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Lighting Ideas To Make Your Kitchen Sparkle

We love creating a kitchen with impact and lighting is a great way to add a little extra sparkle to your kitchen. Here are some great tips from our team to help you get the most out of your kitchen lighting.

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Have you thought about your utility room?

The utility room – it’s a small part of the house but an important one. Even though you find yourselves doing boring chores and domestic work here, design your utility well and it could make your life much easier, and happier.

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Tips for your kitchen taps

Open plan living places means that your whole kitchen is on show and designers are finding new and unexpected ways to create statement pieces. Your sink is one of the most commonly used areas and choosing a tap is now as much about look and finish as it is about function. We have come up with a few tips on finding the right kitchen tap to make the process that little bit easier for you.

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Featured Kitchen – Real Homes February 2017

We are pleased to say that another one of our kitchens was chosen to feature in Real Homes magazine. Our clients fell in love with this former weavers’ cottage and were determined to update it for their new family home.

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Kessebohmer – Our Top 3 Storage Solutions

The kitchen is the heart of the home and we all want ours to feel relaxed and happy. After a long, hard day, you need to have a beautiful yet functional place to recharge. This includes planning a kitchen with lots of storage, so that you can keep your favourite items close at hand without cluttering the surfaces.

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Imagine a traditional farmhouse kitchen in your modern home

If you’ve just purchased a new modern property but love period features, why not choose a traditional farmhouse kitchen? If you’ve decided to replace your old kitchen with a traditional design, here are a few ways we can help you on your journey towards the perfect country kitchen…

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The perfect kitchen layout

On the journey towards discovering your perfect kitchen, layout is an important factor to take into consideration. The age and style of your property might make the shape and location of your kitchen awkward, leaving you in need of some expert help.

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British Kitchens Vs European Kitchens

European kitchens are becoming a huge hit with British designers and the public. They take kitchen design to the next level, incorporating curves in the kitchen like never before. The way our kitchen looks is a big deal, but more importantly for us it’s the quality and how the kitchen is made that counts.

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Kitchen trends for 2017

Last week we spoke about our favourite kitchen trends in 2016. This time we are going to introduce some of the styles we expect to see in 2017, including feature elements, kitchen finishes and even a kitchen comeback!

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Kitchen trends from 2016

This year has sped by and we’re excited to see what the next year New Year brings in terms of kitchen design.

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A Christmas recipe from NEFF

As it is almost Christmas, we thought we’d help get you ready for the most exciting part of the season– the Christmas dinner of course!

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Choose an in-frame kitchen with 1909

Choosing a kitchen to match your individual style can be difficult – with a tricky balance between the age of your home, demands of 21st century living and a design that expresses your unique personality. We think that the 1909 range matches all of these requirements perfectly.

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Do contemporary curves take your fancy?

The first time we saw curves appearing in British kitchens was in the 2000’s. As we move towards 2017 the trend is re-emerging, due to the looks’ space-saving advantages combined with stylish Italian flare.

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The BioGraphy kitchen range

BioGraphy is the brand new kitchen collection from PWS and sister to our Second Nature, 1909 and Metris ranges. BioGraphy focuses on modern lifestyle and makes it possible to customise your kitchen around your individual needs. There’s a style to suit every homeowner, making life easier and working around your busy schedule. In today’s blog we’d like to introduce you to the different styles on offer and help you decide which style from the BioGraphy kitchen range will work best for you.

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Make room for Kindred

Last week we spoke about the new Kindred range on social media…designed by PWS with consumer lifestyles in mind. We think there’s a choice for everyone in the Kindred range so – to introduce you to the brand-new range at Milligan & Jessop – here’s why we think that you should make room for Kindred in your home. – “A room where we embrace the true colours of our personality and reveal a little piece of ourselves behind closed doors.”

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Six steps to your dream kitchen…

So you’ve found the M & J website and think our bespoke kitchen design service might be for you. But what do you need to do next? You are just six simple steps away from owning the brand new kitchen you have always wanted.

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Our Top 3 NEFF Products

Seen regularly on popular programmes like The Great British Bake Off, NEFF are well established in the world of appliances. Here at Milligan & Jessop we’ve used NEFF appliances in many of our kitchen designs. In honour of this top notch brand we’ve come up with our favourite three products and why we think they are so great.

