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What Kitchen Knives Do I Need?

October 9, 2020 Uncategorized Comments Off on What Kitchen Knives Do I Need?
What Kitchen Knives Do I Need?

So you’ve just finished up upgrading to your new kitchen, but what next? It’s time to enjoy your new space, and for many of our customers, that means cooking their signature dish. By the time our team have upgraded your kitchen with freshly installed cabinets and integrated appliances, it’s no surprise most of our customers end up becoming handy home chefs!

 

But built-in appliances are not the only tools in your kitchen, and once your new one has been installed a must-have from any amateur cook is a great set of kitchen knives. However what kitchen knives do you need, and for which jobs? In this blog, we will run over the key uses for each type of knife and what they add to your arsenal when tackling your next recipe. 

Chef’s Knife

Best Chefs Knife of 2020 | Kitchn

Your reliable choice for most jobs in the kitchen. If you are conscious of budget and looking to save on your new kitchen knives then there is no reason to feel bad about getting a budget knife block to start with. However, we would strongly encourage you to look into getting one high-quality chef’s knife no matter what your budget. 

Measuring anywhere between 6 and 14 inches long, get the ideal chef’s knife to suit your needs. Many cooking shops will have a test set to allow you to try the blades for size prior to purchase. 

Uses

  • Dicing meat
  • Chopping vegetables
  • Mincing
  • Slicing

Paring Knife

 

Think of this as your mini-chefs knife. Any job that requires a greater deal of precision, such as chopping smaller vegetables, is ideally suited to a pairing knife. As with all knives ensuing your paring knife is as sharp as possible is crucial to safe cooking, as with this knife more than any other your fingers will be in close proximity. 

If there is more than one chef in your home then your paring knife is the ideal choice for your designated sous chef.

Uses

  • Peeling
  • Trimming
  • Deseeding fruits 

Carving Knife

In terms of form factor a carving knife will be a longer, thinner version of your chef’s knife. With a length of between 8 and 15 inches it’s the ideal tool for getting the perfect slices of meat from your sunday roast. You can even use it when contending with larger fruit and vegetables, such as melons and butternut squash. 

Uses

  • Carving large joints of meat
  • Slicing larger fruit and vegetables

Cleaver

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While you may chiefly associate this with your local butchers, a cleaver is a handy tool to own in it’s own right. The combination of its squared blade and heavy weight make it ideal for portioning raw meats. Seeing as buying larger quantities of meat not only usually means lower cost but also a higher quality portioning meat is a great habit to get into. 

Often used as a chef’s knife in asian cooking, it’s commonly used for chopping vegetables, herbs and crushing garlic. 

Uses

  • Butchering and portioning raw meat 
  • Chopping vegetables and herbs
  • Crushing garlic and ginger

Santoku

The Japenese take on a Chef’s knife. Instantly recognisable by the dimpling in the blade, they are a versatile addition that make a great back up or partner to your main chef’s knife. Principally designed for chopping of meat and vegetables, the dimpling prevents food sticking to the blade ensuing the easiest possible use. 

The tip of the knife itself is tapered a lot more thinly at the end, making it more suitable for working with fish compare to a chef’s knife. 

Uses

  • Chopping 
  • Slicing 
  • Mincing

Boning Knife

A slim, rigid blade with a very sharp tapered edge. Measuring around 6 inches it’s designed to allow you to trim meat from the bone and cartilage without damaging the surrounding flesh. Boning knives are also made with slightly more flexible blades, which make them idea for working with poultry. 

Uses

  • Removing meat from the bone

Bread Knife

There’s nothing like a delicious home baked loaf of bread! Even if you would sooner go to your local bakers than make your own, a bread knife is certainly essential. The long, sharp serrated teeth make is ideal for working through softer foods like breads. If you enjoy baking the occasional cake you can also use your bread knife to level your sponges.

Uses

  • Cutting bread
  • Leveling cake sponges

Cheese Knife

Granted a cheese knife is hardly essential for cooking, however if you’ve recently had a new kitchen installed one thing you will be doing is entertaining! Using a ordinary knife can lead to slipping, and a cut finger as a result! Even for softer cheeses it’s nice to have a dedicated knife, that way when the cheeseboard comes out for your guests you’ll have the perfect tool to get the perfect slice.

Uses

  • Cutting Cheese

Upgrading Your Kitchen in 2020

January 3, 2020 Uncategorized Comments Off on Upgrading Your Kitchen in 2020

If you are looking to upgrade your kitchen in 2020, you are not alone as it is revealed that the kitchen is the room that is in most need of a new year makeover. Most kitchen fixtures, decor and fittings tired quickly and are subject to wear and tear on a daily basis. Worktops, sinks and taps are most likely to end up looking tired and will need replacing, so why not let 2020 be the year to upgrade your kitchen and home entirely. 

Here at Mode Designer Kitchens And Bedrooms we often get asked, “How long will my kitchen design take?’ the answer usually depends on the amount of research you have done and if you would like changes made to the overall construction of the kitchen. Some people like to take their time with the designing process whereas other people have had a clear image of their ideal kitchen for a while. 

Mode Designer Kitchens And Bedrooms have put together some considerations to take into account when looking at brand new kitchen design. If you would like advice or information on any of our kitchen designs please contact us today on 01782 610 999

 

Planning 

 

Kitchen Plan

If you would like to remodel your kitchen the chances are that you have looked at some showrooms or online for some inspiration. This is the fun part of the process as you have complete control and can make all of the fundamental decisions on the elements that you would like included in your kitchen design. 

