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.
Perfect conditions for the storage of food or for the preparation of tasty sous-vide cooking. The new vacuuming drawer impresses with its wide range of applications. What is better than to be able to conjure up meals effortlessly that contain everything that the illustration in the cookery book promises. The basic function of the vacuuming drawer is impressively simple: The air (oxygen in particular) is sucked out of the film bags in which the food items are stored and then they are sealed so that they are airtight. This maintains the quality of food items for a longer period of time. In addition, the vacuuming drawer prepares food optimally for sous-vide cooking. Divide into portions, store and prepare for enjoyable cooking.
Step 1: Suitable bag for vacuum sealing The appliance comes with the correct plastic bag. You can buy replacements from Jones Britain by contacting us on 01435 866435.
2nd Step: Fill the bag Fill the bag with any type of food. Be careful not to over-fill the bag.
3rd Step: Insert bag Open the vacuum-sealing drawer. Place the filled bag in the appliance.
4. Step: To select a setting You have the choice between 3 vacuum settings. The sealing time can be freely selected from 3 settings.
5. Step: Start vacuum-sealing process When you close the appliance lid the appliance starts the vacuum-sealing process.
6. Step: Remove air In the vacuuming process the air is drawn out of the vacuum chamber and the plastic bag.
7. Step: Seal food At the end of the vacuum-sealing process the food is automatically hermetically sealed.
8. Step: Removing food Open the lid of the vacuuming drawer and remove the vacuumed food.
9. Step: Vacuum-sealed food The food is completely vacuum sealed and ready for use at a later date.
The sous-vide cooking method
People who are familiar with the sous-vide cookery method happily accept the longer cooking process. Exceptional pleasure is guaranteed! The advantage lies in the evenness of the cooking, whereby the aim is to achieve a specific core temperature. Overcooked edges are a thing of the past. Flavours do not react with oxygen and food stays moist. Food can also be vacuumed with spices or a marinade. The cooking results can always be reproduced.
Particularly tender meat
Meat is cooked very slowly at constantly low temperatures. It is therefore extremely juicy and tender. Thanks to the gentle cooking process the meat cells relax without losing any of their juices. It is impossible to overcook your food. If you like your meat seared, brown it off quickly either before or after vacuuming.
For more information or to view the showroom model, please get in contact with us on 01435 866435 or visit our Heathfield Showroom.
Blog Post written by: Chloe Hartnup, Junior 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
This scandi colour palette works tremendously well in this bespoke kitchen design, allowing the beautiful curved features in the kitchen to do all the talking. The Kitchen colour palette included Farrow & Ball Pointing on the units alongside a light natural oak which was used on the chopping block and mantel. Glacier White Corian worktops and a natural light oak flooring were also used within this scheme keeping it simplistic yet complementary against the design and shapes.
The use of a Scandinavian colour palette and traditional design has put a stylish and elegant twist on this bespoke kitchen design.
Our client came to Jones Britain having seen the advertisement of our KBB review awards finalists kitchen. They really liked our design ideas and wanted to use us for our skills in imaginative design.
Our brief was to design a kitchen that was large, spacious with plenty of working surface. The kitchen design had to be light bright and interesting with a major focal point at some point in the room. A slightly more traditional feeling was discussed – the buzz words were ‘Elegant’ ‘Stylish’ and ‘Functional’.
“We are absolutely delighted with our new kitchen. We occasionally send a photo to friends overseas and, without exception, they all say it is like something out of a glossy magazine.”
This earthy colour palette works in brilliant harmony with the beautiful views onto our clients garden bringing the outdoors in through colour and texture. The kitchen colour palette included pergamon base units on the wall run, veneered walnut tall and island units, a textural earthy coloured tile for the flooring and glacier white Corian worktops. The Corian worktops wrap around the spectacular curves in this very bespoke made kitchen.
We were asked to design a high end kitchen for a new build project in Esher that was not only different to your average kitchen but also innovative in its design.
This called for some pretty radical thinking outside the box.
This colour palette matched our Esher client’s kitchen brief perfectly.- our clients love the curved kitchen island and the retractable TV integrated within the Corian worktop.
This ultra modern, crisp palette of white gloss and accents of graphite grey subtly marry together.
This contemporary kitchen colour palette also has been mixed with clear mirror, stainless steel, light oak and a glossy black (from the appliances).
You really can’t go wrong with this colour palette, it feels completely timeless and would work in the majority of kitchen spaces.
Corian worktops with a designer illuminated fin at one end of the island. Graphite glass breakfast bar with a mirrored post and specially lit splash backs. The final elements of the design included a cleverly designed bulkhead for extraction, lights and surround sound speakers.
Our client wanted a ultra modern/contemporary kitchen design for their stunning new build. The brief was to give a wow-factor feeling with a minimalist design appeal.
Find out how we can help you with your kitchen colour palette..
