Everything you Need to know About an Outdoor Kitchen Unit

Installing an outdoor kitchen is a great way to spend more time outdoors! Here are some tips on how to get started!

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The pandemic outbreak has locked us in our houses and turned our attention to the interior design of our homes. Instead of travelling far away, we tend to invest money in our gardens to make them idyllic places to chill and relax. No wonder why one of the trends of 2021 is an outdoor kitchen, a perfect place for small and big gatherings with friends and family. Read more to learn how to make your dream of an outdoor kitchen come true!

What are the outdoor kitchen units and who are they for?

An outdoor kitchen is cooking furniture adjusted to the weather conditions, made of durable materials such as stainless steel. It is usually equipped with a grilling section, burners, cabinets and shelves, sometimes also a sink and a deep fryer. It is perfect for fans of barbeque, people who enjoy outdoor parties and those who like socialising outdoors.

How to equip an outdoor kitchen?

First of all, understand your needs. What kind of food are you gonna cook outside. How big should be your outdoor kitchen unit? What is your budget? Outdoor kitchen units prices vary. The simple yet high-quality units can cost around £7,000. The more complex, better equipped professional units cost around £22 000. If you are interested in premium stylish outdoor kitchen units with amazing discounts, check kitchenfurniture.online. The kitchens outdoor furniture can be modular, so you can adjust the configuration to your expectations and preferences.

Choose from stainless steel outdoor kitchen units

An outdoor kitchen can be quite an investment. Choose furniture and appliances that are made of durable materials such as stainless steel. Stainless Steel Outdoor Kitchen Units are resistant to difficult weather conditions (they are water-resistant, they are easy to clean and they react well to changes in temperature), thus they will serve you flawlessly for many years to come. Equipment made of stainless steel is characterized by its longevity.

Will any outdoor space be good for an outdoor kitchen?

Yes. Choose your favourite spot, it can be close to the relaxation area in your garden. Outdoor kitchens by kitchenfurniture.online are equipped with a castor set up, which allows moving the outdoor kitchen unit easily. The island can be placed on a terrace or directly on the grass.

About kitchenfurniture.online

Kitchen Furniture Online is a company with many years of experience, offering premium luxurious kitchen furniture. Browse the variety of kitchenfurniture.online products, find the perfect outdoor kitchen units UK, sign in to your account and build your own modular outdoor kitchen.

COSTERION – Support for Builders and Developers

If you plan to build your home or start a new investment, remember that it is an opportunity to customize and create a space however you see fit!

COSTERION.com offers designs of unique and modern houses. If you are a company that needs assistance in the process of construction and brand building, Costerion offers many services to cater to your needs. Keep reading to find out more!

Planning to build a house, make it your home and take advantage of the opportunity to  customize a space that is ideally suited to everyone’s needs. After all, NEW HOME is the place to bond with those you love and entertain new friends. The house you build should be a perfect  match to the land you decide to live on. Additionally, a designed home needs to be environmentally friendly so that it meets the latest standards. Although it will cost more to implement these environmental systems at first, you will save on maintenance fees down the road.

Ready Made or Original Design 

When you commit to building a home, you will have a lot of choices, and one of the  most important selections will be to choose between a Prefabricated home or a custom  home that is special and unique to you. For each choice, you get to check out designs,  photos of the construction process, and the final product. Get some expert opinions from people who have purchased a new home, both from original designs and pre designed homes. Check discussion boards and forums for advice, tips, and  information that can help you decide on the type of home to buy. Some advantages of a predesigned home are shorter investment times, a sense of security knowing that these  homes have been tested and optimized for lower costs during construction, and that these designs have been looked over many times. Pre Designed homes have many advantages, however choosing the Original Design option has its own attractive aspects such as being able to customize your home to your needs. Before you make the choice between the two, take advantage of the project consultancy services to determine which solutions are most optimal for you.

If you are looking for an Original design, we can help! We can research and gather  the specific requirements in terms of space, planning, and the appearance of the  house tailored to your specifications. Your original design may require a plot of  land with an unusual shape or size and we are happy to accommodate you in this  venture. You will need an architect who understands your needs and listens to  every creative detail in order to develop your dream house. While an original design  can cost more than a prebuilt design, your house will be original and a space you  can really relax and entertain in, and best of all – call home.

Another more advanced solution to your new home is the adapted project.

When there are many possibilities like partitioning walls, doors, and window locations along with smaller elements, customers have the option of deciding to introduce these small changes” – says Marcin Kostka, owner of the Costerion company.

