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Optiplan Kitchens Ltd, 123 Farnborough Road, Heath End, Woodhouse Mill, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 9AW

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So far Ty Cochrane has created 29 blog entries.

A guide to choosing the perfect kitchen work surface for your home

August 14th, 2017|Kitchen Inspiration, Lifestyle|

Choosing a work surface for your kitchen can be a daunting task: with so many choices available to us these days, weighing up the good and bad of each different material can be overwhelming. This is why we've put together a guide to the pros and cons of each of the most [...]

Light & delicious breakfast options for the summer

July 25th, 2017|Lifestyle, Practical Kitchen Advice|

The changing of the season means out with the old and in with the new. While that may mean injecting some colour and light into your home’s décor, it also means swapping warming, heavy meals for lighter, healthier options. In this post we’ve put together a list of some of the most [...]

Afternoon tea recipes to enjoy while watching Wimbledon

July 3rd, 2017|Lifestyle|

The greatest summer event in Britain has finally begun, which means its time to crack out the Pimms, strawberries and the classically British afternoon tea. Weekend afternoons (and weeks if you’re lucky!) can now be spent lazily watching hours of Wimbledon and catching some of the best tennis players around the world [...]

Inject that summer feeling into your kitchen with these simple style changes

June 26th, 2017|Lifestyle|

With the change of the seasons, so comes a change of the décor... Summer means lighter, brighter homes as we welcome the sunshine and get into the relaxed, breezy style of the season. Darker colours and heavy fabrics are replaced by lighter or brighter colours and decorations. While a complete home overhaul [...]

5 tips for throwing the best summer BBQ

June 22nd, 2017|Lifestyle|

After what has felt like months of teasing, it finally feels safe to say that summer has arrived! Sunny days mean that the BBQ that has been gathering dust all winter long can finally be brought out and put to good use. Throwing a BBQ can be one of the easiest and [...]

How to design a family friendly kitchen the whole family will love spending time in

June 15th, 2017|Lifestyle, Practical Kitchen Advice|

While we’ve all heard enough of the constant cliché that the kitchen is the ‘heart of the home’, the sentiment behind it remains true - the kitchen is typically where families spend the most time, coming together to eat, socialise and enjoy one another’s’ company. As smart phones, tablets and laptops become [...]

A look at how technology is transforming the future of the kitchen

June 8th, 2017|Kitchen Innovations|

As technology advances, the kitchen is developing and adapting to become more and more efficient and intelligent. Wi-Fi connected smart appliances and devices mean that we’re able to spend much less time and effort in the kitchen as technology does all our dirty work for us. We are now able to control [...]

A guide to spring dinner parties

April 26th, 2017|Lifestyle|

The arrival of spring signals the end of our long winter hibernation and the rebirth of our social lives, as we move on from evenings spent with comfort food on the cosy, warm sofa. Warmer weather and longer days means sunny evenings spent with friends, enjoying light, refreshing meals and plenty of [...]

5 healthy one dish recipes to try this spring

April 19th, 2017|Lifestyle|

The weather is finally starting to warm up, and spring is in the air! With higher temperatures and (sporadic) sunshine, hearty stews and soups can finally be replaced with lighter, fresher, flavoursome meals. What hasn’t gone with the winter though is our hatred of washing up and fighting a losing battle to [...]

Kitchen Fads that are better left forgotten

April 3rd, 2017|Kitchen Innovations|

The kitchen has undergone drastic change over the past few decades, with numerous fads taking centre stage over the years. As one of the most expensive rooms in the house, and with fads coming and going constantly, it is much wiser to stick to classic kitchens that won’t age or go out [...]