Designer Awards 2019 Finalist

Designer Awards 2019 Finalist

In May this year, we entered the Designer Kitchen & Bathroom Awards in the category of British Design and Manufacturing with our contemporary Butlers Cross kitchen project, designed by our senior designer, Tony Lister using products manufactured by Simon Taylor Furniture at our workshop in Bierton, Buckinghamshire. The judges comprise some of the most illustrious names in our industry and there were more than 500 nominations overall, so we are delighted that in early September we were announced as finalists on a shortlist that had been whittled down to just three companies for our category. The Designer Kitchen & Bathroom Awards are now in their 17th year, and they recognise the importance of beautiful design for every kitchen or bathroom project. The event will take place on 10th October 2019 at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms in London. Good luck to everyone on the shortlist, but especially to Tony. For more information and advice regarding your new kitchen design including our full project management service, please contact Simon Taylor on 01296 488207 or email us...
The Kitchen Design Trends We Adore

The Kitchen Design Trends We Adore

At Simon Taylor we have been designing and building luxury kitchens for 30 years. We have a deep understanding of the high-quality natural materials and traditional craft skills required for exceptional kitchen design. We also continually evolve to keep up with the latest technology and kitchen design trends. Here are our top 3 picks of the very latest kitchen design trends our clients love. Glass with Flow View the Butlers Cross kitchen If you are dreaming of a new modern, sleek kitchen with a luxuriously smooth finish, then a glass kitchen is definitely a material option you should consider for your bespoke cabinetry. Flawless in appearance, glass has a luxurious coldness to the touch that no other kitchen material can deliver. Dark colours and flat matt cabinetry absorb natural light, whereas glass, especially over white or light colours, reflects light and makes any room appear larger and infinitely brighter. Light bounces off this material like no other and really intensifies the beauty of the kitchen space, giving the room an airy, light and bright feel. Our brief from a recent client was to create a bright kitchen space with a continuous flow. Once we visited the client’s home and saw the wonderful light and airy extension where the kitchen would go, we knew instantly that using glass for the cabinetry would create everything they hoped for and more. Our client was absolutely delighted with the result. Glass is a kitchen trend that we’ve been seeing a lot of. Don’t expect it to go away. We adore working with glass in kitchen design because it delivers on so many fronts...
Keeping it Cool at Sub Zero Wolf Launch Party

Keeping it Cool at Sub Zero Wolf Launch Party

  ‘KEEPING IT COOL’ AT THE SUB ZERO WOLF LAUNCH PARTY   The team at Simon Taylor Furniture were delighted to be invited to the BikeShed in London’s Shoreditch to attend the launch of the new PRO Series of cooling models by iconic American appliance brand, Sub Zero. These were showcased together with the latest range cookers and outdoor appliances from Wolf and a new dishwasher from Cove. The theme of the evening was ‘Keeping it Cool’ – the new strapline for Sub Zero. (https://www.subzero-wolf.co.uk/sub-zero-refrigeration/) The 91cm and 122cm PRO Series cooling models were the stars of the evening. Beautiful to look at and crafted from stainless steel inside and out, they have soft-close doors with an optional glass front for the refrigeration compartment. Technologically advanced, these professional looking fridge freezers feature the latest air purification technology developed by NASA. This filters pure air into the refrigerator every twenty minutes to scrub it clean from ethylene gas, mould, viruses and bacteria thus allowing you to safely preserve your food for much longer than usual. These models feature freezer drawers and an automatic ice maker and the refrigeration section features glass shelving together with a pull out shelf for easy accessibility. You can also control the brightness of the interior lighting for perfect visibility. The team are standing in front of the new PRO36 with glass door, and there is a 122cm family-sized PRO48 model as well. Simon Taylor Furniture partners with Sub Zero Wolf and we can supply and install all product in the collection separately or as part of your new dream kitchen. For more information and advice...
5 Must Have Kitchen Gadgets and Appliances For Your Kitchen

