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A collection of our project installations, our latest news, design tips, things we love, recipes we have tried and lots of interior inspiration, all written by the Burlanes team. 

Our guide to kitchen islands - how big should they be?

Our guide to kitchen islands - how big should they be?

A very popular design element to most new kitchens, a kitchen island is a very desirable feature creating additional worktop space, storage and seating. An island is also a great way of making use of redundant space in a large room, or increasing the functionality of a smaller kitchen. 

The kitchen island is probably something we get asked about most, so we have rounded up some of our most frequently asked questions.

Burlanes bespoke laundry room

Considering a laundry room but not sure where to start? Read our top tips.

Also known as the utility room, the humble laundry room is growing in popularity, and often go hand-in-hand with a kitchen renovation. Are you considering a laundry room in your home? We have had a chat with Martin Bepey, Burlanes Sevenoaks' Studio Manager, about the growth in demand for a laundry room, and he has shared his top tips on things to consider when designing the space...

Burlanes bespoke bedroom furniture in Essex

A luxury master bedroom & en-suite in Essex

The brief for this master bedroom in this family home in the Essex countryside was to create a peaceful haven; a room to relax and rest well in, that was un-cluttered and hotel like. 

 

Your dream kitchen design: colour & finish

We are often asked what the rules are that should be followed when choosing the colour and finishings of a kitchen during the design process, and our answer is always the same: the only rule is to ignore trends and go with what you love! No two homes are the same, and no two kitchens should be either. Trends come and go, and what you see on Instagram or Pinterest may not be what you truly want, so always go with your heart to ensure your kitchen will still be perfect for you in years to come.

We have put together a few of our favourite ways to mix colours and texture in the kitchen...

Burlanes shaker kitchen in Chelmsford

The Blue Wellsdown Galley Kitchen

We are so pleased to be back out on the road again photographing our clients' wonderful homes and their bespoke Burlanes furniture, and we kicked it off with the Blue Wellsdown Galley Kitchen in Chelmsford.

The owners purchased the beautiful townhouse a little over 18 months ago and have undertaken a huge renovation project, including a side return kitchen extension to the rear of the property.

Burlanes bespoke Wellsdown kitchen with curved island

Curves in the Wellsdown kitchen project in Sevenoaks

Traditionally, kitchen cabinets have always been angular and square, however in recent years, curves in the kitchen have become a more desired design, for both aesthetics and as a space saving technique. 

The Wellsdown project in Sevenoaks was designed with a curved kitchen island to allow for a better flow around the room. 

Your dream kitchen design: storage solutions

When it comes to storage in the home, more is always more, and even more so in the kitchen and utility areas! When designing your dream kitchen, storage is probably going to be near the very top of your dream kitchen wishlist, so we have put together our top storage tips and tricks for making the most of all available space in your new kitchen design

Your dream kitchen design: planning & layout

Your dream kitchen design: layout

Designing your dream kitchen can seem a little overwhelming at first; there are so many elements to consider and ultimately get right, but working with a kitchen designer will ensure your project runs as smooth as it can, and the end result will be the kitchen of your dreams.

BURLANES' 2021 TREND INSIGHTS: THE SHAKER KITCHEN

BURLANES' 2021 TREND INSIGHTS: THE SHAKER KITCHEN

With the majority of us spending more time than ever at home, there has been a drastic change in how we use each room. Following on from our second 2021 trend insight, working from home, Rebekah Lyness from Burlanes Chelmsford's design team takes us through her top trend prediction for this year; the shaker kitchen. 

Burlanes' 2021 Trend Insights: Working From Home

With the majority of us spending more time than ever at home, there has been a drastic change in how we use each room. Following on from our first 2021 trend insight, multi-functional kitchens, Helen Gulutu, Burlanes Chelmsford's Studio Manager, takes us through her top trend prediction for this year; the home office.

We cannot recommend the Burlanes team enough; they just knew what we needed and got it so right.

Amelia Tate - Corringham, Essex

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