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So far Ty Cochrane has created 25 blog entries.

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 [...]

Give your kitchen a break: our favourite places to eat around Farnham

March 30th, 2017|Lifestyle|

Farnham is an incredibly beautiful and historic market town; with a fascinating history and a lively arts scene, it also boasts a number of great places to eat. With a bunch of really good restaurants and pubs in the town itself there are also some amazing gastro pubs scattered around the idyllic [...]

Attend a design consultation at Optiplan Kitchens and receive a free SMEG kettle & toaster!

February 27th, 2017|Optiplan life|

Optiplan Kitchens is offering a series of incredible deals this coming month! Simply book an appointment online and come down to your nearest Optiplan showroom for a free design consultation with one of our leading designers, and you’ll receive an iconic SMEG toaster and kettle, worth over £200, all for free! Discuss [...]

Give your kitchen a break: Our favourite places to eat in Marlow

February 27th, 2017|Lifestyle|

Well it is well known for its quaint, historic, romantic streets and famous literary history, Marlow also boasts an impressive culinary scene. We sent out a few foodies from our kitchen showroom just outside Marlow to find the best restaurants the town has to offer; from Indian to Italian, with the classic [...]

Manor Interiors (Optiplan Kitchens) a Finalist at the 2017 National Kitchen and Bathroom Awards

February 22nd, 2017|Optiplan life|

Local Swindon business, Manor Interiors, which is the manufacturing arm of kitchen retailer, Optiplan Kitchens, has been nominated as a finalist in the Kitchen Customer Service of the Year category at this year’s prestigious kbbreview Retail & Design Awards. Entered annually by the very best in the kitchen and bathroom business [...]