We have had the pleasure to design and fit many beautiful kitchens for our fantastic clients from ultra modern, handless linear kitchens, oast house kitchens made entirely of curves to traditional in frame bespoke country kitchen designs.
We have won many awards for our thoughtful and creative kitchen designs including:
KBSA Designer of the year Award over 30K, 2017 KDA17- Kent Digital Awards Gold Award Website Winner, 2017 Finalist in KBB Review Awards 2014 Best Of Houzz 2018 Design Best Of Houzz 2018 Service Best Of Houzz 2017 Service
The Jones Britain team would like to thank you all for your continued support throughout the fantastic 9 years that we have been designing and fitting your kitchens. We will continue as a team to design and create many more beautiful kitchens to suit every single one of our clients for many years to come!
If you could like to start the process of creating the kitchen of your dreams pop into our Heathfield Showroom or pick up the phone for a quick chat. We never charge for advise.
Blog Post written by: Chloe Hartnup, Junior Kitchen Designer at Jones Britain Kitchens.
When you need boiling water in the kitchen, to make a cup of tea for example, you simply turn the childproof tap, and the Quooker dispenses your hot water instantly.
What is Quooker?
You can think of the Quooker as an ingenious fusion between an electric kettle, a thermos flask, a water purifier and a height adjustable tap. The Quooker stores three litres of water at 110 degrees C, in an insulated tank, like a large thermos flask below the work-surface. As the tank is so well insulated, it is cool to the touch, and requires very little energy to keep the water hot. When you turn the tap, the water passes through a filter to purify it, and is dispensed in a fine spray, which helps protect against burns. The Quooker originates in Holland, and is already fitted in over 500,000 kitchens in Europe. It is now available in the UK, in a variety of styles and finishes. If you’re fed up waiting for your electric kettle to boil, the Quooker boiling water tap costs from £850.
You have to be careful when dealing with boiling water. Knocked over kettles cause hundreds of casualties each year, especially for young children. Such accidents are a thing of the past with the Quooker, thanks to its childproof handle and insulated sides that ensure it never feels hot to the touch. The water is boiling, but the flow is a fine spray rather than a solid jet, giving you plenty of time to get your hands out of harm’s way. Safety and ease of use go hand in hand with the Quooker.
Blog Post written by: Dan Stronge, Head Kitchen Designer at Jones Britain Kitchens
The Cooper Kelly Kitchen in Crowborough stands out in the mind as it was both challenging and different on many levels. The strong edges and bright colours really gave the kitchen a personality that could be felt when you entered the room.
What was the brief?
Design an industrial inspired room that was bold, brave but also functional. The couple had clear ideas about the vibe that they wanted their kitchen to have, and their experience of exotic hotels and bars around the world was a strong influence in the ambience that they wanted to create. There were also specific design elements to include, for example incorporating curved units and a mixture of working surfaces at different heights, as well as making an existing structural pillar a feature rather than concealing it.
What was it made from/finished in?
A mixture of washed and stained oak and lacquered matt painted doors, concrete worktop with endgrain oak butchers block accent and black paper bar. The floor was a mixture of bespoke tiles and engineered wood. The splashback was installed in bronzed mirror.
What appliances did it incorporate?
State of the art Miele ovens side by side, downdraft extractor, Gas hob a hidden wine cooler with touch to open door and an elegant Stainless steel sink, fully integrated dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer. American Fridge freezer that dispenses water and ice.
Were there any special requirements for the client?
Curved units were essential and a mixture of different working surfaces at different heights were requested. The client wanted the pillar holding half the house up to be visible but linked in some way. The polished concrete worktops were also poured in situ to create the desired effect and create maximum.
How much would a kitchen like that cost?
As all of our projects are bespoke based on your requirements we work within a pre-determined budget. This kitchen came in a budget of around £80,000 – £90,000.
This ultra modern linear design which we recently created could fair looking quite stark without colour and texture to warm it all up.
2017 is the year of mixing materials!
Texture is gradually taking centre stage with increasing popularity of two-tone kitchen designs. Texture offers designers a versatile palette to mix and match with different shades to layer a design while seamlessly blending the kitchen, dining and living areas together.
Many designers like us at Jones Britain believe the use of textures is just as important as considering other elements such as colours, lighting, flooring, storage and extraction.
Texture is very important for the on-trend kitchens as it offers a less sterile look. However you can use the same idea on more traditional kitchens to give them a more modern look.
How can texture benefit a kitchen?
Textured furniture may be the latest look for a wide variety of kitchen interiors however it also offers advantages within the design.
Using textures can help to break up a large kitchen or define areas to make zones of visual impact/interest.
Colours and textures can be used to give an island impact and stand apart from the run of units behind it or to define an area such as having a dark colour along a run of tall appliance housing units.
Texture warms up a stark kitchen, with many clients choosing handless less fussy kitchen designs the area can start to become quite stark. Colour and texture offers a warm more authentic experience.
Your client may wish to use natural decors which helps bring the outside back into the room and lighten it all up.
Jones Britain’s Most Recent Design
One of our most recent kitchen designs has had this issue- it is a beautiful modern new build with lots of windows, space and our client wanted a handless kitchen.
To warm up the design we made sure there was a range of colour and textures introduced.
Along the tall run of appliance housings we used a matt concrete effect door which contrasted enough against a pergamon gloss door to balance warm and cool.
We then decided to use a 30mm Quartz for the work surfaces. Most trends and kitchen designs we have completed recently involved a lot of lighter coloured work surfaces- this is not the case in this design.
To create more of an impact and keep the kitchen area feeling warm and inviting we have used Quartzforms Veined Baroque which is a dark grey quartz with lighter whisps of grey vein which appear in parts of the surface.
Creating elements of texture which help tie the design together was needed in the breakfast bar, low seating table area and the open bookshelf area. For this we have used a solid walnut work surface which again complements everything else we have chosen as well as warming the whole scheme up which in has given the overall design a real feel of home.
Blog Post written by: Chloe Hartnup, Junior Kitchen Designer at Jones Britain Kitchens