Friday 18 December 2015

Kitchen Trends for 2016

Kitchen Trends for 2016 - Kitchens Direct NI

1. Personalised Kitchen Units - Personalised and tailored Kitchen Units are right on Trend for 2016 with many homeowners adding styles and functions to fit their lifestyle needs within the design for the families New Kitchen.

Kitchen Unit manufacture has evolved from the standard ‘off the shelf’ options to the made to measure personalised units. As every unit made by Kitchens Direct NI is only manufactured to order every customer receives handmade units made to fit their kitchen. This gives each customer to opportunity to have units designed to store everything used in their kitchen.

2. Clean Lines and Subtle Design - Two dominant trends for Kitchen Units in 2016 are clean lines and subtle designs. To ensure design flexibility Kitchen Door Styles have become simpler using clean lines. As the modern style continues to grow in popularity, clean lines and subtle designs make ideal sense for anyone installing a new kitchen.
3. Shaker Style - Shaker style cabinets have remained in vogue for years. At first glance, some associate shaker as a plain, square design that doesn’t leave much room for imagination. However there are now many more attractive versions of the shaker.
By using premium quality wood, with its simple design, shaker cabinets let the wood or material do the talking.
4. White, Gray & Neutral Colours - Along with the clean line theme, white kitchen cabinets are still quite popular, but gray, along with other neutral colours have began to set up shop.
Many homeowners are opting for refined neutral colours and earthy tones that work well with a variety of design elements. These colours not only provide a sense of warmth, but give you more design freedom to add bold colours elsewhere, providing a seamless blend throughout the house.
5. Functional Design - Every aspect of the home needs to casually blend function and design. One should never have to sacrifice one for the other, especially with today’s design improvements across the home. Luckily, kitchen cabinet designers have taken this to heart and created kitchen cabinets that not only look beautiful, but accommodate your needs for better storage, organisation and access.
Smart homeowners are utilising every inch of space when it comes to their kitchen cabinets. Don’t neglect the space above your cabinets, below your cabinets, between your cabinets or in those tight corners. A few ways to employ some of these spaces are:
Install a toe-kick drawer under your lower cabinets.
Add containers or extra drawers above your upper cabinets.
Install pullout shelving.
Install a Lazy Susan in your corner cabinet (helps with your back).
6. Horizontal Orientation Cabinetry - Squares and vertical rectangles are still the preferred designs for kitchen cabinets, but there is a rise in horizontal cabinetry. As cabinets get wider, there is less of a need to stack cabinets (if you have enough storage). This not only makes access much easier, but gives your kitchen a cleaner, more refined look.
If you’re looking for more organization, you can also add drawer inserts to declutter all those pots, pans and numerous other kitchen utensils you have.
7. High-Tech Cabinet Options - We live in a new world where we are always connected and kitchen designers have taken that to heart. As a result, many homeowners are adding a tech perspective to their kitchen cabinets such as built-in charging stations, hands-free functionality and tablet holders. These additions, along with other innovative kitchen additions, have made living in the 21st century that much easier.
Trends are trends because more and more people agree it is the right way to go. However, personalized cabinets and kitchens will never go away. You must feel comfortable in your own kitchen and as such, install kitchen cabinets that feel right to you and only you.

Friday 11 December 2015

Renew the Heart of your Home with a Fabulous New Kitchen in 2016

Renew the Heart of your Home with a Fabulous New Kitchen in 2016

With hundreds of Kitchen Style, Colour and Finish combinations to choose from, why not contact us for a Free Design Visit and Quotation at We manufacture all our own Kitchen Units to order and have a great team of expert Tradesmen to Install your New Kitchen.

