Friday, 12 September 2014

Bespoke Kitchens vs flat-packed kitchens

Today, kitchens come in varying styles, colors, textures, materials, qualities, and prices. Again, the different range of sinks, worktops, cooking appliances, and taps only add to the many choices that you have to make when you opt for a new kitchen.

Where Do You Begin?

First, you need to consider whether you are going for a flat packed kitchen or a bespoke kitchen. While flat packed kitchen is usually a standard range, factory-run kitchen that is composed of ‘made to measure’ appliances, bespoke kitchen is crafted to suit your specifications. Bespoke kitchen will inevitably cost you more than flat packed kitchen; however, you stand to benefit from myriad excellent features when you opt for this type of kitchen. These include:

·         Functionality: Bespoke kitchen is crafted around your needs; so you will benefit from more functionality and performance compared to a flat packed kitchen. Flat packed kitchen cupboards, for instance, will not last as long as a properly built bespoke ones.

·         No Installation Worries: Bespoke kitchens Nottingham are usually installed by professionals. This takes away the anxiety and stress that you would incur if you were to install your own kitchen; it also eliminates the chances of you being a victim of a botch job, especially in cases where you hire a fitter.

·         Uniqueness: You will get a completely original and unique kitchen that everybody will admire.

·         Variations:  Bespoke kitchen are not only fitted according to your specifications, but are also characterized with an amazing scope of variation in terms of colors, finishes and materials that you can easily choose from.
Please come and visit our wonderful showroom and discover how our Nottingham Kitchens and Nottingham Bathrooms can transform your home.

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Thursday, 11 September 2014

Howto get help with inspiration for your next bathroom

Are you looking to remodel your Nottingham bathroom? Although the bathroom is one of the smallest rooms in the house, it can take quite a bit of time to get remodeling right. You have to decide whether you want a bath or a shower or both, what kind of cabinets to install, what tile design to go with and so on.

To redo Nottingham bathrooms, you can start by getting ideas from magazines. Look in home improvement journals and if you find a look that you like tear out the picture and save it. As you collect more and more pictures you will get a fair idea of what you want your bathroom to look like.

You also have to think about whether you want to do the remodeling yourself or you want to hire someone. This usually depends on how much work needs to be done. If you are ripping out all the installations and putting in new ones it makes sense to hire someone to do it. Just go online and type “remodel bathrooms Nottingham” and a list of vendors will come up. Look at their portfolios to decide which one is best.

Make sure to brief whoever you choose. It helps if you can show them the pictures that you collect. Tell them about the look that you want to achieve. You should also be prepared to listen because they may have ideas that will help get an even better remodel.

The next thing to think about is the materials that will be used. These are available in many stores in Nottingham. Choose materials that are strong and that will last. Keep in mind the color of the tiles you will be installing – you want fixtures to match.

These are just a few ideas for remodeling bathrooms in Nottingham; there are plenty more online.

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Energy Star Appliances explained.

Home appliances are some of the biggest consumers of electricity in the UK. As a homeowner, it is important that you invest in energy saving appliances. You can tell an energy complaint appliance by checking for an Energy Star sticker on the box that the appliance comes in or on the appliance itself.

The Energy Star first appeared in the market in the ‘80’s. It was designed to help people identify which appliances would save energy. The move would reduce carbon emissions and it would cost consumers lot less in electricity bills.

There are 3 main areas in a house that consume a lot of power to operate. The first is heating and cooling. Getting your house warm in winter and cool in summer drives the power bills very high. Just by getting an air conditioner with an Energy Star sticker you can save as much as 85% of the power that you use to get temperatures right in your home.

The second area that consumes a lot of power is water heating. A family of four will spend about £500 a year just to heat water for bathing. Add to that all the other water that needs to be heated for other need around the home and the bill becomes very significant. By getting a water tank that has an Energy Star rating you can save a lot of money. You should also look into thankless systems that heat water on demand.

The third area that consumes a lot of power is the fridge. There are various tips you can use to reduce energy consumption; you can set the appropriate temperature, keep the fridge in a cold spot, allow a space behind the fridge for better air circulation and make sure that all seals are intact. None of these, however, will beat buying a fridge that has an Energy Star on it.

Invest in Energy Star appliances starting today and save yourself some money.

Please come and visit our wonderful showroom and discover how our Nottingham Kitchens and Nottingham Bathrooms can transform your home and save money, most of our appliances carry Energy Star stickers.

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