My 3 Top Products of January – Kitchen & Bathroom News

Recently I was given the opportunity to share my top three products featured in the January edition of the Kitchen and Bathroom News Magazine.

After having a good look through the products, for kitchens, bathrooms and interior essentials, I chose the three following items:

(You can also see the K&B News article here…)

1. Mozart Downdraft Extractor by Airuno

My first decision was, of course, the kitchen product!

Out of all the appliances a kitchen needs, my arch nemesis (if you will) is the kitchen extractor. It is important and practical, yes…. but from an aesthetic and designing point of view, the mighty extractor is a pain in the arse! Especially when the hob is installed in an island or penninsula. If I can’t make it a feature, I prefer to hide it when at all possible.

But the Mozart Downdraft Extractor by Airuno caught my attention in January’s edition of Kitchen & Bathroom News because it solves the aesthetic problem easily. Look how sleek and clean it looks! With the clear glass and stainless steel finish, the extractor will allow the kitchen to feel open and spacious, even when in use.

Clean lines and transparency with the Mozart Downdraft – Image Source

When not in use, the beauty of a downdraft extractor is that it hides away in your worktop, making sure this practical beast will not detract from the overall kitchen design.

Perfect for an island hob in an open-plan living space!

2. The Traditional Bathroom Range by Shaws of Darwen

The Crossdale – Image Source

Hands up, who loves a large eye-catching Belfast sink in a farmhouse style kitchen? Me too! Which is why I had to choose the Shaws of Darwen Bathroom Collection. Bear with me – there is a connection!

Shaws of Darwen make stunning, high-quality Belfast sinks by hand and now they are making bathroom basins as well! My favourite is the Crossdale (featured in the image above), with its square shape and modern twist on the traditional.

The Aira – Image Source

But if you prefer softer, more feminine shapes, the Aira is beautiful. When installed with a piece of quartz or marble the under mounting Aira looks so classy!

3. The Meljac Cannelée Collection

Rose gold and white textured light switch by Meljac
The Copper and White Textured Switch by Meljac – Image Source

My third favourite was under ‘Necessities’ and caught my attention straight away.

When designing a kitchen, there are so many things to consider; cabinet style and colour; worktops; appliances; sink and tap style; splashbacks; flooring… I’ve even helped clients pick the paint colour they would like on their walls!

But attention to detail is oh-so important, and the end result can often tainted by the fittings. Plastic white switches and sockets detract from the overall aesthetic, making them attention-seekers for all the wrong reasons.

Meljac have sorted this out! Their Cannelée collection of switches and sockets are beautifully textured, and come in so many finishes. From the white and metallic finish as shown above, to the brass switch that can be painted any colour on the RAL chart!

213 RAL Colours to choose from!

How better to create a statement with your fittings than with boldly metallic switches to complement your new kitchen. Or, if you prefer the idea of the ‘barely there’ look, pick to have a painted switch, done in a colour that’ll match your walls.

So, those were my three favourites from last month’s Kitchen and Bathroom News Magazine. Would you have any of these items in your home? Let me know!


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