airy.

If you’re inspired by low-key, timeless elegance, you could use High Gloss Ivory with dark, contrasting shades like charcoal or navy to create a modern take on monochrome. For a cosy, restful sleeping space, the warm undertones of High Gloss Ivory also make it a great partner for muted autumnal shades like taupe, caramel and russet.

Which of our new colours do you like best? Let us know on our Facebook page or tweet us. If you like pictures of beautiful kitchens and plates of cake, we’re also on Instagram and Pinterest.

 

New Managing Director Joins Kitchen Door Workshop

August 14th 2017 by .

Exciting times here at Kitchen Door Workshop – in July, Ken Ebenezer joined us as our new Managing Director.

Ken has a wealth of experience in working with consumer-facing businesses, both online and offline. He was Managing Director at Filofax, and has also worked for Microsoft and a number of car brands.

Ken’s extensive knowledge of the e-commerce world will be a tremendous asset to Kitchen Door Workshop, and his leadership will undoubtedly bring exciting new opportunities for the business. He has spent his first few weeks working alongside founder Robert Clark, learning about what we do and how we do it. With the rest of the business, they’ve already made a lot of progress in identifying new ways to improve the website – so keep your eyes peeled for some changes in the coming months!

When he’s not in the office, Ken can be found tackling half-marathons, renovating old houses and running around after his three children.

2 New Styles In Our Trends Range

June 16th 2017 by .

The weather is finally getting warmer, the shorts and t-shirts are out and we’re making plans for barbecues and beach getaways. As we get into the swing of summer, we’re thrilled to announce we have not one but two new door styles joining our Trends range. So let us introduce the Hartfield and the Buxted.

Hartfield

The Hartfield door offers a modern twist on a rustic style. With a gentle cathedral arch surrounding a lined central panel, the Hartfield will evoke the ambience of a farmhouse kitchen, and will help you create a space for cooking, eating and entertaining that’s cosy and inviting all year round. In contrast with the design of the door, the drawer-fronts are plain, the only detail being a delicately chamfered edge, which creates definition.

Because the Hartfield strikes an elegant balance between traditional door design and fresh, modern lines, it will suit a wide range of colours and finishes. Bring out the country-cottage feel of the door by choosing a woodgrain finish – in smaller rooms, opt for a light wood like Tiepolo Light Walnut, and in larger kitchens, you can go darker with something like Dark Walnut or Avola Grey. Alternatively, give the Hartfield a hint of contemporary cool by selecting an on-trend colour like Matt Cashmere or Legno Nordic.

Buxted

The second of our new door styles is the Buxted door. With its neatly profiled central panel, and elegant chamfered edges, the Buxted door will give your kitchen or bedroom a classic look that won’t date. The drawer-front echoes the design of the door, with the same central panel and defined edging.

The simplicity of the Buxted’s design means you have plenty of scope when it comes to choosing a finish. If you have a spacious kitchen, why not take advantage of the Buxted door’s crisp lines and choose an dramatic shade like Graphite or Melinga Oak? If space is in short supply, add light with a fresh, pale finish such as Silk White or Legno Linen.

So if you’re planning on give your home a bit of a spruce-up for summer, why not consider one of our new styles? Or if neither of those are quite what you’re looking for, have a browse of our full range of doors. We offer a wealth of help and advice too – replacing your own doors has never been simpler.

Which one of our new door styles do you like best? We love hearing from you, so tell us what you think on Facebook or Twitter.

Last Chance to Get Your Kitchen Ready for Christmas!

December 1st 2016 by .

Last Chence to Get Your Kitchen Ready for Christmas!

It’s the 1st of December and if you’re still thinking about giving your kitchen a new look this Christmas, it is important that you get your order in as soon as possible.

Bored of looking at that tired old kitchen? Order replacement kitchen doors soon and get a brand new kitchen look for Christmas 2016!

The Last Dates to Order Are:

  • For Trends and Visions made-to-measure doors – Order before the 7th December
  • For Bella and Zurfiz made-to-measure doors – Order before the 2nd December
  • For doors in stock – Order before the 19th December

If you’re looking for stock doors you still have plenty of time to order, but for made-to-measure doors in Bella and Zurfiz, you’ll need to order before tomorrow. For Trends and Visions ranges you have until Wednesday the 7th to put your order in, so don’t delay!

Main Course – Halloween Pumpkin Recipes

October 28th 2016 by .

