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Our 2017 Top 5 Kitchen Trends

With 2018 only around the corner we thought we would have a look back over 2017 at our top 5 kitchen trends we’ve seen this year and give you our thoughts as to whether they’ll be joining us next year! Quartz worktops We have noticed a rise in people opting for Quartz...

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What defines a galley style kitchen?

There are many ways to maximise a small area with a galley style kitchen layout, so we have endeavored to discuss them in some detail to best clarify what defines a galley style kitchen for you. A galley style kitchen typically features a long, narrow passage situated...

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How much does it cost to sand a floor?

So here is the million dollar question: how much does it cost to sand a floor? To help you get an idea of what you should be expecting, I have listed some examples of recent floor sanding work we have completed, along with the associated costs involved. There are...

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How to Sand Edges of a Floor

If you’re thinking about floor sanding, questions are probably going to start to surface about how to sand right up to the edges, and whether the sanding is going to damage the skirting boards or not. This article will address these common questions and shed some...

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How to sand a floor by hand

Sanding your own floor is no easy feat, especially if you lack the right gear and expertise. Before we start, I recommend you read ‘Can I sand my own floor’ - a quick go-to guide of the things to think about when sanding your own floor. It’s a crazy undertaking to...

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Can I sand my own floor?

We often see questions surfacing around the topic of sanding your own floor and whether or not it’s possible to do yourselves. To answer simply, yes DIY floor sanding is possible, but there are several factors to consider before you start. It can be an exciting...

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Floor Sanding: Why Do I Need It?

So, why do you need floor sanding? Will it really make a difference to the floorboards? These are only a few of the questions our clients frequently ask when debating whether to go ahead with floor sanding. The quickest way to answer is to take a look at your floors;...

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What is floor sanding?

If you’re reading this article, it’s because you want to know what floor sanding is, and if it’s right for you. Firstly, let's cover the basics. Floor sanding is the process of removing the top surface of a wooden floor to remove scratches and other visible signs of...

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Wood Flooring for Asthma and Allergies

More and more frequently we are being called into homes to fit wood flooring, or to strip out carpets and sand the existing floorboards when people within the household suffer with asthma or allergies. Carpets acts as a reservoir for allergens that trigger asthma...

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Why choose a bespoke kitchen?

Getting a new kitchen is a big deal and at Alresford Interiors we understand that. We work closely with our clients to help everything run smoothly and provide them with the kitchen of their dreams! All the kitchens we make are completely bespoke and made to measure....

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Gap Filling Wood Floors

Probably the single biggest question we get asked is 'how do you fill the gaps of my floor’?! It is also my single biggest frustration in terms of information that people have gathered from the internet. Many of these posts that people make are not from professionals...

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Styling Your Bespoke Units

Here at Alresford Interiors one of the most desired items of furniture we build for our clients are alcove units, dressers and TV units – fitted and free standing. These units normally involve shelving, providing the perfect space to display personal items and objects...

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Tips on how to upgrade your bedroom

You spend a lot of time in your bedroom and even though most of that might be with your eyes shut it is still really important for it to be somewhere you love. The décor of the room plays a large factor of how you feel in a room, so here are our top tips of how to...

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Made to measure kitchens for awkward spaces

Here at Alresford Interiors we offer made to measure, custom built, fully bespoke kitchens to your exact specifications. We fit our kitchens into both small and large spaces giving every kitchen the wow factor. We are in our element when your space has awkward...

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Luxury Wood Flooring

If you are looking to upgrade your existing property with a luxurious wood floor or you are building a new build home of your dreams, getting the flooring element right is an essential part of the overall success of the project. I'm sure you will have spent hours...

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Refreshing Your Kitchen With Paint

Kitchens are the heart of the home in most houses; a place to spend time together with family and friends. But of course kitchens face a lot of wear and tear - food stains, dents, oil stains… it’s endless. So refreshing your kitchen and adding a touch of character...

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5 Advantages of Oak flooring

Are you thinking about starting to refurbish your home? Maybe you are tired and frustrated with your current interior and want to update your flooring. Wooden flooring offers timeless style, beauty, warmth, character and if done right, value, to your home. We have a...

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Organising Your Home Office

It’s a new year so why not make your home work space somewhere more productive and an enjoyable place to spend time working! Keeping your desk tidy A cluttered desk is not the best working environment so try and keep as little on your desk as possible. It’s a place to...

