Evolution of kitchens through the ages

From being tucked away out of sight to a central feature in a home, kitchens have evolved into the hub of the home.

 

Maximise a small kitchen

If you don’t have the luxury of a large, well-designed kitchen it’s likely that using the space is not the pleasure it could be. More often than not, maximising a small kitchen and utilising spaces you didn’t know you had is a lot simpler than you think.

 

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Practical design tips for a small kitchen

When you have a small kitchen, especially one that is open onto a dining room or dining nook, it's important to make sure it is well planned and neatly organised.

 

 

Kitchen trends for 2016 / 2017

The kitchen is the heart of a home so it's understandable that you want yours to be at masterchef level (or as close to it as possible). Imagine the heart of your home with some of these biggest kitchen trends for 2016 / 2017.

 

 

Kitchen botox

It isn't always necessary to rip out to renovate a kitchen with good bones. You can replace dated and damaged features easily and most materials and supplies can be found at your local Builders Warehouse.

 

 

Kitchen reno with Scandinavian style

Let's be honest, the Scandinavians have mastered the skill of stylish interiors with minimal effort and maximum impact. This kitchen renovation transformed an average space into a spacious and and bright family kitchen.

 

 

Kitchens that improve with age

There are some kitchens that definitely better with age. A kitchen with solid beams, flagstone floors, an Aga stove, or similar details, has earned its place in a home - and deserves to be preserved.

 

 

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Affordable kitchen renovations

If you are planning on spending your annual holidays on renovating the kitchen you will find inspiration in these kitchen renovations that didn't cost a fortune but did give dated kitchens a modern update and a brand new look.

 

 

Luxury kitchen trends for 2014

All-white kitchen ideas

Timeless and elegant, an all-white kitchen is clean and fresh and definitely the colour to choose for a cramped or dark kitchen. Pair an all-white kitchen with modern stainless steel for a modern, sophisticated.

 

 

Luxury kitchen trends for 2014

Luxury kitchen trends for 2014

We often look at ways to add affordable touches to a kitchen, but what about those homeowners that only want the best... the ultimate luxury for their kitchen?

 

 

Kitchen goes from dark and dingy to light and mod

Kitchen goes from dark to light and mod

Previously a dark and dingy space, adding on an extension to house a new kitchen has transformed this space in one filled with light and space.

 

 

Clever design for small kitchens

Clever design for small kitchens

Imagine a kitchen that revolves 180-degrees and features all the elements of a traditional kitchen but only takes up just under 2 square metres of floor space.

 

 

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Design a small laundry area

While most homes accommodate a washing machine and tumble dryer in the kitchen, if the times comes, having a separate laundry - even a small one - not only frees up space in your kitchen, but allow for more organisation in a home.

 

 

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Circular kitchen design

We often refer to the kitchen as the hub or heart of the home. Now, kitchen designers are taking that to the next level with circular kitchen designs that take centre stage in the kitchen - enveloping you with everything you need.

 

 

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Choose the right style of kitchen island

The difficulty in choosing a kitchen island is selecting the right style and materials to complement your existing kitchen. In this feature we look at selecting a style that fits your kitchen.

 

 

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Finding space for dining in a kitchen

Not every home has the luxury of a separate dining room and while we have previously looked at dressing up a dining room for entertaining family and friends, there's no reason why you can't consider adding a small dining nook to the kitchen.

 

 

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Lazy susan rotating pantry storage

You might only have a large cupboard or hoekie as a pantry, but if there is one essential component that every pantry should have it's a lazy susan or turntable storage system.

 

 

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Black and white contemporary kitchen

Black and white contemporary kitchen

Sometimes, buying off-plan or a ready-built home means a standard builder's kitchen. Though some kitchens are created a little too equally, they can always be revamped and modified so long as there is imagination and perseverance to go around.

 

 

Plywood kitchen designs

Plywood kitchen designs

If you are looking for a way to build an affordable, eco-friendly and sustainable kitchen, plywood is one of the most affordable materials that you can use for DIY projects, and especially for building your own kitchen cabinets.

 

 

Black or white... Which do you prefer ?

Black or white... Which do you prefer ?

Choosing wood or oak cabinets is pretty straightforward, but deciding whether to go light or dark, black or white can be a difficult choice to make, so here are a few guidelines to help you...

 

 

Gorgeous all-white kitchen designs

Gorgeous all-white kitchen designs

Today’s kitchen is a focal point for our lives. We strive to strike the perfect balance between functionality and design, creating an efficient workspace that allows family and friends to move freely and enjoy themselves.

