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June 25, 2019

Negotiating what clients need, value and how they want to communicate this to the world and in their own home will become a designer’s greatest challenge over the coming years.

Trends can be contentious, especially in an industry where projects can take years to come to...

December 11, 2018

Interior design trends over the past decade have transformed kitchens from a purely utilitarian workspace into the hub of the home where family and friends congregate. This trend towards open plan kitchens, often linking to dining and living spaces has placed increasin...

September 28, 2018

It is that time of year again where we have just returned home from a fantastic few days at SieMatic HQ in Lohne, Germany.

Every year SieMatic host their fantastic Haus Fair where they present all things new in the world of kitchen design and trend forecasts for 2019 to...

January 30, 2018

By the time this article reaches you the festive dust will have well and truly settled, but the memory of how well your kitchen coped (or otherwise) with the onslaught of all that cooking and entertaining might still be lingering. This is why the early part of the year...

July 19, 2017

The Oxford English Dictionary gives the following definition:-

Quality – “The standard of something as measured against other things of a similar kind; the degree of excellence of something “.

I think this two part definition is very interesting and relevant to the incre...

March 3, 2017

We saw a significant rise in the popularity of open plan living spaces last year and this trend has definitely continued into 2017. Only one month in and we have already received a significant number of architects plans displaying this kind of detailing. From extension...

September 27, 2016

An island can be a great feature in a kitchen design, but there are important factors to consider.

One of the first “must haves” clients often put on their wish when we are discussing a new kitchen design is an island. There is no doubt a kitchen island can be a key fea...

July 10, 2015

How many of you, like me, pick up those little pots of growing herbs at the supermarket on a Saturday, use about two leaves, then end up throwing very dead, shrivelled little plants into the bin a few days later because you had forgotten to water them? Well the designe...

March 25, 2015

"So why are SieMatic kitchens so much better than others"? Nigel asked me over a particularly good glass of South African shiraz the other evening. 

 

The quality of some thing, as opposed to a service, can be very difficult to define or explain. Why is a one make of car...

October 6, 2014

Just over a year ago, when I explained to my family and friends that I had decided to open a new kitchen showroom dealing with,

one of the world's best known luxury brands, I got a variety of reactions, ranging from "good luck with that " to something, let's just say a...

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