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Kitchen Storage Solutions

Kitchens can become quickly one of the most cluttered places in your home. Nowadays, your kitchen is required to hold a mass range of different appliances and utensils. The perfect kitchen is a clean one, free of clutter. By hiding appliances such as microwaves, it...

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Wooden Floor Insulation

It is becoming more and more common for people to ask us about floor insulation. Having your wooden floor insulated not only eliminates draughts and makes the room warmer and cosier, but also saves money in the long run by cutting down on heating bills. The bulk of...

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5 Ways to Instantly Revamp Your Kitchen

The kitchens is often called the heart of the home, so you’ll want a space that’s not only functional and safe, but that feels fresh. Trends and seasons are constantly changing; re-decorating every time a new colour trends pops up or a little wear and tear sets in...

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Storage Solutions For Children’s Rooms

With all the toys, clothes, books and other clutter that collects in a childs room, storage space is always at a premium. If you’re looking to utilise the space available to its full extent, while adding something unique, functional and still fun, then bespoke...

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Bespoke Furniture For Small Spaces

Just because a room is small in size or an awkward shape doesn’t mean it can’t be used to the same extent as any other room in your house; there are lots of ways to utilise the space available and give the illusion of a larger room. Bespoke furniture is the perfect...

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Top tips to make your kitchen look bigger

Not everyone has the luxury of having a large kitchen, but this does not mean your kitchen space should feel cramped and suffocating.  Some simple measures will help make your kitchen appear and feel larger, making everyday life a little bit easier. Cabinet Units...

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Guide to Commercial Floor Sanding

Wood floors remain timeless features offering an effortless touch of class, which can be a great asset in any commercial premises. We can restore old, tired floors and give them back their natural beauty and elegance. Our professional approach and attention to detail...

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Reclaimed Pine Flooring

Historically pine was an inexpensive wood material for building furniture and wood floors. There are lots of old buildings with pine flooring still around, such as Victorian houses, nowadays that age of antique reclaimed pine flooring is very popular and for good...

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Why choose a U-shaped kitchen

U-shaped kitchens are one of the most common and popular designs, utilising your room’s space to the absolute max. Large and small rooms can both benefit from a U-shaped kitchen design. This allows for maximum efficiency whilst moving about the space to cook - all...

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Engineered Wood Flooring – Pros & Cons

Engineered wood flooring is a hugely popular choice for homeowners all over the UK. Unlike solid hardwood, which comes straight from a tree to your home, engineered wood is far more complex. A piece of engineered wood consists of several layers; with  the outer layer...

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Why should I get oak furniture?

Furniture has to be built to last, there’s no two ways about it! Everyone has different tastes, of course, but the one thing that we think that we can all agree on is that long-lasting and resilient qualities that are vital for turning furniture into a worthwhile...

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What is Reclaimed wood flooring?

Reclaimed wood flooring is simply any wood that is not new and has been recycled from a building or structure. Reclaimed wood flooring will almost always have a much nicer look and feel about it than virgin wood and will use about 13 times less energy to salvage. We...

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Top tips for a summer kitchen

Summer is here, which means hot weather (supposedly). With summer brings a season of brilliant cooking, food, socializing and parties. These top tips will help your kitchen have that summer feel and fresh look! Bright Colours Summer means colour! Incorporating...

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How to keep your oak floor in perfect condition

Oak flooring is hugely popular and here at Alresford Interiors we regularly fit engineered oak wood floors. Oak flooring is beautiful and durable which are two of the main reasons it’s so popular, but does need a little bit more care than some other floors. To ensure...

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How much does handmade furniture cost?

Traditional bespoke furniture is simply handcrafted furniture that has been designed and made to measure according to what you customer wants and needs. It allows you to have luxury furniture that fits your homes room sizes and shapes, even filling in those awkward...

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Bespoke storage solutions for your home

So what is a Bespoke Storage Solution? Simply put, it’s hand-made, well-designed, fitted furniture tailored to maximise storage in any room. From fitted wardrobes and bookcases to TV cabinets, shelves and closets, bespoke furniture can provide approximately a third...

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Open plan or separate kitchen/dining room?

For centuries the kitchen was strictly a workplace, often tucked in the back of the house with room for just the bare essentials. Kitchens used to be designed to prevent the smell from cooking wafting throughout the house, but a peek at many new kitchens today reveals...

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Hand painted kitchens versus spray painted.

