“Simply Stunning”

We are absolutely over the moon with our new kitchen & bedrooms. The whole experience was stress free & from our initial design consultation to the furniture being fitted everyone involved has been extremely helpful, we cannot praise the work of the installation team who went above and beyond to ensure everything was perfectly finished beyond our expectations. The bedrooms are beautiful and the Kitchen is simply stunning and we cannot wait to get our study from you in the following year! Please thank everyone involved for their hard efforts.

 

Your’s Sincerely

Mr & Mrs Peterson

Cheshire

Mr & Mrs Mears

Dear Acanthus,

We are Delighted with the Quooker system. With regard to the installation of the Franke sink & Quooker, both tradesmen were highly professional and most friendly as was you attention to our enquires.

Best Wishes

Mr & Mrs Mears.

Quooker Classic Boiling Tap

NEW Quooker Classic RangeQuooker Tap Logo

Introducing the New Quooker Classic range from Quooker

Traditional English Classic Kitchen? Fear not, Quooker have launched the new Quooker Classic range designed specifically to suit our English Classic Kitchen Range. The new classic range is available in both the Fusion & Nordic Tap style.

The Quooker tap offers the advantages as the familiar Quooker Taps delivering a fine aerated spray of 100 degrees boiling water, ensuring that there is no risk of scalding or burning.  All taps feature a child proof double push turn to activate the boiling water flow including an insulated spout.

This contemporary appliance is quickly becoming a necessity when we are asked to design a kitchen and by introducing a more traditional styled Quooker Fusion and single Nordic tap, Quooker have been able to introduce the latest technology perfectly suited to our English Classic kitchen Range.

 

A new timeless classic that will look at home in every country style kitchen. 

Available in both Chrome & Stainless Steel

Quooker traditional classic fusion round chrome
Quooker traditional classic fusion square chrome
Classic Fusion Round  Classic Fusion Square
Quooker traditional classic nordic single tap round chrome
Quooker traditional classic nordic single tap square chrome
Classic Nordic Round single tap Classic Nordic Square single tap

Cold Water Filter Option

The classic range is also available with a cold water filter option. Push and turn just once and a new, cool blue LED light will shine indicating that the water filter is being used. Push twice and turn the ring, and the now familiar red LED safety light will be illuminated. Making you aware that 100°C boiling water is being dispensed.

 

 

Contact us today and arrange your Free no obligation Design Consultation to get your new dream kitchen featuring the new Quooker Classic Tap

The Kitchen Sink

The Kitchen Sink

The humble sink – A key part of a kitchen and not to be over looked.

It’s surprisingly around your kitchen sink area that you spend the most time so it is important to consider which sink works best for you. Unlike many integrated products within the kitchen that can be hidden behind closed doors the kitchen sink is always on show. So Style and sophistication to suit the room is paramount.

Different styles and finishes of sinks can enhance a design and set a tone for many other additions within the kitchen. Key features to look out for when choosing your sink and taps are; longevity, robustness, do they evoke ease & comfort of use? Both not only need to work effortlessly together but need to be well paired in design and function.

Your sink should suit the way you prefer to use your kitchen. What’s becoming more popular if your kitchen size and style permits, is a secondary prep sink. Ideally located near the prep and cooking area. This can be a great advantage when preparing fruit, vegetables, or when multiple people are cooking in the kitchen.

 

Stainless Steel Sinks

Practicality works hand in hand with good design, stainless steel is one of the leading styles due to its low maintenance properties.

Pros

  • Stainless Steel sinks have great durability giving your sink longevity
  • Resistant to corrosion
  • Resistant to chipping, cracking & premature wear
  • Easy to clean & does not harbour bacteria
  • Price, although some stainless sinks can be expensive in general a quality stylish stainless steel sinks are the most affordable option

Cons

  • There are not many cons to stainless steel sinks but cheaper options may be less aesthetically pleasing to the eye

 

Franke Kubus KBX 1.5 Stainless steel kitchen sink

Franke Kubus KBX 1.5 Stainless steel sink and cosmic black granite

Ceramic Sinks

Ceramic or porcelain sinks offer the wow factor and are available in porcelain, standard ceramic or fireclay with the latter being the most durable & expensive. A few points about fireclay ceramics.

Pros

  • Heat, impact, dirt & stain Resistant
  • Resistant to chemicals due to heavy duty glazed surface
    • The heavy duty glazed surface is also resilient to chips & scratches while also making the surface hypoallergenic.

Cons

  • Although white ceramic sinks can achieve the look within the kitchen it is worth considering that they will show more dirt and require a little more TLC when compared to stainless steel sinks.
  • The fireclay version is very resilient but if a chip or deep scratch does occur the coating will be compromised.

 

English Classic Kitchen Featuring Belfast ceramic kitchen sink

Belfast Ceramic Sink and Silestone Worktop

Corian Sinks (Acrylic)

Acrylic composites are becoming more popular allowing for seamless design where worktop & bowl are moulded as one.

Pros

  • Design flexibility allowing to be moulded into any shape
  • easily integrated into Corian worktops
  • No visible joints
  • Hygenic
  • If any damage does occur it can be easily repaired

Cons

  • Acrylic Sinks do not like excessive heat so boiling water taps and Corian sinks do not work well together
  • Corian can scratch easily and although it can be repaired this could be costly if you scratch the material on a regular basis
  • Sharp and heavy objects can damage Corian
  • needs to be cleaned everyday and be kept dry to avoid a surface haze as a result of water being left on the surface.

