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A Cosy Christmas Kitchen Design

A Cosy Christmas Kitchen Design

Hear that sound? That distant rumble of sleigh bells and the coca cola truck? Yep. Christmas is definitely just around the corner! With highstreets glistening with fairy lights and the sweet scent of wintery coffee blends wafting from every café, festive fever is pretty hard to ignore at the moment. When it comes to decorating, some people like to go...

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Top Kitchen Worktop Tips

If there’s one kitchen unit that we’ve talked about a lot, and we’ve talked about MANY, it’s your kitchen worktop. As a main feature in your kitchen, you can’t afford to brush over your choice of material, especially when you consider the action it’s going to see! Food preparation, cleaning, hot pots and plates being put on it… you have...

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Kitchen Designs to look out for in 2019

Kitchen Designs to look out for in 2019

Looking at the title, you may be a little confused. “But it’s only November,” you cry! “Why should I think about 2019 now?” Well yes, but just think how far into November we already are, how Christmas is already creeping up fast, how soon those New Year’s fireworks are going to be twinkling in your eyes and 2019 will be...

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Creating an Industrial Kitchen Design

Creating an Industrial Kitchen Design

Looking for a fresh look in your kitchen? If you’re on this blog, we’re assuming so! We’ve covered a number of different kitchen styles on this blog. From the simplicity of a shaker kitchen, to the softness of a pastel design, to the different seasonal trends, there are almost countless different ways to style your space. We’d be here all...

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Ways to Create the Perfect Black Kitchen Design

Ways to Create the Perfect Black Kitchen Design

While bright spaces and light colours can look wonderful in any room, some of us are a bit more partial to the darker shades on the colour spectrum. Many people avoid black as the main colour in their kitchen design, thinking that it will be too overpowering or gloomy, but that’s simply not the case. While, like any colour, it...

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The Best Ways to Style a Blue Kitchen

The Best Ways to Style a Blue Kitchen

If there’s one colour that never goes out of style for a classic kitchen design, it’s blue. Not only has it been used in kitchens for decades, it’s fast becoming 2018’s most popular kitchen shade! From soft pastels, to duck egg, to deep navy, almost any shade of blue can work in your space! Where can it work? Your walls?...

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Making an Autumnal Kitchen Design

Last week we covered some of our favourite autumn recipes, so today we’re going to continue on with that theme and tell you how to properly create a true autumnal kitchen design! A lot of people aren’t a fan of these few weeks between summer and Christmas, especially when the weather doesn’t want to make up its mind. However, for...

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The Best Storage for your Essex Kitchen

The Best Storage for your Essex Kitchen

If there’s one thing people seem to complain about a lot when it comes to their kitchen, it’s that there’s just not enough space to put everything. From old jars crammed at behind the bread, to the thousand mugs spilling out of your cupboards, to all those appliances you barely remember buying, finding space in your kitchen to store things...

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Five Autumn Recipes

It’s official. The last remnants of summer have passed us by. The mornings are wet and misty, we’re digging old jackets and scarves from the back of our wardrobes to combat the wind’s chill and almost every store is sneakily lining a few shelves with their Christmas range. While we LOVE Christmas, it’s a bit too early to start talking...

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Planning the Perfect Kitchen Design

Planning the Perfect Kitchen Design

When it comes to getting that prefect Essex kitchen, there’s a long way from picking out designs that you like on Pinterest and getting all of the different pieces bought and installed. Many of us would love to update our current kitchen design with something more modern, more vibrant or would just like to make better use of the space,...

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Get Your Kitchen Camera Ready

Get Your Kitchen Camera Ready

In this day and age, being able to take a good picture for social media seems to be a skill that we’re all trying to master. Whether it’s taking fifty versions of the same selfie to try and get that perfect angle, making sure to grab a snap before you tuck into your food or just wanting to share a...

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Getting the Most out of Your Kitchen Lighting

Getting the Most out of Your Kitchen Lighting

What would you say is the most important design choice in your kitchen? The colour-scheme? The flooring? The appliances? While all of those aspects are very important in creating your ideal space, there’s one element that can either be the perfect finishing touch, or cast a bad shadow over everything you’ve worked on: Your kitchen lighting. (Definitely not obvious by...

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Essentials for the Student Kitchen

As kids head back to school, some are moving on to the land of greener pastures… and hangovers. Yup, for many it’s time for you to say goodbye to Mum and Dad and make it on your own… until you call them in six weeks asking for money. (Don’t be ashamed, we’ve all done it) One thing you’ll have to...

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Time Saving Cooking Hacks

You know what’s fun? Cooking. While eating out is amazing, making something yourself and being proud of your creation feels pretty great. Many of us would love to have the time (and energy) to cook all the time, but life usually gets in the way. Whether you’re exhausted from work, dealing with your family or have accidentally spent the entire...

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Kitchen Aftercare: Keeping Your Space Fresh and New

There’s almost nothing as satisfying as hearing the door slam as the final fitter leaves your house and you can look over your brand-new kitchen. Shiny, unused and perfect enough to grace the cover of any home-style magazine. But then you actually have to use it. The reason show-kitchens look so perfect is just that- they’re SHOW kitchens. No one...

