The Floating Desk

The Floating Desk

The kitchen is the new living room. It’s a multi-purpose area of your home where you cook, eat, work and play. When planning and creating a new kitchen for your home it is important you identify your lifestyle demands. Our bespoke service ensures we respond to every challenge, giving your home the detail it deserves. Bespoke means each piece is made to order by our expert craftsmen, in the way you want it. This limitless approach allows us to provide a range of finishes, colours and sizes. This dedicated floating desk is the perfect example of our response to bringing a place to work in the kitchen, but is equally great for any room of the home. A go-to spot for studying and networking this wall-mounted desk is convenient, comfortable and aesthetically pleasing. Take a closer look...
10 Incredible Outdoor Kitchen Ideas

10 Incredible Outdoor Kitchen Ideas

Al fresco dining is only fun in the sun – so when the warmer days arrive, why not cook up a storm in style with an outdoor kitchen? Feast your eyes on these gorgeous outdoor kitchen ideas we came across on Instagram and prepare to be inspired. 1. A Dream Come True BBQ KRAKATOA ELITE – LUXURY @comillas_concept_store @archilovers  A photo posted by Design Outdoor Furniture (@fesfocbarcelona) on May 12, 2016 at 6:32am PDT 2. Awesome outdoor kitchen by BCBE Custom Homes 💭💭💭 A photo posted by Interior Design – Home Decor (@the_real_houses_of_ig) on May 30, 2016 at 3:53pm PDT 3. ✔️ Outdoor A photo posted by @sonja_ols on Jun 4, 2016 at 11:56pm PDT 4. Dreaming of an outdoor kitchen?  A photo posted by Mandeville Canyon Designs (@mandevillecanyondesignsnh) on May 31, 2016 at 10:11am PDT 5. Love this design #instadaily #instahome #interiordesign #interiordesigninspo #designideas  A photo posted by Atie & Sons Constructions (@aasonsconstructions) on May 27, 2016 at 4:26pm PDT 6. 🎉BBQ anyone!🎉  A photo posted by Steelyard (@steelyardaccess) on May 27, 2016 at 1:02pm PDT 7. New Listing in Pinecrest #OutdoorKitchenHome  A photo posted by Amit Bhuta (@amitbhuta) on May 26, 2016 at 10:14pm PDT 8. Just add sunshine, great people and awesome food. Summer ready in #Harmony #yyc  A photo posted by Ana M Cummings (@ana_interiors) on May 22, 2016 at 4:49pm PDT 9. Die neue Aussenküche meiner Schwiegereltern 😃🍽 #outdoorkitchen #aussenküche #steinoptik #holzoptik #kitchen #küche #grill A photo posted by sᴛᴇᴘʜɪᴇ ∣ ➁➅ ∣ ᴄᴀᴛʟᴀᴅʏ (@minouandmuffin) on May 21, 2016 at 6:48am PDT 10. A completed electrical installation the ALS team did in Moonee Ponds!...
The Sunningdale Kitchen

The Sunningdale Kitchen

Tasked with designing a kitchen fit for a young family, we created the Sunningdale kitchen – a minimalist open plan design for this Berkshire home. Featuring floor-to-ceiling cabinetry, an island cooking/dining area with additional storage capabilities and fully integrated appliances, the Sunningdale kitchen fuses a cement caesarstone worktop with a shark profile, alongside off-white cabinets, which together create a clean and contemporary aesthetic. Take a closer look below. STYLE Contemporary FINISH Handless and caesarstone shark worktop Appliances: Mile Combi Oven, Liebhar fridge, Blanco Zerox sink & brushed chrome Quooker tap. Fittings: Mirrored splash back, leather seat wooden stalls and copper pendant lighting. For further advice on your kitchen planning and design, please contact Neil Norton Design on 020 8715 5575 or at 167 Arthur Road, Wimbledon Park SW19...
Contemporary Kitchen Design Putney

Contemporary Kitchen Design Putney

This contemporary bespoke kitchen design for our client in Putney offers a stylish space for cooking and living. The open plan layout has a touch of individualism, personalised to this family and their lifestyle requirements. The contemporary kitchen design fuses zoffany silver cabinetry with cement coloured caesarstone worktop. The hand-formed and detailed design creates a sleek finish which is further heightened by the handleless doors. Take a closer look at this minimalist kitchen in Putney below.. Appliances: Quooker tap, Blanco Clarion sink and Siemens fridge, freezer, oven, hob and dishwater. Fittings: Copper pendants, Reclaimed wooden stalls and Resin finish splash back. For further advice on kitchen planning and design, please contact Neil Norton Design on 020 8715 5575 or at 167 Arthur Road, Wimbledon Park SW19...
FIVE Kitchen Appliances No Foodie Should Be Living Without

FIVE Kitchen Appliances No Foodie Should Be Living Without

Once upon a time, man got by with an egg timer, a few sharp knives and a single gas cooker. Fast forward to 2016, and there’s now a new breed of kitchens appliances and gadgets available, ranging from wifi connected fridges to instant hot water taps that you can be controlled from your phone. If like us, you embrace innovation and technology, then get scrolling through these kitchen items that no 21st century male or female foodie should be living without… #1. Kitchenaid Artisan Mixer  A timeless classic, with no touchscren. This kitchen staple gulps up anything you throw into it, boasts a direct drive motor and a highly durable all-metal housing to ensure maximum versatility. Attachments galore brings great benefits, like the ice cream maker, juicer and even a sausage stuffer. Long live the kitchen mixer. #2. Gaggenau 400 Series Oven An oven with everything you need. Not only will it cook a bird, but its automatic opening door will even politely open the door for it. With a TFT touch display control, handleless door, 17 heating methods, temperature control from 30 °C to 300 °C and more, this clever functional oven is worthy the level of investment. #3. Scanomat Topbrewer They say money can’t buy you time, well they lied. This instant hot water tap means instant brewing, with boiling water on tap (excuse the pun!). It might look normal, but it’s anything but. Control the Scanomat Topbrewer from the invisible touchscreen in your worktop or via your iPad or iPhone. Clever! #4. Grand Cuisine Gas Hob IF you LOVE the tradition of cooking with gas, the Grand Cuisine Gas Hob is one of the finest looking options on...
Interior Styling Workshop at Neil Norton Design

