Posts in the Features category

Choosing the Perfect Worktop - The Pros and Cons

When walking into a kitchen, one of the first things to catch your eye is the worktops. You see how it interacts with the cabinetry and how the colours work together.

The Boiling Water Tap - How Safe is It?

The Quooker tap has not escaped hesitancy from our clients over the years. After all, the concept of a tap that produces instantly boiling water can seem incredibly alarming at first. However, this “tap that does it all” is not only extremely innovative, but exceptionally safe.

Veneers vs solid wood: myths debunked

The concept of veneered furniture can understandably cause some doubt in its quality and hardiness. It can give the impression that the furniture is badly made, or that the cabinetmaker has used a shortcut to produce the final design. However, the negativity surrounding the use of veneers is very much unwarranted; they are not only beneficial to the quality of the furniture, they are essential.

Re-invented: The Butler's Pantry

Traditionally, butler’s pantries were used for housing fine china and display items in the grandest homes. However, as trends and lifestyles changed, they became less and less popular.

A Touch Of Glass

When you are designing your dream kitchen you will undoubtedly spend a great deal of time considering the materials you want to use.  David Lisle’s showroom at the Old Chapel in Macclesfield is a treasure trove of ideas, with timbers, exotic wood finishes, granites and metals.

Lighting and Interior Atmosphere

Despite being an integral part of any space, lighting is often forgotten in the swell of ideas and imaginings when it comes to putting a room together.

Why a curved island matters

Islands have become a crucial feature in any kitchen. If you’re lucky enough to have a space large enough, having an island as your centrepiece not only allows for extra storage and appliances, it creates a space for family and friends to congregate.

Aga? Do!

If your kitchen is the heart of the home, then your oven is the heart of the kitchen. Far from being a means to an end, your cooker is the central, focal point where the magic happens.

Original Features

Period living is extremely desirable but of all the rooms in our house, the kitchen is one of the ones where the design should be sympathetic rather than authentic.