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Truly beautiful kitchen design and good taste are always current, always relevant. Stunnining kitchens from Weizter covers a vast spectrum of materials, finishes and colours.

To the Kitchen with Love

For as long as I can remember, the kitchen in my parents and grandparents homes have brought me and my family together. Eating, laughing, cooking, sharing ideas and meals, lots of teasing and stealing of drumsticks (from my older cousins.) when I think of the day I design my dream kitchen and it comes to fruition, I'll be trying to harness those memories and more for my future family. I'm sure your experience of the kitchen is similar to mine. When designing and curating your kitchen we keep these emotions and feelings in mind. 

1. That your kitchen is personal. You will be sharing, passing down recipes to your children, spending time with them, showing them how to cook, watching them do their homework, have a quick breakfast/quick dinner.

2. There will never not be a reason why you go into the kitchen, a snack, a meal, a sandwich, sometimes even just to watch your parent cook, or gathering with the girls for a glass of wine, a meeting point, a "watering hole"

3. Not only will you be sharing and tasting recipes, this is where you will be practicing the meals to get right for the next family gathering at your house, the way to anybody's heart, really – not only a man - is through their stomach.

4. The kitchen influences your lifestyle – not only the healthier living lifestyle – as in are you making a salad or a fried meal. I'm talking about the ease of life based on how your family live. Is the kitchen making your life easier based on the practical and functional design, does it make it quicker to cook? Are there inserts for food organization, is there a flow of where you get your refrigerated items to the prep bow, to the stove? Is there enough storage? Things like these are a huge thing that aids to making the kitchen the heart of the home.

5. Its where you learn and see what love is and about.

6. If you are interested in a New Kitchen or you are looking for some new remodeling ideas that will transform it into the heart of your home, you can contact us.

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Kitchen Storage Solutions

Are you tired of having knives randomly thrown into drawers, plastic containers crashing down on you every time you open the cabinet door or struggling to find the what you're looking for? Here are some tips that might help turn your kitchen from messy to meticulous! Organization and storage is more than just putting specific items in certain drawers or cabinets. It's about affordable, modern solutions that can reduce health risks, improve food prep and make cooking and cleaning more efficient.

Pull Out Organizers
Pull-outs are perfect because all it takes is a pull of the knob or handle and you've got everything at your fingertips. You won't ever have to experience the discomfort of bending or hunching to dig into a small, dark space only to pull out the wrong item. This organizer puts everything on display, adding these to your home will make your life so much easier.

Drawer Inserts
Drawer inserts are amazing! You'll be able to find one for whatever purpose: cutlery, utility, spices and even cups. If you want it organized, you can make it happen with an insert. No longer will you struggle to open a drawer because there is a place for everything, and everything has its place with inserts! An insert brings a certain peace of mind, knowing that everything you need is exactly where it should be.

Tray Dividers
To ensure that your cabinet has a design for the most efficient use of space, think about the tray divider option as well. These are for your larger hard to store items like a glass pan, or the circular pizza tray.

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Is a white kitchen a safe choice?

White has been a regular colour of choice in kitchens for well over a half a century - year on year, white kitchens remains the biggest seller. It's a safe choice, it blends and it is always in season. But what will you find when you pull off some of the layers? One of the disadvantages might be a reason for you to look at other options. It doesn't improve with age like wine. When you have a painted kitchen, it will show smudges easier and scratches will give more character. Although modern melamine resist better, it will show wear after some years down the line. Other finished will also show wear later on, but with white it will be more visible.

How often do you want to clean your kitchen? White kitchens are higher maintenance as it shows marks quicker than a coloured or patterned kitchen. Also, should one cook or entertain allot in the kitchen. The cleaning will not only be the tops but also the doors. They are often seen as plain, cold, unwelcoming, simple and even unexciting. If that is the look you are after then it will be fine - but this can be complimented with colour accents in your accessories and ornaments. All is not bad. Part replacements can easily be done from just about all kitchen manufacturers - you don't have to go mad looking for the same white when adding something to your kitchen. White will always be available and has a way of blending all different whites. White also makes the space look and feel lighter and bigger. If your kitchen is a bit on the small side, bringing a white kitchen in will make the space feel bigger.

