Plain & Simple Kitchens

News Categories

News  

  • Mar 31

    Our latest kitchen design for Mrs O'Shea

    We recently completed a project for Mrs O’ Shea from Didsbury, Manchester, who was delighted with her hand painted wood kitchen, complemented by Silestone worktops and splash backs. The kitchen design incorporated a stunning walnut lined larder unit, a beautiful walnut dining table, an up to the minute Quooker boiling water tap, the latest integrated Siemens appliances and a stunning wine cooler.

    Our client was thrilled: “I am very happy indeed with the finished look. The team was very efficient, we had a single fitter who was excellent, and we enjoyed our first Christmas this year in our new kitchen.” 

    Plain and Simple Kitctens

    Posted By Plain and Simple Kitctens on Mar 31, 2015 at 5:37 PM

  • Mar 4

    Kitchen Solutions

    As the heart of the home, a kitchen can become a magnet for everyone’s clutter. Follow these kitchen storage solutions from Plain & Simple Kitchens to make it a warm and efficient space.

    Get creative with cabinets: they can be made to look like drawers and are great for space saving or leave them door less to create the illusion of more space. Appliances such as the toaster and coffee maker can be stored away in these cabinets and in addition hidden behind a movable shutter.

    Another great storage option is open shelving units, these give additional vertical storage and when enhanced with lighting this gives an inviting feel. Drawer units can also make all the difference to available storage space – especially in compact kitchens.

    White is famously the best colour to give the impression of more space due to its ability to bring light into a room, which makes it a great option for cramped kitchens. Matte grey is a very popular and fashionable option for those looking to make a statement; it has the ability to transform a kitchen into a sophisticated space and can be added as an accent colour to small kitchens as to not counteract the benefits of light colours yet tie in a modern element.

    For a streamlined design, our top tips to consider are;

    • Use open shelves to display crockery, cook books and beautiful accessories
    • Mid-height wall units are great for giving the illusion of space when there’s a low ceiling
    • Island units are a great option for doubling as a breakfast bar and also being a handy work surface
    • Try and select units with different drawer depths, using the shallowest for cutlery or linens, mid-depth for crockery and the deepest for bulky pots and pans
    • Handle-less gloss cupboard fronts add a modern and sleek look to any kitchen

    For more information on Plain & Simple Kitchens call us on 01565 650 908.

    Plain and Simple Kitctens

    Posted By Plain and Simple Kitctens on Mar 4, 2015 at 3:37 PM

  • Jan 15

    Current Trends in Kitchen Design

    Here is the latest kitchen trends put together by Plain & Simple Kitchens founder, Harvey Wilson:

    Kitchen design is very much a personal preference; recently we have seen a rise in interest for the classical shaker style kitchen. We find that customers are now looking for a classical type kitchen but with a modern twist. In regards to kitchen units, a popular option is a spray painted facade in a neutral shade in order to give a clean and seamless look, followed with a wooden walnut interior for a contrasting appearance. Finished with modern handles, streamline taps and sinks, state-of-the-art appliances and light-reflecting mirrored splash backs, a classical kitchen can soon become a contemporary environment.

    For an ultra modern look, the fitting of glass unit doors, particularly in matte grey, has become a fashionable option for those looking to make a statement. The addition of this shade can transform any kitchen into a sophisticated space.

    When designing kitchens for our clients, the remit usually comprises the inclusion of top of the range appliances from dishwashers to refrigerators and ovens to cooker hoods.

    The introduction of instant boiling water taps has become a popular addition for family living as they are safer and more energy efficient than a kettle. They also offer a practical element for food preparation and of course you’re able to make hot drinks instantly. We recommend ‘fusion taps’, which combine hot and cold as well as on-demand boiling water, offering kitchens a minimalistic feel by freeing up valuable workspace.

    For added luxury, we are finding that more and more clients are now requesting for wine coolers to integrated within designs. With varying sizes available, dual temperature wine coolers now offer the flexibility to house both red and white wines which appeals more to the self-confessed wine connoisseurs amongst us.

    Gone are the days of dishwashers with pull down doors, the sleek style of a Fisher and Paykel ‘DishDrawer’ is perfect for smaller families and those who struggle with the loading and unloading of crockery. Statement refrigerators are also taking centre stage within the kitchen environment; American-style fridge freezers are practical and aesthetically pleasing, especially when surrounded in cabinetry.

    Customers rest particular importance on family living and for them kitchens must be uber practical. When it comes to work surfaces the requirements tend to be ‘easy to clean’ and ‘aesthetically pleasing’. Although popular a few years back, granite has almost been superseded by manmade materials which offer more resilience to everyday life. Environmentally friendly ‘Neolith’ has been described as the future for kitchen worktops. Almost indestructible, they are stain, heat and scratch resistant and boast an impressive range of colour combinations.

    The ergonomics of a kitchen forms the basis of a usable practical space and the ‘working triangle’ is still very much key. We express the importance of appliances being installed in the correct areas, for example, the fridge needs to be situated by a large preparation space to off load food, the dishwasher should be located next to the sink for rinsing before loading – by doing so it creates a fluid working environment.