Just because you choose the predesigned option, it does not mean that you can’t change it! When selecting a premade project, always ask questions as to what extent the project can be modified. A great architect will always have the answers. To see exceptional example of both methods, you can go https://costerion.com/plans where you can purchase a plan of your future house.

Understanding Your Own Unique Needs 

The first step in designing a home is to create a checklist of ideas and decide on  what you want most. This applies to making modifications to a premade design and  to a custom home. If you are working with an architect, do not be afraid to  communicate your ideas so that you can talk about it with him and get feedback.  The size of the home can vary depending on how many people you plan to live in it  with. You don’t want to spend money on space that you don’t need. As for the  space you want, that is up to you! If you like working from home, then you can add  an executive study room to cut business expenses while creating a quiet space.  Plan on having friends and family over for long luxurious weekends? Consider  adding guest rooms to accommodate them comfortably. Utility rooms like the  laundry, pantry, and basements or sunrooms for extra entertaining space are also  necessities to consider. Remember to add a recreation room to explore your  creative pursuits. You ultimately want and need an original design that will allow for  unlimited possibilities. If you want a more simplistic approach, then a premade  design just might be the answer for you. Check out www.costerion.com/3d for more information.

Planning Your Space 

When planning your space, there are some basic principles to consider. The living  room and dining room should ideally be looked towards the south and southwest side to get a lot of natural light from the sun. When you eat your meals or spend time with friends and family it is always nice to do it in the warmth of the sun. To make sure you take advantage of the sun you would also want bigger windows, a staple of modern design, along these rooms. Another way to use the sun is to align  your solar panels towards the sun to get as much solar energy as possible. This will  save you money and help the environment.

Other factors to consider would be to divide your house into smaller zones. The day  zone consists of room like the living room, dining room, kitchen, office, guest  rooms, and bathrooms. It would be best to choose to have these rooms have  access to natural lighting. The other zone is the night zone which consists of master  bedrooms, adjoining baths, walk-in closets, kids’ room, and play areas. These rooms  do not need as much sunlight, but they need more privacy, away from activity of  potential guests. Finally, there is the communication zone that consists of rooms  that everyone in the household can be in to feel connected to each other while  enjoying the space.

We can tell you all about how to properly organize spaces, but it’s hard to visualize  how these spaces look like in the proper place. Words can only do so much to show  you the potential of your future house. To help you visualize your future house,  Costerion offers services like virtual walk throughs of the house to let you have a  visual experience with the future space. If the planning becomes too complicated,  then we can guide you through the process. For more information you can check  out https://costerion.com/3d. As a company or as an individual, Costerion is able to supply the technology and supplies to bring the building from thought to reality.

Getting the Right Materials 

One of the most crucial aspects of building a home is to use the right materials. You  want a house to last for decades, to be sturdy, and of well-built construction.  Whether or not you are looking to build a home or a company trying to get  materials for a house, it is always important to have access to the materials you  need right away. Think about the various possibilities available when choosing  construction technology. You have choices between ceramics, concrete, wood  (including wooden beams to accentuate the home), or the most expensive  materials, or use a majority of prefabricated elements which can save you money and time. The right building materials are also key to achieving optimal energy  efficiency.

An environmentally efficient home will save you money time and time again. A well  built, environmentally friendly home requires less energy to heat and cool resulting  in affordable energy bills and fewer headaches. Insulation materials can range from  mineral wool, foamed polystyrene, or polyurethane foam. The amount of material  used and the selection of the most effective in a given category is important.

All of this leads to the question of where do you find these materials? This can be a  very stressful part of the process and it can seem overly complicated, however if  you go to https://costerion.com/supplies you can buy/find building materials  dedicated to your projects all in one place.

From planning, to designing, and to construction, the whole process can seem very  convoluted with all of the different people that need to be involved. However, with  our partnership with other companies, we can make this  process very seamless and efficient for you. If you are a company looking to have a  lot of these steps done efficiently, or an individual trying to build their dream home,  then Costerion is for you.

Smart Home Technology 

Lighting adds a special touch and a sense of warmth to any home. Effectively,  illuminated elements of the house bring out the beauty and charm of the  architecture, creating an atmosphere to be desired. Lighting adds a special  ambiance in a garden, allowing you to admire and enjoy the landscaping in the  evening. It also has a special significance in keeping your home safe with lighted  driveways and garages.

