Advice Blog

A hand-painted kitchen can certainly stand out in your residence and make a great first impression. With fabulous colours and a smooth, flawless finish, hand painted kitchens can finalize your overall kitchen design and create the perfect environment.

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You don’t need a huge kitchen to incorporate a kitchen larder, they can be made to fit into smaller areas and integrated into walls to optimise the usable space within your kitchen for a clutter-free setting.

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Our homes are our castle and with COVID-19 keeping us all inside, we are going all spending a lot of time in them! However, all this spare time is the perfect opportunity to take the time to sit back and evaluate your home. Is this how you want to live, does it work for you and your changing family needs, which bits don’t work, why is that part always messy, which bit causes the arguments, how can it be improved?read more here

With many people not having had this much spare time in perhaps years, we are spending a lot of time googling for ideas about how to keep ourselves entertained during self isolation. However, we need to think of this as being given the gift of time.

Of course you can look at future plans, finance, jobs etc but who doens't love a bit of home renovation planning.

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Our homes are our castle and with COVID-19, we are going to be spending a lot of time in them! Now is a great time to evaluate yours to work out how you can Love it or List it.

Hopefully you can Love It by having time to really think about how your home works for you now.

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Traditional kitchens are hugely popular throughout Somerset and the rest of the UK. Not only are they beautiful and stylish but they create a warm, homely feel that no other style kitchen can provide for you.

The cosy, welcoming feeling is the perfect place for you to make special memories, enabling you to enjoy every inch of your kitchen for many years to come.

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Here at Covey Kitchens Somerset, we offer a full kitchen design service to turn your dream kitchen into reality. Our specialist designer Emily is at hand to discuss your every need from start to completion. She will work with you closely whilst discussing your individual needs, taking into account even the finest of details.

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So we're all a little worried about hygiene at the moment with Covid-19 around so here is some advice on keeping on top of your kitchen hygiene.

The great news is that lots of worktops are naturally antibacterial! Silestone, a brand of quartz worktops actually mixes in an antimicrobial compound into the binding materials to make it even more hygienic.

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First of my little video series about Kitchen Hacks.

Are you looking for kitchen hacks to make your current kitchen work for you without having to replace it?

This is the first in a short series of Kitchen Hacks, offering tips and tricks from a professional kitchen designer showing you how to adjust your kitchen to make it great without replacing it.

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Granite, wood, quartz kitchen worktops

They all look the same I hear you shout, which one do I need!

Welcome to the wonderful world of worktops! The choice is widespread but hopefully this guide should simplify things enough for you to get started. I've put them roughly into ascending price order but of course there are always exceptions.

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Part of my little video series about Kitchen Hacks.

Are you looking for kitchen hacks to make your current kitchen work for you without having to replace it?

This one in a short series of Kitchen Hacks, offering tips and tricks from a professional kitchen designer showing you how to adjust your kitchen to make it great without replacing it.

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Part of my little video series about Kitchen Hacks.

Are you looking for kitchen hacks to make your current kitchen work for you without having to replace it?

This one in a short series of Kitchen Hacks, offering tips and tricks from a professional kitchen designer showing you how to adjust your kitchen to make it great without replacing it.

read more here

Part of my little video series about Kitchen Hacks.

Are you looking for kitchen hacks to make your current kitchen work for you without having to replace it?

This one in a short series of Kitchen Hacks, offering tips and tricks from a professional kitchen designer showing you how to adjust your kitchen to make it great without replacing it.

read more here

Part of my little video series about Kitchen Hacks.

Are you looking for kitchen hacks to make your current kitchen work for you without having to replace it?

This one in a short series of Kitchen Hacks, offering tips and tricks from a professional kitchen designer showing you how to adjust your kitchen to make it great without replacing it.

read more here

Part of my little video series about Kitchen Hacks.

Are you looking for kitchen hacks to make your current kitchen work for you without having to replace it?

This one in a short series of Kitchen Hacks, offering tips and tricks from a professional kitchen designer showing you how to adjust your kitchen to make it great without replacing it.

read more here

Part of my little video series about Kitchen Hacks.

Are you looking for kitchen hacks to make your current kitchen work for you without having to replace it?

This one in a short series of Kitchen Hacks, offering tips and tricks from a professional kitchen designer showing you how to adjust your kitchen to make it great without replacing it.

read more here

what a new kitchen really involves

How much mess, time and different trades are you really looking at?

When you first start looking at replacing your kitchen, it can seem as simple as bringing in a new sofa suite; a little bit of disturbance, bumping and banging and it's all over by tea-time!

Unfortunately there is more to it than that, but to be fore-warned is to be fore-armed so consider this your warning!

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Ceramic kitchen sink

From Iron to Steel, Emily's handy guide to choosing the best sink for you

There are so many different sinks to choose from and replacing them can be a fiddly job. This handy guide will help you work out your Iron from your Steel to get the best sink for your kitchen. They've been ranked from least expensive to most expensive but of course there are always exceptions, depending on the quality that you buy at.

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Can your new kitchen be beautiful AND environmentally friendly?

Although people have become much more environmentally aware over the past few years, it has been slow to filter down to new kitchens.

There is a case to be argued that kitchens are already reasonably eco, however, we can always look to improve and so here is the knowledge so you can make an informed decision.

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Pantry with food, fridge, freezer & lighting

We all love a good larder but what is the best way to organise them?

Larders come in all different guises, some people have a proper cold room, others have beautiful larder cupboards and other make the best of a collection of wall and base cupboards. As long as it stores food, you've got one!

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render of kitchen concept The English Kitchen inspired

You can have Kitchen design done for free almost anywhere, so why pay for it?

Remember, nothing is ever free! They are running a business which means that they have an agenda to SELL you a kitchen for the most money. Therefore, it makes sense for them to hire Sales People to put kitchens together quickly and convince you of its merits. It's just good business sense!

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50s housewife at the kitchen sink

What you need to consider before moving your kitchen sink

If asked where the sink goes, you'll probably say, in front of a window.

This made a lot of sense in the 1950s when women were spending around five hours a day in the kitchen. Today we only spend 50 minutes a day, of which only 14 of these minutes are spent cleaning and washing up, in the kitchen. Why compromise your layout for a good view for those 14 minutes?

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Building a kitchen extension

So many decisions to make but in what order should they be made?

So you're planning a kitchen extension, how exciting!

But there are so many decisions to make, so in what order should they be done?

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Painted Kitchen Choosing Colours

Kitchen colours needn't be dull, here's my guide to feeling confident when choosing your colours

There are so many colours to choose from, the most popular at the moment being blues and greens, with greys and pinks creeping up in popularity.

I like to get at least two colours into any kitchen to give them some interest and panache, but don't panic, my simple technique works every time!

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kitchen for a Grade 1* listed home

Bringing Quality, Authenticity and Understanding to your home

You're never more aware of being just a temporary custodian of a building than when you own a period property. The stories of its past owners are in every wall and under every floorboard. Covey Kitchens understands that renovating these homes can be a daunting task and it is about finding skilled, knowledgeable people, who respect these buildings, understanding that one day, we too will just be another part of the history of the house.

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off the shelf kitchen unit specificaton

How to buy a kitchen cabinet that lasts a lifetime

When looking for a good quality kitchen, you are looking for good bones. In kitchens, these consist of the CARCASSES, HINGES & RUNNERS. As soon as these fail, your kitchen will start looking very tired, very quickly and there is little you can do to repair this.

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Dodge sales tactics to get your perfect kitchen for your dream budget, big or small

Read my six top dodges to get you the best value for your new kitchen

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