Blog Post written by: Chloe Hartnup, Junior Kitchen Designer at Jones Britain Kitchens
This month designs by Jones Britain Kitchens feature in Kudos Magazine (Issue 19) which is out now. Kudos is a free lifestyle magazine for Kent and East Sussex.
In this month we feature on pages 74 & 75 where Director & Head Kitchen Designer Dan Stronge explains how they achieved this stunning modern kitchen with a retro feel. Our customers were delighted with this kitchen design which brought a light yet playful living space to entertain friends and family.
Here’s a snippet of the article: What was the initial design brief?
“The brief was to design and create a modern, clean handless kitchen, which still stayed true to the ‘kitchen being the heart of the home’ ethos but could be used for entertaining as well as being functional and practical for day-to-day life.”
Blog Post written by: Chloe Hartnup, Junior Kitchen Designer at Jones Britain
Managing Director and Head Kitchen Designer of Jones Britain, Dan Stronge has been out of our Heathfield Showroom today and up in London at the Supernova embankment gardens for the Designer KB Awards 2016 (Kitchen Bathroom Awards). The Designer KB Awards is an annual award ceremony recognizing talented UK Designers in the Kitchen and Bathroom sectors of the design industry.
The Supernova is the highest quality temporary structure availing 2,500sqm of designed event space with state-of-the-art sound and lighting to be the perfect venue to host the elaborate and significant Designer Awards event. Passion, attention to detail and creative flair ensure the Supernova’s theatrical setting has the atmosphere to surpass all others.
This year’s panel of judges include Founder & Architect of Crawford Partnership Alan Crawford and KB network Editor Grahame Morrison.
Dan was privileged to have been invited to the awards ceremony by Du Pont as their guest of honour and found the event a brilliant evening for networking with other Kitchen designers. Among the design nominees were some fantastic bespoke kitchen designs. These have inspired Dan to enter the competition next year with one of his bespoke, handmade and innovative kitchen designs.
“Congratulations and thank you to all of those that took part and made the event so memorable and inspirational. Bring on KB Awards 2017!“
Blog post written by: Chloe Hartnup, Junior Kitchen Designer at Jones Britain
Richlite is a durable, versatile, and sustainable material made from resin-infused paper.
Originally developed over 70 years ago Richlite has expanded into a premium surface material used in many different areas. Handmade from many layers of high quality custom craft paper, Richlite’s surface texture comes from the natural variation in the way fibers lay within the paper. Composed of approximately 65% FSC®-certified or recycled paper content and 35% phenolic resin, Richlite’s color comes from a combination of the paper and the amber tone of the resin.
With many inherent advantages, Richlite continues to be utilized for its versatile range of features and benefits. Unlike stone or a solid surface, Richlite works similar to a dense hardwood and can be easily milled, sanded, routed, and joined. Richlite is water-resistant, sanitary, has low moisture absorption, heat and fire resistant, extraordinarily dense and durable, and has a natural appeal due to its paper construction.
HOW IT’S MADE
Made from many layers of high quality decorative paper, Richlite’s surface texture comes from the natural variation in the way fibres lay within the paper. These rolls of paper are saturated with a thermosetting resin before they are cut to length and laid up by hand. Each sheet is carefully stacked, alternating the direction of paper for the ultimate balance and stability. The stacks are pressed under even heat and pressure, which bonds the layers of paper together and cures the resin. The panels are then slowly cooled to produce a solid, stable sheet material.
Richlite’s colour comes from a combination of the colour of the paper and the deep amber tone of the resin. No dyes are added to the material, and all of the paper is either post consumer waste recycled or sustainably harvested FSC® Certified paper.
Unlike stone or solid surface, it works very similarly to an incredibly dense hardwood and can be milled, sanded, routed and joined. Richlite can be pressed to order from 3mm to 75mm in a range of sheet sizes up to 3660mm x 1525mm. It is shipped from the factory with a mill surface which can be used raw in some applications. Some applications need to be processed by a fabricator to create a leathered or honed surface for the best performance.
Founded in 1943 in the Pacific Northwest, Richlite was originally used for machine tooling by the aerospace industry. Eventually the paper-composite material was adopted by the commercial food industry due to its sanitary and durable qualities. Richlite was embraced by the marine industry due to its water-resistant construction, and the action sports industry for use in building skateparks. In the early 2000’s, the architecture and design community began to utilize Richlite for numerous interior and exterior applications. Today Richlite is widely used in consumer products and still in use as an industrial material.
We have Richlite on display in the Jones Britain showroom. It have to be the most tactile surface we have on display and the great thing about it is that its both really strong and extremely versatile which means that we can use it for almost any application in our bespoke kitchen designs.
Source of content from Richlite.com & surfacematter.co.uk
Blog Post written by: Dan Stronge, Head Kitchen Designer at Jones Britain Kitchens