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Things to Keep in Mind Before Designing a Kitchen

 23/06/2020      Kube Design Tips, Kube News

Serving as the hub for relaxing, and socialising, the kitchen is the heart of one’s home. Besides reflecting your personal style, a kitchen should also incorporate elements that guarantee efficiency and practicability. Conceiving a kitchen design that is as chic as it is functional requires detailed planning. Here are a few things to keep in mind before designing your ideal kitchen:

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Effective Storage

It is crucial to design cabinets that are easily accessible to you and organised well enough to store all pots, pans and other utensils. A range of open and closed shelving systems with compartmentalised units may be useful in this regard.

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Sufficient Lighting

The kitchen is the one space in any house that is as important as the bedroom in serving an essential purpose. For this reason, you should ensure that there is sufficient lighting to illuminate the cooking, dining, and storage spaces.

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Appliances

Living in modern homes means integrating state-of-the-art appliances into your kitchen design. It is necessary to make sure that microwaves, ovens, and other electronic gadgets are user-friendly, safely placed and at a reasonable distance from the workstation.

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Spacious Walkways

A well-planned kitchen always has enough room for movement that is required within its bounds. Kitchens with spacious walkways, ensuring proximity to cabinets and appliances make it easy for you to use on a regular basis.

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Colour, Design and Material

Besides defining the aesthetics, the colour, design, and material also determine how easy or difficult it is to maintain a kitchen. Choosing a glossy, polished material which is easy to clean is central to effective kitchen-planning.

spacer-image-15.jpg If you wish to upgrade your existing kitchen or fit your new home with a spectacular modern kitchen, be sure to book a free consultation today. Our team of expert designers would be delighted to assist you in a face-to-face consultation either online or in-store, where you will model the kitchen of your dreams.

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Five Stunning Grey Kitchen Designs

 05/06/2020      Kube Design Tips, Kube News

Grey is a neutral tone that instantly lends an air of sophistication to both contemporary and classic kitchen designs. In weaving a subtle, cool shade into the aesthetics of a kitchen, it is used to enhance the elegance of interior décor. Kube presents you with a range of stunning grey kitchen designs that promise to leave you inspired:

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1. Complementing Pure White

A timeless combination with an understated allure, grey and white create a harmonious picture. The kitchen retains its minimalist magic with emotion lighting lending just the right hint of sparkle.

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2. Subtle Patterning

A breakfast bar or islandic block in white, with grey patterns coursing through it, ties in perfectly with panelling and cabinetry of the same shade.

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3. A Touch of Warmth

Incorporating statement fixtures, like islands in warmer tones, in a kitchen defined by décor in varying shades of grey, creates a graceful balance of elements.

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4. Defining Island Block

A central islandic block defined by grey cladding merges well with wooden flooring, white cabinetry, and colourful décor. The versatility of grey enables a seamless union of all elements.

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5. Glossy Panelling

Lacquered panelling for shelving augments the chicness of the kitchen and allows room for additional adornments that heighten the visual appeal of the space.

spacer-image-15.jpg If you wish to upgrade your existing kitchen or fit your new home with a spectacular modern kitchen, be sure to book a free consultation today. Our team of expert designers would be delighted to assist you in a face-to-face consultation online, where you will model the kitchen of your dreams from the comfort of your home.

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Virtual Reality and the Future of Property Viewing

 28/07/2017      Kube Design Tips

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.