Interior Styling Workshop at Neil Norton Design

Spring is almost here, a great time for you begin planning home renovation projects and start incorporating seasonal accessories into your home. To celebrate the impending arrival of warmer temperatures, the Neil Norton Design kitchen showroom recently hosted a home styling workshop with a botanical twist. Our friends MK Design and floral artist Vanessa Birley helped guide guests through the design and creation of their very own terrarium, with beautiful plants and decoration. Throughout the workshop, interior designer Mathilde Kubisiak was on hand to provide those in attendance with ideas and advice on how to style their home, while Vanessa shared her expertise on floral arrangement and planting. At the end of the styling workshop, everybody left with a mind full of inspiration, along with their own self-made eco-system. Here’s some of our favourites below .. For more info head over to Twitter and follow MK Design and Vanessa...
Bamboo and Glass Toaster by James Stumpf

Bamboo and Glass Toaster by James Stumpf

James Stumpf of Stumpf Studio recently embarked on a three-part design series which saw him create a trio of kitchen appliances using sustainable and renewable materials. Part one of the series was this funky Glass and Bamboo toaster. Made from steam-bent bamboo, this quirky kitchen gadget features glass toasting trays, a side touchscreen and fast-cooling coils that are embedded into the glass. Add this to your list of kitchen goals and watch your bread become toast! Check out James Stumpf’s other cool, compact and cheerful kitchen...
Kitchen Goals with Neil Norton Design

Kitchen Goals with Neil Norton Design

Here at Neil Norton Design we design and build bespoke furniture, kitchens and living spaces. Our exclusive service is limitless, tailored specifically to each individual client, their vision and requirements. In a bid to help Time and Leisure magazine readers reach their kitchen goals in 2016, lead designer/owner Neil agreed to share some words of wisdom on kitchen design with them, and is featured inside this months issue. Here’s a re-print of the Q&A below. What are the 3 most important things homeowners should consider when planning a kitchen renovation project? 1. The people who will use the kitchen. 2. Kitchen appliances and their location. 3. Style/finish. What should people look for in a designer? Somebody with experience and artistic flair. A good designer should be able to translate your ideas into a design that optimises the space available and achieves the style and finish you desire. Every home is unique, so when it comes to planning a new kitchen or any other living space for that matter, ensure you choose a designer who understands you, your family and your kitchen goals! What should I avoid when it comes to designing a kitchen/living space? Avoid making snap decisions. Compare apples with apples. What I mean by this is, don’t look at a bespoke kitchen and compare it to a modular. A bespoke kitchen will be a lot more flexible in its design and is solely built to fit your kitchen, instead of your kitchen fitting the flat pack. For a free design consultation for your home, contact Neil Norton Design at info@neilnortondesign.com or call 020 8715 5575 Visit us at: 167 Arthur Rd, Wimbledon Park,...
5 Benefits of Bespoke Kitchens | Neil Norton Design

5 Benefits of Bespoke Kitchens | Neil Norton Design

January 2016, your calendar is on its first page and there’s no better time to start thinking about that renovation project you didn’t quite get to grips with in 2015. With planning, research and focus, your dream of a perfect kitchen is more achievable than you might first think. As a general rule, don’t underestimate the importance of design and practicality. Remember, your home and how you use it is unique, so when it comes to planning a new kitchen or any other living space for that matter, ensure you choose a designer who understands you, your family and home. The kitchen is the heart of every home, so it’s important you achieve a comfortable and functional space where you can not only cook up a storm but also spend quality time with friends and family. If you’re considering renovating your kitchen, and are considering bespoke but still need a little convincing, then here’s a list of 5 benefits of bespoke kitchens over modular kitchens (pre-made cabinets and parts). 1. Flexible Your individual needs should naturally be a priority. Bespoke kitchens are flexible and built to fit your kitchen, instead of your kitchen fitting the flat pack. This allows you to optimise storage space and achieve a greater style and finish. 2. Lifestyle The layout of your existing kitchen may simply not work for you anymore. Whether your family has grown in size or the kitchen was designed for the previous owner, remodelling your kitchen is likely to bring lifestyle benefits. A bespoke kitchen allows you to create a design that is social, introduce a breakfast bar or drinks cabinet for cocktail...
Liven up Your Living Space With The Grasslamp

Liven up Your Living Space With The Grasslamp

A new Kickstarter project plans to bring nature indoors. The Grasslamp combines gardening, design and interior decor in a product that allows the owner to grow their own micro-greens using just water and an LED light. Place in your kitchen or another living space within the home for a truly innovative lighting option. Simply plant the seeds (no soil required), soak them in water and spray up to twice a day. The lamp, which houses the LED light and grass comes in two colour options, white or black. Take a closer look at the Grasslamp garden and light via the video below, and support their Kickstarter campaign...