Virtual Reality and the Future of Property Viewing

Virtual Reality (VR) is experiencing a surge in popularity as a method of marketing property. This new and growing technology will help both Kube customers and businesses in future by displaying property for viewings from the comfort of their mobile device.
Kube customers can explore a real 3D immersive experience, and see first-hand the layout and orientation of their kitchen in situ. Whilst floor plans and photography can lend a certain appreciation of a property, the closest one can come to actually viewing a property is to take a VR tour.
In the UK market, whose investors are often located hundreds or possibly thousands of miles away from potential properties, VR is becoming increasingly convenient.
With accessibility through smartphones, it has never been easier to look through locations at your convenience, offering the experience of completed building interiors and an idea of the atmosphere and space in the clients’ own time, saving the need for costly and time-sensitive viewings in person. This technology makes it possible to take a thorough virtual tour of the properties at Pembridge Row in Notting Hill, which features Kube kitchens throughout. This row of six newly built classically proportioned family townhouses are full of historic character. Their contemporary vibrancy would previously only be available to view in person.
However, with VR technology it is possible to fully appreciate the open plan interiors and large floor to ceiling windows, enabling the viewer to fully appreciate and understand the sense of scale, spacing and colour schemes in situ, particularly effective when perusing key areas of the home, such as the state-of-the-art kitchens from Kube, presenting specifications that go hand-in-hand with viewing a property.
So what does this mean for the future of VR’s role in property? The potential for VR is exciting, with interactive elements already established, and virtual “open houses” leading a new generation of buyers, VR could soon be the norm in property marketing.

 28/07/2017        Kube Design Tips

Four Kitchen Trends for 2017

1. Industrial

The use of different materials in the kitchen is increasing in popularity, with concrete and copper accenting providing a unique mix of economic functionality and industrial chic. With this style comes an increased sense of individuality. Concrete surfaces have a characteristic expression and qualities that make this timeless material a necessity in one-of-a-kind design.

The Concrete A range from Kube Kitchens offers features such as a hot rolled steel worktop and a hand finished range of doors which include a bevelled edge detail, ensuring a truly individual result.

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2. Handle-less

Linear looks are becoming more prominent in modern kitchens, with plain and handle-less doors affording a simple but modern look. In a handle-less kitchen, the channel for the door opening is part of the unit carcass, instead of the unit door, allowing it to be more streamlined and give the appearance of a linear and uniform modern kitchen. This kitchen from Kube features contemporary handle-less ivory gloss units, presenting a sleek, elegant design.

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3. Technology

An increased tendency towards technology in the kitchen means innovative solutions such as Siemens Home Connect software, allowing the user to be more efficient in the kitchen. Features such as suggested washing programs, interior fridge cameras accessible from anywhere via an app, and a variety of other intuitive uses. Other innovations include Quooker instant boiling water taps, mood-inducing LED lighting and the Bora induction hob, built into the worktop, emphasising space and ergonomics. These features are all available at Kube Kitchens.

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4. Hidden Storage

With modern and minimal styles, an emphasis on efficient storage solutions is a must. A compact design goes hand in hand with an internal storage plan. Cutlery inserts, corner solutions and clever pull out storage units and recycling bins. Kube can provide the storage to suit the individual needs and size of your kitchen.

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For more information on how Kube can transform your kitchen, contact us at kubekitchens.co.uk

 24/07/2017        Kube Design Ideas, Kube News

Nature is full of colours. Colour expresses life. Colour is a factor of our existence

“Nature is full of colours. Colour expresses life. Colour is a factor of our existence.” - Le Corbusier

Natural, expressive and timeless - these are the characteristic qualities of Les Coleurs® Le Corbusier, the range of architectural colours developed by Le Corbusier, which has inspired Leicht to be the first and only kitchen manufacturer to add selected nuances to their portfolio of individual and unique kitchen designs.

With a selection of strong, distinctive colours, Leicht are extending the individual scope for kitchen planning and the design of a harmonious transition from kitchen to living room. Even before the market launch, the Council for Design awarded this new and unique design line the iconic award of winner in the Interior Innovation category.

Planning, when colour is concerned, can be confusing as the industry colour ranges encompass such a large variety of tones and colours. This makes it difficult to ascertain exactly what colours to select, based on their differing effects and colour concepts.

Le Corbusier, one of the pioneers of modern architecture, felt that a clear and consistent palette was the key to convincing architectural colour design. This is why he went on to develop a standardised system of 63 colour tones which he felt were eminently architectural, naturally harmonious, and could be impressively combined with each other.

With carefully selected colours from this range, from cool sky blue to a deeply luminous red, we are proud to announce that this unique colour concept, celebrating the great architect of the Bauhaus era, Le Corbusier is available for the first time at Kube Kitchens.

 08/03/2017        Kube Design Ideas

The winner of our Coffee Maker Competition

Here's Elizabeth Tickell, the winner of our Coffee Maker Competition with Kevin from our Leigh on Sea showroom. Elizabeth won a Bosch Tassimo coffee machine. More competitions coming soon!

 22/02/2017        Kube News