Almost-instant, energy-efficient, and easy to use, hot water dispensers make a fantastic alternative to the traditional kettle
Save minutes and money with an instant hot water tap for your kitchen, perfect for pasta, pots of tea, and much more besides
Round, rustic, Scandi, marble – oh, the possibilities. However you dine, do it in style at one of our pick of the best sleek, modern tables
This charming bespoke Wild Birds Roman blind from Apollo Blinds really suits this cottage kitchen and is more in keeping than a roller blind. Prices start at £130.
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Here we show you the quickest and simplest ways to get your stainless steel sink, hob, pans and cutlery squeaky clean and shining bright
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If you aren’t sure how to add colour and interest to your kitchen, let the blind be the catalyst. Choose accessories in two or three key colours from the print to tie in with the rest of the kitchen scheme.
Duette blinds have a clever ‘top-down/bottom-up’ system. The fabric is fully washable and the unique honeycomb structure insulates while absorbing noise. Another great feature is that they can be fitted within the door frame making them a great choice for bi- and tri-fold doors. There are 300 colour, texture and transparency options, and prices start from £150.
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Want to control the light or privacy levels in your kitchen? Try a top-down blind, which is designed to roll down from the top of the window, allowing light in from above, as well as from below.
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Like a coordinated look, chasing a good deal or simply want to kit out that dining room stylishly? Take a look at our pick of the best matching tables and chairs
Make your kitchen island unit extra useful for dining and socialising with these stylish ideas for every seating scenario
Blinds 2 Go offers a fabulous range of made-to-measure blinds, including prints designed by Orla Kiely, such as this Linear Stem Dandelion Roman blind. Choose from light filtering, blackout and thermal linings, sewn in rods, endless chain sidewinders and universal brackets suitable for top and face fittings. The fabric can also be attached with velcro, making it quick and easy to remove blinds for cleaning. Prices start from £45.
Want the look and feel of bespoke plywood units while working from a flatpack budget? Enter Plykea…
Traditionalist or love a modern twist? We’ve put together a list of the best wine racks that will stretch your perception of this trusty storage feature
If you’re looking to take your home wine storage to the next level, a wine fridge is an excellent way to do it; whether you’d like a free-standing statement maker or a sleek under-counter space-saver is up to you
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10 kitchen blind ideas Kitchen windows come in all shapes and sizes – from cottage casements to glazed doors. Find the right way to dress yours with our favourite kitchen blind ideas
Sip your drink in style with our round up of funky and classy tumblers to complement your dinnerware
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From on-trend door designs in the hottest shades to space-savvy storage solutions, our latest showcase will help release your kitchen cabinet’s design potential
There’s something about a new year or new season that gets people planning for the future. Regardless of your budget, if improving your home is on your list in the next 12 months, you’ll find an idea here
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Kick off your five a day as you mean to go on with a home orange juicer – from countertop presses to handheld squeezers via powerful centrifugal juicers, this is our list of the best
For a quick and easy update, Dunelm have a good selection of printed designs, with prices starting from £20 and going up to £44 – ideal if you are on a budget. This Emmott Seafoam Floral roller blind has a blackout lining to block day time glare or night time streetlights. Choose an accent colour from the fabric print to paint your walls with and create a cohesive look.
We’ve brewed up a list of the best filter coffee machines on the market – get your morning caffeine fix from the likes of Morphy Richards, Russell Hobbs and De’Longhi
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The crisp off-white units of this kitchen allow these Honesty Persimmon Roman blinds from Hillarys to take centre stage, while the mid-toned wooden stools add warmth. The blinds are made from 100 per cent polyester and can be vacuumed clean. Prices start from £180 and this includes measuring and fitting.
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Adding a modern extension with full-height glazing has transformed Sarah and James Paul’s dark basement into a light-filled kitchen-diner that links indoors and out
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Made-to-measure blinds will fit perfectly and are easy to install, but pre-made will generally be more affordable. They can be fitted by a competent DIYer and, with a wide range available at a number of high street homeware stores, you can pick one up in the morning and have a brand new blind ready for use by the afternoon.
Bright splashes of turquoise blue and tropical yellow have transformed Victoria Bolton’s sleek white kitchen into a child-friendly family haven
English Blinds have a great selection; this Multi Lux Flamingo roller blind is waterproof, fabulously practical idea for a window next to the kitchen sink.
Find inspiration with our selection of light filled extensions designed for period properties
Designed with the permission of the Van Gogh Museum, this new Van Gogh print blind costs £207.05 as shown (H221cm x W99cm), Bloc Blinds.