It is extremely important to think about the kitchen appliances you would like installed too. Start by making a list of appliances that are essential to you. It is important to consider the sizing when doing this as this will shape your entire kitchen design. 

It is also important to consider the colour scheme you are going for or if you would like to have a mix of colours and materials. You truly have the complete freedom to plan your kitchen design as you please. 

 

Designing 

 

design

Do not worry at all if you haven’t reached your dream kitchen, the talented team at Mode Designer Kitchens And Bedrooms can help inspire you. We would like to create a kitchen for you that looks good and is also functional for you, your family and your home. 

Our team will take detailed notes on all of the important elements of your design and merge them together to create the kitchen of your dreams. We can create just about anything you wish for, making each and every kitchen unique and bespoke. 

 

Installation

 

designAt Mode Designer Kitchens And Bedrooms, we provide bespoke designs which will help you visualise your hand made kitchen that we have designed for you and your home. The beauty of a bespoke kitchen is that you can tailor it to your exact needs. 

Mode Designer Kitchens And Bedrooms

Mode Designer Kitchens And Bedrooms offer a huge variety of brand new kitchens in many different colours and styles. Here we can create your perfect kitchen which matches your lifestyle and family, for a good price. Through our design and appliance services, the entire process will be taken care of by our experts.If you would like help when designing your brand new kitchen or any of our appliances please contact Mode Designer Kitchens And Bedrooms today for more information on 01782 610 999

New Kitchen Design Ideas 2020

January 3, 2020 Uncategorized Comments Off on New Kitchen Design Ideas 2020

If you are looking to update your kitchen in time for the brand new decade then you have come to the right place. Perhaps you would like an island fitted, a big range cooker or a whole new design. Or maybe you have no idea where to start and are after some ideas to spark some inspiration and creativity. If this is the case, you have come to the right place.

Mode Kitchen and bedroom designers have put together some of the kitchen trends and ideas that are set to dominate the year 2020. If you would like more information on designing your kitchen and the steps to achieve this please get in touch today on 0178 692 654.

 

Bright Stoves

 

A bright and bold stove is the perfect appliance for you if your kitchen is lacking in colour and you would like a centrepiece for your kitchen that will make the whole room pop. The bright appliance will create a focal point, but it will act as a starting point to inspire you to keep building the design of the rest of your kitchen. You could even incorporate accessories and small appliance in the same colour to create a smart look. 

 

Stunning Splashbacks

 

Splashbacks

Splashbacks are stunning as well as a stunning decorative piece in your home and you can adapt them to suit the rest of your kitchen design. The choices of colours are truly endless and 2020 is the year for a change in size and proportions of splashbacks which will now come in large slabs of marble, glass, wood and many many more materials which are becoming a lot more popular in 2020. 

 

Statement Sinks 

 

The trend of a statement sink started in 2019 but will continue to reign in 2020. These stand out sinks are designed with stunning materials and include intricate details. Feature taps are a perfect companion too especially with the rise in popularity of tap technology, such as taps which produce boiling water. Why not combine style and technology with your very own statement sink. 

 

Gravity Defying Island 

 

Island

In 2020 homeowners are looking to maximise their open space within their homes have recently been drawn to gravity-defying islands. These unique islands produce more space in your home and become an extension of the island itself. These islands are truly unique and will act as a centrepiece in your home and kitchen. 

 

Pantry 

 

Pantry cupboards also are known as larger cupboards have been a staple in the kitchen for centuries have in the last few years have been brought themselves back in the limelight to be a must-have in any modern home. 

A pantry allows you to put all of your groceries in one place and will not be scattered around different places in the kitchen. Pantries will allow people to be a lot more organised when they do their food shopping. 

The other great advantage of a larder and its storage capacity is that a kitchen will no longer need a whole wall full of cupboards. This will leave walls free for features such as artwork, making the kitchen a more relaxed and inviting environment. 

 

The Stone Age 

 

2020 is the time for strongly veined marble, and trends would suggest the busier the better for unmissable luxury and style. The return of marble is storming kitchens in 2020 and is shaking up the way interiors are produced. 

 

Booths 

Booths in a kitchen are the next big thing in home design for 2020. These booths are usually integrated at the end or corner of an island. Booths provide a social and cosy area in your home as well as a stylish design. Booths are relaxed and are less formal than a dining area, a booth makes a great option for socialising and relaxing. There is a huge potential to add new textures and colours in the mix to tailor the design to your taste and style.

 

Sleek Handleless Design

 

HandlelessHandleless kitchens may not be new but they are very much in high demand and we expect this to continue throughout 2020. Their minimal, seamless aesthetic design is perfect for a simple yet stylish look. There is a huge range of options available on the market which will achieve the handleless look perfectly. The design is space boosting, easy to clean with a sleek and handleless kitchen free from constraints. 

 

A Brand New Mode Kitchen In 2020

 

2020 will be a big year for kitchen design which means now is the perfect time to consider redesigning your kitchen space. If you feel that you are restricted by your current kitchen or want to change the look and feel of your kitchen space then get in touch with our team of experts today. 

