British Kitchens Vs European Kitchens

  • By Neil Milligan
  • 12 Jul, 2017

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.

What’s inside matters

I bet most of you didn’t know about this, but the units inside your cabinets don’t have to match the colour of the doors. In a European kitchen, you’d pretty much only see white on the inside. With a British kitchen, there is over 200 different colours you can have – to either match the doors or to compliment the door finish.

Supportive structure

If you want your kitchen to last and not fall to pieces, needing a supportive structure is necessary. European kitchens tend to have a hardboard back, which can be pushed out and stapled in. Whereas, British kitchens are always glued and dowelled and have a solid 18mm back. As British kitchens have this rigid construction, it sells it for us.

Sizing options are endless

Now for our favourite part about British kitchens… The sizes. European sizing in the kitchen is very standardised, with only your 300mm wide doors being available. The true beauty of British kitchens is the fact that anything can be made possible. Bespoke is a beautiful thing and allows any size or shape to be created, so the perfect design can fit into your kitchen.

You can have the best of both worlds if you prefer… Pop into the showroom and we can have a coffee and a chat about designing the dream European kitchen for you, made here in Britain.

By Neil Milligan 14 Jul, 2017

The first time we saw curves appearing in British kitchens was in the 2000s. As we move towards 2017 the trend is re-emerging, due to the look's space-saving advantages combined with stylish Italian flare. Modern versions are combining fabulous curved design with the now popular kitchen island, making it an attractive focal point for daily life and entertaining friends. With so many options to choose from, we thought we'd show you a few curves that you might like to consider for your new kitchen.

The Peninsular Curve

I nspired by compact tropical atolls, this clever kitchen puts everything within reach. Combining maximum work surface with minimum footprint, this curve keeps you at the centre of the action while remaining a smart solution to the challenge of limited space.

The peninsular curve has a compact layout which is incredibly space efficient. As an alternative to the linear island layout, a curved island will soften your overall design and provide an up-to-the-minute space to entertain guests. With everything at arms reach, this type of island curve makes the perfect centre stage for any cook.

The peninsula curve

The design effect of this curved island is both graceful and streamlined.

By Neil Milligan 12 Jul, 2017

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.

What’s inside matters

I bet most of you didn’t know about this, but the units inside your cabinets don’t have to match the colour of the doors. In a European kitchen, you’d pretty much only see white on the inside. With a British kitchen, there is over 200 different colours you can have – to either match the doors or to compliment the door finish.

Supportive structure

If you want your kitchen to last and not fall to pieces, needing a supportive structure is necessary. European kitchens tend to have a hardboard back, which can be pushed out and stapled in. Whereas, British kitchens are always glued and dowelled and have a solid 18mm back. As British kitchens have this rigid construction, it sells it for us.

Sizing options are endless

Now for our favourite part about British kitchens… The sizes. European sizing in the kitchen is very standardised, with only your 300mm wide doors being available. The true beauty of British kitchens is the fact that anything can be made possible. Bespoke is a beautiful thing and allows any size or shape to be created, so the perfect design can fit into your kitchen.

You can have the best of both worlds if you prefer… Pop into the showroom and we can have a coffee and a chat about designing the dream European kitchen for you, made here in Britain.

By Neil Milligan 19 May, 2017
We love creating a kitchen with impact and lighting is a great way to add a little extra sparkle to your kitchen. Of course it needs to be practical too, helping you to work around the room in a safe and comfortable way.  So once you’ve got your dream kitchen it’s time to show it off and light it up. Here are some great tips from our team to help you get the most out of your kitchen lighting.
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