5 Benefits of Kitchen Refurbishment

There are lots of benefits to kitchen renovation, so here we are going to list 5 of them that may tempt you to have a kitchen refurbishment from KV Innovations.

 

Update the look

 

Is your kitchen still stuck in the 90’s? If so then maybe it’s time to update the look, you will be able to completely change the look of your kitchen by having new cabinets and work surfaces, re-painting the walls. You could even completely replace everything to give it a whole new feel including the floor surface and colour of your worktops.

 

Reduce energy costs

 

Upgrading your appliances within the kitchen could lead to a large saving in how much money is being spent on energy bills. You can do this by changing all lighting to energy efficient bulbs (or LED’s), changing refrigerators, dishwashers and freezers to newer models will also mean they run on less energy.

Increased comfort

 

Kitchen refurbishment can lead to increased comfort, having more space within the kitchen will provide places to sit and relax within the area while socialising in the kitchen. Improved appliances will also allow better airflow without the smells of cooked food, and a good extractor fan can keep the air clean.

 

Improved function

 

Kitchen refurbishments can improve the overall function of the kitchen area. By adding new cabinets and storage space within the kitchen can mean there is more space allowing the kitchen to be more functional, this will also mean that the work surfaces aren’t as cluttered with kitchen utensils allowing it to serve as a more functional kitchen.

Improve home value

 

When and if you come to sell your home, a newly refurbished kitchen can add value to your home, sometimes even enough to recoup the money you spent on the refurbishment.

Types of Tiles for Your Home

If you are seeking to update your kitchen, bathroom or flooring, you may want to start with tiling options. To help you decide from the plethora of tiles available, here are some key features of each kind.

Ceramic

  • Made from clay fired in a kiln.
  • Suitable for use on walls and floors.
  • Patterns appear on the glaze.
  • Wear resistant.
  • Available in matte satin and gloss finishes.
  • Can be suitable for commercial use.
  • Easy to clean, so great for bathrooms and kitchens

Porcelain

  • A dense, strong tile that is ideal for heavy use areas, including domestic, commercial and industrial use.  
  • Smooth face.
  • Great for outdoors due to their frost resistance.
  • Available in matte, gloss or satin finishes.
  • Wear and damage resistant.
  • Can be patterned through glaze or throughout.
  • Lend a modern and sophisticated look

Mosaic

  • Smaller tiles that are attached to a backing material, making for an easier and simpler application.
  • Are available in natural stone, ceramic, glass and porcelain.

Glass

  • Hardened glass that is heat treated to increase strength.

Natural Stone

  • Each one is unique, owing to their natural origins.
  • Create a warm and relaxing feel.
  • Modern and luxurious effect.

Limestone

  • Satin finish.
  • Suitable for use on walls and floors.

Slate

  • Stylish and characterful.
  • Perfect for achieving an industrial look, slate tiles have richness and depth.
  • Hardwearing
  • Easy to clean.
  • Naturally non-slip.
  • Ideal for creating textured feature panels indoors.
  • Can look both modern and traditional.
  • Ideal for external use, on patios for example.
  • Available in black, grey and green hues.

Quartzite

  • Like slate, quartzite is ideal for indoor and outdoor use.
  • Available in various unique colours and textures.
  • Durable and versatile.
  • Great for bathroom, foyers and kitchens.

Marble

  • Stylish, cool and elegant.
  • Available in a wide variety of colours, from grey to white and banded with veins of contrasting colours.
  • Many finishes to choose from, from polished to tumbled.

Granite

  • Dramatic look, richly colourful, luxurious and dense.
  • Durable and versatile.
  • Ideal for floors due to its natural scratch resistance and imperviousness to staining and acid.  

Onyx

  • Softer stone more suited for indoor use, on worktops, floors and medium to light traffic areas.  
  • From milky white to black and earthy tones
  • Smooth texture.
  • Slightly transparent look.
  • Elegant and up-market.

KV Innovations offer professional tiling services for commercial or domestic applications. We are committed to providing you with excellent customer service. Contact us today to discuss your needs and get a quotation.

5 Innovative Lighting Ideas for Your Home

You may feel the need for a change to the interior of your home, especially if you’ve had the same lighting and decor for a while. There are many ways to achieve this depending on your budget, from a complete renovation to a simple change of decor. For a cheap and easy way to start to update the look and feel of your home, try these lighting ideas.

1. Wall Lights

Wall lights can be subtle and are perfect for enhancing features and creating lighting effects. What’s more, they may not be as expensive as you might think.