We can help you envisage and execute your perfect kitchen design and can help you with the design process, the fitting and aftercare. If you are looking for a kitchen redesign this new year enquire with Mode Designer Kitchens & Bedrooms using our online contact form on our website or telephone now on 01782 610 999.

Festive Foods

November 20, 2019 Uncategorized Comments Off on Festive Foods
Festive Foods

As memories of summer begin to fade, you may not be too fond of the shorter days and harsher conditions. Luckily, it’s not all doom and gloom! During this time, there are plenty of celebrations to look forward to, from Halloween and Bonfire Night to Christmas and New Years Eve. These occasions are often filled with enough food and festivities to make you forget all about your last summer holidays.

When you think about Halloween and Christmas, you may already have a clear idea about what food you expect to eat. Ask anyone about what food they would eat on bonfire night and you may find that they soon become lost for words. Even after indulging in various treats from Halloween, it doesn’t have to stop there. There are many unique and traditional meals and snacks that are also enjoyed on Fireworks Night. In this article, we will be highlighting a few recipes and traditional food that is eaten throughout Halloween, Bonfire Night, Christmas and Boxing Day.

Pumpkin Soup

Smashing Pumpkins

Halloween often sees a large increase in the popularity of pumpkins for a very short period of time. After carving out your pumpkin, the flesh can actually be used in a wide range of recipes, including a whole host of warm and tasty soups and broths. Get creative, perhaps by even subbing out ingredients of your favourite meals with some pumpkin you may find that secret ingredient that you never knew you were missing.

Bonfire Treats

On Guy Fawkes Night, many people enjoy to roast marshmallows, after all, why waste an open fire? For this reason, any recipe that involves marshmallows will always go down well. On top of this, many people also like to cook other things over the fire, from sausages and popcorn to baked potatoes. There is really no end to the variety of food that you can cook over a fire. So if you don’t often enjoy sitting around a fire then make sure to take full advantage of it, the next time you see one may be on New Year’s Eve, or perhaps even in the next summer which doesn’t seem to come around quick enough.

Bonfire Night Marshmallow

Halloween 2.0

Let’s be real here, less than a week after Halloween, you should still have some sweets left. In the event that you don’t, many shops will be selling discount treats so it is the perfect time to indulge your sweet tooth. After all, how often do we get the opportunity to eat candy apples! If you are able to resist eating all of your sweets too quickly, then you may even be able to have a steady source of sugar for your sweet tooth all the way up to Christmas.

Christmas

Let’s face it, if you are thinking about the best food that tends to be enjoyed on special occasions then Christmas food has got to be somewhere on your list. Christmas dinner is often one of the largest meals that you will have in the year. On top of this the food doesn’t stop after this meal, the whole of the Christmas period is filled with various traditional recipes.

Mince pies, candy canes, turkey, and Christmas pudding, there is so much food that is traditionally eaten during the Christmas period. Throughout the day, don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy various different chocolate and sweets that tend to go around as these may be gone before you realise it. Although the Christmas meal is the main event, there are plenty of snacks available to graze on while you wait. Just make sure that you save room for your dinner.

If you are looking to spice things up, there are many ways that you can add some variation to your Christmas food. For example, have you ever tried cooking your brussel sprouts in curry sauce with bacon bits? This is just one example where traditions can be flipped on their head in order to have a new tasting experience.

Christmas Lunch

Vegan Christmas

Christmas food has the habit of including a lot of different meat. Although this may have been a lot more welcomed in the past, it is more apparent that there is a much higher demand for vegan food today than there has ever been. If one of your loved ones has opted for a vegetarian or vegan diet, it is worth searching online for some other options that they will enjoy, after all, Christmas is a time for giving.

One option includes cooking a vegan nut roast and vegan pie. There are also recipes for various vegan alternatives for many Christmas desserts. For example, vegan Christmas pudding and vegan tiffins. With more and more reasons to consider reducing our meat consumption, it is definitely worth considering replacing one dish with a vegan option this Christmas.

Cauliflower Roast dinner

New Years Day

New Years Day can be a minefield when it comes to food. You may still be in the festive mindset, if your family are still visiting and there is still lots of food and drink left over from the holiday period. You may begin to hate yourself as you continue to gorge on that tin of chocolates that one of your relatives has given you for Christmas.

On the other hand, New Years Day can also be a time to change your eating habits. For this reason, you may consider opting for much healthier meals on New Year’s Day. If you are stuck for ideas but are looking for fresh ideas to help you to achieve your resolution this year, there is an abundance of recipes online that are available for free. If you are more old school then even purchasing a cookbook may be right up your street.

Healthy Food New Years

Conclusion

With so many days to celebrate during the winter season, there is a variety for food out there for everyone. We hope that we have given you a few great ideas for this festive season. From Halloween all the way through to New Year’s Day, there is something for everyone. If you are entertaining guests this holiday season then it is essential to have a kitchen that works for you. At Mode Kitchens, we offer services for makeovers for Kitchens in Stoke.

Kitchens Nantwich

February 18, 2019 News Comments Off on Kitchens Nantwich

8 Kitchen Hacks Collated by Mode Designer Kitchens and Bedrooms

 

The concept of sharing is so integral within the world of cooking. Many families will pass on recipes for generations and recipe books are readily available in stores as well as being accessible online. On top of this, anyone who has lived in a shared house will have, at some point, shared their recipes or tips with one another. Finally, sitting down to share a meal with your friends or family is a cultural experience celebrated throughout the world.

