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Dec

12

What is a 10×10 Kitchen?

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

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A 10×10 kitchen is a sample kitchen layout designed for simple price comparisons of our various cabinet lines. This 10′x10′ sample kitchen is based on the 11 cabinets listed below and shown to the right. It does not include moulding, hardware, countertops, sink, faucet or appliances. The drawing shown is an example of what you can expect to receive when taking advantage of our FREE professional design services.It is comprised of one Base cabinets18″, one Lazy Susan cabinets 36″, one Sink Base cabinets 36″, one Base cabinets 24″, one Wall cabinets 36×15″, one Wall cabinets 18×30″, one Wall cabinets 30×15″, one Wall cabinets 12×30″, one Wall Diagonal Corner cabinets 24×30″, one Wall cabinets 36×30″, and one Wall cabinets 24×30″.

Mar

27

Quality Over Quantity Kitchens

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Once upon a time a company’s worth was measured by the quality of their products. These days, however, more often than not, the focus in on quantity. With the introduction of computerised equipment, the trend is in mass-produced goods, which often results in lower quality output.

When it comes to fitting out a kitchen, choosing the right flat pack and bench tops is vitally important. With countless looks and feels available, it’s important to choose a style that feels right for your home. It is rare to find a company that has the traditional feel that comes with an authentic cabinet maker, and the personal touch of products manufactured on the premises.

Factors to consider when choosing your kitchen

  • Bench tops and cabinets range from the very cheap, to high end products – it’s important to decide how much you are willing to compromise on the look, feel and cost, and decide what’s important for you;
  • Bench tops now come in an enormous variety of colours and finishes, to suit every budget and taste – considering your needs and customising to them is essential;
  • In the current market economy, the DIY sector is increasing in popularity – but are your skills up to scratch?

When putting together a kitchen, a flat pack is obviously the most cost-effective way to go about it, but alongside the substantial cost saving, it is important to consider whether the company you are dealing with can (and will) provide you with support in case of emergency.

Established in 1991, Proform Products has grown steadily to become a leading and trusted supplier/manufacturer of quality components for the domestic and commercial markets. No other Western Australian-owned and operated company provides such a comprehensive range of quality products for architects, designers, builders and cabinetmakers, while still using cabinet makers, and manufacturing all their own products on premises .

With a strong tradition of pursuing excellence, the company prides itself on its goal of providing customers with quality products, professional advice and excellent service with honesty, reliability and friendliness – making sure that you will not be left high and dry when you need it most.

Mar

27

Choosing Your Kitchen Benchtop

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

When it comes to buying a new kitchen, choosing the right benchtop is probably the biggest decision you’ll make. Not only does it need to perform well with the rigours of cooking, but it should harmonise with your kitchen cabinetry and have an enduring style that will last at least several years. The most popular choices include natural and engineered stone, Corian, laminate and stainless steel, each with its pros and cons.

What Are The Main Benchtop Choices?

Engineered Stone

Materials such as Vstone and CaesarStone are made with around 95% natural quartz, giving you the look of natural stone, but with added durability. Engineered stone is scratch, stain and chip resistant, and will give your kitchen a sophisticated, modern look. It’s less costly than granite and marble, and requires no special maintenance.

Granite

Natural granite will give your kitchen the wow factor, but it’s expensive and does require sealing. Choose between a glossy polished finish, and a more contemporary, honed finish. Liquid spills should be mopped up immediately to prevent staining.

Corian

Corian is an acrylic material and can be formed into just about shape, making it possible to create a curved benchtop or an integrated benchtop and sink. It’s non porous, stain and scratch resistant, and has a chic, modern look.

Laminate

You can recreate the look of just about any material you like with laminate, including stone, concrete and timber, at a fraction of the cost. Look for quality laminates that are specially withstand the rigours of a busy kitchen – it will have a tougher, more scratch resistant surface than standard laminates. Can be installed by a competent DIYer.

Stainless Steel

The benchtop material of choice in professional kitchens, stainless steel will give you a professional look at home and blends in well with both contemporary and traditional kitchen styles. It tends to scratch and show fingerprints, so probably not the best choice for families.

Aug

22

Kitchen Design Trends: Whats Hot for Your Kitchen?

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Kitchen Design Trends: Whats Hot for Your Kitchen?

So, you have just made the decision to remodel the kitchen! No decision about your home environment is more important because of the key activities that take place in the kitchen. Now is the time to do a little personal research and find out what your options are.
Exploring Space in Your Kitchen
The larger the space, the easier it is to outfit your kitchen for a modern multi-tasking family. But, not all kitchens are large enough to blend task areas. A qualified and experienced kitchen planning specialist may be able to help you “find” additional square footage you didn’t realize you have by removing a wall, opening a closet or raising the ceiling.
Add critical space to your kitchen by carefully planning your cabinets to include features that store the kinds of items you have. Many and varied special cabinets or cabinet inserts are available for every imaginable storage need.
Universal Kitchen Design
The emphasis on ease-of-use in public buildings prompted by the Americans with Disabilities Act is prompting a growing trend in the housing market, too. Whether you have a disabled person in your family or not, everyone can benefit by keeping Universal Design principles in mind when planning a new kitchen. Innovations like those in KraftMaid’s Passport Cabinetry make it simple to be sure all functions in the kitchen can be easily performed by any family member regardless of stature or physical capabilities.

