Tag Archives: kitchens


Hide and Seek

With an ever-increasing number of appliances or technical gadgets in our homes and space at a premium, designers are coming up with creative ways to integrate, hide or have devices perform double duty. Hiding your washing machine and dryer behind bi-fold doors, investing in a fridge with a door that...

Kitchen Trends You’ll Love in 2019!

Is a gorgeous new kitchen or stylish bespoke joinery on your wishlist for this year? Here’s the hottest trends that Prime Kitchens forecast for 2019: Colours In 2019, we’re seeing a growing interest in kitchens that feature a strong base colour such as white, charcoal, black, navy and blush. Charcoal,...

Cooking up Colour

Humans are affected emotionally and physically by colours in our surroundings, and since we spend almost three hours a day in the kitchen, adding colour to the kitchen could potentially have a huge impact on our health. But finding the perfect balance of colours is essential so you can avoid...

Scandi Tribe

The tribal design has long been a source of fascination in the world of interiors, with inspiration coming from anywhere between the South American desert to the markets of Morocco. Intricately decorated brass or gold, loads of botanicals or cacti, everything tasseled and bejeweled with pops of colour on patterned...

Natural Ambience

  Using nature-inspired elements in home lighting brings in a touch of the outdoors and adds a textured and warm ambience to an interior.  This Beach Bohemian or the ‘holiday at home’ look is best captured through the use of lighting shades with a focus on natural materials that add...

A Taste of the Trends

If it’s one thing you can be sure of, trends never stand still.  We asked the colour and design experts to give us a taste of what’s trending for 2018/2019. Maximalism Forget minimalism and its constraints. Make a move towards maximalism – one of the hottest styles in interior design....

Marvelous Marble

As a beautiful and natural building material, Marble has been used in home kitchens for generations.  Long associated with luxury, every slab is uniquely patterned by veins of mineral deposits, comes in hundreds of types and a wide variety of natural hues from quarries all over the world. Marble is...

Wood cabinetry is back in the kitchen

Kitchen cabinets are not just for storage. As the biggest outward facing surface area, those kitchen surfaces are also your best opportunity to make a bold design statement in the home. Seventies kitchen cabinetry had a love affair with wood; usually a honey spice or dark walnut stain, raised panel...

Kitchen Trends 2018

Thinking of renovating your kitchen in 2018 but don’t know what’s on trend?  Don’t worry!  We’ve done the legwork for you below, so you can pick and choose what may work in with your plans.  See something you like?  Then don’t forget to bring it up with one of the...

Project Renovation Starts Now

It’s easy to think that the best time to work on a summer project is in summer; but if you’re wanting to have your stunning entertainer’s backyard paradise ready to use on Christmas Day then the best time to start planning is NOW. Let the Canterbury Home Show help you make...

Name That Expert

Often, you'll hear the phrases "go get some expert advice" or "talk to the experts" when it comes to building and renovation work.  But if you've never built a home before or this is your first time renovating, then it’s easy to wonder just WHO these "experts" are, and question...

A Pop of Colour

While a calming neutral is a homeowner’s best friend, sometimes it’s nice to throw our adult sensibilities away and embrace our childhood love of vibrant, bold colour.  You don’t have to go all-out and start painting the ceiling fushia (though if that’s what your heart desires then go for it),...