 

Although cooking can be a very relaxing experience at times, there are many tasks that can make cooking rather stressful indeed. Although many are dismissed as “old wives tales”, through years of collective experimentation and communication, there are now many hacks that can be used to alleviate the stress caused by the more cumbersome tasks in the kitchen.

 

At Mode Designer Kitchens & Bedrooms, our team of experienced kitchen designers and fitters have installed numerous kitchens for our clients in Nantwich and the surrounding areas. If you are looking for kitchens in Nantwich or kitchen designers in Nantwich, enquire now using an online contact form on our website or telephone our team now on: 01782 610 999.

 

In this article we have provided the top  hacks to help ensure that your cooking experience is as stress-free as possible:

 

  1. Bananas Turning Brown

Overripe Bananas

 

 

For those of us that like to stay healthy, as well as saving money, buying food in bulk may seem like the best course of action. When buying fruit, this often proves to be a problem if you are not able to eat it in time. This tip is a surefire way to stop your bananas from going off too soon.

 

Bananas become overripe very quickly due to the ethylene gas that is released from the tops of the stems. By separating each banana and wrapping the stem in a plastic wrap, this reduced the amount of gas that can escape, thus increasing the time it takes for your bananas to turn brown.

 

Bonus Hack: By using this knowledge, you can also rapidly ripen any other fruit that you wish by placing them closer to your bananas (without plastic wraps on the stems).

 

  1. Peeling Garlic

Garlic Cloves

 

 

Garlic has a very pungent and distinct smell that can cling to your hands, it can also sometimes be a bit fiddly to remove the skin from each clove. Although this isn’t hugely time-consuming, this hack makes it that much easier.

 

For this to work, firstly take the garlic bulb and break off the cloves. Using a Kitchen knife, simply hit the clove with the side of the knife. Once done, the skin will now easily peel off in one swift motion.

 

  1. Separating Egg Yolks from Whites

Separating Yolks

 

When baking, there are many occasions when the recipe requires you to separate the egg yolk from the egg white. If you have tried to do this, you may have found this to be a slightly messy ordeal.

 

Luckily for you, an empty bottle can be an incredibly effective tool for separating this.  Simply crack the desired amount of eggs into a bowl with your empty bottle in hand. By squeezing the bottle to release the oxygen inside the bottle you can then slowly release this tension to suck the egg yolk up inside.

 

  1. Peeling Potatoes without a Peeler

Peeled Potatoes

 

Peeling potatoes, although very simple, can become a very laborious task when cooking large quantities. This next method completely removes the need for a peeler at all.

 

To begin with, boil the potatoes until fully cooked. Once, the potatoes are boiled, place them into a bowl of ice cold water for 5 seconds. After 5 seconds, remove the potatoes and firmly grip the potato at both ends. With a very firm grip, begin to twist the ends of the potato until the skin breaks in the middle. Once you have done this, each half of the potato skin will now pull off with practically no effort.

 

This hack is not only much quicker than using a peeler, but also much easier to clean up.

 

  1. Preventing Pasta from Boiling Over

Wooden Spoon Pot

 

Although this trick can work for anything that you would want to boil, this hack is so useful as it allows you to not continuously monitor your food. This hack almost seems hard to believe, but once you have tried it once, you will wonder why you haven’t been doing it for years.

 

While boiling your food, place a wooden spoon across the top of the pot… and that is literally it! Because wood is incredibly bad at conducting heat, as the heat rises, the wood almost repels this heat so that it does not rise further out of the saucepan.

 

  1. Reheating Pizza

Reheating Pizza

 

After a night out on the town, many people retreat to one of the various fast food establishments on their way back home. The problem with this is that the 20-inch pizza that seemed like a great idea the night before is often barely finished by the morning. If you have been in a situation similar to this, you may have tried to reheat this pizza in the microwave to find that your once delicious meal is now incredibly dry, a shadow of its former self.

 

For the perfect, day-old pizza experience, make sure to place a glass of water into the microwave along with your pizza. When heated, the water adds moisture to the air which in turn stops your pizza from drying out. Perfect!

 

  1.   Avoiding Cross-Contamination

Raw Meat Chopping Board

 

This hack is essential for the meat-eaters out there. When considering food hygiene it is well-known that you should always wash your hands after touching anything that has come in contact with any raw meat.

 

It might seem so obvious but you should aim to supply your kitchen with a specific chopping board for meat and another chopping board for everything else. This is so you never run the risk of letting the meat juices from one chopping board come into contact with anything else. To make this even simpler, why not opt for two different colours so that you can easily differentiate.

 

  1. Cleaning a Cast Iron Skillet

Cast Iron Skillet

 

A cast iron skillet is a great choice as they usually come pre-seasoned and food will generally not stick to them. If you have ever noticed stubborn stains and crust built up on the pan, you may be inclined to reach for the dishwasher soap and begin scrubbing it with a scourer.

 

The proper way to ensure that your Cast Iron skillet remains as effective as possible is to opt for a salt scrub, using kosher salt. Rather than using a scourer, fold over a piece of kitchen towel and begin scrubbing the dirt away with the kosher salt solution.

In Conclusion

 

As you can see, there are a variety of hacks that can be used in the kitchen. There are probably even hundreds more that would be impossible to include in one article. We hope that by reading this, you may be inclined to try one out to see whether this will help you the next time you are cooking, even if you just want to impress your friends and family.

