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Energy consumption has been on our minds for a few years now. Unsurprisingly, one of the most power-hungry areas of the home is the kitchen. But when we’ve spent so much time creating our dream kitchens, how do we save energy without sacrificing on style? Well, it’s easier than you might think.
The kitchen is perhaps the most important room in a house. So, it’s no surprise that many of us covet a dream kitchen to make our lives easier and more joyful. It’s one of the reasons that a modern, well-designed kitchen is a surefire way to add value to a property. But what specific features add both financial and lifestyle value?
How to design a utility room space for today’s lifestyle and what do you need to include?
Matching your hardware to your accessories can help you achieve a cohesive kitchen design. As with most areas of interior design, there’s more than one way to do this.
We’re used to ergonomics in the workplace. But home ergonomics are also surprisingly important. In fact, an ergonomic home helps us stay healthy and comfortable. And of course, it streamlines tasks – enabling us to spend more time with our loved ones.
The hot water tap is fast becoming the must-have kitchen gadget. If friends or family have recently renewed their kitchen, you may have heard them raving about their new tap. In fact, many people are and there’s good reason for it. Or should we say, lots of good reasons...
As property developers respond to the need for safety conscious urban renewal on brownfield sites nationwide, Abode was the perfect partner to supply the premium five storey Imperial Court residential development in Slough town centre
Aside from style and storage, lighting is the most important design aspect of a contemporary kitchen. Getting it right means your kitchen is practical and a joy to spend time in. Embracing the latest lighting innovations makes this easier to do.
Once the enthusiasm of your new year health kick has waned, it can be tricky to make space and time for health and wellbeing. That’s why kitchens should encourage healthy habits rather than hinder them. But how do you create a kitchen that promotes health and wellbeing?
We spend a lot of time thinking about cabinets, flooring and electrical appliances when designing a new kitchen. But the kitchen sink deserves just as much consideration. The choice of materials, sizes and add-ons has vastly increased over recent years, and so much for the better. So, what models, materials and accessories are having a moment?
Can we talk about colour? The thing that brings this world to life, creates spectacles to behold, we’re thinking the Northern Lights, Amazon Rainforest, the Indian Ocean to name a few. Now what’s this got to do with interiors I hear you say? Well in a nutshell, inspiration, and the feelings that colour can evoke.
Sustainability in the home has been growing in importance over recent years and it’s something we’re all taking more seriously. Through the materials and the resources we use, all of us have an impact on the environment. And we can all reduce this impact by making better choices...
As we head towards a new year, many of us are thinking of giving our kitchens a makeover. But what kitchen trends are set to make a splash in 2023? And how might we incorporate these design ideas into a new kitchen?
Global leaders may have struggled to make breakthrough agreements across all areas at the annual UN climate change conference (COP27) in Egypt last week, but it shouldn’t stop us making immediate and easy changes at home to reduce the water and energy we consume...
As we move towards winter, the days are short and the natural light in our home decreases. This means we rely on our electric lighting much more. And there are plenty of energy-efficient lighting solutions we can use to make our homes brighter and more functional, without increasing our carbon footprint or bills.
As we get closer to the festive season, our minds turn to entertaining friends and family. So, there’s no better time to think about creating a kitchen that’s sociable and capable of producing a feast of special meals and bakes. But what does that mean in terms of kitchen design...
Designing a family-friendly kitchen that balances style and practicality.
Open-plan kitchens tend to be large spaces. But lighting a large area can be complex – especially in kitchens where getting the right mix between decorative and functional lighting isn’t easy.
Regular readers of the Abode blogs will have clocked that we wrote one on this subject last year, but as it’s a campaign we believe is doing great things we make no excuse for promoting it again and again as each year it makes an increasing difference to our environment...