If you want to add some cabinets to your kitchen, you will most certainly find the same finish in a few years time. Because white is always in demand, it doesn't really discontinue. While an all white kitchen is a serious commitment. It still looks breathtaking. White kitchens will never go out of style, they're just not trending hard for a few years ... leaving you stuck with a dated colour a few years later. So if you're about to jump into a kitchen remodel and you're wondering if you should really purchase those white kitchen cabinets, don't be fooled, white kitchens will always be timeless. Don't ever let anyone tell you white kitchens are out because they're never going out of style. They're classic and timeless - add to this the cost to change when you get sick of the other current trending colours.

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Ceasarstone Kitchen work tops (Part 1)

Your choice on what to use as a counter top or work top in your kitchen can be a conundrum, seeing that there is so many options to choose from, Caesar Stone is leading the way in the technology and development of engineered stone. Adding more value to any kitchen, or working service.

Since 1987 they have been creating quartz surfaces which are not only beautiful to look at but also exceptionally durable. Whether you're a professional designer or simply looking to create exquisite home interiors, their surfaces can be the starting point for your design and renovation ideas. With three diverse collections – Classico™, Motivo™ and Concetto™, you will be sure to find the look that meets your design needs, whether you're designing a new kitchen or luxury bathrooms. Caesar stone is also suited to more unusual applications such as feature walls, floors and stairways, or even custom-made furniture. They simply provide the tools for you to put your unique stamp on any room, and create an unrivalled and unique, interior finish.

All Caesar stone slabs meet the very highest international standards including ISO 9001 for quality management and ISO 14001 for environmental management. Every single surface meets American Greenguard stringent standards, ensuring safe indoor air quality. We are also certified by National Safety Foundation (NSF), certifying our surfaces are qualified for unrestricted use in the kitchen and food preparation environment.

With the knowhow and experience Caesar stone bring to the industry, its save to say that quality is a given. And is a must have in every kitchen. It is essential for us to assure you that your Caesar stone product will retain its functionality, beauty and give you pleasure for many years to come. Because your peace of mind is a top priority, we provide every client with a suitable warranty for every Caesar stone quartz surface product we supply. This means that we completely support our product and that we are always at your service to answer queries, solve problems and ensure you derive maximum satisfaction from your Caesar stone product. Warranties are provided by the exclusive Caesar stone distributor in your geographic area. Lifetime limited warranty on material installed in residential applications and a 10-year limited warranty on material installed in commercial applications. With a on line warranty activation proving that quality and security for any client at Weizter using Caesar stone. Is a bonus adding value to your dream kitchen. And giving you peace of mind to know you have been given the best.....

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Ultra modern kitchen perfection

Vision by definition is the ability to think about or plan the future with our imagination. Acknowledging fellow designers and their designs give us the opportunity to learn, grow and gain inspiration to be implemented in designs for our clients. Vision designed to be showcased at Eurocucina 2018. A simple gesture creates a beautiful feeling. The fluid lines evoke user centred ergonomics and pure motion which lends itself to the movements of the user within the kitchen. The soft-lines contrasted with the vertical and horizontal lines appeals to eye, catching it at first glance. The concept encapsulates the necessity for a fluid dynamic space. Surfaces flow into each other and materials are kept simple and sleek. This immediately expresses a sense of clarity and sensuousness. Vision is simply a stunning kitchen masterpiece.

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Luxury Penthouse Kitchen Design

A penthouse is a luxury apartment located on the highest floor of a building, which is usually a building located in the heart of a busy city. But the good thing about these apartments is that besides being located in the heart of the city, you get the chance to feel like you are isolated from the rest of the world, including the annoying noise and traffic jam. Penthouse interiors are always a reflection of style, luxury, comfort, glamour and sophistication. This is true for every room type, from living rooms and bedrooms to bathrooms and kitchens.

Today, we have made a photo collection of 15 Fabulous Penthouse Kitchens That Will Leave You Speechless for sure. You will be able to see how style, comfort and functionality blend together to create a perfect kitchen that every one would love to cook in. The abundance of space is one of the main features of every penthouse interior, so there is definitely a space for everything that you want to have. Also, another feature of such interiors is the natural light that the room gets from the big windows, which most often are floor-to-ceiling ones.