 

Shaped Corian Worktop & Kitchen Sink

Corian Sink and Shaped Corian Worktop

 

 

 

 

English classic Kitchen Featuring Aga

Denise & John Aga Review

 

So happy with our hand crafted Aga, made in Britain it has classic good looks around which our Acanthus Kitchen was designed. Cooking is a much more relaxed process and food tastes better. No need for a toaster, bread maker or slow cooker & the gentle warmth greets us as we enter our kitchen, which has become the focal point of our home.

 

Denise & John

Hesketh, Bank Southport

Kaelo Integrated Wine cooler

Kaelo LogoInnovative Design – Kaelo

The kitchen is fast becoming the home of all the latest gadgets amongst seamless design. There are many cutting edge luxury Gadgets making life easier in the home & some can take centre stage when entertaining. The latest to come to the market is the Kaelo. Inspired from a dripping wet bottle served from an Ice bucket. Kevin Jabou founder of the Kaelo, was determined to find a solution that would keep wine perfectly chilled. The Kaelo’s designed to be modern, fun & something that would spark conversation.

Whilst spending time perfecting your new kitchen design to suit your lifestyle, appliances can add that extra style and sophistication. Whether you’re entertaining friends, having a romantic night in or just wanting a family meal. Kaelo boasts pioneering design with Innovative technology.

Kaelo integrated wine cooler set in bar top

 

Pioneering design, lots of Fun

 

Their patented cooling system creates a jacket of cold air which wraps around the bottle allowing the bottle to stay completely dry and perfectly chilled. A simple touch on the crown activates the cooling system keeping your wine within 1-2c of perfect opening temperature. Minimum maintenance is required & Unlike an ice bucket there are no drips, refills or mess.

The Kaelo wine cooler would look great on a bar, in a drinks cabinet or situated within a kitchen Island servicing an accompanying seating area. 7 premium crown colours are available to suit most situations while 27 colours of LED light help suit the mood. Furthermore there is a freestanding option available offering the versatility of being able to keep your beverage chilled. So whether your relaxing in the living room or entertaining in the garden on a summers evening.

In conclusion the Kaelo integrated wine cooler is A little bit of luxury, handmade in England and I’m looking forward to incorporating this into my next Design!

 

Sarah Gray – Interior and Kitchen Designer at Acanthus Design LTD

Siemens Review

Siemens Review

I have used Acanthus in my own home and on the property developments I have been involved with, on each and every occasion I have been impressed, not only with the high level of design & product quality on offer from Acanthus, but also the great recommendation by Acanthus of the Siemens appliances, they were not the most expensive option, but looked fantastic and have gone on to provide excellent performance, full marks.

 

Phil

Rainhill

 

SIEMENS LATEST APPLIANCES

Parapan Review

We had our first and second kitchen designed by Acanthus Design of Crosby some years ago, our Acanthus designer recommended Parapan on the grounds of its long lasting quality, but also its ability to maintain its colour even in the bright sunlight of our apartment, good call, never had a problem, easy to maintain, and still looks as good as new years later, quite a bit more expensive than Vinyl finishes, but you get what you pay for.

 

Sue and Thomas


Penthouse, Liverpool One

Nicky Bond & Steve Rew

Acanthus Design Review

I just wanted to reiterate how pleased we are with our finished kitchen. The change is dramatic to say the least, and it has quickly become the focal point of our home, rather than a dingy space where food is prepared. Every aspect of the process from initial consultation to final fit was clearly communicated and stress-free.  Even further than that, it was actually fun. That’s not a feeling we’ve ever experienced in previous house projects. I had a clear vision in my head of how I wanted this kitchen to feel, but never felt I was able to put into words how that might be. It feels exactly like I imagined – and now I CAN put it into words. Cosy, warm, modern, funky, individual and stunning. It’s been great watching people’s jaws drop when the walk in, and I’ve had several people say ‘Nicky, it’s so YOU.’  That you managed to do that with my inexpert ramblings and vague ideas from our first meeting is very impressive. The kitchen itself is very well-made. It feels incredibly sturdy and fits together beautifully. We had been used to gaps and cracks so this is wonderful. Every member of the Acanthus team and Phil Maitland’s team were really friendly and professional. Never patronising when I clearly had no idea what they were talking about, (which was most of the time) everyone was able to communicate effectively the jobs they were completing, the decisions I needed to make and the choices I had to opt between. We have business cards from a wide variety of professionals that we would not hesitate to recommend to friends in the future. The appliances recommended by you, are all far superior to what we had in place before.  Being advised by Acanthus on the make and model of all six appliances saved us a massive amount of time and effort that would have been spent trawling the Internet with no clear idea.”

 

 

Nicky Bond & Steve Rew

Acanthus Kitchen & Gaggenau Appliances

Gaggenau Review

We have had the benefit of having Gaggenau appliances in two of the kitchens Acanthus designed for us, in our first kitchen from Acanthus my wife Liz, who is a fabulous cook, thoroughly enjoyed the experience of the larger ovens, steamer & hobs, all built with quality and the cook in mind, in our current home Acanthus again designed the kitchen and Gaggenau was again chosen after our first experience, this time we extended our selection to the fridge freezers as well, they look great and perform so well, as expected!

 

Gary

 

Bowdon, Cheshire

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