With 14 kitchens in their new showroom, we talk to Charlotte Neale from Palazzo Kitchens & Appliances about how they can help plan and create your dream kitchen
The kitchen is one of the most important spaces in your home so it is essential you get it right. Working alongside a designer will ensure the materials and technologies you are embracing are suitable for your and your family’s needs. But where do you start?
For award-winning kitchen experts at Palazzo Kitchens & Appliances, it is about knowing what is out there. A showcase of real working kitchens, their showroom allows homeowners to walk through and experience actual kitchens, giving them a hands-on understanding of different technologies, materials and design layouts. Offering both inspiration and ideas around the finishing touches, their showroom is coupled with a team of experienced designers to ensure your kitchen is one that has been crafted to meet your individual needs, while maximising your space and budget.
‘Our kitchens are manufactured in Germany’, shares Victoria Street Branch Manager, Charlotte Neale, ‘so we know what is out there, both nationally and internationally, ensuring we have access to amazing finishes and fittings.
‘The innovative systems available now are incredible’, shares Charlotte. ‘The construction of the joinery in addition to the well-thought-out fitting technology will give you many happy years of use.’ Of particular note is the Profi Plus drawer system and Sensys Hinges. The Profi Plus drawer system has an extremely high quality steel frame that gives it a gorgeous, modern and timeless look. The system load capacity ranges from 40-80kgs per drawer, dependent on the size of the drawer. While the multi award-winning Sensys Hinge with integrated cushioning is the latest and best in soft-close technologies.
Handle-less fronts automatically create a linear and uniform appearance. The unhindered straight lines that are achieved through this design feature will make your kitchen feel larger and uncluttered without compromising on functionality.
High quality lacquer fronts or perfectly crafted matt fronts, with seamless, laser-welded edges are the best way to achieve this look, in particular the Line-N System from Germany – an ergonomically-shaped recessed handle that is perfectly positioned on the carcase to enable comfortable access to doors, drawers and pull-outs.
Palazzo uses only the best of materials, which means that when it comes to your kitchen door design, whether you choose white, coloured, glossy, glass, matt or textured, Palazzo ensures you select something just right for you.
Textured door fronts are a practical and hardwearing option, and textured laminates have been at the forefront of European kitchen design for many years. Palazzo's choices of finishes continue to grow to showcase a vast range of high pressure, high quality laminates replicating wood, concrete and stones. When choosing a laminate, it is important to select a high pressure option that has been through rigorous testing.
Matt or Gloss lacquers are incredible, as they feature state-of-the-art processing technologies and the highest quality materials; however they need to be installed and cared for correctly. Multilayered fronts are hardwearing and easy to clean when applied correctly.
Acrylics and Glass door fronts offer an exquisite shine and depth for a look that is unsurpassed. Offering easy care and strength, they are optimal for kitchen furniture.
For kitchen worktops, the recommended finishes are high pressure laminates, acrylic, engineered stones, stainless steel and granite.
‘It is important to find a nonporous and stain-resistant surface’, explains Charlotte. ‘Our team of experts are able to guide and assist you through selecting a practical solution to meet your requirement.’
The Nobilia high pressure laminate worktop surfaces demonstrate a high degree of resistance to scratching and abrasion. This is to ensure that the worktops can withstand the wear associated with continuous household use. Corian acrylic benchtops offer a sculptural and seamless aesthetic with durable and practical functionality, and are often used as the solution to eliminate joins. Granite is a natural product so every piece is unique; while quartz stone, also known as composite or engineered stone, is popular for its durability, consistent appearance and wide range of colours.
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