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   KITCHEN
UPDATES
TRENDS TO EMBRACE AND EASY UPDATES
LIGHT IT UP
Lighting can really give a kitchen wow-factor and make spaces both more beautiful and functional. LED strips can be added to the underside of worktops and cabinets for a soft ambient feel, as well as to the inside of cupboards with motion sensor activation
- perfect for larders or deeper crevasses. Spotlights are perfect for lighting up the main cooking and preparation areas too.
 UPDATE SPLASHBACKS
A very quick and easy job which can have an instant transformative effect on the kitchen - in most cases you can tile straight over the existing splashback. Why
not use it as an opportunity to add some colour or interesting pattern with acrylic boards or embrace the new trend for mirrored or glass splashbacks - they are highly reflective and help to bounce light around the room.
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Brayer Designs
CHOOSE THE RIGHT
WORKTOP
The workhorse of any kitchen, your worktop needs to be multitasking - practical and hard- wearing as well as beautiful. To choose the right one, you should assess:
BUDGET: Ifbudgetsaretight,trymixing and matching your worktops. Place panels of more expensive stone in harder working areas such as by the cooker or sink and wood or laminate elsewhere - combining materials is also on trend!
KITCHEN LAYOUT: Straight runs
are cheaper and easier to fit, while seamless materials such as composites are a good bet if you have lots of corners.
NEW TECH: If budget allows, consider new surfaces like Corian - they can be fabricated in single pieces, allowing you seamless sink and drainage areas - great if you love clean lines and modern finishes.
MIX & MATCH: There has been a new trend developing for mixing and matching different worktop materials - this works really well if you contrast the islands with the main worktops or even have a breakfast bar extension in another material set at a slightly different height to delineate workspace from your eating area.
 















































































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