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FIVE COLOURFUL WAYS TO EXPRESS YOURSELF IN THE KITCHEN
Wednesday 21st Feb 2024

As with the rest of your home, your kitchen should reflect your personality. Afterall, no one wants to spend time cooking and eating in bland and uninteresting surroundings. The obvious way to bring colour into your kitchen is through the walls and cabinets. But you can go beyond this and express yourself in the kitchen with these top five products.

By Ryan McDonough

THE STAGE SHOREDITCH LONDON GAILLARD HOMES
Friday 9th Feb 2024

With strong demand for new housing in central London to meet the needs of a new generation of affluent professionals, Abode is delighted to be part of The Stage - a new world-class development in Shoreditch.

By Mercedes Jones

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  • Abode Designs
  • Linda Parker
  • Rachel Ogden
  • Grahame Morrison
  • Fiona Pavely
  • Lesley Holdsworth
  • Kane Hughes
  • Jonathan Thomas
  • Juliette Thomas
  • John McCallister
  • Ryan McDonough

THE KEY TO ACHIEVING A SCANDINAVIAN STYLE AROUND YOUR HOME
Tuesday 16th Jan 2024

Scandinavian interior design is known for its clean-lined, modern style but unlike minimalism, it places an emphasis on practicality and uses natural materials and texture to bring a warmth and comfort to our homes.

By Kane Hughes

KITCHEN TRENDS 2024: COOKING UP BIG AND BOLD DESIGNS
Wednesday 13th Dec 2023

Kitchens are going big in 2024 as trends for the year ahead focus on bold statements. Our kitchens will be taking a dark and moody turn as we embrace warmer materials and colours. Wood with deep grains in walnut shades along with black and heavily-veined marble and porcelain will give our splashbacks and worktops more drama. Highly-textured tiles will also appear to make a statement.

By Penelope Jacobs

SAVE ENERGY IN YOUR KITCHEN WITHOUT SACRIFICING ON STYLE
Monday 13th Nov 2023

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.

By John McCallister

KITCHEN FEATURES TO ADD VALUE AND IMPROVE YOUR LIFESTYLE
Thursday 5th Oct 2023

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?

By Kane Hughes

THE UTILITY ROOM
Monday 4th Sep 2023

How to design a utility room space for today’s lifestyle and what do you need to include?

By Mercedes Jones

ACHIEVING A COHESIVE KITCHEN DESIGN THROUGH YOUR HARDWARE
Wednesday 9th Aug 2023

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.

By John McCallister

HOMING IN ON ERGONOMICS
Tuesday 4th Jul 2023

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.

By Kane Hughes

THE HOT WATER TAP: WHY ITS THE KITCHEN GADGET EVERYONE COVETS
Monday 5th Jun 2023

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...

By Penelope Jacobs

LANGHAM HOMES CASE STUDY
Wednesday 17th May 2023

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

By Abode

GET IN THE MOOD WITH LIGHTING FOR CONTEMPORARY KITCHENS
Friday 5th May 2023

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.

By John McCallister

HEALTH & WELLBEING IN THE KITCHEN
Wednesday 5th Apr 2023

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?

By Kane Hughes

STYLING EVERYTHING INCLUDING THE KITCHEN SINK
Tuesday 7th Mar 2023

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?

By Penelope Jacobs

LUXE FINISHES – THE PSYCHOLOGY OF COLOUR IN YOUR HOME
Wednesday 25th Jan 2023

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.

By Abode

SUSTAINABILITY IN THE HOME
Wednesday 11th Jan 2023

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...

By Kane Hughes

2023 KITCHEN TRENDS THAT ARE SET TO MAKE A SPLASH
Friday 9th Dec 2022

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?

By Penelope Jacobs

COP27 MAY STRUGGLE TO REACH CONSENSUS BUT IT SHOULDN’T STOP US
Wednesday 23rd Nov 2022

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...

By Lesley Holdsworth

ENERGY-EFFICIENT LIGHTING SOLUTIONS TO TAKE YOU THROUGH WINTER
Tuesday 8th Nov 2022

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.

By John McCallister

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