Archive for December, 2010
Sometimes when we think of traditional kitchens, an image flashes in to our head of the typical English country home look. Askitchen design has moved on over the years, the love of this kitchen style has remained constant, with homeowners loving a warm and cozy kitchen that awaits them after a long day.
Mereway Kitchens, with agents all over Ireland and the UK, have focused on this English style kitchen with their ranges they called “English Revival” and “Wentworth”.
Both range of kitchens come in solid wood and painted finishes with a mix of wood and paint being a popular style, however the English Revival range focuses more on upmarket In-Frame kitchens.
These beautiful traditional and classical kitchens by Mereway Kitchens are available from Chris Keating House of Design.
For more information about Chris Keating House of Design visit their profile page here on Kitchenindex.ie by going to:
Visit Chris Keatings website at www.chriskeatinghouseofdesign.com
Your choice of cooker hood can sometimes make a big difference when it comes to adding that “WOW Factor” to your kitchen.
Gone are the days when your only choice is a basic stainless steel hood that offers little in the way of design or style.
Once purely a functional necessity in the kitchen, cooker hoods have now become much more about style and flair.
The choice you now have is much broader, with appliance manufacturers and kitchen designers realising that a cooker hood can now be the focal point in kitchen design.
We’ve put together this showcase of funky cooker hoods that we love at Kitchenindex.ie and think you might like for your new kitchen. They would certainly add some style and could be that “something different” that you’ve been looking for.
You will also find links at the bottom of the page that will take you to the websites of the brands that we have featured.
Some of these hoods would certainly add some sparkle to your kitchen and are the Kitchenindex.ie pick of cooker hoods.
Brands we have featured are Best, Elica, Faber, Falmec, Franke, Gorenje, Miele, Neff and Whirlpool.
For more information on these cooker hoods and for information on where to buy you can visit the following websites:
Best – www.besthoods.co.uk
Elica – www.elica.ie
Franke – www.franke.ie
Gorenje – www.gorenje.co.uk
Miele – www.miele.ie
Neff – www.neff.ie
Whirlpool – www.whirlpool.ie
It’s hard to believe, but our start up kitchen and bedroom website is 1 years old.
Our first year in business has been a great adventure and has really been about finding our feet. The next year will be about growing the website, offering more great content, articles and inspiration about kitchens and bedrooms, all while offering the kitchen and bedroom industry a great platform to showcase their work.
We also hope to add some great new features to the website which will make it easier to find the kitchen and bedroom of your dreams. Our blog will also highlight all the great work, products and services by our members.
Kitchenindex.ie is all about offering inspiration and valuable advice to homeowners looking to invest in a new kitchen or bedroom. At the same time, we bring you closer to suppliers of kitchens, bedrooms, kitchen worktops, kitchen appliances and tiles and flooring.
So our first year has been great, but our second year is going to be even better.
The adventure is just beginning!!
With Plasma & LCD TV’s practically the norm in Irish homes these days, you may wonder what the best option for a TV stand is. Your options are usually either to sit the TV on the traditional TV stand, or to hand it on the wall.
Well this custom made TV stand by Diamond Kitchens in Dublin is another option that allows you to sit the TV on top or hang it on the wall above.
The beauty of this TV stand is that it fills the wall very well, adds some stylish custom furniture to the room and helps hide away the Sky box & dvd player. Diamond Kitchens carried out this work for a homeowner in Glasnevin, Dublin 9, and it features Inframe Ivory Painted units with a solid walnut worktop. The lattice doors in the centre allow for remote control access to the Sky box and dvd player while also adding an interesting feature. With drawers on each side the TV stand also gives plenty of storage for things like dvds and magazines.
To see more from Diamond Kitchens visit their profile page on Kitchenindex.ie by clicking here Diamond Kitchens, Dublin
To visit their website go to www.diamondkitchens.ie
Brita, normally associated with filtered water jugs, is launching their new On Line Active and On Line Active Plus filter solutions to deliver the best quality filtered water on-demand, for the home.
The new products provide the ultimate convenience of BRITA filtered water on-demand, either through your existing kitchen tap, or through a dedicated BRITA water dispenser.
Smart, green and economical, these hydration solutions will appeal to all UK households, who want great tasting water without any delay:
On Line Active Plus comes complete with a stylish stainless-steel BRITA filtered water dispenser that sits alongside a normal kitchen tap.
- The On Line Active Plus filter cartridge has BRITA’s multi-stagefiltration performance – just like our regular jug cartridges –reducing limescale, chlorine, metals such as lead, copper and aluminium and organic impurities.
- Limescale reduction, in particular, ensures hot drinks develop abetter taste and aroma and also protects appliances such as kettles andcoffee makers from limescale build-up, saving energy during use and making them last longer.
The second new product, On Line Active, is BRITA’s first retrofit filter solution for UK domestic taps, delivering BRITA carbon-filtered water from any kitchen tap.
- The On Line Active reduces chlorine and organic impurities improving the taste, smell and appearance of tap water.
- Both products also benefit from fully recyclable filter cartridges,thereby offering a sustainable hydration solution for any consumer.
BRITA® is one of the leading names in water filtration and the new On Line Active and On Line Active Plus products, reinforce this reputation for innovative products, with a level of convenience that puts them right at the centre of the modern, sustainable, health-conscious home.
Designed to suit your water requirements, the new BRITA products are set to become the new standard in quality water for the home.
For more information on Brita filtered water for your kitchen go to http://www.brita.net/uk/inline_tap.html?&L=1
Kube Kitchens, with showrooms across Dublin and Bray, have some fabulous kitchens for homeowners looking for German design and quality without the hefty price tag. Being agents for the German kitchen range Nobilia, they offer great choice in modern designs and a free design service.
I have added some photographs of their kitchens below to show you some of their work but you can see their full range on their website, details of which are at the bottom of this blog post.
Modern dark woodgrain kitchen mixed with white to add contrasting tones
High gloss black coupled with American walnut creates a rich, warm feel to the kitchen
Or if you are a natural wood lover, how about this Kube kitchen in natural oak