2. Pendant & Lampshades

Pendants and lampshades can be bold and striking or elegant and modern. The addition of a pendant can create a bold and contemporary statement in your room in moments.

3. Lamps

Vertical floor lamps come in a huge variety of designs to suit every room. Placed in the corners of a room, floor lighting can really create a cosy, softly lit space and a warm feel. Table and desk lamps, on the other hand, are an essential feature of any office or work desk. They can brighten up your mood and get you in the right frame of mind for work, or to form a mood lighting feature.

4. The Right Light Bulb

Try out different light bulbs with different wattages, technology, shapes and designs. That way you can work out the bulb shape that will work best for the room you wish to light. Choosing the right bulb is just as important as choosing the light fixture if you want to create the right ambience and feel in your room.

5. Dimmer Switches

Dimmer switches are a relatively inexpensive way of creating adjustable lighting that you can dial up or down to suit your needs.
KV Innovations are specialists in home renovation in Cambridgeshire. If you are looking for an experienced and professional team who will see your home renovation project through from start to finish, contact us today to discuss your needs. We also offer a range of other expert services including domestic tiling, bathroom design and kitchen fitting.

Why Get Your Bathroom Professionally Installed?

If you are weighing up whether you should have your bathroom professionally installed or whether you should have a go yourself, it may be worth considering what a professional can offer. Aside from having the work completed to a very high standard, a professional bathroom fitter from KV Innovations will leave you with a beautiful bathroom you will enjoy relaxing in.

First Class Installation

KV Innovations offer professional bathroom design in Cambridge as well as expert bathroom installation in Cambridge. The team of expert designers will help you achieve your dream bathroom, from giving valuable advice, to helping you source unique fixtures, fittings and tiling to make your bathroom work for you.

 

Once you have decided upon the design of your bathroom, our professional bathroom fitters will carry out the renovation or installation work to the highest possible standard. From start to finish, we will ensure the process goes as smoothly as possible and that you are left completely satisfied with the result.

Expert Fitting

Nothing is more daunting than attempting to carry out plumbing installation work in your home when you have no experience whatsoever. The last thing you want is to have your bathroom flooded or not working correctly. With a professional bathroom fitter, you can avoid this problem entirely. Not only will they be experienced in fitting baths and other sanitary ware, they will be able to troubleshoot any surprise incidents with any aspects of your bathroom installation or renovation.

Made to Measure

Every bathroom is different. That is why it makes sense to ensure that every aspect of your bathroom is designed to make the most of your space. Our dedicated design and fitting teams are highly experienced in all aspects of bathroom fitting and renovation work. This ensures that they will be prepared for any eventuality and will make sure that your design features all fit perfectly.

Quality Guaranteed

Any work carried out by our bathroom fitters in Cambridge is fully guaranteed. In the unlikely event that any aspect of your bathroom has failed, contact KV Innovations and the issue will be rectified as soon as possible. We are committed to providing exceptional customer service and skilled workmanship.

Why Get a Professional Kitchen Installer to Install Your Kitchen?

You may be wondering why you should choose a professional kitchen installer to carry out your new kitchen fitting, especially since you may be perfectly capable of wielding a tape measure or operating a screwdriver! Aside from the fact that a professional kitchen fitter will be experienced in fitting kitchens every day, they will make the job far easier for you and your busy lifestyle. Here are a few more reasons why a professional kitchen installer is the way to go.

Made to Measure

Even the most awkward kitchen space can be catered for with our bespoke kitchen installations in Cambridgeshire. The team of experienced designers at KV Innovations will offer you advice and help you on the way to achieving the look you dream of, from sourcing beautiful and unique, purpose-built fixtures and fittings to specialist tiling. And with a professional kitchen installer, you will be left with perfectly tailor-made kitchen cabinets and worktops that you want.

 

A partial refit may be a great choice if you are looking for the most cost-effective option. That way, your kitchen will feel like a new one at a fraction of the cost!

Work Guaranteed

Any work carried out by KV Innovations is fully guaranteed, so in the unlikely event of any failure in the fittings, you can rest assured that any issues will be rectified.

 

Whether you are going for a partial refit or a complete renovation or installation, KV Innovations will always provide exceptional customer service and professional high standards of workmanship, at the very best price. 
Whether you are considering a kitchen renovation or a complete kitchen installation, our experienced kitchen fitters in Cambridge will carry out all aspects of your kitchen fitting to an exceptional standard. Contact KV Innovations today to discuss your requirements or to find out how we can help you.