Kitchen diners – what’s the big deal?

Whatever happened to a traditional dining room? It seems like every new house I go into nowadays has an open plan kitchen diner. It’s obviously in trend right now and it probably has been for the last three years or so, but I always think it’s quite nice to have a separate dining room.  It’s a place to relax and enjoy your meal, without needing to watch someone prepare it, along with staring at a sink full of dirty plates in between courses. I get there’s a nice...

Why I love my stainless steel worktops

Many people have a stainless steel kitchen sink, a stainless steel kettle or a stainless steel fridge, but how many have stainless steel work surfaces? Well, I’m one of the rare few. It gives my kitchen a bit of an industrial feel, which is what I was going for, and I’m a little bit OCD, and stainless steel is very easy to clean. I didn’t really think of stainless steel until I saw them installed at a show home, and ever since that day, I never forgot about...

Kitchen Tidying Tips

I love cooking, and I tend to spend most of my weekend in the kitchen creating new recipes for my blog, but one of the things I hate the most is cleaning up! Whether I’m baking a cake, making dinner for my family or simply  whipping up a snack for myself, there always seems to be chaos in the kitchen after. The washing up is soon piled high blocking people from seeing in through my window, but I’ve recently tried a few things to make my life easier....


Is a TV necessary in the kitchen?

It’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but it’s something that’s becoming more and more common. Installing a TV in your kitchen can be a great idea if you love staying up to date with the news, or would like to cook along to a show rather than watching it, writing the recipe down and then going over it hours or days later. A TV is often the focal pint in a room, but for some people a kitchen is one of the only places where it simply isn’t...


How to Design a Small Kitchen

Whether your kitchen is big or small, it still needs to serve the same function. Small kitchens, like big ones, need to be able to provide enough space to prepare meals, and to do this with smaller space available is difficult but not impossible, when you focus on the efficient use of space. Designing a small kitchen, or a kitchen that uses a minimum of space, can be difficult. One of the first steps of the design is to allow for the use of space on the vertical...