When designed a modern house, there are options to add smart home elements  (IBMS or IIBMS). Modern building management systems can help to optimize  energy consumption in the home by controlling the central heating system, air  conditioning, heating elements in the floors, sprinklers, blinds, and even lighting  and alarm systems. These amazing technological wonders can allow you to manage  your home remotely to give a sense of added security and a feeling that you are  home – even when you’re away. There are very simple changes that can be done  that makes the old ways seem primitive. Examples of said changes can be smart  lighting and automation that will help with the way of living. As you enter the house,  the lights can turn on automatically or when you leave a room, the lights turn off  which can also help you save energy and money.

Building Supplies 

Aside from the materials used to construct the building, there are other aspects of the  building that are needed to give it that aesthetic finish and completion. These can be  windows, doors, and garage doors. Windows and doors are things you always go and look  in and out of, so when you go in and out you want to see beauty. With Costerion, you will  be able to handpick whatever kind of window or door you would like to add to your house.  To help you with that we also offer all of these essentials in the three-dimensional space.  We can, as said before, create rendering, visualizations, plans, and virtual tours to make  sure that your house is exactly how you want it to look.

Brand and Marketing 

If you are a company looking to build a house to sell, marketing is always important.  Costerion cooperates with a professional marketing agency that can build your company  with a marketing strategy plan from the logo to the website with online shops and social  media campaigns. If you want to check it out you can visit https://costerion.com/marketing

Dress up your Walls with Some of these Easy Wall Décor Ideas

Making your walls stand out is easier than you think! Here are some ways you can dress up your walls even when you’re on a budget!

There is nothing worse than having a blank white wall in your home that adds zero character to your home’s decorating. It’s time right now to dress up your home’s blank walls to add some energy, life, and color into your home! We’ve scoured the web for some easy ways that you can spruce up your walls in no time! Keep reading!

Floating Shelves

Installing floating shelves is an easy way to add a creative touch to a blank wall. Not only on floating shelves can you pleace some of your favorite books, but you can also put some of your prized possessions on display. Souvenirs, picture frames with your family and friends, and unique finds from the marketplace are all creative ways to dress up an otherwise boring wall. You can make your own floating shelves or you can purchase IKEA’s famous Lack floating shelves that are so affordable and versatile it’s hard to pass up on!

Install Some Wall Paneling

Wall paneling is a smart way to add some texture and style to a blank wall. You can easily use reclaimed wood, molding, bricks, you name it – as a beautiful option to customize a room! Whether you are looking for a more classical decorating theme, or something more rustic, with wall paneling you can achieve this. I am a fan of a more refined decorating style, and I love using wall paneling and moldings to create wainscoting, picture frame moldings, high baseboards, etc. However if you are looking for a more rustic theme you can use stained or antiqued pieces of wood installed onto a wall to create a beautiful feature wall that will add warmth and make your space look cozy.

Create a Saloon Wall

If you don’t know what a saloon wall is it’s simply a wall with art work, prints, and photos all hung up in different sizes, shapes, and colors. There are really no rules when it comes to making a saloon wall. Creativity here is key, and this is a fun project you can do with your family and friends. When it comes to art prints consider ordering online as you can find beautiful artwork for very affordable prices.

Use an Oversized Mirror

Hang an oversized mirror on a blank wall to make your space look twice as large and dress up that plain wall! Oversized mirrors are one of my favorite tricks in the book when it comes to increasing the amount of light in a room, making a space look insanely huge, and using up a blank space stylishly! Oversized mirrors don’t have to be hung up on the wall if they are too large, you can just lean them on the wall or even lean them on a buffet table propped up against the wall. This is an easy decorating a trick that requires absolutely no work and can be done in minutes.

Garden Rooms vs Traditional Conservatories

Installing a conservatory is a fun project that your family will enjoy, here is why you should build one!

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When it comes to extending your home and creating some additional space, the most common choice amongst homeowners is to build an extension. However, this does require a lot of planning, time and most of all, money! All of which make home extensions something that isn’t quite achievable for many, especially if they want something that can be done quickly and affordably. The next option that homeowners have, is to install a conservatory. But with many known downsides, traditional conservatories have become less and less popular over recent years with more people opting for more modern-styled garden rooms instead. But why? In this article, we take a closer look at gardens rooms and some of the ways that make them different and sometimes a better choice than traditional conservatories when it comes to extending the space in your home.

The Differences Between a Garden Room & Conservatory

Practicality

The reason why many homeowners are now opting for modern garden rooms over traditional conservatories is that they present a much more practical solution. Conservatories are infamous for becoming unbearably hot during the peak of the summer and shiveringly cold throughout the winter due to their often poor design. Making them usable for only a certain period of the year. Garden rooms, on the other hand, are far more practical and can be used all year round. With high-quality insulation and air conditioning, garden rooms offer a space that you can enjoy no matter the weather.