Kitchens Macclesfield

January 30, 2019 Uncategorized Comments Off on Kitchens Macclesfield

Kitchens in Macclesfield – Top Design Trends of 2019 Presented by Mode Kitchens

 

Kitchens Macclesfield

 

The New Year is the time in which numerous homeowners decide to revamp or upgrade their kitchen. This may be due to the fact that it’s a busy time in the property market or due to the fact that many homeowners want a fresh start to the year.

Mode Designer Kitchens & Bedrooms has many years of experience designing and installing kitchens in Macclesfield. In this article, we have compiled the top design trends that may take over in 2019 as well as why you may want to consider redesigning your kitchen in 2019. If you are looking for kitchens in Macclesfield or kitchen design in Macclesfield then enquire with Mode Designer Kitchens & Bedrooms using an online contact form on our website or telephone now on: 01782 610 999.

 

Why Upgrade Your Kitchen in 2019?

 

As mentioned, it’s always a very busy time of the year in the property market during the New Year. This means that many may be looking to carry out upgrades on their property in order to move into another property or they may have purchased a property and have a new kitchen area that they want to make their own. Although it’s not recommended to carry out an extensive re-haul of your kitchen area when you are imminently going to sell your property, there’s no doubt that a clever and modern redesign of your kitchen can be the centrepiece of your property and this can even increase the overall value of your property. You can carry out small changes to your kitchen area that can make noticeable differences without having to redesign the entire kitchen area. This is also a good idea because potential homeowners are likely looking at a property that they would like to live in and not a kitchen area that has already been designed for them.

 

If you are currently unhappy with your kitchen area and are looking for a New Year’s resolution then why not consider redesigning your kitchen area? There’s a great deal of kitchen designs that are becoming more and more popular (we will come onto these in a moment) which can completely change the way that you use your kitchen space. If you find that you are restricted by your kitchen or need more space or equipment to cook the food that you love then it’s probably time to think about redesigning your kitchen space. We offer a free 3D kitchen design service to help you visualise, plan and budget your new kitchen and our experienced kitchen designers have many years of experience in the kitchen design and installation industry.

 

Now that we’ve talked about the reasons as to why you may want to install a new kitchen. Lets move onto the latest design trends and predicted popular styles of 2019:

 

1. Changes to Shelving Units

 

One aspect of your kitchen that is always popular with those looking to redesign their kitchen space is their storage units. This extends nicely to shelving units with a rise in popularity of open shelving seemingly on the rise. Similarly to the style of hotels and shops, open shelving is a popular solution and replacement to upper cabinets and can be used to transform your kitchen space.

 

2. Traditional Kitchens Still Maintaining Popularity

 

The traditional kitchen design is set to still be a popular option in 2019. With the effortless integration with modern designs; traditional fixtures and lighting, taps and worktops as well as natural stone will likely be highly popular kitchen designs in 2019. Traditional kitchens offer a rustic appearance that is a homage to the past and combining this with sleek modern designs can create a stunning and inviting kitchen space.

 

3. Copper and Gold Designs Still Take Prevalence

 

Metallic colours and designs seem to becoming more and more popular and we mentioned the prevalence of gold and copper in our kitchen design trends of 2018 article. The gold and copper designs are seen mostly on faucets and taps or cabinet handles and look very effective when combined with lighter colours for example. The combination of copper or gold designs can add a sense of class to your kitchen and small changes can be adopted on a strict budget to incorporate this into your kitchen design!

 

4. Interior Garden Areas?

 

Although you may not have creating green areas in your kitchen at the forefront of your mind, many kitchen owners (a trend that has been been adopted by professional chefs over the years) is including a herb garden or hanging herbs in your kitchen. Not only can this add to the rustic appearance of your kitchen, but who doesn’t love cooking with fresh ingredients and fresh herbs. The fresh herbs can also add a wonderful and natural fragrance to your kitchen area.

 

5. Changing the Kitchen Sink?

 

Although the kitchen sink seems like one of the most conformed and more traditional areas of your kitchen, this may be set to change in 2019. There have been some very interesting and quirky kitchen sinks created which have even included cutting board areas that can be placed within the kitchen sink area. Although this may be one of the more quirky design trends of 2019, perhaps you may want to consider using your kitchen sink area for additional functions – especially if you find that you have a lack of space in your current kitchen.

 

6. Kitchen Cabinet Handles are Still a Point of Interest

 

With the wide range of kitchen cabinet handles that are available, kitchen cabinet handles and handles around the kitchen are always a point of interest, especially when carrying out a small or extensive kitchen redesign. There’s a huge range of kitchen handles and cabinet handles that are available which you can choose from to suit your kitchen design and design tastes. Look out in 2019 for handles and straps as well as indented handles which pushes forward the modern yet minimalist design. Redesigning your kitchen handles and cabinet handles is a simple yet effective way of transforming the look as well as the functionality of your kitchen.

 

7. Emphasis on Lighting

 

We mentioned in our kitchen design trends of 2018 article that lighting was becoming more and more of a prominent and important feature of the kitchen space. With the various types of fittings and lighting systems available, many homeowners have assessed and changed their light fittings or lighting systems in their kitchen. Not only can clever lighting emphasise the elegance and beauty of your kitchen, it can also serve as a highly practical feature also to help when you are cooking or to illuminate darker areas of your kitchen.

