One of the questions we get asked most often is this – what is ‘Shaker’?
Historically, Shaker design door & drawer fronts date back to the mid-18th century and are the embodiment of simplicity, combined with fine craftsmanship and functionality. Despite their purposeful lack of ornamentation the artistry of the cabinets is their divining charm.
At Naked Kitchens we are proud of the beautiful resources and natural materials that make our stunning bespoke kitchens and furnishings.
We could not be more delighted to introduce our latest kitchen to our showroom! Located in West Raynham, our new gorgeous showroom kitchen was completed at the beginning of July and has been our pride and joy ever since.
You’ve probably heard kitchen designers talk about the kitchen work triangle. But what is it, and is it still relevant? The concept of the kitchen work triangle developed in the 1940s in order to help single cooks working in smaller kitchens maximise efficiency by positioning the most heavily used elements – the cooking, food preparation and storage areas – in close proximity to one another. If you were to draw an imaginary line from point to point, you would create a triangle from sink to cooker to refrigerator that is designed to make the space easy to use without wasting time moving from one end of the kitchen to the other. The idea grew out of Taylorism, which applied scientific thinking to engineering in order to improve economic efficiency and production, and its principles are still used in the design of kitchens large and small.
Read on to find out how the work triangle can make your kitchen easier and more enjoyable to cook in!
Discover why a wooden worktop should be at the top of your spec list for your new kitchen, providing a great looking, hard wearing worktop for years to come!
Your kitchen worktop will see a lot of use over the years, so it makes sense to choose a material that not only looks good but is easy to maintain and simple to repair if it becomes damaged or marked. The natural choice is solid wood. Wooden worktops have many advantages over surfaces like granite and corian, which we’ll explore in this article!
A solid wood worktop will add warmth, homeliness and character to your kitchen and, if well-looked-after, can last you a lifetime. Wood has a timeless and welcoming natural rustic beauty that other materials lack, which makes it an ideal choice for both traditional and contemporary kitchen designs. Granite and stone can look stark, soulless and cold in some kitchens. Using wood is a great way to soften the look of a kitchen that is otherwise all white and will add a dramatic accent.
Contemporary and modern kitchen design may sound like they’re the same, but they actually refer to different styles. Learn more in this article!
If you thought modern and contemporary were one and the same, particularly when talking about design – think again. Put simply, modern design refers to a specific period of time, usually from the 1920s to the 1950s, a period we might actually think of as retro these days, while contemporary design is what’s happening now – a constantly changing entity that can’t be pinned down in the way modern design can.
Colours have a major impact on the look and feel of your kitchen. Make sure you choose colours that complement the room with our tips!
It may seem like an easy thing to do, but choosing colours for your blank canvas of a kitchen needs careful consideration so that you don’t make a decision you later come to regret. Your kitchen is more often than not the busiest room in your house so it’s important to set a tone that suits everyone. If you’re introducing colour with the paint you choose to put on your walls then that’s an easy fix if you change your mind or decide that perhaps bright yellow wasn’t the best colour to go with your blue cabinets. But if colour is added with expensive appliances and cabinets then you’re looking at a much bigger bill. Here are a few tips that will help you come to the right decision.
Choosing the right kitchen layout is essential to make best use of the space, turning your kitchen into a functional and fun room to be in. Learn more here…
Planning, designing and installing a new kitchen in your home doesn’t come cheap so it’s important to get the layout right by thinking ahead. No amount of whizzy appliances and expensive cabinetry can rescue a poorly thought-out design that’s difficult to cook, eat and entertain in.
If you’re looking for a versatile, functional and timeless kitchen style, look no further than a Shaker kitchen! Find out more about this style here.
Shaker furniture has always been renowned for its pared-down simplicity. You’ll find no unfussy detail and nothing that is there merely for show. Everything must have a function. It’s all about practicality without pretension. Function without fuss. And it’s this very simplicity, almost plainness, that gives it the timeless look that makes Shaker style a perennially popular choice for kitchen cabinetry in both traditional and contemporary spaces.
Timber is a beautiful and warm material that contributes to wonderful interiors and remains on trend. Do you want an interior space that looks tired after a few years? Probably not. Here are a few examples of timber being used in an interior setting that add that timeless edge that other materials can lack.