Whilst it is commendable and essential that we now wash and sort our re-cyclable rubbish into the appropriate container, ready to put out at the kerbside for local council rubbish collections, it is often a headache finding space to store it in the meantime  without it spoiling the sleek look of your kitchen or utility room. There are a number of products on the market to help with this problem....

You may have heard of Corian kitchen worktops but may wonder what exactly it is. Corian is a brand of solid surface worktop. It is made by mixing bauxite filler and pigments with acrylic resin which is used to form a solid sheet which is then bonded onto a timber substrate to make a solid surface worktop. Corian worktops have no visible joints and, it is possible to have the...

It may seem that current trends favour the sleek lines and smooth surfaces of the modern kitchen but there are plenty of homeowners who prefer to have a more homely feel with a country style kitchen. If you are trying to achieve this look but are not sure where to start, then you may want to consider some of the following: Buy an Aga or a range stove in a...

If you have a traditional 1930s house, for instance, you may find that the kitchen (unless it has been extended or modified) is one of the smallest rooms in your home. However, over the last 20 years or so, the kitchen has definitely become the most important room of the house and modern properties have often designed with open-plan living or a spacious kitchen-diner. There are several ways to make...

The Return of the Belfast Sink
If you are approaching 60 years of age or older, then you may well have grown up with a Belfast or butler sink in the kitchen. They were often quite ugly features in 1950s and 60s homes, often surrounded by ugly lead piping. As a result, many of them were ripped out when people started modernising their kitchens, in favour of something more stylish. Quite often, the old Belfast sink...