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At Connells we understand the importance of getting your bespoke fitted furniture project right for you. Our variety of ranges and styles offer options to suit your preferred taste, whilst offering the versatility of design and integral features and enabling you to maximise the use of your available space. Please see our various advice articles offering tips and advice for your project.

Ideas to Maximise the Storage in your Kitchen

Posted by on November 20, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Ideas to Maximise the Storage in your Kitchen

Ideas to Maximise the Storage in your Kitchen

Adequate storage is essential for any kitchen space.  Having room for everything keeps your kitchen looking tidy and makes preparing food easier.  Here, we’ve listed some of the best ways to maximise the storage space in your kitchen. Wall Space Making the most of your walls is a great way to keep things stored.  You can use the walls in a variety of ways, standard units, extra tall units, shelving, hanging pots and pans on a rack and knives on a magnetic strip.  The ceiling can also be used to hang pots and pans. Maximise the Awkward...

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5 Simple Ways to Make a Small Bedroom Feel Bigger

Posted by on August 24, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on 5 Simple Ways to Make a Small Bedroom Feel Bigger

5 Simple Ways to Make a Small Bedroom Feel Bigger

We could all use a bit more space. Compared to twenty years ago, homeowners in Suffolk own substantially more furniture and material possessions. It doesn’t help that the UK is in the grip of a curious property phenomenon. Almost every country in the developed world is seeing an increase in average property sizes, but British homes are shrinking. We’re now paying more for smaller houses. This is, in part, because the UK is one of few nations to have no minimum space laws. So, families are having to get innovative with their interior...

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3 Simple Ways to Design the Perfect Master Bedroom

Posted by on April 24, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on 3 Simple Ways to Design the Perfect Master Bedroom

3 Simple Ways to Design the Perfect Master Bedroom

There is nothing interior designers love to show off more than a flawless master bedroom. While kitchens and bathrooms get lots of focus for their ‘community’ dynamic, it is the bedroom which represents pure comfort. It is your kingdom, your private domain. So, it has to be perfect in every way. It is a misconception to assume that there are no challenges associated with designing a beautiful bedroom. There are few technical limitations, but it can still be tricky to strike the right balance between practicality and luxury. Fortunately,...

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Why Simple Design Ideas Are the Secret to a Beautiful Home Office

Posted by on March 27, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Why Simple Design Ideas Are the Secret to a Beautiful Home Office

Why Simple Design Ideas Are the Secret to a Beautiful Home Office

People in the UK live in some of the smallest homes in the world. Across Europe and America, the average property size is significantly bigger than it is in Britain. Yet, it does not stop innovative designers from creating beautiful, expansive spaces within these little ones. In fact, this country is home to some of the most famous ‘tiny’ interiors in the world. Luckily, your home is likely to be more cosy than tiny. You might even have a spare bedroom or utility area which, with the right tools, can offer much potential. For many, extra...

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4 Reasons to fall in Love with Bespoke Bedrooms

Posted by on March 8, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on 4 Reasons to fall in Love with Bespoke Bedrooms

4 Reasons to fall in Love with Bespoke Bedrooms

We’re used to the idea of bathrooms and kitchens being ‘bespoke,’ but a lot of homeowners don’t know that bedrooms can also be customised and fitted in the same way; as a cohesive, ready to use design or layout. In fact, the popularity of bespoke bedrooms is currently on the rise, because they can end up being significantly more affordable than a piece by piece refit. From fitted wardrobes to custom floors, drapes, and furnishings, with a bespoke space, you know that you’re getting something completely unique. Also, there’s no...

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The Ultimate Checklist for Visiting Kitchen Showrooms

Posted by on February 23, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on The Ultimate Checklist for Visiting Kitchen Showrooms

The Ultimate Checklist for Visiting Kitchen Showrooms

These days, most of the things that we buy are found and purchased online. From shoes to cooking equipment, television sets, cosmetics, and pet food; the internet is a place where everything is available. However, there are some things that you really do need to see and touch before you take them home. If you’re thinking about investing in a new kitchen, for example, it’s important to get up close and personal with your favourite designs. Fortunately, there are plenty of kitchen showrooms up and down the country. While many providers do...

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6 Clever Ideas That Will Liven Up Your Kitchen Renovation

Posted by on February 8, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on 6 Clever Ideas That Will Liven Up Your Kitchen Renovation

6 Clever Ideas That Will Liven Up Your Kitchen Renovation

If you are thinking about renovating or redesigning your kitchen, it is important to have a cohesive plan and a good sense of what you want. It doesn’t have to be a rigid one – you can, of course, change your mind along the way – but it is always useful to have clear goals in mind. Otherwise, a fun and exciting remodelling project can start to feel like a bit of a chore. The good news is that you won’t be hard pressed for choice when it comes to designs, colour schemes, accessories, appliances and more. Here at Connells KBB in Suffolk,...

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How to Buy the Perfect Kitchen Splashbacks

Posted by on June 26, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on How to Buy the Perfect Kitchen Splashbacks

How to Buy the Perfect Kitchen Splashbacks

Whilst splashbacks are never really the first thing which comes to mind when shopping for a bespoke kitchen, this is one accessory which is becoming more important all the time. Far from being a hastily chosen extra, well designed splashbacks behind the hob and sink can now be used to make a bold style statement. In fact, if you pay a visit to the Connells Kitchen showroom in Suffolk, you will get the chance to see just how much of a difference great splashbacks can make to the overall look and feel of a kitchen. As well as its aesthetic...

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4 Reasons Why Kitchen Base Cabinets are Important

Posted by on June 12, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on 4 Reasons Why Kitchen Base Cabinets are Important

4 Reasons Why Kitchen Base Cabinets are Important

It is not unusual for homeowners to make certain assumptions about the fixtures and fittings in their kitchens. After all, unless you are planning an extensive redesign or development of the space, you probably do not need to know the exact difference between base cabinets and wall cabinets, which type of granite is best for splashbacks, or whether an extended tap pipe is going to turn out to be useful. Yet, what if you are planning a renovation? What if you are hoping to invest in an entirely bespoke kitchen, which has been designed and...

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Selecting the Right Products for a Bespoke Bathroom Design

Posted by on May 25, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Selecting the Right Products for a Bespoke Bathroom Design

Selecting the Right Products for a Bespoke Bathroom Design

Everybody wants the chance to own something completely unique. It’s why so many homeowners are turning to bespoke designs. They want to have an input. They want to create something that nobody else has. Yet, the actual design process can be very daunting, especially if you have not directed a custom refit or renovation before. The key to success is taking advantage of your resources. This means picking a reliable provider and installer that you can trust and turn to for advice. If you are looking for bathroom fitters in Ipswich, opt for a...

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