Living Kitchens Popular At Grand Designs

It was great to be back at Grand Designs Live last week.

I was in The Miele Kitchen Advice Centre for two very full days, talking kitchens with visitors.

I had a wide range of people visit in terms of age range and location but they all had one thing in common - they were all planning a living kitchen for their home.

Extending the kitchen and opening it out into the garden with large glass doors is still a popular option and does provide for a lovely family space with plenty of room.

The issue we talked about most was how to keep the room light and how to make best use of the garden view.  Many visitors were planning to put the working kitchen at the end of the room with the doors.  Whilst this does make for a light and bright working area, I favour using this area for the dining part of the room.  It is easy to create different kinds of working lights and mood lighting in the kitchen with modern fittings.  If the dining area is sited by the doors, you can benefit from the natural light and sunny days when the family is eating and working at the table.

If you are planning a living kitchen, why not call in and we can discuss how to make the most of your room.

Look forward to seeing you soon.


Want To Cook Like A Masterchef In Your Own Kitchen?


If you love cooking and are always dreaming of creating MasterChef style dishes in your own home then you will love this new oven from AEG. SenseCook is one of the new Mastery kitchen products, a range offering the world’s first responsive kitchen experience.

This innovative oven takes the temperature out of cooking, using a “CommandWheel” instead.  You select the outcome rather than the temperature or a number in Celsius or Fahrenheit. You say you want a medium-well steak, for example, and insert the Food Sensor probe, and it will do the monitoring for you. This means you can choose a more elaborate recipe and the oven will adjust itself throughout the steps.  This oven understands the results you want, just from the words you choose- an oven that speaks your language.

We will have one of these amazing ovens in the showroom later in the year and will be hosting a workshop with AEG to showcase how it can transform your home cooking- a date will be announced soon.

In the meantime, you can have a sneak preview, take a look at this video.



By Tuesday, 24 October 2017 09:24 Published in News