Last time around Kitchen Door Workshop gave our readers a few ideas for Soups and Salads as a means of polishing off all the extra pumpkin you may have in preparation for Halloween. This time, we look into main courses. While they are a member of the squash family, pumpkins are incredibly versatile foodstuffs as they can be used in both sweet and savoury dishes.

We take a look at two family favourites that can easily incorporate pumpkins to spice up your evening meal in October.

Chicken Gnocchi with Bacon in Pumpkin Sauce

Ingredients –

    • Salt and Pepper to Taste
    • ½ Teaspoon chilli powder
    • ½ Teaspoon garlic powder
    • 2x Teaspoon smoked paprika
    • 170g Parmesan cheese
    • 200g Sliced spring onions
    • 200g Sliced Bacon
    • 225g Cream cheese, cubed
    • 300g Diced chicken breasts
    • 340g Pumpkin puree
    • 250ml Milk
    • 2 Packets/900g Gnocchi

To Make –
Start off by bringing a large pot of water to boil over a high heat, and then adding your gnocchi and cooking them according to the directions on the packaging. Once the gnocchi is well cooked, drain the water, add a little olive oil to the gnocchi in order to keep them moist and to prevent them from sticking and then set them aside.

Fry your bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crispy (or as you like it) and then place the bacon in a paper lined plate to drain off any fat remaining. Add your diced chicken to the pan, seasoning it with salt and pepper to taste. Lightly fry your chicken until it is no longer pink and then remove it from the pan and set it aside.

Drain the pan of any remaining fat and then add in your cream cheese. Stir the cream cheese gently until it starts to melt, adding in the pumpkin puree, parmesan cheese, paprika, chilli powder and garlic powder afterwards. Stir in your milk until the mixture is fully combined and smooth. Add your gnocchi, chicken and bacon to the pan and gently stir together for about 5 minutes, letting the sauce warm the gnocchi, bacon and chicken respectively. Your sauce should be thick and creamy at this point, but if it is too thick you can always add a little more milk to thin it out.

Season the dish with salt and pepper if needs be, then add your spring onions and serve immediately. The rich flavours of the chicken and bacon complement the creamy pumpkin sauce beautifully and really helps to warm the cockles of your heart.

Pumpkin Lasagne for Vegetarians

Ingredients –

      • Paprika and Nutmeg, to taste
      • Salt and Pepper to taste
      • 25g Parmesan style vegetarian grated cheese
      • 250g Fresh ricotta cheese
      • 250g Green lasagne pasta sheets
      • 1kg Pumpkin; which has been peeled, the seeds removed and then cut into small cubes
      • 90ml Extra virgin olive oil
      • 150ml Milk

For the Bechamel Sauce –

      • 55g Butter
      • 55g Plain flour
      • 350ml Milk

To Make –
Firstly, preheat your oven to 180C then heat the olive oil in a large pan with medium depth. Add your pumpkin to the oil. Cook it for about an hour, stirring occasionally until it is cooked and tender. Season your pumpkin with paprika, a grating of nutmeg and salt and pepper to taste.

While your pumpkin is still on the heat, add your ricotta cheese and then stir it well. After stirring, remove it from the heat, covering the mixture and allowing it to stand while you prepare the bechamel sauce. Melt your butter in a small saucepan, adding the flour little by little while stirring so that lumps do not form as you stir. Once the flour has evenly absorbed the butter, you will need to cook the sauce for a further 4 minutes or so. Then simply add the milk a little at a time, stirring gently until you create a smooth and creamy sauce.

Arrange a layer of your lasagne sheets in the bottom of an ovenproof dish. Now spoon around a third of the pumpkin mixture over your lasagne sheets lay more sheets over the top and then rinse and repeat until you have a nice layered sandwich of pasta and pumpkin. Finish your lasagne off with a final layer of pasta sheets and then pour your milk over the top, allowing it to drain through to all the pasta layers. Bake the mixture for 10 minutes in the oven, then remove the lasagne and spread your bechamel sauce on top. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until all the milk has been absorbed and the lasagne starts to look nice and crisp.

Remove your bake from the oven to sprinkle parmesan style grated cheese on top and then place back in the oven for a final few minutes. Make sure to watch the lasagne at this point, lest the parmesan starts to burn! Serve your bake immediately with a nice side salad or with a batch of fresh garlic bread. What a delicious way of finishing off your extra pumpkin supplies!

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