 

Design Your Kitchen in Macclesfield Today

 

Kitchen Design Macclesfield

 

With the expected kitchen design trends of 2019 being highly interesting, now is the perfect time to consider redesigning your kitchen space. If you feel that you are restricted by your current kitchen or want to change the look and feel of your kitchen space then enquire with our team of expert kitchen designers today. We can help you envisage and execute your perfect kitchen design and can help you with the design process, the fitting of your kitchen and aftercare of your kitchen area. If you are looking for kitchens in Macclesfield or new kitchens in Macclesfield then enquire with Mode Designer Kitchens & Bedrooms using an online contact form on our website or telephone now on: 01782 610 999.

Christmas Kitchen Design Ideas

December 21, 2018 Uncategorized Comments Off on Christmas Kitchen Design Ideas

Christmas Kitchen Design Ideas Presented by Mode Designer Kitchens & Bedrooms

Christmas Kitchen Ideas

As Christmas is quickly coming upon us, the kitchen is likely to be an area of your home that is buzzing with activity. Due to the fact that your kitchen is such an important area for Christmas and the days following all the way up to New Years, you may have thought about implementing some changes for your kitchen to cater for additional guests or for your family. With the range of kitchen upgrades that are available for Christmas time (some being minor changes and others being major changes) you can prepare for the festivities and ensure that your kitchen is a wonderfully festive area or an area that is fully prepared for the requirements of cooking your big Christmas dinner.

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Kitchens Stafford

December 20, 2018 Uncategorized Comments Off on Kitchens Stafford
Kitchens Stafford

Kitchens Stafford- A Guide on Quality Kitchens

Are you searching for ‘Kitchens Stafford’? When looking for a new kitchen there is a long list of things to take into consideration. For this reason, you will want to opt for a kitchen company that not only has a wide range of options when it comes to choosing all the different components but one that has an enviable reputation for customer satisfaction and a high level of knowledge and experience. This is paramount in the kitchen industry as investing in a new kitchen is a life-changing purchase and act. This article will discuss our high-quality kitchens as well as the benefits of choosing to purchase your new kitchen from Mode Designer Kitchens.

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Kitchens Newcastle-Under-Lyme

November 3, 2018 Uncategorized Comments Off on Kitchens Newcastle-Under-Lyme

Kitchens & Kitchen Designers in Newcastle-Under-Lyme Discussed by Mode Kitchens

Kitchens Newcastle-Under-Lyme

Finding a new kitchen is an exciting process which does take a fair amount of research and preparation. Whether you are in need of more space in your kitchen or a different kitchen area to work in, a redesign of your kitchen ensures that you can completely change your kitchen space and the functions and features of your new kitchen space. A kitchen renovation may take place when you have recently purchased a property and want to change the current kitchen but it can also be appropriate for when your old kitchen isn’t offering you the functionalities that you need.

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Winter Kitchen Design Trends of 2018

October 25, 2018 Uncategorized Comments Off on Winter Kitchen Design Trends of 2018

Winter Kitchen Design Trends of 2018 Discussed by Mode Designer Kitchens & Bedrooms

Winter Design Ideas

 

With summer being (sadly!) well and truly over, you may be thinking about the ways in which you can prepare or even transform your kitchen for winter. With the cold nights that are ahead as well as the chilly days, it’s only natural that you will want your kitchen area to be ready for the winter. Whether you want to have an area where you can relax and drink tea or cook up a hearty meal, there’s a number of ways that you are able to change the way that you can use your kitchen or the way that your kitchen looks.

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Kitchen Design Trends in 2018

September 21, 2018 Uncategorized Comments Off on Kitchen Design Trends in 2018

Kitchen Design Trends in 2018 Presented by Mode Designer Kitchens & Bedrooms

Kitchen Design Trends

2018 has been an interesting year in the kitchen design world with some designs retaining their popularity and new styles coming into the forefront. When looking to design a new kitchen area, taking inspiration from the latest design trends can let you know what is fashionable in the kitchen design world. Although you do not have to strictly follow these designs, the experts have many years of experience in kitchen design and may be able to give you some inspiration when designing your kitchen area.

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Kitchen Design – Common Questions Answered

August 30, 2018 Uncategorized Comments Off on Kitchen Design – Common Questions Answered

Mode Designer Kitchens & Bedrooms Answer the Most Common Kitchen Design Questions

Kitchen Design Questions

As designing a kitchen can be quite a confusing and difficult process, we have put together the answers for some of the most common kitchen design questions. These may help you to begin your journey in designing and installing your new kitchen. If you do have any further questions about designing your new kitchen then do not hesitate to contact our friendly team of kitchen designers in Stoke-on-Trent. They have many years of experience and can help you design and fit your brand new kitchen. To find out more about kitchen design in Stoke-on-Trent, enquire with Mode Designer Kitchens today or telephone our team directly now on: 0178 261 0999

