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IS MY KITCHEN BIG ENOUGH FOR AN ISLAND?
05 January 2018

The benefits of an island can be many. From simply adding additional storage and work-surface to providing a breakfast bar / dining arrangement and a home for appliances - there is no denying the usefulness of an island, aside of aesthetics. The question is, should services and budget allow, how do you know if you have enough space?

As a rule of thumb, you need approximately 1 metre (3’ in old money) between the sides of an island and any wall / base cabinets. This space is required to enable you to not only manoeuvre around the kitchen with ease, but also, to allow you to fully open all cabinets and drawer boxes.
For example, to fully open and pull down a dishwasher door takes a considerable amount of space and if there is a breakfast bar or integrated seating arrangement, you don’t really want to be continually asking people to move in order to open a cupboard opposite or to squeeze past. Read More

WHAT IS A SHAKER DOOR STYLE?
29 December 2017

The Shaker door style is easily the most common kitchen door design. But why is it so popular and what are its origins?

The Shaker door design and indeed the basic Shaker kitchen concept owe their existence to the Shaker Christian – religious sect, founded in 18th century England and eventually settling in Colonial America. The name ‘Shaker’ is derived from the often ecstatic behaviour displayed during worship.

The Shaker lifestyle was one of simplicity and efficiency and these characteristics were carried through to the design of their furniture.

The true, original Shaker kitchen was devoid of any frivolity or decorative embellishments; walls featured pegs on which utensils and pans were hung, whilst the furniture itself featured a simplistic, plain, 5 x piece door design.
An outer, square edged 4 X piece frame (2 x side pieces known as stiles and 2 x top pieces, known as rails) held in place a flat centre panel.

Today, we have many subtle variations on the Shaker door design but its flexible design virtues means that there isn’t a single furniture brand that doesn’t offer a Shaker design within its furniture collection. Read More

RFK CHRISTMAS PARTY
24 December 2017

Its that time of the year again, when the festivities begin and of course, the Xmas parties.
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HAPPY NEW YEAR, HAPPY NEW KITCHEN . . .
22 December 2017

We would like to wish you all a Happy New Year! Please note our showrooms reopen on the 3rd January 2018 and our Winter Sale will be on! Read More

KITCHEN AID COOKERY DEMONSTRATION
27 January 2017

On Wednesday Evening Kitchen Aid, in conjunction with RFK Kitchens in Rugby held their first ever cookery demonstration at a UK kitchen retailers showroom.
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