5 Must Have Kitchen Gadgets and Appliances For Your Kitchen

The modern kitchen is so much more than a functional workspace for food prep and storage; it should be the beating heart of your home. Whether you’ve just had a beautiful, brand new kitchen installed or are making minor upgrades to the existing room scheme, don’t forget about the finishing touches. Here are 5 clever kitchen gadgets that not only look hot, but will make your home life a whole lot easier. 1 – Quooker Tap A standout feature in any modern kitchen, the Quooker Tap is the ‘must have’ device to dispense boiling water on demand. No more waiting for the kettle to boil – in fact you can do away with the customary kettle altogether – there’s a range of stylish taps for hot only, or hot and cold water, for you to choose from. They’re time saving, energy efficient and accident proof and come in a choice of silver, grey, chrome and gold. 2 – Digital Assistant Not so much a traditional kitchen gadget but voice technology used in the hub of the home, digital assistants are becoming a regular feature on kitchen worktops or, increasingly, as an integrated feature in smart appliances. Systems like the Amazon Alexa or Android based Ubi are handy for finding and recalling recipes, converting measurements, making shopping lists, playing music while you cook and much more, all without lifting a single finger. 3 – Smart Fridge Smart refrigeration technology has now advanced to the extent that internet connected chillers are widely available to everyone. Check the contents of your fridge, make a shopping list and order online – all at...
Entertaining Made Easy! Wine Cooling and Drink Chillers by Simon Taylor Furniture

Entertaining Made Easy! Wine Cooling and Drink Chillers by Simon Taylor Furniture

There was a time when people kept their wine collections in dusty cellars, or under the stairs to ensure that they were preserved in a cool and dark environment. Any bottles of chilled Champagne or white wine that were immediately required were put in the fridge for ‘drinking now’. However, your standard fridge or fridge freezer is designed for storing food and is actually not the best place to keep any decent bottles as there is too much light and vibration and it is usually set at the wrong humidity level, which can affect the taste. Nowadays, the cellar has been converted into an extra room, often a kitchen and living space and the under-stair storage area has become a utility area or an additional WC. So, where do you store your wine? Thanks to technological advances in wine cooling by appliance manufacturers, together with sinks that are designed to store ice, we are now able to integrate wine fridges, drinks chillers and ice troughs within the kitchen design itself and it is a rare occasion when we don’t include a wine cooler of some sort in our bespoke projects. Here are some ideas to give you inspiration for your own future kitchen, and we are pleased to partner with all of these brands: The cooling wall with a tall integrated wine conditioner in our recent project at Butlers Cross Miele Mastercool 3-Zone Wine Conditioner www.miele.co.uk Cooling walls are a big trend in kitchens right now and if you have space this is a great way to store all your fresh and frozen goods together with your favourite wines....
Luminous and Glamorous Glass Kitchens by Simon Taylor Furniture

Luminous and Glamorous Glass Kitchens by Simon Taylor Furniture

At Simon Taylor Furniture we design all of our kitchen projects at our HQ and Workshop in Bierton, Buckinghamshire and we work with highly specialised suppliers that we seek out to makes those concepts come to fruition. While we make all timber and handpainted kitchens on-site, we also make the carcases for our specialist glass-fronted kitchens, the templates for which are then sent to a specialist glass company and we project manage the whole creative process from start to finish. View all glass kitchens. We love working with glass because it is luxurious and tactile. Glass is reflective and beautiful, whether it is matt or gloss in texture and we specify 4mm toughened low iron glass for our kitchen projects, which by its very name is hardwearing and durable. The reflective qualities of glass offer extra depth, so you can see when the light penetrates the edges. It always looks stunning and different and it has a natural, luminous look by day and it is glamorous by night. We can make glass-fronted kitchens in any NCS or RAL colour, so you can colour-match your kitchen to any shade and combine it with other textures, like stone, metallics or timber. We have made bespoke matt and gloss glass kitchens and we have case studies on our website. Please see our Glass and Gloss Kitchens to view our most recent...
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