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How Gardens & Kitchens Are Merging Together

Hello and welcome to our blog once again here at The Design Studio in Portadown. Today in our blog, as we are right in the middle of summer, we are looking at how many families are looking to further merge their kitchens and gardens together so that the garden is like an extension of their kitchen.
Dining & Cooking Outdoors Here in the UK, in the summer months we spend a lot more time outdoors and in particular in our garden, and as part of this we love to dine outdoors. So following on from this, and...

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Kitchen Ideas To Ponder Over

Welcome to our blog here at The Design Studio in Portadown. Today we thought we would share with you 3 popular kitchen design ideas for you to ruminate over. These ideas are proving very popular at this present moment in time and for good reason as they can all be very effective and bring a lot to your kitchen. So without further ado here we go.

Great Kitchen Design Ideas The first new kitchen idea is to use tiles to bring a splash of colour in all the right areas in your kitchen. Italian style tiles can bring a real dynamism to a kitchen and give it...

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Kitchen Designs In 2017

Hello and welcome to The Design Studio blog. The Design Studio is based in Portadown, Co Armagh, and offers bespoke kitchen and bedroom design services to its clients. We do the whole job from designing to creating to installing your new kitchen or bedroom.
The Latest Kitchen Trends In 2017 Today we want to share some content we read the other day about the latest trends for kitchen design in 2017. The article was on the Ideal Home website where they were sharing with the...

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How Our View Of The Kitchen Has Dramatically Changed

Hello and welcome to our blog here at The Design Studio in Portadown, Co Armagh. Today in our blog post we are ruminating over the huge changes in attitude towards the kitchen and how this has changed the dynamic of our homes.
From Functional Place To Hub Of The House Once not so long ago, the kitchen was very much just a functional part of the house where people only went in to cook or to clean, with some men never venturing into...

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Tips On Kitchen Lighting

Hello and welcome to another blog post here at The Design Studio, the kitchen and bedroom design company in Portadown who do all the work for you, from designing, to creating, to fitting. Today in our blog we are looking at some tips on what lighting to use in your kitchen and how to set lighting up to get the best effects.
There was a very good article on this very subject in The Telegraph only last week, and here in summary are the main tips given in the article: Use Kitchen Lighting To Maximum Effect Don`t use long grids of lights as you...

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Merry Christmas And A Happy New Year To You!

Hello and welcome to the last blog post of the year from The Design Studio in Tandragee, Co Armagh. 2016 seems to have absolutely flown as we have been so busy and here`s to 2017 being even busier! If you are not aware and have just come across our blog at The Design Studio we design and fit both kitchens and bedrooms for our customers in Armagh and right across Northern Ireland.
All we want to do today though is wish our customers and all our blog readers a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year! We hope you have had a good year and you are looking forward to both...

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Copper Is The Metal Of The Moment In Kitchen Design

Hello and welcome to another blog post here at The Design Studio, based in Portadown, Co Armagh, the place to come for all your kitchen and bedroom renovations and fittings. We have news that the metal copper is very much making a comeback in the kitchen as well as in the financial markets where it has risen rapidly over the last 12 months. It is especially popular in the more trendy bars and restaurants where there is a distinct move away from synthetic materials towards organic ones such as copper.
Max Spenser-Morris, the director of kitchen design company Design Republic said on the popularity of copper in the kitchen: "Copper is the material of the moment. It taps into the trend for industrial chic. Combined with marble worktops, it's timeless...

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How To Make Your Kitchen Look Bigger

The open plan kitchen is of course all the rage now and this has come from a need to make the kitchen a more communal area for all the family. The open plan is a way to create more space in which to enjoy and relax in, to eat, drink, laugh, cry and live. But there are other methods you can utilise to make your kitchen look a bigger space which we will run by you here.
Choosing furnishings that don`t take up too much space and have a nice small footprint is a good start. Cumbersome looking kitchen furniture can take up an awful lot of room, so go for slim and tidy looking fittings to...

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The Case For Full Overlay Cabinets

Hello and welcome to our blog here at The Design Kitchen. We read a very interesting piece on choosing your kitchen cabinets the other day, and in the article designer Keita Turner put forward the case for choosing the full overlay cabinet for your kitchen.
Overlay in this instance means how much the door overlays the face frame. Standard overlay doors have a more exposed face frame whereas with full overlay cabinets the doors cover the whole of the face frame. Keita Turner is a...

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Should Heating Alarms Be Installed In All Kitchens

A warm welcome once more to The Design Studio blog and today we are looking at an issue I was reading about a couple of days back regarding domestic fires starting in kitchens. As 60% of all fires in homes start up in the kitchen there is a strong argument for all kitchens to have heat alarms installed as standard as well as carbon monoxide alarms.
For as well as the common ways for fires to start in kitchens, such as a frying pan, chip pan or grill being forgotten about and going up in flames, and something flammable being left near the oven, there has...

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