Kitchen personalisation with SCHOCK
Cooking is all the rage. You invite some good friends, prepare a delicious meal together and enjoy the whole thing in a cosy atmosphere within your own four walls. So the kitchen becomes the new centre of our lives and the way it looks is an expression of the way we are. And in that sense there’s every reason to show your colours.
To reflect the trend in kitchen personalisation, in the spring of this year Schock had already presented a fresh and brightly coloured granite sink collection encompassing four vibrant colourways: Sunflower, Peppermint Green, Ocean Blue and Pink. Inspired by pop art, these shades have now been joined by the radiant Bright Orange . This addition produces many new and contrasting variations in kitchen styling, giving our customers an exceptional opportunity to express their own personality in the design of their kitchen.
The new Bright Orange accent tone, like the other refreshing colourways, is available with the Nemo N-100S model in CRISTALITE PLUS. This sink’s young, on-trend design with its abundance of straight lines harmonises wonderfully with the extraordinary colours. Bright Orange brings vitality and positive energy into the kitchen.
Schock launches new colourways for sinks
Granite sink manufacturer Schock is putting four new and refreshing sink colourways on the market. In line with its slogan, “colour your ways”, the company has developed a new colour collection that unmistakably follows the trend towards kitchen personalization and is the perfect complement for kitchen cabinet door and drawer fronts in solid colours.
A fresh, sunflower yellow, vibrant peppermint green, deep ocean blue and bright shade of pink can be installed as a colourful design element in the kitchen. The colours are taken straight from nature and convey a spring-like and fresh ambience – they are anything but loud and dominant
The exciting new Blancoandano family joins the extensive range of undermounted sink options already offered by Blanco, and looks to take centre stage for the company in 2012.
Tight corner and base radii make a strong style statement, as well as practical maximisation of the sink volume.
Created in high quality 18/10 stainless steel, with the company’s renowned attention to detail, the Blancoandano undermounted range is available in a choice of sizes and configurations, with optional accessories to increase functionality for both food preparation and washing and rinsing dishes. The choice includes a high-quality stainless steel colander and a stylish glass chopping board.
Blancoandano is also available in a variety of sizes with the unique Blanco I F flat edge inset sinks.
Architecture for the kitchen
Bold and beautiful, the Blancoandan M60 – a new overmount modular sink - makes its dramatic debut at this year’s KBB Exhibition.
Created in hard wearing, stylish Silgranit ® Puradur ® II, Blanco’s own super practical coloured sink material, the Blancoandan M-60 combines real strength of design character with a host of eminently practical features.
Measuring a full 1200mm long, and available in all nine Silgranit colours, the sink is designed for installation directly over a kitchen base unit. Accessories make the most of its generous size with a wooden chopping board, designed to slide along its entire length, creating additional space for food-preparation, plus the option of a practical stainless steel colander.
And to add extra style the
Award winning Blancoculina-S
Having already walked away with four top design awards* since its introduction in Germany last Autumn, the Blancoculina-S looks set to take the discerning UK tap market by storm, following its launch at KBB 2012.
Designed by the company’s own design team, the exceptionally tall and elegant Blancoculina-S is notable for its design details, especially the magnetic hose cradle. A magnet instantly releases the splash-free spray hose when needed – and secures it again just as quickly when it is no longer required.
The spray itself can be changed simply by the touch of a button, transforming it from a regular flow to a spray and back again. The tap spout has an extra-wide rotation arc, opening up a number of installation possibilities with various bowl configuratons - including between undermount bowls.
Head of design Brigitte Ziemann says: “Once again we have managed to add a very special accent in the broadly occupied market of mixer taps. Blancoculina-S is the most irresistible combination of elegant looks, innovative functionality and trend-setting quality.”
Rangemaster’s Fire-Clay Ceramic range
Constructed from ceramic , fired at extremely high temperatures, Rangemaster fire-clay ceramic sinks provide superior strength and look stunning with a high gloss finish and are renowned for being hygienic and incredibly easy to clean. Offering traditional country kitchen style Bulter sinks to the ultra contemporary Nevada in a black gloss finish with sloped drainer, the fire-clay range caters for a number of kitchen styles.
As part of a complete kitchen appliance offering, Rangemaster’s sink and tap collection is designed to complement current and forward looking kitchen trends, supported by a host of appliances including their world renowned range cookers, refrigeration, built-in ovens and hobs, integrated dishwashing and wine storage. Until December 2012 customers can take advantage of an extra years warranty on their range cooker when purchased alongside any rangemaster sink and tap.
Rangemaster’s Granite range
A Rangemaster sink will always be borne of a designer’s expertise. The granite range is no different, also having its roots in material innovation. Technically advanced polymers, such as Neostone and Metallix are not only durable, scratch and impact-resistant, but are also easily wiped clean and heat resistant to 230°C, coping effortlessly with searing pans, hot liquids and practically all household chemicals. With three ranges, including the unique Cubix Gemini featuring stainless steel bowls within granite drainer and surround, Rangemaster’s sink range incorporates seven colours to co-ordinate with kitchen schemes and appliances, including ‘metallix’ Onyx, Silver and Pewter which introduce a sparkle effect.
Rangemaster’s Stainless Steel range
In addition to a host of brilliant designs for both contemporary and traditional style kitchens, Rangemaster has developed a robust new surface finish, Micro-sheen™, which has been applied across the entire stainless steel range. This high quality finish enhances the colour of the steel, whilst creating a soft brushed effect.