Another feature of these penthouse kitchens are the versatile modern kitchen bar designs with unique bar stools. They serve as a great spot for gathering and drinking a glass of wine or some cocktail. Besides the natural light that these kitchens get from the big windows, they may feature some LED lighting or there can be some impressive chandeliers that can steal the show. And of course these kitchens are fully equipped with the latest and greatest appliances and gadgets.

The color choice and the furniture designs can be versatile and they will mainly depend on the owner's taste. Some of these kitchens may feature a dining area too, but most often penthouses have separate dining room and kitchen. Scroll down now to see the rest of the penthouse kitchen designs that we have chosen for you today and choose which one is your favorite.

These were the 15 Fabulous Penthouse Kitchen Designs that we have chosen for you today and we are sure that they did leave you speechless. You must admit that you would love to have one such kitchen design in your dream home. Tell us in the comments which one from the above kitchen designs is your favorite and of course, don't forget to stay up to date with the content of Top Dreamer to find many other fascinating interior design ideas for your dream home decor.

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THESE ARE THE TOP KITCHEN DESIGN TRENDS FOR 2019

This year is all about refreshing your cooking space. In the New Year, many homemakers will look to refresh their favourite spaces, often starting in the kitchen. In 2018, we saw everything from banquette-style seating to two-toned kitchen cabinetry, and will continue to see innovative new designs prevail in the New Year. Whether you're planning to remodel your kitchen or get inspired for a simple refresh, there's a whole new crop of design trends to consider for 2019.

CLEVER, CONCEALED STORAGE
Clients continue to gravitate towards concealed and clean integration in our kitchen designs, with maximized and clever storage solutions.

PEWTER AND GUNMETAL HARDWARE
Pewter and gunmetal are the trends we love. They're not as harsh as matte black or as specific as brass or gold, but it gives fixtures some texture and depth.

OPEN SHELVING
A new trend is replacing kitchen upper cabinets with metal, wood or glass shelving. This adds to the overall bold statements many want to make in their homes, forgoing the minimalism that was popular in years past.

VINTAGE VIBE
We'll continue to see traditional elements and forms in harmony with modern design in 2019. Think honed, natural stone, organic basalt tiles, hand wrapped rattan furniture and vintage-inspired fixtures and lighting.

COLORED UPHOLSTERY
In 2019 we are officially closing the door on pure white kitchens. Even if it's just one element of accent color such as blue counter stools, a patterned roman shade or powdered coated island pendants. Pops of colour will be sneaking into the pure white blank slate of kitchens past.

USE OF WOOD
People are increasingly seeking connections from nature. It creates a welcoming and calming environment, and is a timeless, versatile material we love. We see a growing desire for lighter, airier spaces, and wood is a wonderful material to incorporate to achieve this. 

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Kitchen Island Design Ideas

Many kitchen spaces are quite large and this allows for endless design opportunities. One aspect many home owners request in the kitchen area is sufficient gathering space for friends and family as well as extra worktop space. A kitchen island is the perfect tool in providing both. The island design should be based on form and function. Ultimately the size, shape and style of the kitchen influence the type of island to be designed for the space. A few modern island designs to inspire you:

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Small kitchen design ideas

Have you found the perfect cosy home, in the right area or have you realised your current kitchen simply does not give you enough space? So why not work within this space and make best use of what's available. Depending on your layout you can redesign using the existing parameters to be functionally ideal and still aesthetically satisfying. Whether it is a single wall, u-shape or L-shape kitchen, every space can be designed well.

Planning is essential to a perfect kitchen and is dependent on what works for you. Create zones which can serve singular or multiple functions, for example your wash up and prep area can work as one; your cooking, coffee and microwave area as one; or your pantry, storage and cold area as one. The use of the right finishes and colours will make your kitchen appear visually larger than reality, so stick to light colour tones to bring an openness but don't be afraid to play with different patterns and textures, large scale appears greater to the eye, all applied in proportion.

