Kitchens with punch: Misco Joinery

Kitchen design in 2020 is going to be all about introducing feature colours and textures that add depth and style.     Moving away from neutral tones and white features, we’re now looking ahead to a whole new world of design to create a much more personalised, user-friendly influence for the heart of your home. […]

High-end design inspiration: Bates Joinery

“You may have the universe if I may have Italy,” said Verdi and having Milan, that city of style and culture to host EuroCucina, the largest kitchen trade fair in Europe, is non-negotiable.     Mark and Jaden Allworthy, Owner and Showroom Manager of Bates Joinery, attended EuroCucina where high-end kitchens, design and technology are […]

Transform your kitchen: Aspiring Kitchens

Like most great ideas, Aspiring Kitchens & More grew through hands-on experience and creative thinking.     Managing Director John Harris ran a successful building and property maintenance company for 10 years, installing kitchens and bathrooms across the UK. John is a qualified electrician, plumber and construction project manager; all important skills to progress your […]

Kitchens of Distinction: Dream Doors Kitchens

It really doesn’t take much to transform a tired, dated and crammed kitchen into something that’s airy, fresh, ultra-sophisticated and entirely functional for family life. All it requires is to get expert advice from the right people and you’re well on your way.     Dream Doors Kitchens Christchurch is the right team. Managing Director […]

Making the old new: M.F. Turnbull

Why replace when you can reuse, recycle or restore? That approach is as true with kitchens and furniture as it is with other more obvious elements of our throwaway and acquisitive society. It is also the mantra and the fundamental philosophy of M.F. Turnbull, the specialists in making the old new again.     “More […]

Tuxedo Kitchens

White and off-white have long reigned supreme in the world of interior design, particularly when it comes to kitchens, where we seek bright, clean spaces. However, it seems we’re seeing a return to black kitchen cabinetry, splashbacks and marble countertops, and contrasting black with white walls. It’s got our kitchens looking chic, with parental practicality. […]


Rocking the stone look: Rocktops

Handcrafted stone specialist Rocktops has been delivering Christchurch homeowners their visions in granite, engineered stone and marble since 2001. Through smart design, the talented team can provide benchtops, fireplaces, stone panels, outdoor kitchens, stone hearths or that amazing vanity you’ve always wanted.   Photo courtesy of Arvida Group – Living Well Apartments, park Lane Retirement […]

Dream Doors

New Year, New Kitchen: Dream Doors

If your kitchen’s in need of a modern facelift to kick-start 2019, the team at Dream Doors Christchurch is an expert in design transformation.     Specialising in replacement kitchens, renovations and new build projects, its goal is to create an inviting, functional space that lights up the heart of your home. Offering a wide […]

MF Turnbull

Restored, renewed, revitalised: MF Turnbull

Celebrating 30 years in business, MF Turnbull has earned its place as an iconic Christchurch business. Experts in paint, stain, polyurethane and polished finishes on furniture and joinery, there is very little in the home that Monique and Murray Turnbull and their team cannot regenerate.     While finishing new items is a large part […]

Lume Design

Fully Functional

If there are current trends, they’re about ease, streamlining, quality and recess-enabled concealment. We want visual quiet. We’re rejecting clutter. Function is key, designers remind us.     Here are some current ideas for these hard-working rooms: Give kitchens and bathrooms optimal space. Consider their natural connection to greenery and the outdoors. If there’s a […]