 

Five Tips for Universal Design in Your Kitchen

  1. Universal Design means planning the spaces that everyone finds easy to use
  2. One of the most basic principles of kitchen design is offering a variety of work top heights
  3. Beauty does not need to be sacrificed for functionality. Both are important and can work together to create an ambient environment
  4. Place kitchen appliances where they can be easily reached and allow use by a seated person
  5. Be sure kitchen cabinet doors and pull-outs increase access rather than impede it, if there is a wheelchair user in your family

Aug

22

Kitchen Floors

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Kitchen Floors,The design of your kitchen floor is as important as any other aspect of your planning and will dictate both how well your kitchen functions and its overall impact.

Laminate flooring is becoming increasingly popular in kitchen design and provides a warm atmosphere to build you kitchen from as well as excellent functionality. Laminate is easy to keep clean and any mess can be easily wiped away.

Tiles are popular for kitchen floors, particularly in modern and contemporary kitchens. A tiled floor is sleek, clean and light, three of the most important aspects of kitchen floor design. Tiles are generally more expensive than laminate but are worth the investment to create certains looks.

Carpet is very rarely used in kitchen floor design but some people still use the material because they like the warmth it offers to the room. If you’re going to use carpet for your kitchen floor, then make sure it’s a rigid and durable carpet that can stand up to the demands a kitchen will throw at it.

We have more information on kitchen floor design listed below and can also divert you to some of the best manufacturers and suppliers of kitchen floors currently available.

Kitchen flooring tips

Finding skilled advice from professional kitchen floor consultants isn’t always easy without paying a fee.

Kitchen floor planner

If you’re looking for a real simple way to create and share floorplans for your kitchen, then definitely try this floor planner.

Aug

13

Planning an open plan kitchen-diner

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Planning an open plan kitchen-diner

An open plan kitchen-diner is everybody’s dream. If your kitchen is looking a little dingy, perhaps it’s time to rip it out and start again. Here’s how to create a stylish look in a big space – and on a budget.

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Yellow and white creates a fresh and sunny kitchen

Why have a kitchen–diner?

We all want a kitchen –diner, whether its family–sized or petite. After all, not only is a dining area highly practical it’s also one of  the  first things buyers will look for when the time comes to sell up. Knocking through a dining room to make an open–plan kitchen is worth the investment and even fitting a breakfast bar in a small kitchen is a very good move.

What goes where?

If possible, your eating area should always be nearest the garden. If you live in a flat, put the table near the windows. If you do have a garden you’ll have the option of installing French or concertina doors, which means you can open up your kitchen to the outside space. Read more »

Jul

30

Luxury Kitchen Designs from Comprex

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Luxury Kitchen Designs from Comprex

Take a look at these luxury kitchen designs from Italian kitchen maker Comprex and KBC from China. Incredibly spacious and furnished with designer furniture and decor, you immediately get the feeling that these posh kitchens are meant for a high end audience. They are unique in their layout, sophisticated in design and manufactured with meticulous attention to detail.

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Jul

12

Chelsea Cafe & Latte Urban Chic Kitchens

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Chelsea Cafe & Latte Urban Chic Kitchens

 Chelsea Cafe & Latte Urban Chic Kitchens

This is Space Kitchens most contemporary of high gloss fitted kitchens, it is available in either Caf ?or Latt ?finishes or a combination of both exciting colours (as shown). Also featured as an option are Cladded base infills. The kitchen shown, features Latt ?infills between Caf ?base units to add further detail.

These kitchens are brought to you to via china-kitchen-cabinets.cn and our recommended kitchen providers. Our partners provide the highest quality fitted kitchens at low prices, our designers can help you choose the best style for your kitchen and their fitted kitchens service can install your new kitchen without aggravation and the high cost associated with some high street firms.

Now has never been a better time to buy your dream Kitchen, because our partners have started the biggest Sale, all sale Kitchens upto 50% off.

Jul

5

Kitchen Design – Kitchen Cabinets

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Kitchen Design – Kitchen Cabinets

Because cabinet doors are the face of the kitchen, it will be very important that you choose a finish you want to look at for quite a number of years. Keep in mind that, whichever material you choose to use for your cabinets, durability and low maintenance have to be the key to your choice.

kitchen-design-kitchen-cabinets.gifAs most of the cabinet carcasses nowadays are made of chipboard, the only thing you have to worry about is the finish of the cabinet doors. First of all it is important to choose which material you want to use for the cabinet doors. In this section, the different finishes and their possibilities will be explained. Read more »

Jul

1

KITCHEN TIPS

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

KITCHEN TIPS

We have put together some Top Tips for you to consider when buying a new kitchen.

Knowing which kitchen you want is one, but being able to buy the kitchen you need is another story. There are a lot of things you have to think about when buying a new kitchen. We will try to give you the best advise possible to make your decision a bit easier.kitchen-tips.gif

First it will be important to determine how your kitchen is going to be fitted. Will it be a flat pack, a rigid construction, a custom-built or a non-fitted kitchen? Look for companies that are specialised in the construction you choose. If you choose for flat pack units, check if the company delivers a fitting service.

When you have found your company, check if it is a member of a trade body such as the kitchen specialist association (KSA). This will give you the guarantee that the business has been checked and approved. If you do decide to go through with purchasing your kitchen, make sure that you get a fully itemised costing, so that you know what to be expected to pay. Never pay the full payment for your kitchen when you place your order. Purchase from someone that offers reasonable payment terms and make sure you know the terms and conditions. Read more »