The correct lighting is vital; a well light room will appear bigger than a dark room. Hang pendant lights if the space allows bringing light and different levels into the kitchen. Adding breakfast seating can double up as a dining area or even movable seating which can be hidden when not used. Removing wall units takes away the bulky looking kitchen but adding shelves to replace them will provide storage. Remember tall units require space and provide storage but keep them to a minimum or a single wall/ area. An island on wheels can be quite useful as extra work surface and can be rolled away to create space in the kitchen. Select slim-line ornaments and appliances to give you space.

Do not clutter! Always remember to keep it clean and simple. – "less is more".

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Kosher kitchens

Kosher kitchens go much deeper, but covering the basics of the kosher kitchen, this mean that the design of the kitchen is crucial as there are a lot of factors to keep in mind. One is that while planning and designing a kosher kitchen that for the next 10 to 15 years this is going to be a kitchen that will be used daily. Weizter keeps this in mind and we start the design and planning according to principles. The kitchen must be practical, functional, convenient, efficient and aesthetic. There are two sinks, two prep areas, (in some kosher kitchens if space allow it two ovens), two fridges, two or more cupboards for plates, two drawer cupboards and two or more pot drawer cupboards. With all the double cupboards Weizter do the lay out so that everything is within reach while preparing food. And most of all to ensure our client that everything will be according to the Jewish law when it comes to the kosher kitchen. Whoever choose Weizter to do a kosher kitchen can have peace of mind that, as we have the knowhow, solution and the ability to design and deliver a long lasting, value for money kosher kitchen.

At the most basic level, a Kosher kitchen is a kitchen that have two of everything. A Kosher kitchen origin is from the Jews and the kitchen have divided areas for certain foods. Kosher foods are divided into three categories namely: meat, dairy and pareve. Weizter know what the basic principles of kashrut is 'the total separation of meat and dairy products'. Meat and dairy may not be cooked or eaten together. To ensure this, the kosher kitchen contains separate sets of dishes, utensils, cookware, and separate preparation areas for meat and dairy. A third category, pareve, is comprised of foods which are neither meat nor dairy and may therefore be eaten with either. Here is the low down of the three food categories regarding kosher kitchens:

The category of meat includes meat, fowl and their by-products, such as bones, soup or gravy. Any food made with meat or fowl, or with meat or fowl products, is considered 'meaty;'' also called fleishig (Yiddish). Even a small amount of meat in a food can cause it to be fleishig. All meat, fowl and meat parts in any product, including items such as liver pills, must come from a kosher animal that was slaughtered, examined, and its blood drained off according to the dietary laws to be considered kosher.

The category of dairy all foods derived from or containing milk are considered dairy, or milichig ( Yiddish). This includes milk, butter, yogurt and cheese-hard, soft and cream. Even a small amount of dairy in a food can cause the food to be considered dairy. All dairy products require kosher certification.

Pareve foods that are neither meat nor dairy are called preve. This means that they contain no meat or dairy derivatives, and have not been cooked or mixed with ant meat or dairy foods. Eggs, fish, fruit, vegetables, grains, and juices in their natural, unprocessed state are common pareve food. Other pareve foods include pasta, soft drinks, coffee and tea, and many types of candy and snacks. Products that have been processed in any way should be bought only if they bear reliable kosher certification.
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Coffee Stations

If you are a coffee lover, you probably enjoy a good brew at home rather than running to cafés to savor your favorite cup of java. You can create your own unique coffee station right in your own kitchen using your essential coffee making accessories. By selecting a special space to place all of your coffee making essentials, you will be able to enjoy your favorite cup that much faster and impress your guest as well! You can use your kitchen counter, side tables, carts, a cabinet, or have a coffee bar custom built to suit your style. Here are a few tips to help you organize and stylize your very own coffee station.

HOW TO CREATE THE BEST HOME COFFEE STATION

The Counter Coffee Station You can style your own coffee station right on your own kitchen counter! If your counter is small, use a base, like a tray, to put all your coffee essentials in a group to decrease clutter. You can also add a shelf above your coffee machine to place cups, coffee, and other essentials. If your counter is large, simply arrange your station in a way that expresses your individuality by adding a coffee pot, unique cups, and whatever you like.

