A busy year at Earle & Ginger Kitchens

We really can’t believe how quickly 2017 is going by! It’s been a busy year at Earle & Ginger Kitchens and we’ve a lot to celebrate during the coming festive season.

Our Urmston showroom

It’s just over a year since our largest showroom in Urmston opened and what a great year it has been. We’re building several new kitchen displays at the moment, which will continue to show our customers the latest trends in design and appliances. We’ve also recruited several new designers and installation staff to our happy and expanding team to ensure that our customer service is second to none.

Paula Bather – Stockton Heath showroom

We then opened a brand new showroom in the centre of Stockton Heath last Spring. Showroom manager Paula Bather is enjoying being in the heart of the town and bringing beautiful kitchens to the surrounding area. The showroom has a range of classic and contemporary designs to suit all tastes and lifestyles.

Our Didsbury showroom is as busy and popular as ever and the Hale showroom is undergoing a complete change of displays ready for 2018. So if you’re in the area make sure you call in to see them.

We’re currently putting together a brand new kitchen design brochure for 2018, which will be available to download from our website in January. It will feature some of the gorgeous kitchens we’ve designed for our clients during this last year, as well as lots of ideas for the different finishes and appliances available, which will make your kitchen a pleasure to spend time in and the envy of your friends.

We are now the largest independent kitchen retailer in the North West and are looking forward to meeting with more customers in the new year. So if you have time in the run up to Christmas take a look at our current brochure, and pop in to see us at your nearest showroom to get some ideas for your beautiful new Earle & Ginger kitchen.

Thank you to our clients over the past year, we really value your custom. From everyone at Earle & Ginger Kitchens we wish you all a very Merry Christmas & Happy and Healthy New Year.

Our Didsbury, Stockton Heath, Urmston and Hale Kitchen Showrooms at Christmas

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Become a Star Baker with Neff

With the return of the Great British Bake Off, the range of NEFF’s unique Slide&Hide® Ovens are visible to us each week on our TV screens. With space saving qualities and the promise of a great, even bake we think this range of ovens are one of the most innovative design ideas in years and will help to make you a star baker.

With the door safely stowed away, not only do you have more space in the kitchen, you can get closer to the oven. Basting, tasting and removing trays is much easier. As a proud 5* Neff Master Partner we can design your new kitchen around your choice Slide&Hide® Oven.

Ask in your nearest Earle & Ginger Kitchens showroom for more information about the range available.

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Neff celebrate 140 Years of business

Since NEFF pioneered the first stove and oven in 1877, food, culture and technology has evolved a great deal. This year Neff celebrate 140 years in business.

One of their most popular products that launched 15 years ago is the NEFF Slide&Hide® oven. Earlier this year on 27th April, Neff saw the one millionth Slide&Hide® hit the production line – ready to bring another cook’s dishes to life.

The unique Slide&Hide® oven not only gets you closer to your cooking, it now cleans itself too with Pyrolytic self-cleaning function. The Pyrolytic self-cleaning technology is a high temperature function that blasts grease, splatter and spillages into ash, which can then simple be wiped away, no chemicals needed. That’s all there is to it, which makes cleaning your oven a simple task and leaves you more time to create beautiful meals to enjoy.

There are 3 ovens in the range to choose from and as a Neff MasterPartner Earle & Ginger designers can offer you expert advice on which oven from the Slide&Hide® range is best for you. So call into one of our showrooms in Hale, Stockton Heath, Didsbury or Urmston to browse some of our award winning kitchen designs and see the innovative Neff Slide&Hide® close up.

 

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Earl & Ginger help Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity

Mum Jennifer and two-year- old GabriellaIt was our pleasure to recently meet little Gabriella and her Mum Jennifer. Gabriella has been undergoing treatment for a brain tumour and we were able to help improve her environment by donating and fitting a new kitchen for the family.

Read more about their story and the Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity in this article in the Bury Times.