Here is a little sample from our Second Nature Range to inspire you and for more great photographs and ideas, visit our Kitchens Direct NI Pinterest Boards

 Avant Ebony          

 Cornell Oak           

 Mornington Shaker

 Remo Cashmere    

 Tomba Gloss White

Kitchens Direct NI Design and Install Hundreds of Kitchen Style, Colour and Finish combinations

For your Free Design Visit call 02890130062 or email

Kitchens Direct NI Install Kitchens in the Greater Belfast Area and throughout Northern Ireland  Designer Living For Less

Tuesday 17 November 2015

Extractor Fans from Baumatic are designed to be noticed

Extractor Fans from Baumatic are designed to be noticed

Hood when closed                                                                                  Hood when open

Here is just a sample of their extensive collection of chimney hoods, which can all be fitted as extraction or recirculation models. Offering powerful rates of extractions, every Baumatic cooker hood is designed to be noticed, coming in a range of unique and show-stopping designs, which include models with colour-changing or wave-shaped canopies, and retro and contemporary coloured finishes.

The Retro Hood shown in Red is also available in Black, Ivory and White and the Cylinder Island Hood looks out of this world.

Baumatic is just one of the manufacturers used by Kitchens Direct NI, we also supply Franke, Elica, Caple, Bosch and many more

To help you incorporate a Designer Cooker Hood into your New Kitchen or if you need to change your current model, contact us at info@kitchensdirectnicom

Monday 16 November 2015

Christmas Kitchen Decorating Ideas

Some simple but effective ways to add Christmas Colour to your Kitchen.

Pinterest has a whole world of ideas for decorating your Kitchen for Christmas and here are some we couldn't resist adding to our Kitchens Direct Christmas Ideas Board. 

Visit our Pinterest Boards for lots more at

Wednesday 21 October 2015

Utility Rooms - Functional - Fabulous – Stylish

Utility Rooms -  Functional - Fabulous – Stylish
Utility Rooms may need to be functional, but they can still be Fabulous –don’t compromise on style.

Utility rooms are multifunctional spaces with many containing Appliances, Laundry Airing, Storage, Cloakroom and Pet areas.
 As Utility rooms are normally small, every inch of space has to be carefully allocated to a particular function.
 However small or spacious your Utility Room, there’s no doubt that your utility room can be functional and stylish.


As with any other room in the house, when it comes to choosing suitable materials for your utility room, you can let your imagination run riot! Materials such as tiles and stainless steel are particularly popular – mainly due to the fact that they’re not only durable, but easy to clean.
 For small spaces white and light wood shades are often used as these will make a small space feel larger. That doesn’t mean that the look has to be bland or impersonal as you can inject warmth with the use of different shades of Door such as mixing Powder Blue base units and Porcelain Wall units.  Add a vibrant Splashback for a touch of colour, or use different textures such as Solid Wood Worktops, Wicker Storage Baskets or a patterned rug.
 For larger spaces bold colours can also make a very powerful statement.  For a modern look, use a Gloss Aubergine or for a more Traditional style Cornflower is a great choice.

Storage is key when working in a restricted space, so it is vital that you keep everything in the utility room organised and easy to access. Floor-to-ceiling cupboards in a range of sizes or a storage wall will house household machinery and Ironing Boards as well as laundry baskets and household cleaners.
 With the wide range of interior storage options now available you can design the storage to suit what you want to keep in your Utility room.
 Pull out larders are a great way of storing lots of small items which can be easily found.  Hanging rails allows for ironed clothes to be hung until you are ready to put them in the airing cupboard.  If the Utility room is where your boiler is situated, have a made to measure boiler housing designed to conceal it.  Having your appliances built in makes the room look neater and more spacious.
 Designing your Utility Room is as important as designing your Kitchen.  It is a work and storage area that you use daily and it should have the same smooth flow to make your usage of the room easy while still looking stylish.
 Contact us to have your Utility Room redesigned.  We can adapt your space to meet the changes in your lifestyle and to suit your families needs. or visit our website to see some of the Styles, Colours and Finishes available.  

Wednesday 14 October 2015

Franke 4 in 1 Omni Tap

Kitchens Direct NI - Franke, Quooker, Blanco, Carron Phoeni
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The Franke Omni Tap – Water at its most Wonderful - delivers real boiling water at 100°C but is completely safe.  It provides Fresh Filtered water and is perfect for mains Cold and Hot water too.  Stylishly engineered in Stainless Steel it is easy to install and ideal for retrofitting in existing kitchens.  Franke – Omni 4 in 1 Tap. 

