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Why choose a German Kitchen?

German kitchen with island in Crystal White

What’s special about a German kitchen? A new kitchen is a big investment and choosing a high quality product will be cost-effective in the long term. German kitchens not only offer beautiful and practical designs, they are also long lasting and offer excellent value for money. Who makes German kitchens? Many German kitchen brands are family owned businesses that take great pride in the quality of their kitchens. They invest heavily in technical innovations and modern manufacturing techniques to ensure every kitchen meets the client’s exacting standards. Contur kitchens are manufactured by a family owned business that is one of […]

School Teaching Kitchen: Highgate Primary School

School Teaching Kitchen

We were delighted to be asked by a Highgate Primary School to design, supply and install a new teaching kitchen. The kitchen is an integral part of the school’s new Cookery Studio used by adults and children to inspire a love of food and cooking. The kitchen has 8 workspaces each with its own two zone induction hob and dedicated work surface. The kitchen includes two adjustable height work surfaces, one of which includes an induction hob. There are four multi-function integrated ovens. One of the ovens has a Neff ‘slide and hide’ door and is situated just below worktop height, […]

Handleless kitchens: why are they so popular?

Concrete Reproduction Island Kitchen

Simple, contemporary and also practical. The handleless kitchen has become a central feature of many homes. If you are considering installing a new handleless kitchen it may be helpful to take some time to consider the advantages and disadvantages of this design icon. When you start looking at the options for a new kitchen, perhaps looking in showrooms, online or in magazines, you will see many examples of handleless kitchens. With their simple, clean lines they fit perfectly with contemporary home interiors. Although the handleless kitchen has become popular in recent years, its roots go back to the 1960’s. Originally […]

Kitchen islands: planning an island in your kitchen

German kitchen with island in White Lacquer and real Oak veneer

A kitchen island is the centre piece of many contemporary kitchen designs. Aesthetically pleasing and often stunning to look at a kitchen island is not only a design feature. Cooking is at its best when it is a sociable, fun activity. A well designed kitchen island provides lots of space for friends and family to gather together and make cooking a meal a real experience. To work well a kitchen island needs careful planning. A kitchen island is not right for every home. Space and cost may be an issue and there are alternatives, for example a kitchen peninsula, that work just […]


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