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Claim your FREE Quooker tap – *offer expired*

Quooker classic tap in chromeWe have a great new offer for you! Order any new kitchen from us and we will give you a Quooker Classic instant boiling water tap worth £940 absolutely FREE.

All you need to do is order a kitchen from Earle & Ginger with a minimum order value of £10,000 (excluding VAT) and we’ll supply the tap. It’s that simple!

The boiling-water tap has a childproof push-and-turn handle in a classic style and arched spout. You can make hot drinks instantly and save time boiling pans of water when you’re cooking.

Call in to one of our showrooms for more information, and download our new kitchen design brochure here.

(If you would prefer another model or finish of Quooker tap you can upgrade at an extra cost.)

Offer ends 13th January 2017.

 

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New Year, New Brochure

Earle & Ginger Kitchens 2017 brochureOur new kitchen design brochure for 2017 is ready to download. It’s filled with our latest designs which have been photographed in our customer’s homes.

There’s also lots of information about the different kitchen worksurfaces available, appliances and space saving storage ideas for your new kitchen.

If you’d like to discuss some ideas we’d love to see you at one of our showrooms in Didsbury, Urmston or Hale. So please pop in for a coffee and a chat. You can also phone us on 0161 222 4040 or use the forms on our Contact page to get in touch.

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Merry Christmas from Earle & Ginger Kitchens

2016 has been a very busy year for us at Earle & Ginger. We’ve built on previous successful years and have expanded by opening a new showroom in Urmston. It has been a very exciting time as we’ve settled into new premises and a large and friendly community. Our Didsbury and Hale showrooms are as busy as every and as we’re now rapidly heading towards Christmas we’re looking forward to another successful year.

We’d like to take this chance to thank you, our customers, for your support this year. We’ve enjoyed meeting and working with all of you. As we reach the end of the year and move into 2017 we’ll be bringing some great offers to new customers, so keep a close eye on our blog, facebook and twitter for news of those. Our new brochure will also be ready to download from the website at the beginning of January.

We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of the team at Earle & Ginger Kitchens.

Mike

Aggie and Nik in the Urmston Showroom

Charlotte

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Designer kitchen for sale

Ex-display kitchen for sale with Neff Appliances, Quooker Tap, Hafele Accessories and Quartz worktop £9,995!! (including VAT)

We have a fantastic designer kitchen for sale from our Didsbury Showroom due to new displays coming soon. We are selling our Neff display which includes a multitude of Neff appliances, Hafele accessories, Quooker tap & a Silestone quartz worktop for an amazing £9,995.00 (RRP £20,000.00). Call our Didsbury showroom or pop in for more information.

Finishes:

  • Pale Cream, Matt finished doors
  • 50mm Cordoba Olive boxing & plinth
  • Silestone Iron Ore (Eco) 20mm worktop & 100mm upstand
  • Boss Bar 250mm stainless steel Handles
  • ‘Grass Green’ Glass Splashback
  • Dimensions approximately 3225mm x 2395mm

Furniture & Fittings:

1. 400mm larder unit (1970mm tall) includes a 400mm Pull-Out, approximately 1700mm tall with 4 baskets from Hafele

2. 600mm oven housing (1970mm tal) (a) including – Neff Combination Microwave C57M7ON3GB and a Neff Single Oven with ‘Slide & Hide’ door B45E52N3GB/01. 1 x deep drawer with shallow internal drawer below appliances.

3. 600mm oven housing (1970mm tall) (b) including – Neff Coffee Machine C77V6ON2GB/08 and a Neff Aqua Assist Oven B46C74N3GB/01. 1 x deep drawer with shallow internal drawer below appliances.

4. 600mm drawer pack – 1 cutlery drawer and 2 pan drawers –  including a solid oak cutlery tray.

5. 900mm x 900mm corner unit includes a 3/4 Carousel from Hafele (solid base).

