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3rd Aug 2017

How to paint wooden kitchen cabinets

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If you’re looking for a cost-effective way to give your kitchen cabinets a new look, a new coat of paint can work wonders on worn and tired cupboards. 

What tools will I need?

  • Fine grit sandpaper
  • Sanding block
  • Tack cloth
  • Steel wool
  • Paintbrush

 What materials do I need?

20th Jul 2017

Customisable cabinetry details

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Refresh your kitchen and add a touch of class with customisable cabinetry details. Whether you’re thinking of a brand new kitchen or a revamp, paying attention to the small details will have a big impact on the finished design. 

We will run through some of the most popular options when it comes to cabinetry to give you a good idea of what’s out there and what you might like to incorporate into your own designs. From corbels and valances to cabinet feet, there’s plenty to think about. 

Decorative supports

6th Jul 2017

Choosing the right wood for your kitchen cabinets

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If you are considering new kitchen cabinets, wood is easily customisable and will become a beautiful feature in your newly designed kitchen. Not only are there a number of stunning choices available, wood is highly durable, so your investment will last for years to come. 

It can be difficult to choose the right wood for your kitchen cabinets; this is why we have put together this quick guide which walks you through the different types until you are able to find your favourite. 

Oak

22nd Jun 2017

What is a casement window?

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A casement window is usually chosen for a tall, narrow opening. The windows are attached to side-mounted hinges to the side of the frame and pivot open and closed horizontally. Though casement windows are most frequently installed above sinks, countertops, and appliances, they are suitable for any room in the home. 

You can choose from a variety of design features, such as:

 

  • French
  • Flat top
  • Pushout
  • Top down grille
  • Colonial grill
  • Prairie grill
  • No grill

 

8th Jun 2017

Best Types of Wood for Furniture

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Woods which are most commonly used for furniture making have their own distinctive markings. Below, we will discover the different characteristics of various woods so that you can start to identify the range of woods used to make furniture.

Teak

25th May 2017

Choosing the Right Kitchen Countertop

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Finding the perfect kitchen surface doesn’t need to be hard. The trick is to not be tempted into choosing a countertop solely based on its appearance. Cost, durability and maintenance also need to be taken into consideration during your kitchen’s remodel.

11th May 2017

Pros and Cons of Different Types of Wood

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If you struggle to identify the differences between various types of wood, we’re about to demystify the pros and cons of the variations of wood most commonly used for furniture. 

Pine

Inexpensive and lightweight, pine has a yellowish or whitish hue and features a number of brown knots. Rustic pieces such as chairs and farmhouse tables are commonly made using pine. A low-cost material, pine is easy to paint which makes it ideal for making children’s furniture.  Resistant to shrinkage and swelling, pine develops a bucolic appeal as it ages. 

27th Apr 2017

The benefits of having a wooden staircase in your home

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Are you planning a home makeover and you're thinking about the best place to start with?

Although most of the time we focus on wallpapering our lounge area, re-carpeting or maybe add some extra storage space, what's important to know is that changing the staircase can instantly invigorate our homes. A natural wooden staircase gives a fresh, modern feel and can definitely change the ambience and atmosphere of your living space.

Here are a few benefits of having a wooden staircase in your house:

Improves the ambience and atmosphere of your home

20th Apr 2017

Choosing Your Kitchen Cabinet Glass

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Glass cabinet inserts are the perfect compromise between solid cabinets and open shelving which keep out dust and create a practical focal point in your kitchen. Many clients choose to illuminate their kitchen cabinets to create ambiance and showcase kitchenware or decorative items.

There is a huge range of glass cabinet insert designs available which allow for light and create an open feeling within kitchens of all styles. With eye-catching designs and various textures available to complement your design, choosing the right cabinet glass is a decision not to be taken lightly.

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