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An Ideal Open Floor Plan Kitchen Design

 01/07/2020      Kube Design Ideas, Kube News

Kube is delighted to present one of our most stunning open floor plan kitchens, designed out of our Leigh on Sea studio for a local client. With an elegant kitchen from Leicht, units in carbon grey, and lighter finishes on the island in Merino, it presents a unity of varied elements. The worktops, fashioned out of concrete effect quartz, are smooth and durable. With Siemens appliances and a Bora hob, the kitchen is well-equipped with state-of-the-art amenities.

With an abundance of natural light, and the availability of ample space, the benefits of an open floor plan are endless. Besides being sleek and efficient, these kitchen designs allow a seamless integration of living and dining areas. In transforming the kitchen into a lively, social setting, an open floor plan is popular amongst millennial families. Here are a few characteristics that go into the creation of an ideal open floor plan kitchen design.

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1. Strategic Planning

Having a sound understanding of the layout of the house and the availability of space is key to designing a stunning, functional open floor kitchen. Fashioning the kitchen to ensure that the room is naturally illuminated is crucial to the design.

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2. Creative Utility Solutions

Walk-in closets blending in with tall cabinets, allowing sufficient utility storage, carefully crafted to make best use of the area are handy, stylish, and innovative.

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3. Useful Shelving Systems

Closed shelving systems in the form of overhead units provide adequate room for necessary utensils, crockery, and edibles.

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4. Chic Social Spaces

Incorporating a custom-fit island with a breakfast bar adds a warm, homely vibe to the picture, whilst also serving as the ideal dining area.

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5. Personalised Elements

Weaving your personal flair into your open floor plan in the form of bold colours, customised fixtures and furniture promises to elevate the aesthetic allure of your design.

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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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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Combining Classic and Modern Styles in Kitchens

 16/06/2020      Kube News

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combining-classic-1.jpg The prestigious Sloane Building Development witnessed the transformation of King’s Chapel into unique properties that coalesce antique and modern styles. One of these fine houses, St. John’s House, was fitted with a magnificent statement kitchen by Kube.

spacer-image.jpg combining-classic-2.jpg When conceptualising this artistic design, we wanted to ensure that it gracefully incorporated contemporary styles whilst retaining the classic charm of the original building. Notwithstanding the challenges that stood our way, our stately glass extension managed to strike this delicate balance with élan!

spacer-image.jpg combining-classic-3.jpg The limited surface area of the glass extension elevated the aesthetic appeal of the island. The 5.5m x 1.3m island presents a unique worktop design which was formed using 12mm ceramic material by Laminam in the colour Cave Bianco Statuario, fabricated by Marchetti Stone. This element of the kitchen bears testimony to Kube’s creative grandeur at its best and lives up to visual luxury we were striving for.

The island top is supported by two workstations which include a six-ring Bora Professional hob and a submerged integrated sink constructed using the ceramic worktop material. The adjacent pantry area helps provide the perfect space for a working support kitchen.

spacer-image.jpg combining-classic-4.jpg In keeping with Kube’s ability to effortlessly merge aesthetics with practicability, we ensured that state-of-the art appliances were fitted into the kitchen. Gaggenau’s home appliances with an integrated wine fridge in the pantry along with a Quooker Fusion Square hot tap to provides our customers with quality and convenience.

If you wish to combine class and functionality in the kitchen of your dreams, do be sure to book a design consultation with us today and begin your renovation journey in style!

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Living Luxuriously: Penthouse Design Inspiration

 10/06/2020      Kube Design Ideas, Kube News

A luxurious penthouse with a modern open floor plan blends finesse and convenience in perfect measure. An ideal penthouse kitchen design entails elegant décor, efficient usage of space and incorporation of finer elements that merge well with the overall picture.

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living-luxuriously-1.jpg The best way to strike a balance between visual glamour without undermining a warm, homely feel in the kitchen, is to include a statement island with an attached breakfast bar. Smooth worktops in sober shades create a light, airy ambience that heighten the aesthetic appeal of the space.

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living-luxuriously-2.jpg A monochromatic colour palette has a timeless allure, while lacquered wall cladding adds just the right hint of sophistication. Emotion lighting embedded into the ceiling illuminates the finer details of the room gracefully.

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living-luxuriously-3.jpg Situating the island parallel to wideset windows is a wonderful way to brighten the layout of the house naturally, whilst ensuring a splendid view from the kitchen. Additional decoration with an understated charm goes a long way in enlivening the space.

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living-luxuriously-4.jpg Open plan spaces leave plenty of room for personalisation. Combining living and dining spaces allows you to furnish your home with tasteful chairs, tables, sofa sets and bookshelves. In addition to having spectacular built-in features, penthouses with their spacious and defined layouts enable you to weave your personal flair into the design.

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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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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.