Carts and Side Tables Using a side table or cart is great. They allow you to contain your coffee stand to a particular area creating a coffee station nook in your kitchen. Moreover, a large or medium sized kitchen can easily handle a rolling coffee bar created from a kitchen island on wheels. This can be fantastic if you are entertaining guests and want to display all the coffee making gadgets you use to make a great cup of coffee.

Customize It! You can customize your coffee station by creating a special cabinet to place all your coffee necessities. A customized coffee station is a great idea. You can close the station when it is not in use; thereby, making your kitchen appear less cluttered. There are many ways to customize a coffee space, built in cabinets and shelves with swing doors or a type of opaque roller blinds work too. You can have lights fitted at the top of your nook or use a lamp.

ADDITIONAL THINGS TO INCLUDE IN YOUR COFFEE BAR:
Bowls for coffee and sugar (glass jars with coffee beans adds a distinctive touch) - A carrying tray -Napkins - If you have a detached coffee station, a unique piece of artwork in the area would look chic - Special lighting if required - A special vase for flowers or a succulent plant.
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Black Beauty

Sophistication, Mystery and Power!
Black Beauty? No I'm not referring to the horse but rather your kitchen. The colour black has taken the kitchen by storm, literally. Opposing the typical all white kitchen design, and from the other end of the spectrum it simply brings a unique beauty to any space.

With its inherent sophistication and modern appeal, the colour black is a new trend that is dominating the entire kitchen. From the cupboards doors, countertops, taps, sinks, handles and appliances including decor and accents; designers are going for all black everything look. The colour itself creates an elegant atmosphere yet still strong and masculine.

So don't be afraid to make this bold statement.

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Gloss or Matt kitchens... Which is best?

With regards to the title of this articles post most people have already got their favorite. That's an excellent position to be in, but given that you are here reading this post we will assume that you are undecided. Gloss or Matt Kitchen? What one is the best? Well, put quite simply, it all boils down to 'Personal Choice'.

The popularity of matt or gloss changes over the years. During the past year or so there was a real move towards a matt finish being the most sought after. Gloss had a few years 'of fame' in between then and now ... however, in 2019, we can quite confidently say that matt kitchens will soon be the most popular. We would predict that the popularity of a matt finish will continue well into the mid 2020's.

The key to achieving the right look in both styles is by choosing a quality product and installation. Matt and gloss kitchens can form the basis of a visually stunning design that is timeless in appearance, easy to maintain, and very durable. But if you compromise on quality, then you risk having a kitchen that lets you down in the years ahead.We have now established that a high-quality product is essential for a successful gloss or matt kitchen; however, the problem still remains on how to choose between a gloss or matt kitchen!

Gloss Kitchens
The quality of installation is essential to your kitchen's appearance, but it is also important to realize that gloss kitchen colours can look slightly different in appearance under different light settings. Eye level units will, in general, reflect more light but you can also reflect other colours. It might be worth considering the installation of LED lights which will alter the visual appearance of the doors. This is something that we have done on many occasion and can work really well in both matt and gloss kitchens but especially well with the reflective properties of a gloss door. The effect of light in the space is an elegant look, but an added bonus is that reflected light also creates the impression of a larger area, particularly within lighter gloss kitchen colours. Ideal for some smaller kitchen spaces. The smoother the surface and lighter the colour, the more light is reflected, and the bigger and brighter a kitchen space will appear. High Gloss white can really help maximize the space.

Gloss kitchens are easy to wipe clean making them a stylish and practical choice for families, amateur cooks, or pet owners. Gloss kitchen finishes are widely accessible in a range of materials, colours and prices too.

  • Can make small spaces appear bigger
  • Easy to clean- A wide range of colours
  • Can mark easily

Matt Kitchens
As with gloss kitchens, the quality of product and skill set is one of the primary requirements for getting the best possible looking kitchen, and the matt kitchen is one of the most stunning possible looks for a kitchen.

As suggested by its name, it is different from the gloss kitchen because it has a non-reflective surface for a more subtle look.The matt kitchen has a more solid base of colour than a gloss kitchen as it doesn't rely on a light source to maintain its colour.

