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How to Make Freestanding Kitchen Appliances Look Good

Check out these kitchens with non-integrated appliances to see how it can work to have them on show Houzz UK Editorial Staff. I’m a freelance journalist with more than 13 years’ experience… More Wondering how you can help your non-integrated appliances blend seamlessly into your kitchen? Take a look at these stylish cookspaces to find out why you don’t always ...

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Kitchen Tour: A Light-filled Space With a Striking Island

Before and after photos show how beautiful materials and smart design turned a dark kitchen into a calm, airy space Houzz Australia & New Zealand Editor. I work on beautiful house and garden stories… More The couple who own this home wanted their dated, gloomy kitchen to have a modern look that would still work with the period style of ...

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How to Hide Appliances in Your Kitchen for a Seamless Look

Turn your kitchen into a streamlined space by knowing how to hide your appliances out of sight Houzz Contributor. I’m a London-based journalist with years of experience writing… More If you’re after a slick, streamlined kitchen, it pays to integrate your fridge, dishwasher, oven and washing machine into the design, either by concealing them behind cabinet doors or by fitting ...

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How Mixing Metals in the Kitchen Can Enhance Your Space

Check out these stunning ideas for using bronze, copper, gold and brushed steel in your kitchen Houzz UK Editorial Staff. I’m a freelance journalist with more than 13 years’ experience… More Metallic surfaces, such as bronze, copper, gold and brushed steel, are a great way to add some beautiful personality to your cookspace. Go for antique and burnished finishes that ...

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Kitchen island lighting ideas

Creativity when lighting your island can often be thwarted by practicality, but it doesn’t have to be this way… Houzz UK deputy editor. I’m an interiors journalist and editor, previously for the… More You don’t always have to go for the obvious task lighting or ceiling spots to cast light on your kitchen island. Check out these alternative ideas that ...

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Bar Stool Inspiration for Minimal, Modern Kitchens

Pick your favourite from this roundup of styles to suit a slick, contemporary cookspace On the lookout for the perfect kitchen stool? Whether you fancy backless or with support, padded or plain, take a look at this selection suitable for minimal-style kitchens to inspire your own seating choice. There’s a huge range of bar stools out there to suit this ...

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How to Choose the Perfect Composite Kitchen Worktops

Get to grips with the complicated world of composite countertops Natural stone products are beautiful and dramatic, but they can be tricky beasts in the kitchen. In response, manufacturers have come up with composite materials – a carefully balanced mix of stone or mineral and added elements, with specific fabrication processes that improve durability and design. These fall into three ...

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Kitchen Tour: A Dark Room Becomes a Light, Modern Open-plan Space

Deep blue cupboards and a light-filled extension transform a dark and cramped kitchen Houzz UK contributor. Freelance interiors journalist with over 20 years’ experience… More It took the expert eyes of the team at Mustard Architects to transform the dark room at the back of this Victorian house into a light-filled, open-plan design. “Our clients wanted to address the low ...

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Which Kitchen Lighting Should I Choose?

From where to hang pendants to tips for tracks and wall lights, browse these suggestions for illuminating your cookspace Houzz UK Editorial Staff. I’m a freelance journalist with more than 13 years’ experience… More There are so many ways to light your kitchen nowadays that it can be hard to decide which to go for. The type of lighting you ...

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Are You Making the Most of This Neglected Area in Your Kitchen?

Fitting a new kitchen? Check out these ideas for how to make the most of the kickboards below your base units Houzz UK Editorial Staff. I’m a freelance journalist with more than 13 years’ experience… More The plinths below your kitchen base units add a finishing touch to the room, providing a pleasing bottom edge to the line of cupboards ...

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Should I Choose Gloss or Matt Kitchen Units?

Both can look fabulous, so how to choose? Follow these tips to help you make that all-important (and expensive) decision Houzz Contributor. Editor in Chief of RealHomes.com. I am an editor, journalist,… More If you’re splashing out on a new kitchen – whether a clever, budget buy or a top-of-the-range dream investment – you want to get it right first ...

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Clever Kitchen Storage Ideas in a Victorian House

Thoughtfully designed units keep everything from wine and laundry to coats and iPads out of sight yet easy to find Here’s a challenge: how do you create a kitchen that accommodates everything a busy family needs, yet still feels light and airy? “I wanted everything hidden away, especially all the utility stuff,” says Lou Edwards, who lives here with her ...

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