From cupcakes to quirky fashion accessories – everyone is talking kitsch this season. So why not incorporate the kitsch trend into your kitchen?
Here at Magnet we’re always on the look out for the latest ways to dress up a kitchen and make it unique – just like you.
Kitsch is all about vintage chic, cute accessories and a splash of colour. It’s about florals, pretty patterns and traditional English country style with a twist.
Take a look at the Rangemaster Kitchener 110 oven, a perfect example of a statement vintage piece that is sure to get your guests talking over a mid-summer meal.
The classically styled Hatfield cream kitchen with French cut detail is the perfect base for a kitsch kitchen. Style it up with pale pink or blue walls and fabulous accessories – we’re thinking polka dot cups and striped aprons. The rich, solid oak timber worktops enhance the sturdy traditional kitchen look and rectangular pewter knobs add both style and distinction.
Now what are you waiting for? Afternoon tea is ready to be served!
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As technology moves at an ever-increasing pace, the days are gone where lighting is merely a matter of practicality. From cutting-edge walk in lighting to advanced LEDs, lights can be used to enhance, highlight and ultimately make a kitchen.
Icy blue lights are hot on trend and make for a striking design feature when merged with zingy glass splash-backs. By combining the illusion of reflection and the simplicity of spotlights, a clean, cool and cost effective designer kitchen is easily achieved.
Ambient lighting is key for creating an atmospheric, relaxed kitchen and transforming your kitchen into the primary social space in your home. Look for softer ideas, such as dimmable wall lights, as well as decorative solutions like shelf and plinth lighting to create a chill out zone or space for entertaining.
The right lights can dramatically alter the look and mood of a kitchen whilst creating a dynamic finish; the question is which colour will you choose?
We’re busier than ever, juggling work with our hectic lifestyle so it’s no surprise that we’re opting for the more functional kitchen.
With kitchens now the hub of the home, used for entertaining and feeding family and guests, we’ve shared our top tips and tricks so you can make the most of your kitchen – whatever the size!
When planning your kitchen, why not mix and match materials to define different work surfaces. You could incorporate an office working space but without interrupting other areas of the kitchen.
If you’re at the early planning stages of buying a new kitchen, be sure to think about storage, this will ensure clutter is kept to a minimum.
Lighting can dramatically alter the look of the kitchen. Bright plinth lighting and under unit spotlights create a sleek, minimalist look.
Why not define areas for cooking and dining by using contrasting lighting. Lit shelving and integrated lighting create the perfect mood for a dinner party whilst strip lights are more practical for every day use.
Remember – it’s your kitchen, so do whatever suits your needs!