The matt kitchen can be described as one of understated class and elegance and convey a feeling of pure luxury.

The matt kitchen, like the gloss kitchen, is durable, scratch resistant and also easy to clean, but with the added benefit of fingerprint and smudge marks being less noticeable. As with gloss kitchens, white doors will give the impression of a bigger space, but to a lesser degree due to the lack of reflection. However, graphite or charcoal grey is proving to be extremely popular... and looks absolutely stunning.

  • A look and feel of luxury and elegance
  • Easy to clean
  • A wide range of colours
  • Finger marks less obvious

So is a gloss or matt kitchen best? Ultimately, it's still about personal preference, so it's actually not about what is best, it's about what is right for you. At Weizter we have plenty of examples of both, and we would be happy to meet up to show you samples in person so that you can make a proper comparison. Above all, we suggest that you recognize that high quality is the key; even if it's not the lowest in price, the quality of your kitchen is what will remain when the 'price tag' has long been forgotten!

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Smart Appliances 1.0

 What do we have now?

At the moment, we can only brag about basic functions generally considered intelligent, we haven't yet reached the level of what would be considered a clever kitchen but I'm most impressed with the happenings in the appliance sphere, they seem to be making the most headway in terms of bringing us closer towards the "kitchen of tomorrow". 

The dynamic they seem to be pursuing is heavily emphasized by spatial ambiance.


What is spatial ambiance?

"In spatial design, the ambiance of the space is generally created through the room's function, the aesthetic of the space itself with object elements, including the primal elements within that space such as the architecture, lighting, colour, and furniture"

An understanding of the space and how we interact with it. Exteroception is our foundation, using our senses to feel our surroundings and interact with them, playfully on purpose.

Now imagine being where you are, and feeling like the universe is conspiring to make where you are…well, perfect. That's where the "Smart Appliance" comes into play. It knows what you need when you need it.


The general approach, necessary to facilitate an intelligent integration, is in fact determined by the spatial dynamics of each individual node(object) on a network . Needs are directed by function and appeal to us through aesthetic blending. At the moment, the integrations are purely modern in design and would be visually out of place in a traditional or country themed kitchen...maybe that will change but for now we are working within a small spectrum of what's actually possible.


We are at the very early stages of integrating technology in our homes but the era has begun. I for one, am truly excited to be in a position where I get to watch this market grow,  marching onwards into the new future as the world around us becomes more complicated and a lot smarter, allowing us to spend more time on the things that matter to us most.


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Smart kitchens, integrated appliances & Intelligent space!

What makes a kitchen smart? Before we can answer that, we need to define the term.

If you define it through Google, a smart kitchen usually refers to something connected via the "IoT (Internet of Things) technology", Bluetooth, or Wi-Fi. But if we got philosophical, we would determine the phrase alone as anthropomorphic in nature, so before trying to understand the relevance, let's look at the extent and functions the idea conveys.

Each area is defined by purpose, through a set of functions and actions. By integrating certain aspects, we can add certain conditions that enhance the purpose, integrations are the key, how connected is your kitchen?

  • Charging stations, wi-fi router
  • Smart appliances / SD hubs
  • Integrated tech (browser facility, calendar integrations, video call tech)
  • "IOT" - Iinternet Of Things

A metric that could be used, is the number of integrations able to communicate together, ultimately, how far your reach is and how automated the systems are. Indulge with me in a thought experiment  and imagine for a moment, you wake up and your coffee is ready, activated by movements tracked in your smart bed. You open the fridge that has already ensured you have the ingredients needed for your health goals to be realized. As you sip your coffee while looking at your schedule through a calendar on an integrated screen, Ding! That's your kitchen notifying you of the online order for the milk that is running low. Life's good you think as you make your way to the automated cupboards that have already prepared your outfit for the day... endless possibilities to make life easier and more efficient.