 

 

Any colour as long as it's pink...!

Any colour as long as it's pink...!

In a world where colour is known to affect mood and atmosphere, pink offers any home decorator an easy way to inject personality, mood and just a small dose of playfulness into a space.

 

 

Hot pink kitchen makeover

Hot pink kitchen makeover

Being a homeowner gives me the freedom to do whatever I want, and that freedom allows colouring a room any colour the rainbow produces.

 

 

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The natural beauty of wood countertops

The natural beauty of wood countertops

Granite and simulated stone have become popular countertop options in recent years and while these tops require very little maintenance, they are not exactly as beautiful as wood.

 

 

Add colour to a kitchen

Add colour to a kitchen

Not everyone likes to be bold with colour, some prefer to be more conservative and less daring. But there are ways to add small pops of colour and make a huge difference.

 

 

Kitchen of the future

Kitchen of the future

Home gardening has come indoors! With this new 'Herb Pot' planter, which can be incorporated into kitchen storage cabinets, you can use fresh herbs more readily for your dishes.

 

 

Sustainable design for kitchens

Sustainable design for kitchens

All kitchens are different but kitchen designers are paying much more attention to efficiency, convenience, quality and productivity of your operations, whilst incorporating elements that are good for the environment.

 

 

What is a kitchen layout plan?

What is a kitchen layout plan?

The layout and design of your kitchen impacts on functionality and how well you are able to move around within the space.

 

 

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French Country of traditional kitchen design

French Country kitchen design

Take a step back to a time when the kitchen was truly the heart of the home. Where the kitchen was cheery and welcoming, painted in warm, earthy colours - where the entire family gathered together to relax and partake in home cooked meals and casual conversation.

 

 

How to add colour to a kitchen

How to add colour to a kitchen

There is no rule that says you can't have colour in a kitchen. In fact, colourful kitchen can look amazing when the right colour is used.

 

 

Design a vintage kitchen

Design a vintage kitchen

Take a trip down memory lane to a time when kitchens were warm and inviting. Where stainless steel was only used for utensils and concrete only on the floor.

 

 

Glass splashbacks

Glass splashbacks

Give your kitchen a glamorous makeover with a glass splashback. Not only does a glass splashback add colour and ambiance to the kitchen, it's a modern and affordable alternative to tiles and laminate.

 

 

Options for a kitchen splashback

Options for a kitchen splashback

On Home-Dzine I receive quite a few enquiries from homeowners looking for alternatives to a plain, boring kitchen tile backsplash, and there are more than a few options to consider for removing, replacing or adding a new backsplash to a kitchen.

 

 

Lighting options for a kitchen

Lighting options for a kitchen

Many kitchens are poorly lit. They include dashing shadows and straining lights. Understanding which parts of your kitchen are most used - and how - will reveal obvious needs for lighting.

 

 

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Ideas to update a kitchen

Ideas to update a kitchen

There are so many ways - with very little budget - that you can re-design the look of a kitchen without having to tear everything out and start all over again.

 

 

Design a kitchen with character

Design a kitchen with character

Looking for affordable ways to update your kitchen? This kitchen has plenty of character and more than a few surprises for ways to use existing materials.

 

 

Design a kitchen with character

Design a kitchen with character

Not sure whether to add blinds or curtains to the kitchen? Spruce up those windows to make your kitchen more attractive with six easy-to-do ideas.

 

 

Ideas for kitchen islands

Ideas for kitchen islands

Considered an integral part of modern kitchen design, the kitchen island has been transformed into a well-designed and practical element in a kitchen.

 

 

Ideas for kitchen islands

What's cooking in the kitchen?

You want a kitchen that says family, cooking and style all in one. You also want a kitchen that offers plenty of storage space and more than enough room for appliances. Here are some kitchens to inspire ...

 

 

Open or closed shelves?

Interior designer Arden Nelson says that when clients request open shelving in their new kitchens, she first focuses on function.

 

 

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Kitchen trends for 2010

Investing in a home is something that every generation considers the next step after college or university, or when planning to get married. Buying a home of your own is one of the biggest investments you will ever make and will increase in value over time.

 

 

Lighting ideas for a kitchen

A kitchen needs a good well thought out lighting plan. Today’s kitchens have many more functions than just cooking a meal. For many families it is the most frequently used room in the house.

 

 

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