Price Points: Non-white white goods

Swan Retro SDW7040BLN standard dishwasher, blue Gorenje ORK193 free-standing fridge freezer, lime green Smeg CPF9GPOR 90cm 'Portofino' cooker with Pyro oven and gas hob, orange

White goods are so… blah. Remember when computers were only available in grey or beige boxes? Then Apple came along with its curvy, candy-coloured iMacs – revolutionary!

A similar revolution is currently under way with kitchen appliances. It began with the smaller ones – kettles and toasters. Brands like Dualit began collaborating with other companies such as Liberty of London, Selfridges and Little Greene to produce special-edition toasters in the latter’s colours and patterns.

Now, it’s the turn of non-white white goods. Smeg began the march of colour with their fridge-freezers and others are joining in. Stoves, cooker hoods and washer-driers used to be large expanses of white, black or stainless steel. Appliances once were drab, now they’re being produced in a range of rainbow colours. Life’s too short to be lived in monochrome!

  1. Swan Retro SDW7040BLN standard dishwasher, blue: £449.00, ao.com
  2. Gorenje ORK193 free-standing fridge freezer, lime green: £899.00, John Lewis
  3. Smeg CPF9GPOR 90cm ‘Portofino’ cooker with Pyro oven and gas hob, orange: £1,721.78

Get their look: Vintage minimalist kitchen

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Jes and Caleb describe their style as ‘Vintage Minimalist’ which is plain to see in the kitchen of their Pennsylvania home.

The space is pared back and simple – and, whilst not devoid of interesting objects on display, it’s free of unnecessary clutter. There’s lots of natural light which bounces off the brilliant white paintwork and Marmoleum flooring. A feature wall in a much darker colour adds interest – the mushroom shade picked up in the flecked flooring pattern and cupboard doors. Both the light and dark combine well with the natural wood of the counter tops, chopping boards and wall clock. It looks like a very comfortable and practical space in which to live.

  1. Cactus salt & pepper shakers
  2. Mrs. Anderson’s Baking wire pastry blender
  3. Vintage black tiered cake stand
  4. Vintage Spring Blossom green Pyrex cookware
  5. Gorenje ORB153C tall fridge – cream
  6. Truly Taupe interior paint
  7. RÅSKOG trolley
  8. Marmoleum flooring

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Get their Look: Blue & copper kitchen

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Blue isn’t our obvious ‘go to’ colour for interior decoration, however, this blue & copper kitchen is just soooo gorgeous!

It may be compact, but what it doesn’t have in space it more than makes up for in style. Copper fixtures & fittings make a welcome change from the usual stainless steel. The cupboards and shelves are all handmade and those tiles… those tiles! The turquoise scallop tiled wall is the star of the show. The shades of blue work so well with the walnut wood.

Wraparound shelves and work surfaces are kept clear of all but the most necessary and oft used of items – kettle, bread bin, mugs, knives and utensils. Keeping clutter at bay helps to keep the space light and airy.

  1. Paris Cabaret turquoise scallop tiles
  2. KGE36AW40G Bosch fridge freezer
  3. 4-piece copper-plated utensil set
  4. Neff D5855X0GB 73cm Wide canopy cooker hood, silver metallic
  5. Neff T41D82X2 Induction hob, black
  6. Neff U17S32N3GB Electric built-under double oven, stainless steel
  7. CDA Belfast 59.5cm x 47.5cm ceramic kitchen sink
  8. Schulte-Ufer 64020-12 Pitty mini-saucepan
  9. Le Parfait glass storage jars
  10. Idrotech 314 brushed copper, kitchen mixer tap
  11. Schulte-Ufer Nimm SET1034 pot set 4–loop, 4–piece

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Tasteful heating solutions for the kitchen

flames in a kitchen range

Modern kitchens can often feel cold and draughty. As the kitchen is the heart of the home, it’s fundamental to make it a place where all the family will enjoy spending time. A number of heating solutions for individual styles are now available to create a warming and welcoming environment.

Whether you prefer traditional rustic stoves or the contemporary minimalism offered from underfloor heating, there are numerous possibilities for any kitchen. These six alternatives are hand-picked to exude optimal style whilst also producing a cosy atmosphere.

Kitchen with vertical wall radiator

Column radiators

Radiators are by far the most common means to heat the home. The great variety in column radiators allows you to choose a style to fit into any space in the house. This is particularly important in the kitchen.