Water at its most wonderful

Omni is the world’s first mechanical 4-in-1 kitchen mixer tap, offering filtered boiling and filtered cold water, as well as the usual mains hot and cold. It’s easy to fit in new or existing kitchens, safe to use and ultra-reliable with a 3-year warranty. Omni works beautifully with existing plumbing to revolutionise the way you use your kitchen.

Pure and simpleA complete system comprising of tap, boiler and under-sink filter, Omni is elegantly designed and easy to use. Normal hot and cold water is dispensed through a conventional mixer lever, while the opposite lever is pushed forward for filtered cold water and back for boiling. An innovative ‘tube within a tube’ design ensures that your filtered water remains fresh and safe to drink at all times, as it is kept separate from normal mains water. The clever design also keeps the outside parts cool, even when dispending boiling water.

Safety assuredSafety is a key priority and Omni is safer than a traditional kettle in so many ways; there are no cords which can be pulled to avoid any nasty accidents like on a kettle. The childproof push-to-activate lever helps to keep boiling water away from little hands. The lever is also spring loaded to switch off instantly if any splashes occur. A child safety clip is provided for total protection from curious little hands or visitors to your home.
 Kitchens Direct NI are suppliers of Franke,        Quooker,        Blanco and      

Carron Phoenix Taps

Yes - It really is a Heated Towel Rail -

Yes - It really is a Heated Towel Rail - 

When I seen this advert from MHS Radiators, I thought 'where is the towel rail' and it was only when I looked closer and spotted the stainless steel connections underneath that I realised this beautiful shelving unit is actually an electric Heated Towel Rail. 

The Quadra is available in 2 sizes and a range of colours from Pearl White to Strawberry Red and Pastel Blue. You have to admit that installing this stylish yet practical Towel Rail in your bathroom would most definitely make the room truly unique.

Kitchens Direct NI are Designing and Installing more and more bathrooms in Belfast and throughout Northern Ireland with a great range of Brands to choose from including Twyfords, Ideal Standard, Roca, Geberit and Fresssh - contact us today for your Free Design Visit and transform your bathroom in time for Christmas. or Telephone 02890130062.

To find out more about our Locally owned and managed company visit our Website at

Tuesday 6 October 2015

Bathrooms in Belfast and Beyond

One of the services we provide is the Design and Installation of Bathrooms in Belfast and throughout Northern Ireland.

We offer the complete service package - visiting you in your home to Design your new Bathroom, Shower room, En Suite or Cloakroom and providing all the Trademen including Plumber, Tiler, Plasterer and Electrician on a project management basis.

We use a range of well known brands including Twyfords, Ideal Standard, Roca, Geberit and Mira.  

Visit our website at to see some of the Bathrooms we have installed for our customers.

Tuesday 29 September 2015

Stunning County Down Kitchen

STUNNING - The only word I can use to describe this County Down Kitchen we installed. Our thanks to our customer for sending us the photographs once the decorating was completed.

The Kitchen was finished in Phoenix Gloss White Handle Less Doors with Glass Edges and the Panels are Zurfiz Ultra Gloss Light Grey. A White Corian Worktop and Blanco angled glass Extractor add to the look of luxury with the Quooker Boiling Water combi Nordic Square Chrome tap and undermount sink complimented by the Siemens integrated Oven and Oven/Microwave, Touch control Hob and Warming Drawer, under counter Fridge and integrated Dishwasher.

As well as the photographs of the Kitchen I have added some some of the components used in the Kitchen to give added inspiration. I am sure you will agree, this Kitchen is truly stunning and the lime green accessories are a great contrast to this modern Kitchen.

Kitchens Direct NI Designed, Manufactured the units, Sources the Components locally and Installed this beautiful Kitchen in County Down, Northern Ireland.  We still have a few installation dates available in October, contact us at info@kitchensdirectni or telephone 02890130062 for your Free Home Design Visit.  We Install Kitchens throughout Northern Ireland and are a few minutes from the M2 out of Belfast.