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Spring Kitchen Designs

Spring Kitchen Designs

While the wind might be chilly and frost still jewels the grass in the early mornings, winter’s icy grasp is loosening over our land with the days finally getting longer and the becoming a little hotter. February is almost over and soon spring will blossom with (hopefully) sunnier days and warmer breezes. With a more colourful part of the year...

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Styling an Open Plan Kitchen

Styling an Open Plan Kitchen

We talk a lot on blog about maximising space in your kitchen, yet not much about the style that takes advantage of space the most: the open plan kitchen. These kitchen styles are perfect for those looking to make their kitchen more than just the space where meals are prepared, rather an area that can really be lived in, perfect...

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Tips for a healthier New Year

Tips for a healthier New Year

So… How’s the New Year’s diet going? Over the Christmas period so many of us stuff ourselves silly with anything and everything we can find always coming back to the justification, ‘I’ll definitely try some healthy recipes better in the New Year…’ And then January 1st rolls around to the horror and rumbling stomachs of many. While trying to be...

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A Colour Encyclopaedia for your Kitchen Design

A Colour Encyclopaedia for your Kitchen Design

We’re well into the new year now and you might find yourself itching for a change. Whether it’s with your look, your routine, your diet (that we all know you’ll DEFINITELY be sticking to) or in your home, your kitchen could a great place to start. The first few months of the year are the prime time to spruce up...

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Styling a Light Kitchen

Styling a Light Kitchen

2017 is but a glint in the rear-view mirror of life and many of us are staring towards the bright horizon of this new year brimming with promise, ready to make it good one! Let’s start with your kitchen!  Speaking of bright futures, why not try a lighter kitchen design? Colour is a wonderful thing, but many of us prefer...

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Kitchen trends of 2017

Kitchen trends of 2017

2017 was an …interesting year all over the world, but we’ve all made it through! And I think we’re all ready to enjoy 2018 with an open heart and a hopeful mind. Last year was a great one for kitchen trends with some wonderfully fetching designs getting popular, so let’s have a look at what made kitchens extra stylish last year...

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Ways to Create a Pet Friendly Kitchen

Ways to Create a Pet Friendly Kitchen

    Last post we were talking about many of the ways to keep your kitchen safe from the wandering hands of your little ones, but some of you have a different kind of little (or in some cases very big) ones wandering around as well. Yes, if you do have any furry friends jumping around it’s equally as important...

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Make your Kitchen Childproof

Make your Kitchen Childproof

Kids. You love them, but the instant that little bundle of joy enters your life, suddenly you’re planning every aspect of your life around keeping them safe and your kitchen design is no exception. What was once just another room in the house is suddenly full of potential hazards. The last thing you want is anything even more unsafe in...

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Kitchen Gift ideas this Christmas!

Kitchen Gift ideas this Christmas!

It’s Christmas! Well, it’s nearly here. While it’s still not the 25th, as the days go on it’s going to turn into a mass panic of online ordering a mobbed shopping centres as we all search for that perfect gift. It’s best to start early, as we’ve all left our Christmas shopping to the last minute at least once before...

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Create a Kitchen Design with Character

Create a Kitchen Design with Character

  As we’ve mentioned countless times on this blog, throughout your life you’re going to be spending A LOT of time in the kitchen. Whether it’s making that first cup of coffee to wake you up on a cold Monday morning, hiding by the snacks at a party you didn’t want to be at, or having dinner with family and...

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Warming Winter Recipes

Warming Winter Recipes

  It’s that time of year again. As we wrap up tightly and try to avoid that one guy in the office with the flu, it can be tough to keep a smile on our faces in the cold. However, if there’s one thing that can cheer anyone up, it’s good food, so winter makes the perfect time to test...

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Winter Kitchen Trends

Winter Kitchen Trends

Halloween has been and gone, and while for many it’s still too early to talk about Christmas, there’s one thing no one can deny. Winter has arrived. With the evenings now crisp and dark, frost soon to be the bane of every car owner in existence and the sounds of fireworks fading in the distance, there are a number of...

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Trick Or Treat? 5 Fun Halloween Recipes!

Trick Or Treat? 5 Fun Halloween Recipes!

As the nights grow colder and the smell of pumpkin spice permeates the Essex air, something spooky is lurking just around the corner… Yes, Tuesday marks the ultimate day of fright, Halloween, and, much like any other holiday, it gives the perfect excuse to get creative in the kitchen. Ready to discover some spooooky treats?     Frightfully Tasty Halloween...

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Rustic Kitchen Charms

Rustic Kitchen Charms

Year after year our lives seem to be getting more hectic, with the harsh lights of our computer / phone screens almost permanently  on. With workloads getting heavier and heavier we often find ourselves yearning for respite. Perhaps a trip to the countryside? Luckily, nowadays there are ways to enjoy the charms of the countryside while living a busy inner-city...

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Kitchen Stats For Your Redesign

Kitchen Stats For Your Redesign

Having a redesign of your Essex kitchen can seem like a big and scary undertaking, especially when it comes to making all those decisions. While many know they want a new design, it can be daunting deciding where to begin, so we’ve gathered together a few kitchen design statistics from this year to help you see what’s popular and hopefully...

