The kitchen work triangle design concept has been around for a long time, apparently since the 1940’s, and has been used since then to create kitchens with efficient design. Based on time-motion studies, the kitchen triangle considers the proximity of the cooking area, food preparation/sink area and the food storage area/fridge freezer, to one another. [...]

Remember the days when kitchen designers only had either floor units or wall units to design with? Thankfully those days are long past and our Beau-Port designers now have a vast range of furniture options to offer our clients. Their recent trip to visit Rotpunkt, our primary contemporary kitchen furniture manufacturer in Germany, had them [...]

Mr. & Mrs. Budd's kitchen with oak roller shutter. This hindes all of the tea and coffee making equipment. Just one example of Beau-Ports neat, storage solutions.

It is wonderful to have a newly fitted contemporary or traditional style kitchen with lots of beautiful, clean, clear worktops. But it is sometimes difficult to maintain completely clear worktops, in reality, we all need to have various appliances such as toasters, tea and coffee making items and sometimes small liquidisers for those all so [...]

The Ibbotson's kitchen was in a huge open plan room with bi-folding doors out onto a balcony.

The trend for inside/outside living continues to grow, and after a reasonable summer this year even more people are looking to extend both their internal living space and to link it more with their outside space, creating external and extended ‘living rooms’ into their gardens. Bi-fold doors are also very on trend and help to [...]

Mrs Patel's Kitchen with island unit and breakfast bar. Allows social cooking.

There is nothing more relaxing than chilling out with friends and family around the kitchen breakfast bar or central island. So many of our clients are keen to have either or both combined, with many of them listing this feature as their primary desire for their new kitchen. We often hear that clients want to [...]

Beau-Port’s approach to kitchen design also encompasses all the additional elements, features, appliances, bespoke individual pieces of furniture and latest products that will enhance your lifestyle. “Our kitchen designs are not just about getting the right design and installing our high-quality furniture,” commented Beau-Port designer Jacob Johnson.  “The finishing touches and features that we can [...]

Rotpunkt Zerox Weiss with SY Bardolia doors and panels.

Contemporary doesn’t have to mean cold and austere - on the contrary contemporary design can be warm and inviting, even if everything is white. If this surprises you then take a look at some of the beautiful kitchens that Mark Johnson and his partner in design and son, Jacob, have been designing for their Beau-Port [...]

We only have to look at the fashion pages and on-line fashion sites to see how styles come full circle again, and the clothes that some of us wore in the 80’s and 90’s, have again become key fashion statements of today. The same is true of interior design.  Some of us may remember the [...]

When planning any major project for your home, take a leaf out of the interior designer's book of wisdom and create your own mood board.  This invaluable creative tool will help you to use gathered images of all the things you love and aspire to own, and would like to incorporate into your new kitchen [...]

Another Beau-Port designed and installed kitchen will be featured in a national magazine later this year. The popular ‘Good Homes’ magazine will be publishing a case study on one of our Shaker style bespoke kitchens, installed in a recently extended house. So look out for the December issue of the magazine, which will be on [...]

It’s that time of the year again, end of summer and the beginning of the shorter days and time to snuggle down on a Wednesday evening to watch the new series of the Great British Bake Off, one of my guilty pleasures. I can’t help but admire the twelve brave souls who have agreed to [...]

We only have to look at the fashion pages and on-line fashion sites to see how styles come full circle again, and the clothes that some of us wore in the 80’s and 90’s, have again become key fashion statements of today. The same is true of interior design.  Some of us may remember the [...]

A new study from the International Longevity Centre suggests that up to a third of home-owners aged over 55 are considering or are expected to downsize.   The figure is considerably higher if those who have already sold their homes and bought somewhere smaller are included - as high as one in two or almost [...]

Home improvements.

Last year a survey by the National Association of Estate Agents revealed the top home improvements that could add the best value to your property.  Adding a bedroom, usually by converting loft space was quoted as being the best modification, with a third of respondents suggesting a new kitchen added the best value. Conservatories and [...]

Mary Berry's Kitchen at her holiday home in Salcombe

National treasure and the queen of kitchens, the loveable Mary Berry is selling her kitchen - up for sale for £800,000, complete with a beautiful house wrapped around it. The holiday home in Salcombe is currently on the market and there is bound to be interest from MB fans, who would love to cook in the [...]

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