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What Makes a Modern Kitchen?

What Makes a Modern Kitchen?

  In every blog or news article you read about kitchen design, you’ll see the term modern kitchen being thrown around a lot. But what does it really mean? With time constantly marching on, what is considered ‘modern’ is forever changing, especially when it comes to kitchen design. So, if you want a modern design that’s going to last, what...

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Five Great Bread Recipes to Try

Bread. It’s something most of us eat almost every day. Whether it’s some hot buttery toast in the morning, that well-deserved sandwich throughout the day, or just a slice or two to mop up the remnants of your Sunday roast’s gravy, bread is a food that many of us just couldn’t live without. Bread is one of those recipes that...

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Shaker Kitchen Styles

Shaker Kitchen Styles

If there’s one style that we’re a huge fan of here at Roman Kitchens, it’s the Shaker style. You’ve probably heard the term ‘shaker kitchen’ being thrown around if you’ve been browsing kitchen styles and for good reason. This classic, rustic style has been around for decades, and there’s a reason it’s not going away anytime soon. Taken from the...

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Styling a Grey Kitchen

Styling a Grey Kitchen

When thinking about colour choice for your kitchen design, there’s a whole rainbow of shades to explore. From soft blues, to shimmering whites or even a mix of your favourite colours it can be tough to choose the best colour scheme for your space. While we could talk about all the different colours you could choose for your kitchen design,...

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Kitchen Cleaning Hacks for Summer

We all want to stay tidy, especially in the kitchen. While kitchen cleaning is no one’s favourite thing to do, you can’t deny the satisfaction that comes from looking at a sparklingly clean room.  Plus, once it's clean, you can't deny how much you want to keep it that way.. While it’s technically called spring cleaning, summer can be a...

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Testimonials

To Roman Kitchens,

Honestly, we can’t say a bad word about roman kitchens. They’re professional, courteous and have innovative and modern ideas.

They are very reasonably priced,
they have it all – quality value service!

Mr & Mrs Priest

We are so happy that we put our trust in Joanne and Roman Kitchens. We felt that we were in safe and creative hands right from when we first set foot in the shop. We wanted to knock through the wall between the kitchen and garage and our first idea was to keep the kitchen in the same room. Joanne listened to our ideas and our wish list but then suggested that we move the kitchen into the garage area. It was one of those light bulb moments and we have never looked back. Thank you so much for helping us realise our dream kitchen!

Andrea Mason

From my initial telephone enquiry to after-sales care, the service I have received from Roman Kitchens is second to none.
The team came up with fantastic ideas and Joanne and Jo really understand the practicalities needed in a working kitchen. The whole process from design to installation was smooth, efficient and within budget.
Thoroughly recommend this wonderful independant company to anyone who needs kitchen inspiration ⭐️

Becky Travers

How best to describe Roman Kitchens, quality, value and service, this company has all 3 of these. They are absolutely one of the best kitchen companies in essex & we have had the best experience & kitchen to prove it.

Lee Priest-Pearlman

Roman Kitchens put in my kitchen almost 9 years ago and I have had no problems whatsoever. We still love it! I also have the peace of mind if I need to update it or change anything one of their team will be there in an instant. After job service is just as important and I really value that. It shows the quality of their kitchens and the success of their business when measured against their longevity.

Debbie Dewhurst

From the moment you walk into Roman Kitchens you can tell it is a family run business, the service is personal, friendly & welcoming.

The team asked me what I required from my kitchen and then came up with some great ideas. Some options I would not have thought of myself but when mentioned knew would save me time, effort and look stylish. I had no problems with the installation and was very happy with the finished results.

I would definitely recommend this lovely family owned business.

Thank you very much.

Melanie Patterson

If you want a beautiful kitchen planed by a very talented designer and installed by an amazing team, I can definitely recommend Roman Kitchens. Joanne has always been so welcoming and full of great ideas. We absolutely love our new kitchen. Thank you all at Roman Kitchens.

Lindsay Davis

Shortly after moving to Rayleigh I went round to a friend’s house and she had a beautiful kitchen. It was from Roman Kitchens. I walked past the shop every day when I took my kids to school. It was 20 years later before we did some “minor” work to our house to have our dream family kitchen and Roman Kitchens was one of many companies that quoted for it.

The extension itself did not go according to plan by any means. And to say it was a stressful experience would be putting it mildly. I was studying for post grad exams and on top of that we had personal tragedy in the family which meant me travelling 600 miles every other week.

Joanne and the rest of the staff at Roman Kitchens could not have been more helpful, supportive and patient with me. She was one of a few contractors involved in our build that I trusted to do exactly what they said they would do. But she did more than that. I cannot tell you how much support and reassurance she gave me and how many times she got the samples out for me to decide wall colours, floorings etc. She was spot on with her advice and I trusted her judgement implicitly.

We have an amazing family space and a beautiful kitchen and I would most definitely recommend her and the company.

Gill Sharkey Hind