It’s that time of year when everything starts to change again. The weather gets colder, days get darker, nature starts to turn and homes need to be cosy and warm to battle this weather.
Trends adapt to these changes and are generally based around making your home comfortable and the perfect haven for the colder months. Fabrics get thicker and more luxurious and colours get richer and more intense as the warmer end of the colour spectrum is utilised. Boot rooms come into their own at this time of the year, and are the perfect place to kick off wet, muddy boots and coats after long country walks.
The Swan project is a youth opportunities project, that is based in Norfolk. The Swan Centre is their base, and is located in the town of Downham Market. Meticulously working to provide new exciting opportunities for the youth of Norfolk, The Swan project are always looking to try and improve the quality of the lives of young people in the area.
The Swan centre is a space that aims to offer open access, positive activities and support to young people within West Norfolk from the age of 8 to 24, in an area that falls within the top 30% of most deprived neighbourhoods in the country. They aim to offer a space that all users can feel proud of and also take ownership of and were looking to make some improvements to their space for the 11+ age group.
The kitchen is arguably the most important room in the house. It’s often the room that involves the most effort to get right and therefore rightfully becomes the hub of the house. A room that you’ve often dreamed of having a specific way for years, and when you’ve finally got the design you have always coveted, it’s a room that you want to show off to everyone. And whilst a Naked Kitchen is so beautiful, our kitchen designs are that and so much more. They’re designed for living.
Our latest creation here at the Naked Kitchen showroom has caused quite a stir on social media so far. Expanding our showroom is something we had been planning for quite some time now, so we finally turned our creative ideas into reality, and The Hampton Court Kitchen was created!
An incredible mixture of traditional and modern, this kitchen is so different to anything else we’ve ever created. A beautiful large island houses an innovative BORA downdraft extractor and hob, making cooking an incredibly easy task in this kitchen.
No bulky appliances or extractors mean that the kitchen maintains its soft clean lines which are highlighted even further by the use of the beautiful dusky heartwood colour. The matte black Lapitec worktops are resistant to UV light, acids, alkali, abrasion and everyday wear and tear. The matte black colouring provides an incredible depth and intensity to the room, contrasting beautifully with the bright copper elements in the room.
The copper pendant lights add a beautiful atmospheric light above the island. With no harsh spotlights interrupting the bursts of natural light from the large windows opposite, this kitchen feels beautifully relaxed, open and fresh.
Why not come and check out the kitchen for yourself? Our showroom is based in Norfolk and we’d love for you to come and visit to see our kitchens in the flesh, as well as discover how our kitchens are made in our workshop!
Here at Naked Kitchens, we love to design different styles of kitchens for our clients. We love all styles of kitchen, from compact to open plan large rooms, contemporary to very traditional and everything in between! Recently, we photographed an incredible kitchen which had a very grand feeling to it, and we wanted to celebrate this by giving a few design tips on how to recreate your own grand kitchen.
We’ve been incredibly busy here at Naked Kitchens, creating some new, absolutely beautiful kitchens! As well as creating new kitchens for clients, if you come to visit us here in Norfolk, you’ll see that our showroom has completely changed, and we’ve had a lot of new additions!
One of these new additions is the gorgeous Oyster Catcher kitchen. A compact, traditional style kitchen that has some beautiful bespoke detailing. With shaker style doors, square beading and an Iroko worktop, this kitchen is every traditional kitchen lover’s dream! This kitchen is just a starting point for what you can achieve with Naked Kitchens.
Pink is a phenomenon that we just can’t seem to get over in the interiors world! Throughout the years, we’ve gone from baby pinks to bright millennial pinks and just about everything in between, but it seems that 2018 is the year for blush, dusky pink. A beautiful dusky colour, with just the right amount of grey to create a soft, unfocused colour that immediately relaxes the mind.
It might seem like a colour that should be used in the bedroom or living room, rooms that are reserved for relaxing only. However, the kitchen is fast becoming this type of room, and is no longer just a small room for cooking in, meaning blush pink is perfect. A colour that works beautifully on its own, and also looks incredible with a combination of so many different colours. Adding black into the mix gives the pink an edge, whilst mixing pink within a white kitchen keeps the room beautifully fresh and adds a unique element. You don’t need to introduce a large amount of this colour, simply a small injection of pink will provide the lift that your room needs.
If any of our readers have seen our social media pages, it’s likely that you’ll have seen that we have been asked to create two different kitchens for the show homes at the Ideal Home Show. An incredibly exciting project that has been an absolute whirlwind, as we’ve created two bespoke kitchens for the event in just a number of weeks!
These kitchens are created in the latest innovative range from our company- 80/20 Kitchens by Naked Kitchens. We wanted to share with you the progress of the kitchens and have gathered any photos we have into a short blog post, before the event starts on the 17th March.
As you can see the images are obviously not from a glossy magazine shoot like we would usually use, but these were taken from the fitting of the kitchens this week, and we just couldn’t wait to share them!
We’ve had a pretty exciting start to the year here at Naked Kitchens, with many exciting new projects in the pipeline. A few weeks ago we finally had the chance to visit one of our clients beautiful home for a photoshoot with incredibly talented photographer Malcolm Menzies, who has taken so many of the beautiful images featured on our website.
The Brancaster Marshes Kitchen is one kitchen design that we have kept under wraps for a while now. Immediately after we released the design on our website, it was locked down for magazine features for many months in advance, and unfortunately have not been able to share it on our social media or blogs. But finally, we can share with you in detail one of our favourite ever kitchen designs, and we think you will love it just as much as we do!