Materials

The materials which are used to create both structures are another factor that sets them apart. Traditional conservatories are designed and produced using UPVC and glass windows, or a brick base and glass windows with a polycarbonate/glass roof. This means that you typically only benefit from the top half of the structure being made of glass. On the other hand, a garden room is often made up entirely of glass, from the panels to the roof. This offers an aesthetic that is much more visually appealing and a structure that offers increased protection from the sun.

Planning Permission & Assembly 

The final difference between a garden room and a conservatory relates to the ease in which they can be installed and erected on your property. If both exceed a particular size, then you may need to acquire planning permission from your local council before starting any work. However, a great way to avoid all of the drama that comes with planning permission is to choose a ready-built structure that can simply be installed without any fuss! This is where garden rooms trump traditional conservatories, with the majority offering the ability to be installed in three-to-four working day – incredible!

And there we have it; the major differences between garden room and conservatories. If you’re in limbo about which structure to add to your property, we definitely recommend opting for a garden room. With their practicality, customisation and simplicity when it comes to installation, these offer a hassle-free solution for you and your home.

5 Ideas to Make Your Kitchen More Efficient

Cooking for family get-togethers, dinner parties or special occasions can be a lot of fun. However, too much clutter and an unorganized kitchen can really put a damper on cooking and baking!


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When you spend so much time planning your meals, it just makes sense to have an efficient kitchen to match the meals you make. A few changes here and there can really make a great difference and that too without burning a hole in your pocket. Here are 5 amazing ideas to optimize the efficiency of your kitchen:

Consider Your Work Triangle

Finding the right kitchen layout is important if you want to optimize your kitchen space. The work triangle is a standard kitchen design concept that helps make your workspace more efficient and clutter-free. In most homes, the refrigerator, stove, and sink are the most utilized areas in a kitchen. So, a triangle that connects your refrigerator, stove, and sink, makes a work triangle. For optimal efficiency, no leg of the triangle should be less than 4 feet or more than 9 feet and there should be no obstacle between these areas to allow for easier navigation. This form of layout minimizes wasted steps, increases productivity, and makes cooking more enjoyable.

Recognize Stations and Store Accordingly

Store all the required items in places that make sense. That is to say, as near as possible to the corresponding station. For example, delegate one drawer or shelf near the oven to baking tools (mixing bowls, spatulas, blenders, measuring spoons). Anything near the sink should be cleaning supplies, and anything near a cooktop should be cutting tools or pots and pans. It’s basically making a logical path that matches your cooking style and needs. Everyone’s kitchen will be different and everyone’s stations will contain different items, based on your needs. When you store items this way, it minimizes cooking time, increases your overall efficiency and you are able to keep track of your supplies.

Use Water Efficient Appliances and Fixtures

Conserving water and energy are the staples of an efficient kitchen. You don’t want to waste time while cooking, and you don’t want to waste money while doing it either. Upgrade kitchen appliances and fixtures to ensure water and energy savings. Another easy and cost-effective way to save water in a kitchen is to install a low-flow pre-rinse spray valve. It makes dishwashing easy and uses less water. If your kitchen has efficient appliances and you’re still not happy, make sure all of your pipes are good to go. Leaking taps, faucets, refrigerators, or ice machines can waste gallons of water if left unchecked. If you think you have a leak, or want to be sure that your pipes are in good enough condition for your new appliances to work their best, a professional plumber can help.

Add a Kitchen Island

No kitchen renovation is complete without the installation of an island. An island that provides an extra counter space where you can do your meal preparation. You can choose what kind you have too: a mobile island on wheels is ideal for smaller kitchens, one with a sink or cooktop is great if you want to enjoy your open-concept home, or one with shelves is perfect for extra storage. All of these are amazing for kitchen and cooking efficiency! More space means less need to clean off your counters before you start the next step in the recipe.

Label Food Containers

Labeling containers (even if they’re clear) is another great way to increase your efficiency in the kitchen. One obvious benefit of labeling is that it lets you identify food instantly without needing to juggle around different containers. This enhances your productivity in the kitchen and speeds up your cooking process drastically. We recommend using markers that you can erase, or reusable labels! This way you can write out what food it contains and when it was made. This will also let you know which food items are going to expire soon, so you can plan your next meals accordingly to avoid any wastage. These ideas are simple and inexpensive, but they can really make your kitchen more efficient. Just understand your requirements and move accordingly. We hope they helped you!