New kitchen appliances from Whirlpool

New Whirlpool collections add a new aesthetic dimension to the kitchen. The kitchen today is increasingly at the heart of the house, presenting a space not only for cooking and eating, but a meeting place to share with family and friends. That is why we want more and more from household appliances – design, comfort, taste, flexibility, creativity and conviviality are the expectations of today and the new range of Whirlpool In-Wall offers that and more. Whirlpool has 5 new aesthetic lines to meet every need, every preference, every lifestyle and every kitchen … (read more)

Who says German engineering only belongs in your BMW?

Initially introduced in the United States in 2003 by Cook-N-Dine, the premium stainless steel, teppan cooking surfaces by CDS have been re-examined recently by the scrutinizing eyes of their inventor and patent-holder, Mr. Paul Schacht. To suit the demanding American customer even better, all built-in teppanyaki grill models have received a major technical makeover, resulting in improved heating element size, which led to almost double the actual hot cooking surface. These new models are already rolling out for the Holiday Season 2009.

The intriguing teppanyaki cooking style makes for effortless delicious, healthy eats. The … (read more)

Slim electric cooktop

Gaggenau new ultra slim electric cooktop, the CE 490 is 36 inches wide yet only 13.5 inches deep, transforming the traditional cooktop and creating new installation opportunities for innovative kitchen design while opening up valuable counter space. The sleek design of this slim cooktop does double duty in the kitchen, adhering to Gaggenau credo of timeless, modern design while offering the output levels of Gaggenau traditionally sized electric cooktop. Framed in stainless steel, the CE 490 electric cooktop pairs well with Gaggenau AT 400 ventilation table to fit a standard-depth kitchen countertop. 4 … (read more)

Welcome to the Kitchen Design Guide

Thinking about kitchen remodeling? Want to reface kitchen cabinets? Then this is a good place to start. Here you will find lots of tips, advice and help with planning, designing and buying your kitchen and kitchen cabinets.

Buying a kitchen is a major investment. To some it is the most important room in the house. Kitchen design trends are constantly changing, as are the choices of colors and materials. However, there are still some basic concepts that never change and hopefully you will find them here.

If you can’t find what you are … (read more)

Kitchen Design Basics

With so many choices in materials, appliances and accessories, sometimes it can be difficult to know where to start when choosing the components that make up your new kitchen.

A good designer should be able to point you in the right direction and sites such as this can give you some good hints, tips and ideas, but ultimately the choice of kitchen style is entirely up to you.

If you have any questions about kitchen design that are not covered in these pages then give us a call!

Planning

Obviously, planning is the … (read more)

Kitchen Costs

Your budget will normally dictate your choice of products but there are other considerations you need to take into account when working out how much your new kitchen is going to cost.

Prices vary quite a lot, so the figures given below are just a guideline and, as always, shopping around is the best bet.

But work out roughly how much money you want to spend and use this figure when talking to designers and contractors.

Below are some guidelines for establishing a realistic budget.

Budget Guidelines

First of all, if you limit your … (read more)

Kitchen Accessories

Furniture and accessories add the finishing touches to your kitchen and help to enhance its overall effect. Buying new accessories is the easiest way to change the look of your kitchen.

However, it is important not only to choose items that complement the style and feel of your kitchen but also ones that meet your needs.

Appliances and accessories made of stainless steel are very popular right now, such as blenders and toasters, refrigerators and pro-style oven ranges. To get the all-steel look without the price, look for steel finished appliances and accessories.

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