Rangemaster has also introduced a ground edge trim to all stainless steel inset fitted sinks, creating a subtle frame for a perfectly finished look.
Each inset stainless steel sink is
supplied with an automatically applied sealant and pre-fitted clips to help reduce installation time and cost, making this range a must-have for kitchen installers.
The 1810 Company
Billed as the largest undermount sink available on the UK market, the Zenduo Grande Deep from The 1810 Company offers sleek looks and generous dimensions to fit large baking trays and outsized pans. Made from 1.2mm thick stainless steel, the sink measures 254mm deep and 700mm wide, with a 180mm width half bowl
From this bestselling family of stainless steel sinks, which are hugely popular due to the larger bowls, comes the newly-configured range of Largo undermounted sinks. The range has been extended with three new models to cover all requirements, so that there are more options available for the retailer or designer.
Part of Franke’s high-end Specialist range of sinks and taps, the three new models – LAX 120 45-30, LAX 120 36-36 and LAX 160 36-16 – boast ultra-modern looks with generous proportions. Available in a Silk finish, these sinks are resistant to staining, chipping, rust and corrosion and are also extremely easy to keep clean.
This range of sinks also boasts a new shallower Low Profile Semi-Integrated Waste and Hygienic Overflow. This new waste, with a reduced depth and a solid stainless steel plug, saves space in the cabinet, allowing more room for cleaning products. The new Hygienic Overflow increases cleanliness in the kitchen. The detachable plate allows boiling water to be poured into the overflow to remove any bacteria, while the rigid overflow pipe reduces the likelihood of deposits.
For that extra finishing touch, the extremely useful Franke Rollamat can be bought separately. This flexible little helper provides a draining and defrosting surface and heavy objects and hot pans can be placed on it. The Rollamat can be easily rolled up and stored away when not in use.
International awards for BLANCO
Once again, BLANCO’s innovative approach to sink design has won international acclaim from the Industrie Forum Design in Hanover , with not one, but two of the new sinks for 2010 scooping awards.
BLANCO President, Achim Schreiber, attributes the success to an ongoing policy of ‘putting our faith in an experienced, highly-motivated in-house team of experts – designers, product managers and developers.’
The first award went to BLANCORonis-iF. The design adds extra volume to a stainless steel round sink with its very generous-dimensions – an extra-wide and extra deep bowl with a concise radius - and inspired accessories which ensure the space can be used for much more than just doing the dishes. It also has the popular BLANCO low profile iF rim with its flush-fit appearance, keeping the overall look sleek and streamlined. The glass cutting board fits into the rim of the sink rotating at 360degrees, and the BLANCO Carrier complete with two stainless steel bowls, can be taken to the oven or hob.
The second sink to catch the attention of the judges is the BLANCOAlaros. Made from BLANCO’s new coloured sink material, Silgranit® Puradur® II, and available in all ten Silgranit colours, the beauty of the lies in its perfect symmetry. A spacious bowl is set centrally between two symmetrical drainers. Here again, imaginative accessories increase the practical possibilities. The large central single bowl has a tap ledge flanked by two draining areas.
The sink and tap ledge sit slightly below the draining areas, and the accessories include two glass boards which slide partially over the sink when it is not in use, increasing the workspace. The sink can be used with any tap, but when combined with the BLANCOEloscope F-11 tap, also featured, the tap can be lowered so that the two glass boards fit completely over both the sink and tap.
A New Coloured sink material from Blanco
The precious stone in the kitchen, SILGRANIT® PuraDur® II, is Blanco's new coloured sink material in ten shades. It is irresistibly tactile, with a silky-smooth surface that looks like natural stone and its ease of care and durability are unsurpassed. All SILGRANIT® sinks and undermounted bowls are now available in SILGRANIT® PuraDur® II
Iron Chef Popular TV Programme Comes to the UK
Kitchen Sinks and Taps Direct supply sinks and taps to Iron Chef for use on their film sets for their brand new series in the uk.
The sinks supplied are the stunning Reginox RL 218s with the Reginox RF 32 Ch taps.
SINKWORLD TAKE ON NEW RANGE
January 07th 2009
Sinkworld and Kitchen sinks and taps direct are pleased to announce their new partnership with :
The 1810 sink company.
This is a very exciting new brand of sinks concentrating on undermount and flushfit models.
The sinks are manufactured to a high standard and all come boxed, with template, full plumbing kit and care and maintenance instructions in every box.
SINKWORLD LAUNCH NEW WEB SITE
kitchensinksandtapsdirect January 13th 2010
The management and team at Sinkworld are pleased to announce the launch of their new web site www.kitchensinksandtapsdirect.co.uk .
Having been online for over 10 years with our main site www.sinkworld.co.uk we have realised that in this day and age, people's working hours and the way they shop have changed.
Customers having difficulty in contacting companies during the day to place orders is the main reason we have now changed our web site policy and this has resulted in the launch of the first 'Buy on Line' site for Sinkworld.
We hope this site will make it possible for many people to sit with their partners or friends out of normal business hours to choose and order the items they want.
We have tried to make our new site as user friendly as possible and we hope our customers will enjoy their shopping experience with us at www.kitchensinksandtapsdirect.co.uk
However we also hope that should people not be able to find their perfect sink, then they will still contact us on 0845 053 5431 as our Sales Team are happy to give assistance to prospective customers and help them find the correct item.
Happy New Year
kitchensinksandtapsdirect January 1st 2010
The team at Kitchen sinks and taps direct send all their wishes for the new year!