New displays- update..
We’ve chosen an unusual marble surface for Display 1 and it’s on it’s way from Italy as I type...
New Displays... Work In Progress.
Fitters working hard in the hot weather to get the new displays ready for decorating. With the Corian and Marble surfaces due to be fitted later this week, things are taking shape. New shopfront signage agreed with Valley Signs and in production so all in all all should be completed next week.
Work has now begun to renew Displays 1 and 2 with the current SieMatic displays having being sold to a buyer in Switzerland.
We expect the area to be complete in around 3 weeks.
Display 1 – Hacker Classic Bristol Velvet Blue/Pearl painted ash with marble worktops and Miele/Bora appliances
Display 1a hacker Systemat AV7000 Real Concrete/Carbon metallic with Corian worktops & Miele appliances
We will also be laying an Amtico ClickSmart floor.
Please use the side entrance whilst this work is being undertaken
The Arcade Team
Let your ideas and senses run wild with the new NEFF oven range. The unique rotating handle and oven door seamlessly disappear underneath the oven, giving you more space to experiment.
Award Winning Design…
This award-winning wall storage from Hacker is now on show in our latest studio display
Customer Satisfaction Is Paramount
we do like happy customers ,,,if a job is worth doing, it’s worth doing well
Hacker Systemat & Classic..
We are pleased to announce that we are now the local partner for Hacker kitchens of Germany.
German build quality and design innovation at an affordable price.
We have now installed our first display in Systemat AV6000 matt lacquer with Vintage Oak contrasts.
Further displays are currently being designed and are due to be installed in the Spring
The Arcade Team
Hacker Systemat & Classic..
Variety is the spice of life, as they say, so what better way to indulge in some holiday escapism – free of charge – than by taking a peek into some of our friends’ kitchens around the world?
Full of exotic, aroma-filled recipes, the Indian kitchen boasts a large array of spices. Yet small kitchens here are becoming more common these days as they require less space and maintenance. Systematic organisation is, therefore, vital.
India is also catching up with the western trend of open kitchens – and fast.
The epicentre of family life, the American kitchen is used to cook, chow down and chat. It’s no wonder, therefore, that for a room that is used for so much, people are willing to splash out. High-tech appliances, such as huge, sub-zero refrigerators, multiple dishwashers and wine coolers may seem extravagant to us, but to many American households are the norm.
“The use of technology in the kitchen is more advanced in the U.S.”, Eva Hoernisch, Group Creative Product Director at Formica Group tells us, “so the integration of built-in screens and chargers is continuing to gain momentum. Under cabinet lighting (LED) is among the most popular kitchen cabinet features and low-tech offerings in the form of interactive surfaces, such as magnetic boards that can be written on, are also on-trend. Contrasting against the growth in technological integration, the concept of built-in green houses and ‘grow your own’ is also beginning to catch on”.
“US kitchens have a tendency to be more traditional using a lot of timber like maple or cherry for cabinets, and with granite or quartz for the worktop”, she adds.
A world leader in kitchen design and innovation, Dutch kitchens are also the heart of the home – often positioned, quite literally, in the centre. One of the most densely populated countries in the world, space is a luxury many houses do not have, so the Dutch kitchen design accommodates this in its traditional galley layout, which is usually set up with two walls of parallel cabinets and worktops – allowing for maximum storage and workspace. To prevent the feeling of being &OpenCuryQuote;closed in’, it often leads to a dining and lounge area.
Almost every kitchen in Amsterdam contains historic details that adds character to the space.
Usually open-plan, centred around an island, the Australian kitchen is a causal space and the hub of family life. Because of its year-long sunshine, some even continue outside, with outdoor kitchens becoming increasingly popular. Ventilation is, understandably, important, so you won’t see a kitchen here without a cooker hood, ceiling fan and windows.
Despite boasting its own enviable climate, the materials used in Australian kitchens often mirror those used in Europe and North America. White tones, combined with earthy materials and textures, seem to be the norm here. Lighting is also very important, with the right combination of LEDs allowing the daytime room to be transformed into an evening entertaining space.
Australian kitchens are really jumping on the smart trend, and with innovative new gadgets – such as fridges that connect to the internet to help with shopping lists – popping up all the time, they certainly know how to ease the workload! More time to enjoy the Barbie, ey?
“Italy has always been known for its exquisite design and style”, Eva says. Renowned for its unparalleled elegance and beauty, the Italian kitchen makes use of natural materials, such as granite, marble and slate, to achieve a modern yet rustic appearance. Flowers and plants are also often used throughout the room to continue the theme of natural décor, as are golds, oranges and yellows to mimic a sunset and blues which represent the sea. A traditional Italian kitchen is usually open, which helps prevent the dark, vivid colours from overwhelming the room.
Italians give great importance to the art of both cooking and eating, which is why you will find their kitchens kitted out with the most luxurious of appliances. Anything that can be put away – such as cooking utensils – is, to enhance the clean and elegant look. But don’t let the focus on luxury deter you from the other very present feature of the Italian kitchen, which is in its warm, charming and inviting feel, reflecting its purpose as a family-orientated room. True timeless beauty.
We can infuse just about any country into your kitchen. Get in touch to see how we can help you!
"Arcade Kitchens were a breath of fresh air to deal with. After experiencing many disappointments on the major refurbishment we set about in 2015 the team at Arcade Kitchens were just great. Professional, great design, quality units and sympathetic to our home which has old features yet we wanted to merge old with new. Creating lots of light and functionality. They know there stuff, and when you call them back they do not quibble. I believe you can judge a good company by its after care. I was pleased to have dealt with them and would happily recommend them to anyone."
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"I bought a kitchen from Arcade kitchens in 2008. The service was very good and professional all through the process from the design and planning through to installation and coordination with other trades working on the kitchen area. After sales service has been particularly good with minor issues being resolved quickly plus advice on upkeep of the kitchen over time."
"I am so pleased that we decided to have Arcade Kitchens design and fit our new kitchen. The quality of the units and workmanship has been second to none. We have ended up with so much more space and storage. James has been a great help and has made it relatively painless. "
"New to the area I contacted Arcade with an idea of a replacement kitchen, suggestions and an ultimate quote. I feel I made a wonderful choice and have been so impressed with all aspects of the project, from start to finish. After the new kitchen was installed I realised I should have had the existing frig and freezer units removed and Nigel could not have been more helpful with his suggestions for replacement cupboards and the selection of a free standing fridge/freezer. "
"Always accessible, helpful and knowledgeable My wife and I would recommend them to anybody seeking to renew or upgrade a kitchen"
"Our first contact with Arcade Kitchens was with James Feather and having briefed him, we felt confident that our requirements were understood and James interpreted them perfectly. The plans were presented to us within 10 days and from our acceptance of them, we were advised when our order was placed, when we could expect delivery and fitting. All of this went to plan and the fitters were considerate and kept disruption to a minimum, James attended most days during fitting to ensure everything was going to plan. Our kitchen is now complete and without exception we are delighted with the design, finish and service form Arcade Kitchens. Our gratitude to all the team."