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Let There Be Light (A Brighter Kitchen Design)

Let There Be Light (A Brighter Kitchen Design)

The nights might be getting darker, but that doesn’t mean your kitchen design has to be! Last week we talked about all the benefits of darker kitchens, but for those of you who are partial to brighter colours, there are just as many ways to incorporate soft, light shades into your design as well. There’s a reason whites and creams...

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Come to the Dark Side- A Darker Kitchen Design

Come to the Dark Side- A Darker Kitchen Design

The kitchen can be the light of many people’s homes, but that doesn’t mean you have to stick to brighter colours. As with all design choices, it’s ultimately your personal preference, and if you have a love for darker hues, there are a number of ways to incorporate bold, dark colours into your kitchen!   Cabinets and Countertops If you’re...

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Jump on the Copper Kitchen Trend

Jump on the Copper Kitchen Trend

Kitchen trends come and go, but one design staple that has been around for years now (and doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon) is a copper kitchen design. First used for decoration by the Romans, this soft, shimmering metal can be incorporated in so many different elements of your kitchen design and can make a wonderful accent to...

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Bespoke Kitchen Advantages

Bespoke Kitchen Advantages

Of course we were going to talk about the advantages of a bespoke kitchen eventually, and while we might be biased, we really can’t emphasise enough all the benefits that having a custom design can bring to your Essex kitchen!   Quality   One thing you can be assured of with a bespoke kitchen design is quality. All our bespoke...

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Bakes for Bake Off

Bakes for Bake Off

As you are no doubt painfully aware, the Great British Bake Off has returned, to the joy as well as the apprehension of many. But if there’s one thing that the last few episodes have shown it’s that, despite how annoying the ad breaks are, the move to Channel 4 hasn’t destroyed any of the baking magic we’ve come to...

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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

Dear Everyone at Roman Kitchens,

We used Roman kitchens for design and installation of new kitchen. Expert honest advice from start, even some tips to save money and some handy advice on design.

The kitchen installation was on time, with no mess and excellent quality – we still have comments on how good it looks nearly 5 years since being installed!

We couldn’t recommend this kitchen company enough; we would definitely use again.

Rob & Kate

Dear All,

Joanne at Roman kitchens was excellent. She was able to provide some excellent ideas re: the design to suit our needs as a family, pointing out good things that work well from experience and also highlighting any issues we may have with ideas we came up with. Her design was the only one I didn’t want to change!

She was very accommodating re: borrowing samples but also didn’t put any pressure on, which was nice!

Once we decided to go ahead the dates were made to suit us taking into consideration that we had young children. All issues were dealt with quickly and hassle free. Would definitely recommend.

Mr & Mrs Grigg

Dear Roman Kitchens,

The quality of the furniture is superb & the installation team were extremely tidy and professional.

A great company to work with and we would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a new kitchen.

Mr & Mrs Duggan

Dear Joanne,

When my partner and I decided to have our kitchen and utility room refitted we had a reasonable idea of how we wanted it to be laid out and the style we were looking for. Joanne at Roman Kitchens helped us to refine our ideas and pointed out, with clear knowledge and experience of other designs she had worked on, what would work and what would not. Having computer generated graphics was a major help in being able to visualise what the finished kitchen would look like – and it is just like the graphics illustrated it would be! 


Joanne also assisted us in choosing our new appliances. I see that our oven is used in the Great British Bake-off but I doubt it will really help me produce better cakes, though. 


Throughout the project Joanne kept us informed; the breakdown and refit was completed within 3 weeks, bar some minor snags (you have to expect some snags), which have been thoroughly resolved promptly and efficiently. The disruption to our household was kept to a minimum and the standard of work is high. 

Our kitchen is now complete and dressed and we are thrilled with it. 


We would certainly recommend Roman Kitchens for their quality, design and professionalism.

Angela McMillan

Dear Roman Kitchens,

Very professional yet friendly service. Jo really listened to my ideas and designed and supplied a kitchen that matched our needs and budget.

Although we actually employed a builder to fit the kitchen, the team at Roman Kitchens maintained a real interest in the project until it was complete. George visited us on a number of occasions to advise our builder (with no additional cost to us).

Everything supplied was of the highest quality and a year later my kitchen still looks fantastic. We would thoroughly recommend this company.

Janet Mansbridge

Dear Joanne,

Wow we are so pleased with our new kitchen, in fact it is fabulous. Joanne, it was a pleasure coming in to see you and plan our kitchen. You came up with lots of great ideas that work brilliantly. We will miss popping in for a chat and cup of tea. Josh & Kira loved using your pens for drawing. Geoff is an absolute asset, he was always polite and extremely hard working and it was great to see someone taking such pride in their work. Thank you…

Sarah, Pete, Josh & Kira

To Roman Kitchens,

We are thrilled with our new kitchen. It is absolutely fab! The whole process from planning through to installation was painless, totally professional and faultless. Thank you…

Mandy & Peter