It’s no secret that if you are wanting to bring calm and tranquillity into your home you need to look outdoors.
Natural materials offer familiarity and a feeling of solid durability, they highlight great craftsmanship and create timeless interiors.
Take inspiration here and welcome in a little calm…
Concrete is an ideal hue to create a background of quiet strength.
Corian worktops are a favourite of kitchen designers and shown here is Natural Concrete. A concrete effect also produces the same feeling and at a fraction of the cost, this kitchen is from our Masterclass Kitchen collection and combines the high gloss slab door in light grey with a concrete effect door.
From our Masterclass Kitchen collection this Shaker style kitchen uses beautiful Oak cabinetry combined with neutral tiles and wall colour, the room feels light, calm, solid and reliable.
The Metalix range by Masterclass Kitchen is a really versatile product and great way to introduce metal to your kitchen design, the material is a 19mm thick, aluminium faced sheet which can be cut to use as handle channels, splash backs and plinths. It is available in aluminium, titanium, bronze, copper and brass colour ways. Here both kitchens use the Metalix in handle channels.
Natural materials can also offer one of a kind interiors.
This striking design uses inspiration from nature in an alternative way creating a serene feeling using darker tones and combining two door fronts. On the taller units a Volcanic Oak along side and shown close up on the kitchen island a hand scratched Industrial steel.
Little Greene Paint offer the perfect paint range for natural interiors, all available in an intelligent range which is beautifully matt yet scrub-able.
Featured on the right is Mushroom (142) with a clever hint on the worktop up-stands of Pompeian Ash (293) introducing a green bringing the outdoors in.
Book your 1-2-1 design consultation to find out how we can transform your space. Call Amanda at our showroom on 01242 251113.
More people than ever are opting for open plan homes, knocking down walls and merge the kitchen with the rest of the home. It’s all about making the most of the space we have, using every square foot, that could be gaining space for casual impromptu entertaining, or creating space for children to play, while still having the kitchen at the heart of the home.
Most new builds embrace open plan space, but it can be challenging to incorporate this layout into older homes. Here are some tips:
A kitchen island is a must, they are multifunctional, defining the kitchen area from the sitting or dining area, offering a casual eating setting, while also provide a huge amount of worktop and storage space. Often kitchen islands with seating are incorporated in place of a dining room table completely.
Space permitting a separate utility room, or even small, allocated space – for example some previously unused understairs cupboard or garden room, is a great opportunity for housing appliances, to take them away from open plan living areas while also freeing up space. Really worth considering to remove noise of appliances like the washing machine and tumble dryer.
Continuing the same colour and style throughout will help join rooms in to one large open plan space. Go large, make it feel bigger, and help the home flow naturally. Carefully used flooring, lighting and furniture can also be used to create varying zones within your large open plan area.
With open plan space everything is in sight, keep things simple and clutter free. Invest in storage solutions. Open plan living is all about making space work simply and effortlessly.