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Kitchen Planning Guide

July 26, 2018 Uncategorized Comments Off on Kitchen Planning Guide

Kitchen Planning Guide – Presented by Mode Designer Kitchens & Bedrooms

Kitchen Planning Guide

So you’re thinking about buying a new kitchen. Whether you have grown out of your beloved working space or find that your current design is becoming outdated then it may be time to think about purchasing a new kitchen. The work that you can carry out your kitchen can range from carrying out slight changes to kitchen cabinets and worktops all the way to completely changing the look and the feel of your kitchen (with new appliances or preparation stations.) Some individuals do not actually know that a slight redesign on your kitchen area can completely change the way that your kitchen appears without having to carry out an extensive re-design. Your kitchen on the other hand may require a complete change of style or function which can only really be achieved with an extensive redesign. Mode Designer Kitchens & Bedrooms has been offering kitchen planning and kitchen installation in Stoke-on-Trent for many years. We understand that planning your new kitchen can be difficult, so we created this kitchen planning guide. If you are interested in finding out more about kitchen planning or you are looking to plan a kitchen in Stoke-on-Trent then enquire with Mode Designer Kitchens today or telephone our team directly now on: 0178 261 0999

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Kitchen Design Newcastle-Under-Lyme

May 21, 2018 Uncategorized Comments Off on Kitchen Design Newcastle-Under-Lyme

Kitchen Design in Newcastle-Under-Lyme Discussed by Mode Designer Kitchens & Bedrooms

Kitchen Design Newcastle-Under-Lyme

So you’re thinking about designing a new kitchen for your home. With the range of design options available as well as materials, kitchen types and appliances available – it’s unsurprising that this can be very overwhelming when looking to design your new kitchen. This is where kitchen designers can help as they are highly experienced and have designed many kitchens. Although every kitchen is different due to personal touches from the owner, kitchen designers are likely to have created a similar design especially if they are highly experienced.

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New Kitchen for Christmas

December 7, 2017 Uncategorized Comments Off on New Kitchen for Christmas
New Kitchen for Christmas

Last Christmas I gave you my heart… next year I want a new kitchen.


For most people, the Christmas period is something to look forward to. Gifts, good cheer, a time to see friends and family and an endless supply of food. But if you’re the one cooking for a hungry bunch of 8, 10 or more, then Christmas can be a stressful and time-consuming event.  

At Mode Kitchens, we pride ourselves on our expert knowledge and know-how when it comes to kitchens and kitchen design. We have the leading kitchen showroom in Stoke-On-Trent with one of the biggest displays. If Christmas this year means you are considering a new kitchen give us a call on 01782 610 999.

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Future of Kitchen Designs & Decor

March 16, 2016 Uncategorized Comments Off on Future of Kitchen Designs & Decor

Kitchen design and the future. What is the future for kitchen designs?

Technology is forever changing around all fields of life. Technology is becoming extremely important in kitchen design because of the new uniformity that technology is absorbing. Smart technology is adapting into kitchen technology therefore this has stimulated production of a vast array of extremely interesting products. What themes are new developments considering and how are these driving future and current kitchen designs? We are visiting the KBB exhibition in Birmingham and this year it is focusing on future technology in the kitchen! View More

New Kitchen Or Kitchen Makeover?

February 22, 2016 Uncategorized Comments Off on New Kitchen Or Kitchen Makeover?

New Kitchen Or Kitchen Makeover? Information by Mode Kitchens

Whіlе purchasing a nеw fіttеd kіtсhеn саn еntаіl ѕіgnіfісаnt соѕtѕ, thе bеnеfіtѕ оf rеvаmріng thе kіtсhеn mаkе іt an аttrасtіvе орtіоn for mаnу hоmеоwnеrѕ. Fitted kitchens ѕhоwсаѕе рrоfеѕѕіоnаl dеѕіgn, іnѕtаllаtіоn аnd fіnіѕhіng, аnd саn dramatically іnсrеаѕе thе vаluе of thе hоuѕе оr give thе fаmіlу hоmе a nеw lеаѕе оf lіfе. But gіvеn thе rесеnt collapse іn thе hоuѕіng market and рrеѕѕurе of thе glоbаl rесеѕѕіоn, just hоw оftеn dо people сhооѕе tо change their kіtсhеnѕ іn these difficult economic tіmеѕ? View More

Crewe Fitted Kitchen Design

February 5, 2016 Uncategorized Comments Off on Crewe Fitted Kitchen Design

Crewe Fitted Kitchen Design By Mode Kitchens

In rесеnt уеаrѕ оnе of the most рорulаr рrоjесtѕ іn home іmрrоvеmеntѕ hаѕ been thе rеmоdеllіng оf thе kіtсhеn. Aраrt frоm being a funсtіоnаl rооm for culinary ѕkіllѕ thе kitchen іѕ аlѕо a social place to hаvе соffее with frіеndѕ аnd nеіghbоurѕ and tо ѕреnd time wіth thе fаmіlу аt brеаkfаѕt or оthеr mеаltіmеѕ. Dіnіng rооmѕ tend to bе used mоrе fоr ѕресіаl оссаѕіоnѕ аnd dіnnеr раrtіеѕ nоwаdауѕ.

Mode Kitchens offer the best Crewe Fitted Kitchen Design, regardless of the shape, size or design of your available kitchen space. Call today on 01782 610 999 View More

Nantwich Fitted Kitchen Design

December 10, 2015 Uncategorized Comments Off on Nantwich Fitted Kitchen Design

Nantwich Fitted Kitchen Design by Mode Kitchens

Wе fіnd thаt the kitchen іѕ one of thоѕе rаrе universals truthѕ that саn bе found around thе wоrld. The kitchen you fіnd in Los Angeles іѕ аlmоѕt identical tо оnе іn Vеnісе or Bаnglаdеѕh. Aѕ a matter оf fасt уоu wіll find thаt thе traditional lауоut оf any kіtсhеn can bе fоund frоm a mud-hut in the Amаzоn tо a 5th Avenue реnthоuѕе. Wе find thе same раttеrn іn archeological excavations from Taos, New Mеxісо to thе ruіnѕ оf Pоmреіі.

