We love contemporary design, so when we saw this uber modern Cooker Hood by Electrolux, we were just blown away!
The lampshade-styled cooker hood hangs directly from the ceiling so it will have extra impact when placed over island units.
The EFA50700 is available in stainless steel, white and black which so you can select the right tone to match your kitchen.
As well as it’s striking design, it also boasts three levels of extraction, a charcoal filter and an aluminium grease filter to purify the air while you cook.
And if that wasn’t enough, there’s also two choices of lighting: two 20W halogen lights can provide a bright, clear light or opt for four 40W lights for a more ambient atmosphere.
We’d love to see one of these hanging in our kitchen!
To raise money for Comic Relief, Ant and Dec gatecrashed as many TV and radio sets as possible within twelve hours – including the fantastic This Morning kitchen provided by Magnet!
They collected items from presenters to auction off on the Comic Relief live show later today.
Kicking off with Daybreak, they interrupted Kate Garraway mid broadcast before moving on to Lorraine who donated a bra and knickers set to each of the comedy duo. Next up was BBC Breakfast where they ’stole’ one of the red sofas to be auctioned off.
Bombarding This Morning, the pair surveyed the kitchen and eventually stole a bottle of wine, some cake and a chopping board.
Shocked by the surprise entrance, Phil Schofield was left red faced – or should we say red nosed!
Ultimately Ant and Dec invaded 39 shows across the TV networks, finishing up with The One Show.
Dec said, “It was an early start and it’s been a long day but hopefully we’ve kicked things off with a bang!”
We’re looking forward to watching the show tonight – remember to dig deep in those pockets to help raise as much money as possible!
When you look at the modern, bright airy kitchens of today where we spend time with our families, it’s hard to imagine a world where kitchens were nothing more than a functional room for preparing food.
Over the past decade the way we use our kitchens has changed dramatically, and this can be seen by the changing size of kitchens over the years. According to new research published this week by Magnet, our kitchens have doubled in size from the box rooms of the 1920s to the splendiferous rooms that measure up to 121 sq ft that you see today.
We also spend more money on decorating our kitchen than any other room in the home, according to the Magnet study – an average of £19,000 including appliances and furniture, compared to £6,000 on our lounge.
Most modern kitchens now have a flat-screen TV, large dining table and chairs, CD/MP3 player and DAB radio as well as all the expected traditional kitchen fixtures like oven and hob, microwave, toaster, storage cupboards, sink and kettle.
The advent of the typical British three-bed-semi in the 1930s saw the kitchen increase in size to an average of 78 sq ft, allowing for more room in the, then, bigger sized family home. That size remained pretty constant through the 1940s and 1950s but increased again in the Swinging 1960s when the average British kitchen increased again to 95 sq ft. But it was the 1980s that the early signs of the kitchen becoming more than a cooking room first started to show.
The research also says that we now spend more hours relaxing in the kitchen every day (2 hours) than we do in the lounge (1.5 hours). We love spending time in the kitchen, relaxing with the family and we’re glad we have a lovely big kitchen to do it in.