March 20, 2018

15 Small kitchen design ideas

Design of small kitchens can represent a real challenge because of the need to include key components within a restricted space. Here’s a few design ideas to maximise the use of a small kitchen:

1. Layout – form vs function

Small kitchen layout is critical. Don’t let yourself be constrained by your current oven or sink position. Think about how repositioning the oven, sink or hob may make for a much more functional kitchen. It’s also far better to arrange your sink and appliances so you have one larger prep area than 2 or 3 smaller sections.

2. Clear the work surface

If you are pressed for work top space, then buying a Quooker boiling water tap and putting your microwave into a wall unit may make a significant improvement in available work surface.

3. Use your wall space

There are some great wall storage systems about which allow you to store herbs spices, kitchen roll, knives and utensils off the surface yet in easy reach. For example, the Sensio Midway system a...

January 4, 2018

Kitchen Sales – Deal or No Deal?

Big retailer sales

At this time of year there are many national kitchen retailers (no doubt you’ve seen their adverts on TV or in a magazine!) who offer what appears to be unparalleled discounts. Yet at Stuart J Warrington & Co we continue to price our kitchens in the same way as we do any other month of the year. Why is this? Are you missing out on a deal?

If you look at the origins of retail sales their purpose was to clear the old season’s stock and make way for the new incoming stock.

Why kitchen sales are different

So why isn’t stock clearance applicable in kitchens? These days it’s rare for kitchens to be taking up shelf space waiting to be replaced. They are made to order or, at the very least where large retailers do have cabinets sat on the shelf, the cabinets can be used with a number of different doors so selling off at huge discount is not required.

Well what about other discounts? The cabinets and doors of a kitchen usually have a reasonably fixe...

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