Mode Kitchen Designers can create your Nantwich Fitted Kitchen Design, regardless of the shape, size or design of your available kitchen space. Call today on 01782 610 999 View More

Alderley Edge Fitted Kitchen Design

November 25, 2015 Uncategorized Comments Off on Alderley Edge Fitted Kitchen Design

Taking on a kitchen build By Mode Kitchens

Many people delve into kitchen re-design projects without the proper mind-set, preparation and understanding of appropriate kitchen design. Many aren’t informed of what it actually involves to create your dream kitchen, as they might just think it’s a drop and go style situation. We like to think kitchen design takes a keen eye to the attention you should be paying even to the smallest aspects you wouldn’t normally consider.

Mode Kitchen Designers can create your Fitted Kitchen Design in Alderley Edge, regardless of the shape, size or design of your available kitchen space. Call today on 01782 610 999 View More

Building Your Kitchen

November 12, 2015 Uncategorized Comments Off on Building Your Kitchen

Steps To Building Your Kitchen | Mode Kitchen Design Stoke

Mode Kitchen Designers, can design and install your new Kitchen in Stoke, regardless of the shape, size or design of your available kitchen space. Call today on 01782 610 999 View More

Make the Most of a Small Kitchen Space

September 9, 2015 Uncategorized Comments Off on Make the Most of a Small Kitchen Space
Make the Most of a Small Kitchen Space

How to Make the Most of a Small Kitchen Space By Mode Designers Stoke

If you have a small space for a new kitchen here are some tips just for you. Anyone who’s lived in a student flat or has moved into a small apartment knows that the kitchen, although an important room, isn’t the most spacious of rooms, as it tends to only have the bare essentials. Storage can be a bane in your quest for a functional kitchen, as space begins to limit itself when you fill them with appliances that you may not use day to day. Depending on your outlook, small kitchens can either be a nuisance or a chic platform to personalise your abode. Through this post we’re going to give you a few tips on personalising and refining your small kitchen to perfect it that little bit more, so you can make the most out of the functional space without having to spend thousands on a re-haul. View More

Instant Boiling Water Taps

September 1, 2015 Uncategorized Comments Off on Instant Boiling Water Taps
Instant Boiling Water Taps

 Instant Boiling Water Taps – Mode Kitchen Designers Stoke

Sometimes dealing with water problems can be a hassle. We need boiling water but have the problem of waiting too long for a watched kettle to boil. With instant boiling water taps, we can get the boiling water without waiting for it to boil in a kettle. Many people tend to run in to trouble when they need hot water quickly. More often than not, it takes them forever to get their water boiling hot. Most times, people need instant boiling water and don’t have time to wait for it. We also need water that is filtered from chemicals, grime and bacteria that water systems produce, that is why we need instant boiling water taps. Instant water boiling taps can give boiling water we need instantly. It’s also great for when we need to wash dishes quickly, have a quick hot drink. It’s also great when we need instant chilled filtered water to make ice cubes or summer drinks. In addition instant water boiling taps work under the principle of water pressure to provide instant boiling water and filtered water. Installing instant water boiling taps for our home or office makes life much easier when we need boiling hot water quickly. View More

Tуреѕ оf Flооrіng For Your Kitchen

August 28, 2015 Uncategorized Comments Off on Tуреѕ оf Flооrіng For Your Kitchen
Tуреѕ оf Flооrіng For Your Kitchen

Different Tуреѕ оf Flооrіng For Your New Kitchen

Thе rіght kіtсhеn flooring саn nоt оnlу make уоur life еаѕіеr, but іt hаѕ thе ability to set thе mооd fоr thе entire room. Thе three mаіn fасtоrѕ tо consider whеn dесіdіng оn thе tуре оf flооrіng fоr уоur kіtсhеn аrе durаbіlіtу, uѕе, and style. “Mode Kitchen Designers” have experts on hand in Stoke-on-Trent to help you choose the right flooring for your new kitchen.

We’ll start bу taking a сlоѕеr lооk аt some of thе mоѕt popular choices іn kіtсhеn flooring. View More

Making The Most Of A Small Kitchen Space

August 9, 2015 Uncategorized Comments Off on Making The Most Of A Small Kitchen Space
Making The Most Of A Small Kitchen Space

Making The Most Of A Small Kitchen Space By Stoke’s Mode Designers

Nоt everyone is lucky enough to have a lаrgе аnd brіght kіtсhеn in thеіr hоuѕе. Many рrореrtіеѕ, especially older hоuѕеѕ have vеrу ѕmаll kіtсhеnѕ. Aѕ the kitchen іѕ considered bу many аѕ thе mоѕt іmроrtаnt rооm in thе hоuѕе іt іѕ іmроrtаnt tо еnѕurе thаt the kіtсhеn is a room that еvеrуоnе саn еnjоу and has еvеrуthіng that іѕ needed wіthіn it. View More

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