Home Life: stylish kitchens
PUBLISHED: 10:46 10 May 2014 | UPDATED: 10:46 10 May 2014
Blend classic and contemporary, quality materials and neutrals with pastels for a kitchen that provides the best of all worlds
1: Mixing up door colours as well as contrasting worktop materials can give a kitchen an eyecatching edge. This one was created by Roma Interiors of Ashford where kitchens start from around £6000. Call 01233 645530 or visit www.roma-interiors.co.uk.
2a: Fired Earth’s new porcelain Rhombus Mosaic tiles are a low-maintenance and hard-wearing option for kitchen floors, £274.92 per square metre. Fired Fired Earth, Tunbridge Wells 01892 540220, Canterbury 01227 764944, Orpington 01959 534824, www.firedearth.com.
2b: Fired Earth’s hand-made Fenlands tiles in Clay create a soft, neutral and timeless effect suitable for many different kitchen styles. The 7.5 x 15 cm tiles cost £249.56 per square metre. Fired Fired Earth, Tunbridge Wells 01892 540220, Canterbury 01227 764944, Orpington 01959 534824, www.firedearth.com.
3: These Accent Line utensils are new to Brabantia and range from £5.50 for a whisk rising to £18.95 for the meat shears. They come with Dark Grey Silicone Caps with other colour caps available separately (£3.50 for a set of four) so you can match or contrast with any kitchen colour scheme. Buy online or find your nearest stockist at www.brabantia.com.
4: Rayburn’s classic range cookers were already available in seven colours but now also come in an ice-white option, from £4,995 depending on the model. From Aga, Tunbridge Wells 01892 530781 or visit Rayburn’s national customer website www.rayburn-web.co.uk
4b: Create a focal point in a kitchen with the 3-oven AGA Dual Control in Duck Egg Blue, £9,495. From Aga, Tunbridge Wells 01892 530781 or visit Rayburn’s national customer website www.rayburn-web.co.uk
5: This stylish Butcher’s block would make a great addition to a kitchen and provides handy added workspace, £645, Loaf, 0845 468 0698, www.loaf.com
6: Kent-based company Crown Imperial Kitchens’ range includes Cotswood, which has a Shaker feel crafted in solid oak and is styled here in green/blue and stone white painted finish. Choose from a palette of 19 colours or order in a primed finish to take away and decorate yourself. Kitchens from around £10,000. Nicholas Harris Interiors Ltd, St Nicholas at Wade 01843 844800 or visit the main website at www.crown-imperial.co.uk
7: Add a touch of fun with these retro kitchen wall hooks, £4.95, dotcomgiftshop, 0208 746 2473, www.dotcomgiftshop.com,
8:Iconic English Kitchen wallpaper, in duck egg blue, 52cm x 10metres long, £125, Home Candy, 0800 298 4150, www.homecandy.com
9: The Servis retro fridge freezer in Classic Cream, £799 also comes available in Chilli Red, Pistachio Green, and Tangerine Dream. It has 335 litres of fridge space and an A+ energy rating for efficiency. Available from Argos, www.argos.co.uk
11: Brabantia’s new Metallic Mint kitchen range launched last month and includes this 30-litre Pedal Bin, for local stockists or to order online call 0845 6024877 or visit www.brabantia.com
12: Keep it simple: this kitchenware from Matalan ranges from £3 for a whisk - £12 to a kitchen clock or tablecloth and napkins set. Matalan, Ashford 0845 330 3330 or visit www.matalan.co.uk.
13: The KitchenAid Almond cream Artisan collection includes a two-slice toaster, £169, kettle, £119, food processor, £389 and food mixer, £429, all available at Debenhams Ashford, Folkestone, Canterbury, Broadstairs, 0844 561 6161, www.debenhams.com.
14: Natural quartz Silestone Nebula worktop in Lagoon, from £400 per square metre. For more information visit www.silestone.co.uk or call Consentino UK on 01256 761229
Get cooking in Kent
Umbermaster: Pysons Road Industrial Estate, Broadstairs CT10 2YF, 01843 602 607 www.umbermaster.co.uk. Showroom also at Lenleys, Roper Road Canterbury CT2 7EL, 01227 766655
Roma Interiors: Units 15 & 16 Heron Business Centre, Henwood, Ashford TN24 8DH
01233 645530 www.roma-interiors.co.uk
JC Farley: Chatham Street, Ramsgate CT11 7PR 01843 593069, kitchen showroom also in Canterbury, Wincheap CT1 3TB, 01227 379300 www.farleysfurniture.com
Barretts Digital World: Wincheap Industrial Estate, Canterbury CT1 3RH, 01227 767576 www.barrettsdigital.tv
Stelline Interiors: The Glenmore Centre, Whitfield, Dover CT16 3PT, 01304 826866, www.stellineinteriors.com