A few examples of how this could look:

  1. Access to the web - link your accounts and watch cooking videos on YouTube while you cook
  2. Ability to control certain aspects remotely
  3. Safety - prevention and enhancements
  4. Access control and surveillance 

For more information on how smart technology is finding its way into our homes;
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How To Bring Out The Best Features In a One Wall Kitchen

For some, a one-wall kitchen is nothing special, for others the concept is unusual. One-wall kitchens are generally encountered in small homes or apartments where floor space is very limited. By containing the kitchen space to a single wall section more space remains for other functions and features. This is very common when the kitchen is open and shares the room with the living or dining spaces. Of course, a one-wall kitchen can also be a valid option for large volumes too where this type of layout can maintain an open and spacious feel throughout the home.

One wall kitchen designs often require us to get even more creative with our space to ensure that every culinary need is met in an arrangement that suits our personal style. The one wall kitchens in this collection each bring a unique flavour to the table and explore different layouts. Yes we did say layouts, because even though these kitchen ideas follow a straight run, there are multiple ways in which to situate appliances and accessories, plus accompanying kitchen islands and dining areas.

Weizter One Wall Kitchen 1

Mirror fronted  appliances are intergrated into the cabinets in this single wall kitchen. Their reflective surface helps the large items to blend with the dark wooden finishes used. The hob and sink are concealed to keep the look open and airy.

Weizter One Wall Kitchen 2

If your one available kitchen wall just isn’t long enough, look up. Make use of high ceilings by installing a double run of wall units to increase your storage space. The highest, less accessible units can be used for storing seasonal and occasional items.

Weizter One Wall Kitchen 3

Add a border of matching colour. The wall behind this yellow kitchen is painted the same shade, use large areas of stark contrast to create high impact decor. This solid yellow kitchen sits at the back of an entirely black dining room.

Weizter One Wall Kitchen 4

Unique kitchen pendant lights add glamour and curve to a straight design. This one wall kitchen with island has the pendants suspended in the centre of the room, but you could use them in a similar way over a kitchen sink and prep area.

Weizter One Wall Kitchen 5

Add a little life. A white kitchen always looks clean and fresh but can be a little boring. A few indoor plants and some wooden textures and finishes could liven things up if luminous colours and patterns is not your thing.

Weizter One Wall Kitchen 6

An outer framework holds a kitchen as a separate entity from the rest of the room.

Weizter One Wall Kitchen 7

If it wasn’t for the integrated oven, you could pass this row of cabinets and not know there was a kitchen there at all. Bifold doors retract to reveal a concealed grey kitchen complete with sink and hob. Not everything about one-wall kitchens is bad. In fact, this is a pretty well-balanced layout, one which makes the most of small or open spaces, sometimes requiring very few compromises. An aspect that actually makes these kitchens very convenient is the fact that you can do all the prep work, cooking and cleaning in a single space without having to constantly move or turn around.

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Corian vs Stainless Steel

When we think of spaces that have high traffic cooking environments – restaurants, commercial kitchens, catering kitchens, hospitality kitchens, I think of the most hygienic spaces. Although busy with traffic that countertops and areas for food preparation are by law required to be the most bacteria or germ free places.

This is where the last two countertops of our series comes into play:
Corian which is an acrylic and resin based product which has been around for many a year in sinks, making its way through into the countertop space in more commercial kitchens, hospitals and high traffic zone where no bacteria or germs can grow because of its no porosity.

A second favourite in the no porosity category is stainless steel. It is used majority in commercial kitchens in restaurants all over the world, in cafeterias, in grocery stores as well as hospitals because it won't harbor any germs that could grow and affect people negatively.

 Pros for Corian
- Stain resistant
- Bacteria resistant
- Many colour variations
- Can integrate a sink with the countertop making it seamless
- Easily repairable
Cons
- Low scratch and heat tolerance

Pros for Stainless Steel
- Heat resistant
- Easy to clean
- Adds value to your home if used for industrial design purposes
Cons
- Prone to water mark staining if not cleaned in time
- Dents and scratches easily

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Handleless Kitchens

We think kitchens and the last thing on everyone's mind - after choosing the colours, the door profile, the style of the kitchen, the configuration and orientation of the cupboards in the kitchen, we think of the handles. 

When I say we, I say the client. 

