This week saw Gary Neville announce plans to build an £8 million zero carbon eco home in Harwood, Bolton.
At a whopping 8,000 sq ft, the modern home has six separate areas called ‘eat’, ‘relax’, ‘entertain’, ‘work’, ‘sleep’ and ‘play’.
The home will use energy produced from a wind turbine and also a ground source heat pump.
At the heart of the development will be a large central kitchen where Gary should think about using a Magnet eco worktop. These stylish and durable worktops are partly made from recycled consumer waste such as mirror, porcelain sinks, baths and tiles as well as industrial waste such as ash from power plants and stone scrap from quarries and worktops.
Using an eco-friendly resin, these waste products are bound together to create a range of beautiful composite worktops that are available in 10 different colours and styles including black forest and iron ore which would look great in any modern kitchen.
Society as a whole is becoming increasingly conscious about the environment and we are now seeing eco-products crossing in to all areas of life.
Big Brother has always been very bold with its interior design. The TV phenomenon has been at the forefront of using space and design to affect the mood of the contestants for years.
Interestingly, in Celebrity Big Brother this year we have seen the usage of a stainless steel kitchen. This stark and clinical looking kitchen presents a very cold and unwelcoming environment for the contestants.
Stainless steel appliances are a great way to inject a contemporary feel to a kitchen, however a full, stainless steel kitchen hasn’t been on trend for a few years now.
Is it possible that CBB’s use of stainless steel in this fashion is a deliberate move to remind contestants that they are living within a controlled environment, and therefore preventing them from getting too comfortable?
At Magnet, we believe the contestants deserve a much more luxurious kitchen like the Acadian, which is both modern but welcoming with soft white timber doors and luxurious Corian Beach glass worktops to help create a stylish retro look.
A new concept in kitchen design is set to revolutionise the look and feel of the heart of the home.
It will allow you to truly personalise your space and make your kitchen totally ‘you.’
Exclusive to Magnet in the UK, this brand new design concept called ‘MagnetMe’ allows kitchens to be truly personalised by printing favourite images, designs or photographs direct onto the cabinet doors.
Choose from an array of images and designs at the virtual online kitchen where individual photos can also be uploaded, helping to create the perfect personalised kitchen.
Whether it be your children, your pets, your favourite food or even yourself, find an image or design that truly brings your kitchen to life like never before.
Simply visit www.magnetme.co.uk choose your design, choose your image and create a completely unique kitchen.
Lady Gaga is the latest A-list celebrity to brag about her kitchen exploits.
In a candid interview, the Bad Romance singer stated “The rumours I am a dab hand in the kitchen are completely true.”
She went on to say “I come from an Italian family – what more can I say? I love to cook.”
The award winning artist continued “I am really good at Italian food. So I make great meatballs, pasta and all sorts. I love it. When I get the chance I make a mean meal. Mmmm.”
Aside from taking advantage of the latest cooking gadgets to help with her culinary creations, Lady Gaga’s eccentric personality would be perfectly suited for a bright, bold kitchen, such as Magnet’s new Fiori kitchen.
If you’re thinking of getting a new kitchen, there’s no time like the present.
This year Magnet has unveiled two brand new kitchen ranges, fresh for 2010 – The Fiori and Crème Lineaire.
If you fancy an injection of colour this year, then look no further than the Fiori which uses bold floral prints and the hottest colours for 2010.
It has transparent acrylic handles that add to the contemporary feel of this stunning kitchen.
A bamboo worktop adds a natural element to the contemporary design and the bold splashback complements the colourful prints.
The Crème Lineaire is the only Magnet kitchen to use both convex and concave curves in its design to create a truly contemporary feel. The kitchen is a new version of the Urban Lineaire which was featured in Channel 4’s ‘Kirstie’s Homemade Homes’. After gaining curves and a new colour it’s now bang up to date for 2010.
A combination of Zodiac Quartz Soft Mahogany worktop and natural walnut worktop provide a perfect balance to this stylish kitchen
Both of these kitchens are available now and included in the winter sale which means that there’s an incredible 50% off all cabinets.
You can also get 25% off installation of any ‘Uniquely Magnet’ kitchen plus choose from a free AEG functionally pack or a free Hotpoint openspace oven and hob.
The Crème Lineaire was £640 and is now £320 for a 600mm single base unit.
The Fiori was £817 and is now £408 for a 600mm single base unit.
Visit www.magnet.co.uk for more information.
The 50% off sale ends 30 January 2010.