Column radiators exude style and classic charm. Highly versatile as either a beautiful period feature for traditional décor or a more contemporary interpretation with tall vertical columns. The robust structure creates a characteristic focal feature for the home and is a great decorative alternative to the standard panel radiator.

Available in a variety of sizes and heights, the column radiator can act as a focal point for any room as they’re highly attractive in design. These elegant radiators are also designed to be as high-performing as they are attractive.

Kitchen with plinth heater

Plinth heaters

A plinth heater is a perfect option for home-owners seeking a minimal and uncluttered kitchen. Not only are these heaters economical on space, they also save your feet from a chilly floor. They fit into the base of a kitchen unit and produce instant heat once switched on. Plinth heaters are most effective when placed in areas where you often stand. These heaters are great for heating your floor and are a cheaper alternative to underfloor heating.

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Underfloor heating

Underfloor heating is often considered a luxurious item that costs a great deal to power. However, through innovative developments it is now achievable to heat efficiently with a modern system. The general overall heat emission from the floor creates an even temperature making it a highly efficient alternative. As it warms the entire area from the ground up, underfloor heating eradicates that unpleasant experience of stepping onto a cold floor during winter. The almost invisible feature of heated floors makes it ideal for kitchens with limited space or for those wanting minimalist design.

There are two types of underfloor heating; wet system which uses pipes to circulate hot water from your central heating, and electric which uses heating mats placed onto the sub-floor.

Range cooker in a kitchen

Traditional cookers

Aga or Rayburn stoves are iconic features of the country kitchen but in recent years they’ve been slowly making their way into suburban households. This style of cooker is an investment piece for your home that creates a real design statement. Whether you want to bake meringues in the warming draw or cook some chips in the oven, a stove provides you with the means to do so.

Once lit, these stoves generally need to be kept on at all times during winter to prevent damage from constant temperature changes. Some people chose to have them off during the course of the summer so you would need a separate cooker during this time.

Multi-fuel stove

Stoves

Get toasty with a hearty fire from your wood burner or electric stove in your kitchen. These popular burners are a great way to efficiently heat your home and create a beautiful design feature for any room. Available in traditional wood burning or multi fuel stoves as well as electric, stoves have become an accessible accessory for any home.

You may assume that multi fuel stoves are only found in large houses in the country. However, modern developments such as clean burn technology mean these contemporary stoves are now easier than ever to use and maintain. The multi fuel stove offers a choice of fuels so you have the options of wood, coal and paper, giving you more control over your heat output.

Electric stoves provide a similar cosy atmosphere with an understated fireside ambiance ideal for those with kitchens that have limited space. A stove will definitely add the wow factor to your home.

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Get their look: Primary colours kitchen

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You all know how much we love bright interiors, so it should come as no surprise that we’ve chosen to feature this kitchen decorated in bold primary colours.

This is a family kitchen in a 1960s, ex-council, end-of-terrace house in Dulwich, London. It may not be the biggest of kitchens; but what it lacks in size, it makes up for in storage space. There’s a yellow, U-shaped bank of overhead and floor-standing cupboards. There’s a floor to ceiling room divider that offers double-sided open shelving. Even the end of the worktop has been turned into ingenious cookbook shelves!

  1. Caravaggio pendant light – black P1
  2. Yellow Sierra kitchen
  3. Dualit 31290 2+1 Combi toaster, canvas white
  4. Kenwood SJM040S kMix stainless steel jug kettle 1.6L, silver
  5. Fresnel wall lamp / ceiling lamp designed by Joe Colombo for Oluce
  6. John Lewis Spectrum DAB/FM digital radio, teal
  7. Jieldé Signal table lamp
  8. Miura stool designed by Konstantin Grcic for Plank
  9. Eames LCW chair – red stained ash

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Get their look: Compact kitchen diner

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I discovered this Barcelona home when it was recently featured over on Apartment Therapy. It’s the rented apartment of couple, Alida and Alex. You may recognise many of the furnishings in this cute, compact kitchen diner; Alex works at IKEA and obviously brings some of his job home with him!

  1. Kitchen cabinetry, VEDDINGE, grey
  2. Picture ledge MOSSLANDA, white
  3. Handle TYDA, stainless steel
  4. Side table on castors IKEA PS 2017 beech/white
  5. Door DJUPVIKEN, white
  6. 9-bottle wine rack HUTTEN, solid wood
  7. Copper pineapple storage pot
  8. Crosley Presley floral Bluetooth Cruiser vinyl record player
  9. Tray KLACK, rubberwood
  10. Gateleg table NORDEN, birch

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