Looking to hear from you
We’re always delighted to hear from our customers when their project is complete. It’s very satisfying to see our products in situ and they always look stunning! Below are a couple of examples of last year’s popular colours and materials for the UK’s kitchens. Corian Glacier White has been a long running favourite as it’s so versatile, suits most kitchen and decor styles and gives any room a fresher than fresh look. Many people may think that white is an unwise choice for such a heavily used area of the kitchen and indeed the whole house but as a delighted owner of this worktop I can say this material is amazing. The slightest scrub gets the toughest stains out (curry sauce & tea!) and a year and a half after getting it installed, it looks as good as new. It is a completely renewable surface with stains, scratches, dents etc being repairable without affecting the worktop. It sounds ridiculous but i don’t think I’ll ever be able to go back to a laminate again after being spoiled by the many benefits of Corian!
Our lovely customers in East Sussex agree after fitting out their own kitchen in Corian Glacier White and we think the results speak for themselves. A beautiful bright, fresh look with clean lines and a really contemporary feel whilst still being homely. I think there is also something about white worktops that encourages less clutter!
Another big seller in 2017 was Apollo Quartz Lyskam Grey. This worktop has a marble effect while benefitting from the non-porous and hygienic qualities of quartz. Grey was very big last year and this worktop looks gorgeous in both contemporary and traditional kitchens. This kitchen in Hampshire is a good example of this. Like Corian, radius corners and drainer grooves can be cut into the quartz to add all the features you require for your own project. We can’t wait to receive more of your ‘after’ pictures featuring bespoke Corian, quartz, hardwood and granite kitchen worktops.
Happy New Year to all our customers, old and new! it’s got off to a very cold start with snow covering most of the UK today and with Blue Monday only yesterday things could be looking bleak! However we are excited here at DWS to see what this year’s trends in worktops will be! On the subject of blue i had a look through our portfolio of blue worktops and i wasn’t disappointed. Although not our most popular colour of worktops, these shades are an obvious choice for some commercial projects and bathrooms and they can look equally stunning in a kitchen. I’ve pinned some examples on the DWS Pinterest page.
Corian, having the widest range of colours available have a lovely blue called Diamond Blue which is a bright sky blue and can’t fail to look cheery! We think this would look great in a bathroom.
Blues in quartz are always impressive with that added sparkle and Apollo and Zodiaq have Sapphire Blue and Sapphire Blue respectively.
These shades would give any project a luxurious, rich and classic feel.
Silestone’s Azul Joy truly is a joy in a solid blue which would come into it’s own against white gloss kitchen units. It would make for a very contemporary kitchen.
I’m sure you’ll agree we don’t have much to be blue about at DWS with all these exciting colours on offer. Don’t forget we’re still running our 2018 New Year Sale so call our sales team today for a discounted quote.
Many thanks for delivery of the Corian. All was really good. Would recommend you guys any day.
Installation went very well and the Apollo Quartz is beautiful!
The Corian is in fact excellent and everything we hoped for.
I know I had a few concerns but when you’re not a millionaire and parting with £4k up front it is a bit of a worry until you see the finished article.
If you are ever down this way please pop in and see the job for yourself.
Thanks again Laurence and I will have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone.
Ross and Cherrie.
A joy to deal with
Can I say that you and your company have been a joy to deal with, it hasn’t always been the case with other companies whilst we have been doing our new kitchen. It really makes a difference and the Apollo Magna looks amazing when it was installed.
Kind regards and all the best
What’s happening in Kitchens in 2017?
I asked myself this question recently and was delighted to find an article in House Beautiful (http://www.housebeautiful.co.uk/decorate/kitchen/news/a1170/kitchen-trends-2017/) that answered the question perfectly and even better, we can help you achieve this year’s trends for kitchens!
The first thing we’ll be seeing in the trend setting kitchens this year is Quartz. We love quartz worktops at DWS. Who doesn’t love a bit of sparkle?! If that really isn’t your thing we do a gorgeous concrete range in our quartz worktops which fulfils the second top trend in kitchens…industrial design. I have to say that Scandi styling is still my first love but I am definitely drooling over Pinterest pictures of the industrial look lately. Believe it or not my local Tesco cafe has pulled this look off quite well with exposed brick, exposed pipes, rustic metals and minimalist furniture, the trend is inspired by factory spaces and is actually very popular in Scandinavian countries, which may explain my liking towards it too!
Quartz gives any kitchen a luxury feel while being total hygienic thanks to the non porous nature of the material. It’s previously thought to have a luxury price tag too but at DWS you will find up to 50% reductions on the High Street prices.
Trends three and four are leaning towards minimalism, with handleless units and clutter free worktops. The first thing that comes to mind for me in kitchens with these features is Corian. There’s nothing more sleek, minimalist and fuss-free than a beautiful Corian work surface. This material suits traditional kitchens too but it is the perfect choice for contemporary designs. Because of the seamless joins there’s no better surface to compliment handleless doors and clear surfaces.
The last trend for 2017, that we could help you achieve in your kitchen is monochrome tones. Black, white & greys have always been best sellers for DWS as they go with any decor and so we have a wide range of stunning worktops in these hues, in various materials. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about any of the worktops mentioned and to get a competitive quote from our experienced sales team.
Christmas Eve Box
I can’t believe advent is upon us already for another countdown to Christmas. Last christmas doesn’t feel all that long ago. However saying that it has been a very busy, eventful and fruitful year for us here at DWS. As our thoughts turn to all things festive I am taken with the idea of something I’ve seen around quite a lot recently, on Pinterest, in the press etc. This is the idea of Christmas Eve boxes. In our culture of excess it’s only to be expected that one day of gifts, food and excitement would’t be enough…enter the Christmas Eve box kicking of the fun twelve hours early. As a child, my sister and I were always allowed to open one present on Christmas Eve, to whet our appetite for the treats to come and in some countries, gifts are traditionally exchanged and opened on Christmas Eve rather than Christmas Day as in the UK. The Christmas Eve box gives us the best of both worlds. Typically for children, these boxes are filled with goodies to make Christmas Eve an event in itself. They may include items such as
- a Christmas themed book – I particularly like the idea of ‘The Night before Christmas’ as I loved this poem as a child.
- slippers/slipper socks
- a chocolate Santa lolly or chocolate coins
- Christmas movie to watch as a family
- Christmas mug, hot chocolate and mini marshmallows
- Christmas craft or supplies to do some Christmas baking
- Cookie cutter (for activity above)
- Bath bomb/bubble bath
- Christmas crockery to use on Christmas Day
- Cuddly toy
- Christmas themed activity pack
- a dated ornament for the tree
- reindeer food
- a door key for Santa (for houses without chimneys)
- a glass milk bottle for Santa’s drink
- Christmas socks
- gingerbread men
This is just an example of the many items that could be put in to the box, creating a lovely family tradition that children would love. The items could be put into a cardboard box wrapped in Christmas paper or for a more lasting container, the internet is now awash with personalised wooden Christmas Eve boxes which your child can use year after year.
Important dates for your diary
21 November: Last order date for pre Christmas installation
3rd January: New year reopen
*2017 2 week lead time*
The 2 Week lead time will be for orders placed from the 22nd December until the 13th February for Production/Fit in January & February.