    By incorporating these key considerations and styles into plans, we can help create the perfect kitchen environment for our customers.

    Plain & Simple Kitchens combines superb craftsmanship, cutting-edge design and natural materials from around the world, its kitchens are both charismatic and functional, using only the finest materials including; granite, marble, limestone, corian, stainless steel, nickel and solid timber.

    For more information visit: www.plainandsimplekitchens.com, or call 01565 650908.

    Plain and Simple Kitctens

    Posted By Plain and Simple Kitctens on Jan 15, 2015 at 10:17 AM

  • Dec 17

    Local Resident Wins the Chance to Officially Open Plain & Simple Kitchens Newly Refurbished Showroom

    Local resident, Helen Baron joined Knutsford-based Plain & Simple Kitchens last Thursday evening to officially open its newly refurbished showroom.

    The kitchen specialist offered one lucky person the chance to open the King Street showroom and to win a luxury hamper courtesy of Jones Deli.

    Delighted winner Helen volunteers for the Knutsford Talking Newspaper which ensures those with impaired vision can keep up to date with what’s going on in and around the town.

    On the night, Helen enjoyed a sneak preview of the refurbished display area and then given the important task of officially cutting the ribbon in front of a packed showroom.

    Having invested over £40,000, Plain & Simple Kitchens celebrated the new display with an opulent evening and invited the local community to the grand unveiling which included complimentary glasses of prosecco and a fine selection of canapés, courtesy of Jones Deli.

    Founder of Plain & Simple Kitchens, Harvey Wilson, commented: “It was a wonderful evening and a great turnout. Helen was a well deserved winner and as she puts so much into the community; it’s nice that we can give her something back.”

    Celebrating the best of British, the new English handmade kitchen display is of a classic shaker style with a modern twist. Located at the front of the showroom, the new kitchen complements existing styles that are already within the outlet and showcases the vast range of styles Plain & Simple Kitchens offers customers.

    The new display boasts Fired Earth ‘oyster’ painted cabinets and drawers which have been fitted with polished nickel handles and are accompanied by Caesarstone shitake quartz work surfaces. Split glass wall units are lit up with LED spotlights which subtly illuminate the space.

    Top of the range appliances have also been fitted including a range cooker, wine cooler and a contemporary double door fridge which is encased by a walnut unit offering ample storage space.

    Award-winning Plain & Simple Kitchens offers a bespoke service for kitchens of distinction.

    Combining superb craftsmanship, cutting-edge design and natural materials from around the world, its kitchens are both charismatic and functional, using only the finest materials including; granite, marble, limestone, corian, stainless steel, nickel and solid timber.

    For more information on Plain & Simple Kitchens 01565 650908 or visit the showroom on 101 King Street, Knutsford, WA16 6EQ.

    To find out more details on Plain & Simple Kitchens or Jones Deli, please visit: www.plainandsimplekitchens.com or www.jonesdeli.co.uk.

    Plain and Simple Kitctens

    Posted By Plain and Simple Kitctens on Dec 17, 2014 at 2:04 PM

  • Nov 12

    Join us for an Evening of Celebration

     


    Pictured above: Plain & Simple Kitchens founder Harvey Wilson (left) with Jones Deli's Anne and Jeremy Hague

    To mark the launch of Plain & Simple Kitchens stunning new showroom display, we have teamed up with the highly acclaimed Jones Deli to invite you to attend an evening of celebration!

    Join us at our showroom on King Street between 5 - 7.30pm on Thursday 4 December to enjoy a complimentary glass of Prosecco and to sample delicious canapés courtesy of Jones Deli.

    Founder of Plain & Simple Kitchens, Harvey Wilson, explains: “We have invested a lot of time and money into our new display and therefore we would like to invite the local community to come down, and enjoy the new space too. Jones Deli has also very kindly come on board and will be serving up delicious canapés to attendees.We look forward to welcoming everyone on the evening of Thursday 4 December.”

    Celebrating the best of British, the new English handmade kitchen display is of a classic shaker style with a modern twist. Located at the front of the showroom, the new kitchen complements existing styles that are already within the outlet and showcases the vast range of styles Plain & Simple Kitchens offers customers.

    The new display boasts Fired Earth ‘oyster’ painted cabinets and drawers which have been fitted with polished nickel handles and are accompanied by Caesarstone shitake quartz work surfaces. Split glass wall units are lit up with LED spotlights which subtly illuminate the space.

    Top of the range appliances have also been fitted including a range cooker, wine cooler and a contemporary double door fridge which is encased by a walnut unit offering ample storage space.

    Award-winning Plain & Simple Kitchens offers a bespoke service for kitchens of distinction.

    Combining superb craftsmanship, cutting-edge design and natural materials from around the world, its kitchens are both charismatic and functional, using only the finest materials including; granite, marble, limestone, corian, stainless steel, nickel and solid timber.

    For more information on attending the evening please call: 01565 650908 or visit the showroom on 101 King Street, Knutsford, WA16 6EQ.

     

    Plain and Simple Kitctens

    Posted By Plain and Simple Kitctens on Nov 12, 2014 at 10:52 AM