6. Neff Fully Integrated Dishwasher S51M53X1GB.

7. 500mm door corner unit, left hand hinge, left hand blank, includes a LeMans corner pull out from Hafele (solid base).

8. 600mm sink base unit with a 370mm wide undermount ‘Haiku’ Silestone sink includes a Blanco Trim Flex Tap (chrome) BM/1520/CH and a Quooker Nordic Round Tap (chrome).

9. Neff Induction Hob T40B31X2GB (no stainless steel trim)

10. Neff Telescopic Extractor D4672X0GB in 570mm tall unit.

11. 2 x 150mm wall units (720mm tall) includes 150mm Pull-Outs.

12. Wall unit 600mm (720mm tall).

13. 1 x Recessed under cabinet lighting – natural white.

 

 

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If it was your kitchen…..?

There are 6 designers on our team at Earle & Ginger, and as your designers, we often spend our time scratching our heads and pooling our ideas together to make sure we can make your dream kitchen become a reality, no matter what the circumstances. During the design stage we often get asked that age old question, which is incredibly difficult for us to answer; because it all comes down to personal taste. As much as we can suggest ideas and provide you with all the information you need, ultimately you will still end up making your own decision.

 

So, what would we do if it was our Kitchen?

As you can imagine, we hold an incredible amount of information in our heads, and in our showrooms, of all the different styles, colours and materials available for your bespoke kitchen; and like you, we all have different tastes and opinions on what we think looks good. So, wanting to try a little experiment, myself and Lucy have taken some time to think about what our own personal kitchen would be like if we had no restrictions at all. It was really difficult to get started on this because just trying to choose a style is bad enough, traditional, classic, modern, European, rustic, industrial, lofty… overload… beginning to understand how our clients feel!

 

Lucy’s Kitchen

Lucy is Earle & Ginger’s head designer and the manager of the Hale showroom, she has many years under her belt and has created some incredibly inventive and completely bespoke designs, which can be viewed in our gallery. She has very strong ideas of what she likes and I always thought she might have opted for a sleek glossy design, but I love her interesting choice (and I’m a little gutted I didn’t think of it).

Lucy opted for a modern ‘Italian’ style kitchen which would boast lots of hidden storage in very slim tall larders and wall units, accompanied by lots of open shelving; and a mix of textures to create a warm & inviting space.

“I like the use of the wall and base units as a division within an open plan space.”

Being a true modernist, clean lines and linear shapes are a must with Lucy, along with sculptural forms and use of furniture to divide open spaces appropriately.

 

“European design interests me, particularly Italian design and it is often the continent I turn to for inspiration.”

 

Ultimately I would love my new kitchen to have a very similar feel to this Leicht kitchen (above). The deep and raw feel of the wood grain used contrasts so well against the matte or gloss neutral units, it’s a modern scheme that still manages to feel warm. Although I think I would break the back bank up to allow for extra work surface.

Getting down to practically, there are a few specific items that Lucy said were vital to making this kitchen her own, one is a Miele Sous chef warming drawer.  Once the colder months roll in, she loves making one pot soups and casseroles, and the simplicity of a sous chef makes it an easy job.

An induction hob was key to keeping the clean lines of the kitchen and to allowing her to use a traditional whistling kettle, which also eliminates the need for extra plug sockets and even a hot water tap.

Instead of a microwave Lucy opted for a steam oven to enable her to retain the flavour and vitamins of her food which a much tastier result than from a microwave.

The final item that Lucy needed for her dream kitchen was a larder fridge with humidity control to ensure all those veggies stay fresh for a longer period of time; and a small ice box as she doesn’t often require a freezer.

 

Francesca’s Kitchen

I’ll just start off saying that I found this task so difficult, there are so many different materials and colours I would love to use in my own kitchen but looking over my research there were a few reoccurring options so I felt that must be the right choice. Similar to Lucy’s kitchen, my kitchen has European influences, is incredibly linear and uses a mix of natural materials alongside the likes of gloss and quartz. With a slightly Scandinavian style, my attention is always drawn to pale washed woods, white & nude, and chunky materials such as a 60 or 80mm quartz worktop.