Drain your dishes and keep your kitchen counter tidy with these dish racks and draining mats
The new Reflection roller blind range from Luxaflex features subtle patterns and textures, perfect for adding a tactile quality to large rooms. Suitable for humid rooms, it can be wiped clean with a sponge. There’s a wide choice of colours: shown here is Unico Bo; prices start from £89. Luxaflex also offer PowerView: motorised blinds that can be controlled from your phone or tablet.
If you are a lover of pattern you might want to include a bold print somewhere in your kitchen, with blinds an obvious choice.
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Patricia Howard turned a former living room with a beautiful vaulted ceiling into a striking, country-inspired kitchen
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Ready-to-fit blinds will obviously be cheaper, but you may find that made-to-measure is your only option. For a professional finish, consider a company that will measure up and install for you as part of the price.
Venetian blinds, both practical and stylish, are usually made from wood, plastic or metal, which makes them easy to wipe down so they won’t harbour germs, dirt or the usual kitchen smells. The adjustable slats provide lots of options for privacy and light control, and when not in use, you can pull them up almost out of sight, which is great if you have garden views. These aluminium Venetian blinds in teal cost from £81, Style Studio.
Here we give you simple tips and advice to clean your dishwasher and make it run smoothly
While fashion often puts style over substance, when it comes to blinds, functionality has to reign supreme. Fortunately, modern technology allows for roller blinds with designer looks, plus all the features you need: thermal insulation, light limiting and automated opening.
If you’re planning on updating your kitchen, a new kitchen sink will be central to your scheme. But which material, shape, size and configuration to choose? Find out here – and check out the latest kitchen sink designs
Delicious fried food has long been the artery-clogging bogey man for the health-food tribe, but no longer – make your own at home with the help of Tefal, Philips, Breville and more
Want to make the most of your windows? Buying blinds? It’s no wonder they are the kitchen window dressing of choice. Unlike curtains, they’re practical, easy to clean and let in lots of light. What’s more, they’re affordable and perfect for adding a splash of colour to a plain room.
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Between storing your shopping, keeping your produce fresh and even organising your family calendar; there’s a lot a good fridge can do. Browse our selection of the best American-style, slimline and budget fridge-freezers
Plain blinds work well with both contemporary kitchens and traditional kitchen styles. Add a burst of colour to a neutral scheme or choose a colour to complement an existing scheme to update the look. What’s more, adding a bold colour in something as easy to change as a blind means you can dare to be more adventurous with colour than you otherwise might.
Whether you are grating cheese in large quantities or sprinkling grated zest on your latest homemade dessert, check out our pick of the top graters
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From the furniture world’s most iconic chair designs to budget-friendly (but deceptively expensive-looking) buys, this is our pick of the best bar stools for your kitchen or diner
Love to introduce pattern and colour but also change your mind regularly about how you want your kitchen to look? This Almond Blossom Blue Blackout blind is on Bloc Blinds’ Fabric Changer Roller Blind, meaning you can take off the old fabric and replace it with a new one. Clever.
Kiki and Ben Van Der Gucht doubled the size of their kitchen by building out into their side-return
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And while there are tons of designs to choose from, it’s not all about looks when you’re picking out blinds for such a hard-working space as a kitchen: you have to consider how the fabric might cope with grease and oil splatters, moisture and heat. Luckily, fabric technology has come on leaps and bounds, with moisture-resistant coatings, light reflecting options and even insulating properties now available.
Kitchens are getting an glamorous update with a strong trend for metallics, the more weathered and worn-looking, the better
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The popularity of bi-folding doors has pushed blind manufacturers to up their game, creating ever more innovative blind solutions – including those that fit into the door frames themselves, or ones that roll from the top downwards instead of from the bottom up to let in extra light – or to provide shade where needed.
Zebra blinds have movable fabric bands in an alternating translucent and transparent material allowing you to choose how best to allow light to enter your room by fine tuning the light levels as the bands match up. Choose from a wide range of stylish fabrics to suit your kitchen.
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Zebra roller blind shown in Pale Ash and featuring clip on matching pelmet in Ash, £193 as shown, (H139.5cm x W110cm), Bloc Blinds.
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While a manual roller blind will generally do, for a bank of floor-to-ceiling windows, it might be worth investing in a motorised option that can raise or lower them all at the touch of a button.
Don’t ruin that vintage bottle of Merlot by using a dodgy corkscrew; try one of these wine openers for smooth pouring every time
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