The Must Have Kitchen Appliances of 2016

Kitchen SinkIf you’re thinking of upgrading your kitchen, then it certainly pays to do the research first. You’ll have a good idea about what you want – knowing exactly how you like to use your kitchen, whether it’s for entertaining, relaxing, or purely for getting your chef hat on. Of course in the last decade since you last might of had your current kitchen fitted, appliances have come on leaps and bounds. With busy days, and short evenings you need something that’s going to make your food prep and daily tasks so much simpler. Take a look at our top rated appliances which can be fitted by your kitchen designer in Anglesey.

Quooker Tap – This kitchen revolution is a wonder for saving time waiting for large pans and bulky kettles to reach boiling point. The Quooker tap immediately dispenses boiling water as and when you need it – giving instant coffee a new name. It’s more economical than you think, costing only 3 pence per day to be left on standby usage. Very versatile, the same tap can be used for cold, hot or boiling water. Peeling tomatoes will be a treat using this!

Electrolux Dishwasher – The super energy efficient A++ ranges from Electrolux are designed to blend in with your kitchen and deliver fantastic cleaning performance. Their smart AutoFlex programme adapts to the load size and level cleaning requires to offer a thorough clean whilst taking care of your delicate wine glasses. The satellite spray arm with five spray levels will reach every nook of your dish load.

Samsung Washing Machine – The Samsung WW9000 delivers a smarter way to wash your clothes with an intelligent system that offers optimum washing conditions. The front touch screen allows you to find the right program easily, also with a one touch auto button for when you need to rush away. It comes with a handy app that shows you how your wash is doing whilst you’re away from home. The 10k load sensing capacity drum lets you wash up to 50 shirts per wash and the self-dosing detergent system knows exactly how much should be added depending on the weight of your load, saving you more money.

Samsung Fridge Freezer – The best value fridge freezer under £350 is the Hitachi R-B360ERU43. This sleek fridge freezer with A* energy rating and LCD touch controls is a market steal. With a height of 2m, it offers plenty of room for to store your food and its insulation makes it stay cool, should there be a power cut. Overall, great value for money.

AEG Ovens – The A* range of sleek looking ovens from AEG fit in well with any kitchen. The multifunction options offer precise heat circulation, temperature control and a self-cleaning mode to boot. Even under demand they stay cool to the touch with their IsoFront door.

 

Creating a Country Kitchen

Country KitchenIf you’re looking for a more country kitchen feel in your home no matter if it’s a modern or traditional build, you can create your perfect country kitchen with a few styling ideas. Your kitchen fitter in Llandudno will help you decide what will and work but it’s always great to do a bit of research first and get the ideas rolling.

Highlight your kitchens natural features

Country kitchens are renowned for being warm and comfortable spaces for friends and family. At the heart of it all is great craftsmanship, timeless pieces and a real living space that is meant to be enjoyed by all. If you’re lucky enough to have a traditional building might want to take it back to basics and reveal bare bricks and wooden beams. Adding wooden cupboards and doors is a great way to add the natural feel of the kitchen. Here are some great ways you can add the country feel to your kitchen.

Add an island

Adding an island is a great way to add a feature if you’re lacking natural character in the room. It’s a great way to hide away those pots and pans and particularly opens up the counter space if you’re a fan of work top appliances. If you’re looking to go more French, add a hanging rack above your island.

Paint in colour

Instead of the modern use of black and white alone, add some colour with soft minks and sages on feature walls and cabinets. The great thing about painted cabinets is that they can easily be transformed in a few years’ time if you’re partial to a change of colour.

Traditional styling

Use traditionally styled appliances and crockery to give your kitchen more character. What’s more, although traditional, they’re leading the way in the kitchen being favoured by chefs over very modern appliances. Don’t be afraid to show off your most loved kitchenware pieces by using glass front cupboards, this will add to your country styling. Antique kitchen would work particularly well on display. Always go for a strong, solid wooden dining table. This is the big feature of any kitchen so the more natural looking the better.

Surfaces & kitchen flooring

The key here is to use as many natural materials as possible. Although they might be more costly in the short run, wooden flooring won’t date like the use of tiles might.  Using unpolished granite would work well in creating a sturdy, natural worktop that requires less maintenance.

Greenery

Think about using antique jugs and pots to house a little bit of nature in your kitchen – a great centrepiece for your dining table. A little herb garden would be a great addition over the kitchen sink where they can easily be watered.