The image below, found on trusty Pinterest, was one of the first images that stood out to me, I love the linear lines and the play of depths and levels with the contemporary wall units. I feel for such a square kitchen it adds depth and interest to something that could have risked being quite flat. The colour scheme is on point for me, white with warm mushroom greys and modern wood textures, it’s feminine without being ‘girly’ which can sometimes be a difficult look to achieve in the kitchen. (If I had to choose one, this would be my exact kitchen!)

 

Although I enjoy contemporary styling’s, it’s important to me that the kitchen stays warm and inviting; which is why I think I’m so keen on wood as a main material. In terms of  actually using the kitchen, I enjoy cooking but I can safely say I won’t be hosting any extravagant parties, so minimal but functional appliances are perfect for me.

Personally I love the look and features involved with Siemens appliances so my first instinct is to opt for them for my cooking. Steam ovens are popular at Earle & Ginger and I don’t think any of us would turn down the chance to have one. A steam oven is a must for me, almost any meal can be made in a steam oven with a lot less prepping and attending to your cooking, but with maximum flavour and nutrients locked in. Who doesn’t love easy gourmet cooking!?

A pyrolitic (self cleaning) single oven would accompany the steam, no more scrubbing combined with perfect baking & roasting results thanks to the huge selection of pre set programmes available with the likes of iQ700 models.

Making sure my new Quartz worktops are kept clean and tidy, a Quooker boiling water tap would save me energy, money and clutter which is a pet hate of mine!

Finally, to give me optimum storage space a slimline dishwasher would suit me perfectly, it has all the same features as a full size model but leaves me more room for cupboards & drawers.

 

Although mine and Lucy’s kitchens appear to be fairly similar the detailing and specifications make them very different,and very personal, to the ways in which each of us use our kitchens on a daily basis. I found this task so difficult and can understand more now than ever, what our clients go through when trying to even get started on a design; which normally leads them to ask “What would you do if it was your kitchen?”.

 

In relation to this post I will be putting some tips & advice together for you on how to make the design process easier, if you’re currently struggling to design your kitchen. As a designer we can easily create a practical layout or even a show stopping kitchen full of gadgets and gizmos; however it’s up to you to specify what you need and to ensure that the space will work for you and your needs. Don’t let our creativity run away with us, because if you do…… you’ll end up with one of our kitchens! ^^^^

If you’d like to talk to one of our designers about creating your perfect kitchen, use the tab above and choose your local showroom and get in touch.

 


 

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Rangemaster – What’s New…

After receiving an updated Rangemaster catalogue it was good to see they are continuously adding models to offer the end consumer even more choice. The new options of ‘Classic’ taps have simple, pleasing designs and the options to have White or Black levers on some of their mixer taps offer the opportunity to keep a design scheme throughout your project.

Our favourite new product though has to be the MySpa – a simple ‘on-off’ device that is installed into the worksurface that when turned to ‘on’ redirects water through a filter cartridge installed under the sink, and will remove additives from your water giving clear, clean water straight from your tap. Turning to ‘Off’ will change back to unfiltered for washing dishes etc. This great device can be installed with any of their taps and retailing at around £100.00 + VAT, and the replacement cartridges at £25 + VAT, is a cost effective way to bring filtered water to your home.

If you are simply unable to choose which sink and tap combination you would like  ‘Tap It’ is a programme from Rangemaster that allows you to see various set ups and how they sit together, helpful for the indecisive! Try out ‘Tap It’ here.

Rangemaster have also added new colours to their Range cooker selection – ‘Olive Green’ and ‘Royal Pearl’ to the Classic and Elan designs, and ‘Orange’ with a chrome trim to the Elise.

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