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Have you seen the boiling water tap?

We don’t tend to consider our taps when thinking of gadgets for the kitchen. But with the advent of technology that can give us boiling, ice cold or even sparkling water quite literally ‘on tap’ – single function taps are a thing of the past.

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Push the boundaries with a far from boring kitchen design…

If you’re daring enough to try something different and steer away from the traditional, simple kitchen take a look at a few of these tips…

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The extractor fan – which style suits me?

The first extractor fan was designed as mine ventilation during the 16th century. Extractor fans are now a major part of a modern kitchen and designs are changing, becoming more innovative every year.

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The Retro Kitchen – How can I make my kitchen more sixties?

The swinging sixties was a decade of massive cultural change. With the birth of hippies, the Mini and the Beatles, it’s no wonder the era had a big influence on popular culture today.

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Do you want a German style of kitchen?

Our European neighbours have had a strong influence on British culture over recent years; from the food we eat to the way our homes look. Even in the kitchen we have seen designers move away from traditional British design and look towards Germany for new ideas.

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Kitchen Islands – The Backstory

Believe it or not, kitchen islands have been around since the colonial era. These new styles can be used to transform your kitchen into the heart of the home – a focus for family activities – changing the way we use our kitchens forever.

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Trying to achieve a timeless look in your kitchen?

When trying to design your perfect kitchen it can sometimes be challenging to know what you want. Would you prefer a modern look or a traditional style kitchen? If you can’t answer that question then a timeless classic is probably the best option to consider.

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Find a durable and attractive option with Dekton kitchen worktops

Worktop space makes up a large part of any practical kitchen and – as they’re always on show – it’s difficult not to worry about how they look. Well, you can put your mind at ease with a highly durable Dekton worktop.

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Benefits of Corian worktops

How much time have you given to choosing the right worktop for your new kitchen? We feel that the colour, style and finish of your worktop is an important element of pulling the final design together. But not all worktops are made equal. That’s why it’s good to know a little about the different worktops out there and their individual benefits.

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Benefits of sliding wardrobe doors

Sliding wardrobe doors are a brilliant choice for the bedroom but not everyone appreciates the benefits of these attractive and practical doors. They can provide flexible options for both the look and the purpose of your wardrobe – you could even choose to have the whole wardrobe personalised to suit your requirements.

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Make the most of traditional design elements in a 21st century kitchen

Hearing the words ‘traditional style’ can immediately make us think of old, boring kitchens; out of date, full of clutter and aging appliances. It doesn’t have to be this way.

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Kitchen technology for an easy life

When growing up, the most exciting thing in kitchen technology was a 10” TV or an FM radio. Kitchens have also come a long way over the past 20 years; with unique designs that push the boundaries and advances that we never thought possible.

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Create a kitchen to suit your personality

The kitchen is supposed to be the heart of your home, so why not add a little personality?

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Need to update your kitchen on a small budget?

In years gone by kitchens were built for practicality rather than aesthetics. Nowadays people want their homes to look stylish and provide an attractive space for family and friends to socialise and come together.

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Product of the week – The Siemens iQ700 Oven

The Siemens iQ700 oven is one of our favourite products at Milligan & Jessop. Here are just 3 reasons why we think you will love it too…

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How to make the most of your sink area

If you think that the sink area is the least glamorous part of the kitchen think again. With just a few clever choices Milligan and Jessop can help you create an attractive and practical area that you will look forward to spending time in.

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Do you love red in the kitchen?

Red is a natural colour for the kitchen. We see it often in the form of peppers, tomatoes and chillies; but it can play a starring rather than a supporting role.

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European Flare – Inspiration For British Kitchens

British cooks hold a longstanding love affair with Europe. From the fresh green flavour of Italian olive oil to Le Creuset cast iron; European culture has undeniably crept into the British culinary scene.

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Wanting to modernise your country kitchen?

Today, the authentic way of life has become a popular hit. This includes the come-back of vinyl records, the long lost love of vintage clothing and the fascination with antiques.

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Featured Kitchen – January 2015

We are proud to announce our most recent featured kitchen nominated for Second Nature’s kitchen of the month and featured in House Beautiful magazine

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