Hand painting versus spray painting is a frequent discussion in our office, and is one which almost always comes down to personal choice. Our customers often ask us; “Is it better to spray paint or hand paint our kitchen cabinet doors?”. At Alresford Interiors, we...

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Why choose curved kitchen cabinets

Over the last few years, we have noticed that more and more customers are choosing curved kitchen cabinets. Stylish, practical and ergonomic, a curvy kitchen is an elegant solution for family homes, overcoming the risk that hard edges can pose to little ones, and...

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Kitchen Storage

We've all got appliances, cookware, cook books and every speciality gadget under the sun to try and house in our kitchens, which gives most of us the challenge of organising our kitchens like a military operation. The never ending accessories, the food cans, boxes,...

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The Beauty of Bespoke

What does ‘bespoke’ mean to you? The definition of bespoke in the Oxford Dictionary when referring to goods is ‘made to order’. When the word bespoke refers to a piece of furniture, an exciting journey begins between customer and craftsman. Bespoke furniture means...

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What to think about when considering a new kitchen

The kitchen is the most heavily used room of the house It’s the heart of the home, a social hub as well as a food factory. An ‘off the shelf kitchen’ offers standard sizing, giving more limited scope for maximizing space. A bespoke kitchen means that the kitchen will...

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Health benefits of wood flooring

Doctors recommend hardwood floors for people with allergies and respiratory problems. The hard, smooth surface does not provide a home for dust mites, pollen, fleas and animal dander. Medical findings are that hardwood floors are helping asthmatics and respiratory...

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Planning your dream kitchen

We work with you to plan and realise your dream kitchen. We visit your home and discuss what you already have, what you like and don't like, and what you want to remove, move or keep. We ask these sorts of questions to build a profile of your new kitchen: What...

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Larder Cupboards

The traditional larder — a small, cool storage room used to keep foods fresh — has long been replaced by modern refrigeration. But larder love is still out there, only this time it's more commonly seen in the form of a larder cupboard: A larder cupboard is a...

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Parquet Flooring: Everything you Need to Know

Parquet flooring is believed to originate from Versailles in 16th Century France, which makes sense as to this day Versailles panels are re-created using a number of different woods cut into shapes to form stunning patterns. It’s thought that early parquet floors,...

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Why Choose Bespoke Furniture

Bespoke is a word that is often seen used amongst kitchen and furniture companies and fitters, but what does it actually mean and why choose the bespoke option? We pride ourselves on offering a bespoke service to our customers, but often see the term being misused, so...

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What Defines a Farmhouse Style Kitchen

A farmhouse style kitchen is founded on the traditional and natural kitchen one would typically find on a working farm. This style of kitchen effortlessly combines functionality with beautiful tradition. The farmhouse style continues to be a popular kitchen design and...

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How to maintain your parquet floor

One thing we’ve noticed time and time again whilst restoring parquet floors around Hampshire is that many people don’t seem to know how to care for them properly. In this blog we aim to arm you with enough information to keep your parquet floor maintained and extend...

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Tips for a Modern Kitchen

A modern style kitchen is one that uses sleek and clever designs to create an awe inspiring space to cook, eat and socialise. They’re all about the matt or gloss finish and can vary greatly in layout to suit your kitchens size and your individual taste. When...

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Why choose a German Style kitchen?

In Germany, kitchen designers typically create styles which are all about the minimal, smooth, and clean designs. These are ideal for those looking for a modern and contemporary look when designing a kitchen. German kitchen manufacturing is sleek, precise, of a high...

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How do I choose a layout for my kitchen?

When considering a new kitchen, you may find yourself stuck in the “I know I want one, but I have absolutely no idea what I want it to look like” phase, don’t panic! This is normal. There is a plethora of kitchen designs, styles and ideas out there for you to explore,...

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What are the Most Popular Kitchen Layouts?

When designing the layout for a kitchen, there’s a well known design rule called the Work Triangle to consider. Before we get into what this actually is, let us first say that your lifestyle should determine the functionality of your kitchen, and not the other way...

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Why Choose Fitted Bedroom Furniture

Buying bedroom furniture can often come with a number of complications. You can find the perfect piece of furniture that compliments the style and image of your home, but often it’s just that bit too wide, too short, too chunky or could just do with a few more drawers...

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Design Ideas for Small Kitchens

Planning a kitchen that fulfills all of your requirements can present many problems when you only have a small space to work with. Standard off the shelf designs, no matter how visually appealing they are in design, are often not suitable for the space you have...

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