Interior design ideas for your kitchen

With your Kube kitchen installed and looking fabulous, you're now looking for interior design ideas to complete the look. Contracting a professional interior designer to assist with design ideas is an investment that is worth consideration. They often have great ideas around wall, floor and soft furnishing finishes that will pull together the various sections of the room. An interior designer may also know where to source materials at better value and savings made here would go towards alleviating the designer’s initial fee.

Stools at a breakfast bar can be an informal design or can be similar to your dining chairs for more comfort and longer sittings. Kube recommends the New York or the Tosca stool from Calligaris for a touch of luxury or the Aida, also from Calligaris, is a well-designed stool at a reasonable price. A large piece of contrasting furniture can form a statement piece and can off-set and warm up an otherwise contemporary interior design.

Viewing show homes in a new development, such as this one in Kinsale (pictured), can be a great way to get design ideas from a professional designer without needing to contract your own. Window dressing is your chance to bring colour and fabric into your kitchen’s interior design. Be careful, however, not to block any natural light. Two options are modern blinds which can be closed when privacy is required or curtains on a window located away from cooking or water zones.

Pendant lighting over an island will provide lighting at night and will double as a design piece during the day. Pictured are some examples of designs with one large pendant light or a number of smaller ones aligned in a row along the length of the bar.

Finally, for more interior design ideas, why not visit a Kube showroom. We’re showcasing a white Kube kitchen in our Balbriggan store with a statement wall of blue patterned wallpaper. Kube showrooms are located in Balbriggan, Sandyford, Rathgar and Long Mile Road in Dublin and at Turners Cross in Cork.

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Kube Kitchen Cabinets

At Kube, it‘s our fundamental approach and our understanding that the principle of quality and substance takes precedence. In particular, we believe our kitchen cabinets must be as beautiful on the inside as on the outside whilst also meeting the highest quality standards.

With 12 internal carcasea colours to choose from, Kube ensures your kitchen cabinets match both inside and out to ensure your kitchen looks flawless. The majority of our ranges include a profile seal on all cabinets to keep dust from accumulating, with soft closing doors and drawers. However, we are also mindful of quality and kitchen cabinets from Kube are made in a quality controlled manufacturing environment, they have three-layer 16mm chipboard with melamine resin on both sides and a 3.2mm HDF rear panel.

And of course, we also value our surroundings by ensuring our kitchen cabinets do their part to help preserve our environment, conserving natural resources, keeping air and water clean and promoting sustainability. In their production Kube use state-of-the-art filter systems allowing us to produce kitchen cabinets without involving pollution. All packaging is made of environmentally friendly and recyclable materials. The timber is harvested under fair conditions; fair to human beings; fair to nature. We are proud to say our kitchen cabinets are made by suppliers who hold PEFC certifications and in conjunction with the manufacturer, we are taking steps to help protect the environment.

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Beetroot and Goats Cheese Salad

Serves 4-6

Ingredients

  • 2 large or 3 small beetroot
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar

For the dressing

  • 50g Kalamata olives, pitted
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tbsp capers
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 3 tbsp olive oil.

For the salad

  • 200g mixed salad leaves
  • 100g soft Goat's cheese
  • 2 spring onions, sliced
  • 2 tbsp chives, chopped
  • Salt and pepper.

Method

4D Hot Air at 180°C.
  1. Wash and scrub the beetroot. Wrap them individually in foil twisting the top to get a good seal. Place on a baking tray and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until the beetroot is tender.
  2. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Take out of the foil and remove the skin. Use gloves for this to avoid stained hands. The best way to peel them is to rub with kitchen paper and the skins will just slip off. Cut each beetroot into quarters.
  3. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle over the olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Season with salt and pepper. Place in the oven and roast for 20 minutes, turning once during cooking.
  4. To make the dressing: Place all the dressing ingredients into a food processor. Blend until mixed but not too smooth, scraping down the sides as necessary.
  5. Arrange the salad leaves on a serving platter. Place the roast beetroot on the leaves. Scatter over the Goat's cheese, spring onions and chives. Drizzle over the dressing and serve at once.

Note: The beetroot can be cooked in less than half the time using Microwave Combination. Peel and cut the raw beetroot into chunks. Sprinkle over the balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Choose 180ºC and 360W. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until soft.

Kube Summer Sale starts Thursday 22nd June

It’s Summer Season again, and with those longer and warmer days comes our great Summer Sale. We have big offers on all our living and dining furniture with leading brands Koinor and Calligaris up for grabs. Included in our Summer dining promotion is a Ceramic Calligaris Omnia dining table and six chairs at 25% off normal price. Sofas in both leather and fabric are up to 20% off normal price with lots more offers in-store. Drop in to our Sandyford, Long Mile Road or Balbriggan showrooms to view our full range.

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Kube at the House Expo in the RDS

If you missed visiting the Kube stand at the recent House exhibition in the RDS, here are some photographs of the Kube Portland real concrete kitchen from our stand at the show. We had a really busy weekend, with lots of visitors. If you have any questions about the product on display at the exhibition please email us on info@kubeinteriors.com or drop into any of our five stores in Dublin and Cork.

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