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Tips For Designing A Truly Sociable Kitchen

Tips For Designing A Truly Sociable Kitchen

April 2019

They say that all the best parties take place in the kitchen, so it is no wonder that it has grown to be the heart of the family home! It is almost too hard to believe that initially, the kitchen was a room kept out of sight, used only for the cooking and the washing up. Read our top tips on how to design your kitchen to be as sociable as possible...

Kitchens

Kitchen Island Design Ideas

Kitchen Island Design Ideas

March 2019

In most kitchens we design, handmake and install, the island is the centrepiece of the room, and is not only practical and versatile, but visually stunning and lovely to look at too. We have put together 10 of our favourite kitchen island designs and ideas to really make the most of all available space.

Kitchens

Floor-to-Ceiling Kitchen Cabinetry - Things To Consider

Floor-to-Ceiling Kitchen Cabinetry - Things To Consider

March 2019

Traditionally, kitchens were made up of base cabinets and wall cabinets or freestanding pieces of furniture, usually with a separate walk-in pantry. In recent years however, design preferences have changed and evolved in kitchen design, and homeowners are now opting for floor-to-ceiling kitchen cabinets, maximising storage space.

Kitchens

A Classic Country Kitchen, With All The Benefits Of Modern Living

A Classic Country Kitchen, With All The Benefits Of Modern Living

February 2019

Located on the most wonderfully serene country lane in the heart of East Sussex, Mr & Mrs Carter's home really is one of a kind. A period property originally built in the 14th century, it holds so much incredible history, and has housed many families and even businesses over the hundreds of years.

Kitchens

The Blue Decolane Kitchen In Upminster

The Blue Decolane Kitchen In Upminster

February 2019

Something a little different to our usual style, we injected a little glamour into our handmade Decolane kitchen in Upminster, Essex. We shared this kitchen on our Instagram a couple of weeks ago and we got asked lots of questions about it; so we thought we would share a blog post of all details of this beautiful room.

Kitchens

Meet The Team: Sean O'Donnell - Burlanes Design Consultant

Meet The Team: Sean O'Donnell - Burlanes Design Consultant

February 2019

Sean O'Donnell has recently joined the Burlanes team as a Design Consultant, currently based in our Chelmsford showroom. Sean is one of the first people you will meet when planning a new kitchen, bathroom or living space in your new home.

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A Classic Burlanes Kitchen, Enjoyed By All The Family

A Classic Burlanes Kitchen, Enjoyed By All The Family

January 2019

With their children growing up, Mr & Mrs Hills in Southend-On-Sea decided it was time to give their much loved family kitchen a well deserved renovation, creating a space for all the family to use and enjoy.

Kitchens

Top Tips To Create A Comfortable & Productive Home Office Space

Top Tips To Create A Comfortable & Productive Home Office Space

January 2019

As flexible working increases in popularity in workplaces nationwide, the number of people working from home is on the rise. Statistics show that working from home increases productivity, and even benefits your health, but it is so important to have a home office space that is comfortable and practical, to ensure that your work day is as efficient as possible. We have put together 10 top tips to creating a comfortable, professional and productive home office space.

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Industrial, Nautical & Simply Beautiful Kitchen Design

Industrial, Nautical & Simply Beautiful Kitchen Design

January 2019

Tucked away in a lovely little side street in Greenwich, this London townhouse is beautiful and elegant, and so unassuming from the exterior! When the homeowners purchased the property in 2016, it was divided into three separate flats and in desperate need of some TLC! Two years on, stepping through the immaculately painted charcoal front door was an absolute pleasure, and it is certainly one of those houses that make you say 'WOW!'.

Kitchens

Spring '19 Trend Insight: Tiles

Spring '19 Trend Insight: Tiles

December 2018

When it comes to wall finishes and tiling for your kitchen or bathroom, the options may seem endless, and the thought of choosing just one that is perfect for the room can be somewhat overwhelming! If you are in the process of re-designing your kitchen or bathroom, no doubt you will be considering tiles,we have teamed up with our friends at Ca'Pietra to share our trend predictions for tiles for 2019...

Interiors Inspiration

A Beautiful, Open Plan Traditional Kitchen

A Beautiful, Open Plan Traditional Kitchen

December 2018

When Mr Reese, an Estate Agent in Sevenoaks Kent, visited a property in Underriver last year on a valuation appointment, he took an instant like to the house, despite its dated decor and needed maintenance works. Within 6 weeks, Mr & Mrs Reese had purchased the house, and began a 12 month renovation project with their two small children in tow...

Bathrooms

Utilising Storage Space In A Cosy Home Office

Utilising Storage Space In A Cosy Home Office

December 2018

Surrounded by box files and piles of paper, our clients commissioned Burlanes to help utilise the limited space in their cosy home office. An accountant and keen arts-and-crafts hobbyist, homeowner Mrs Tate spends the majority of her time in her home office, so needed a space that was not only beautiful, but practical and with lots of storage space too.

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