This accessory used in and throughout the kitchen that could either make or break the look of the kitchen cupboards or even break the budget of the kitchen, we think of last. Which although can be a minimal item/discreet item/afterthought as well as the last thing on the list, is just as important as the style and colour of the kitchen,

When we talk handleless kitchens we're looking at two possible options; Gola system and tipmatic (push to open).

Gola System
The Gola system is an integrated handle system pre-cut into the cupboards. Cutting the handle into the cupboard as opposed to the door or drawer having a fixed protruding handle.
Pros

  • Sleek and seamless kitchen - aesthetic
  • Safe for the family – no knocking the protruding handles
  • Easy to use

Cons

  • Can get dirty, dust, grease, oil etc can get into the handle
  • You lose cupboard space
  • Expensive


Tipmatic or Push to Open
A mechanism where you push on the door panel and the door pops open (like a pen) you put your fingers in the open space and pull the door open.
Pros

  • Sleek and seamless kitchen - aesthetic
  • Safe for the family

Cons

  • Very finicky and it is much more difficult to set it up correctly
  • Very high maintenance as you will forever clean the doors from constantly touching it
  • Discriminatory against those with mobility issues
  • Not only must doors be pushed to open, it must also be pushed to close (more work)
  • After a mere few weeks, most clients get frustrated with these push to open systems
  • Highest chance of it not working after 3-5 years, requires the most maintenance
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Concrete Countertops vs Butcher Block

Concrete Countertops vs Butcher Block

When looking at kitchen or bathroom countertops for that matter, we have a variety of application that can be used throughout. 

In a previous blog we spoke about the 2 main ones used in the "war" as of 2022 – granite vs quartz. But there are more on offer that need not only an honorable mention but an in depth review so you can make a more informed decision before you get to the sales rep who will help design either your kitchen or bathroom.

The next weapon in the arsenal to look at is:
Concrete and butcher block countertops. These are used in more for a industrial modern type design style or even a country or farmstyle looking design style in the home, perhaps even the bathroom vanities.

They can be used to add a warmer natural feel into the kitchen. Which I would advise solely as an island detail as opposed to the entire countertop throughout the kitchen.

Pros for Concrete Countertops
- Its easy to manufacture. They can be bought or if you are very handy, you can make it a DIY project maybe to bond with your kids
- Reasonable
- Very heavy duty and durable

Cons
- It takes a minimum of 28 days to completely cure
- It cracks over time
- High maintenance – needs sealant consistently

Pros for Butcher Block
- It is very user friendly – you can chop and cut and slice directly on to the wood
- It adds an warmth to the kitchen, not hard cold stone
- Very durable if taken care of properly by sanding and resealing if and when its needed

Cons
- Solid wood prices fluctuate like inflation, making it inconsistent in pricing and very expensive
- Soaks in stains and water – the wood can swell if not taken care of properly
- Can withhold bacteria in the wood which can contaminate the food

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Lighting in kitchens

Kitchens can be greatly enhanced just by adding proper lighting, in this day and age there are numerous colors and designs when it comes to lights, so it is vital that your designer guide you through the various ways in which you can place your lighting, Aesthetics can be enhanced by more lighting, either through highlighting certain aspects or saturating the space altogether.

Your kitchen lighting design should be based on three layers of light.

  • 1.Task lighting being the brightest of the three, this is to highlight your countertops, sinks, island, and any area where food preparation and cleaning occurs.
  • 2.Ambient lighting is much softer and is used to highlight areas like entrances and exits as well as walls and the floor.
  • 3.Accent lighting, in between task and ambient lighting in brightness, can be used to highlight architectural features or inside your glass cabinets to show off your fine china.

When you have incorporated all three layers you will achieve the right level of lighting in your kitchen. this also helps to minimize shadows which is often a result of the exclusive use of overhead lighting.

LED Lighting In modern kitchen design

Many choose open-plan kitchens. Do you want your kitchen to look warmer, more vibrant, or unique? It is very simple, just add LED strip lights strategically placed by your designer, to transform your kitchen, Remodeling your kitchen is all about finding a balance between ergonomics, aesthetics, and exclusivity. Proper lighting is what makes or breaks its appeal. Led strip lights combine convenience with saving energy LED strip lighting is definitely on of the must-haves of 2022 kitchen. Let us show you how!

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