Do contemporary curves take your fancy?

  • 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.

The Contour Curve

Inspired by New York lofts, this look uses flowing lines to soften a deliberately industrial influence, creating a functional kitchen with no compromise on style. Intelligent use of curved features creates a wide peninsula and extra space to cook, work and entertain.

The contour curve is a practical option with all the necessary twenty-first-century aesthetics. By linking the wall-bank  with integrated appliances and larder storage solutions  to the breakfast bar area, you can have a space-efficient design that's ultra-modern.

The contour curve

Contour curve creates a functional kitchen with no compromise on style.


The Wing Island

Inspired by aerodynamic forms, the design effect of this curved island is both graceful and streamlined. The wingspan shape creates a clean division between preparation and dining, whilst encouraging socialising and cooking. The Ripple drawer accentuates the flow with the organic layout keeping everything within easy reach.

The wing island is one for the socialites, with the ideal breakfast bar for on-the-go living and social spot to share a glass of wine with your friends.

The wave curve

Soft-flowing curves bring kitchen essentials within easy reach whilst creating a practical centrepiece.


The Wave Curve

Inspired by ripples left on the sand by retreating waves, the forms here are soft-flowing, organic and textured. Wave Curve is where style meets ergonomics, with elegant curves bringing the essentials of living within effortless reach whilst creating a beautifully practical centrepiece.

The wave curve is the funkiest of them all. This curve creates a much-needed centrepiece for the room. Giving practicality and style, with storage on the back wall and the curved island holding necessary utility, this is ideal for hosting your parties.

The wave curve

Soft-flowing curves bring kitchen essentials within easy reach whilst creating a practical centrepie


The Crescent Curve

Inspired by apartment living, this curvy, open-plan design maximises impact whilst minimising floor space. Cleverly integrated into the island, the oven and hob put an end to cooking with your back to the room. Soft edges and distinctive finishes deliver a cosmopolitan look.

The compact crescent curve is ideal for small kitchen spaces and apartments. Intelligent design allows for beautiful style elements and practicality; with storage on both sides of the island. It's space-efficient and can still be used as a focal point for entertaining

The crescent curve

Crescent curves open-plan design maximises impact whilst minimising floor space.

 

The Reef

Inspired by coral reefs, this look creates a natural divide in an effortlessly open-plan environment. The wide-angled peninsula creates a compact but central hub, drawing people together to create an interesting place to socialise, entertain and to impress.

The reef is similar to the contour curve but sits on a wider angle. It allows for plenty of storage on both sides of the island but gives the wow factor with its unique design inspired by natural coral reefs. Great for the working lifestyle, this type of curve helps the room flow seamlessly through to the living area.

The reef

Reef creates a natural divide in an effortlessly open-plan setting.

The Fitted Curve

Inspired by a coastal shoreline, these graceful curves overcome problem corners, liberating useful space. Surfaces are continuous, with the furniture wrapping around the room to make the most of every inch of space. It'clever thinking when pushed into a corner.

The fitted curve is perfect if you don' particularly want an island or don' have the room for one. It can be used to fit a kitchen around difficult, intrusive walls, with all the benefits of the added storage and design elements you get from a curved island. Great for compact, galley layouts.

The fitted curve

Fitted curve creates a highly practical, flowing design whilst making maximum use of available space.

 

If you would like a curved design in your new kitchen, get in touch or visit our showroom for a coffee and a chat with one of the team.

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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